Students show Timaru their best dance moves at the annual Jump Jam

More than 500 pupils from across South Canterbury showed off their best dance moves and costumes on Thursday for the Jump Jam Extravaganza.

Students from 21 schools, in Years 1-10, took part in the event which features a fusion of music, dance and grand costumes.

Jump Jam is a pre-choreographed school aerobics program that provides music and resources for kids to follow.

The event is organized by Sport Canterbury.

READ MORE:
* Jump Jam Extravaganza at Timaru’s Theater Royal
* The High School Display Team will perform at the South Canterbury Dance Show for Primary Age Children
* Move and groove at the Jump Jam

In the past, the event was held for one day at Timaru’s Theater Royal, but was moved to the auditorium at Mountainview High School in 2021 and held on a smaller scale in 2020 due to Covid-19.

Sonny Chellew 8, center, of Glenavy School shows off his silver chain before his school's performance.

AIMAN AMERUL MUNER / Stuff

Sonny Chellew 8, center, of Glenavy School shows off his silver chain before his school’s performance.

5-year-old Lauren Adams of Pleasant Point School showed perfect form during the Kung Fu Minis Jump Jam performance.

AIMAN AMERUL MUNER / Stuff

5-year-old Lauren Adams of Pleasant Point School showed perfect form during the Kung Fu Minis Jump Jam performance.

Amelia Suckling, 5, from Gleniti School after the Glentiti Party Poppers Jump Jam to the song Who Let the Dogs Out.

AIMAN AMERUL MUNER / Stuff

Amelia Suckling, 5, from Gleniti School after the Glentiti Party Poppers Jump Jam to the song Who Let the Dogs Out.

Parents of Jump Jam participants erupted and cheered for all the performances.

AIMAN AMERUL MUNER / Stuff

Parents of Jump Jam participants erupted and cheered for all the performances.

Seven-year-old Paige Dennison of Bluestone School keeps a close eye on the competition at the Jump Jam Extravaganza on Thursday.

AIMAN AMERUL MUNER / Stuff

Seven-year-old Paige Dennison of Bluestone School keeps a close eye on the competition at the Jump Jam Extravaganza on Thursday.

Six-year-old James Quinn from Gleniti School performs Who Let The Dogs Out with his classmates.

AIMAN AMERUL MUNER / Stuff

Six-year-old James Quinn from Gleniti School performs Who Let The Dogs Out with his classmates.

Ruby-Rose Candy, 8, of the Highfield School Jump Jam team, the Highfield Rodeo, backstage before their performance.

AIMAN AMERUL MUNER / Stuff

Ruby-Rose Candy, 8, of the Highfield School Jump Jam team, the Highfield Rodeo, backstage before their performance.