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The Jump Off 2014 Season spans 18 shows fortnightly from Mon 10 Feb to the Finals on Mon 10 Nov. The Jump Off is set in a gladiator style arena, it brings together competitive elements of Hip Hop to a vibrant, passionate crowd creating a unique and electrifying atmosphere.

The Jump Off is a breeding ground for the stars of tomorrow. From Professor Green to Diversity, Labrinth to Mr Hudson, The Jump Off was where many of these stars got their first taste of fame and exposure.

Please read and complete the form below if you are interested in taking part. If you don't see a form at the bottom of the page, please email talent@jumpoff.tv your details with the segment you are applying for in the subject.


 BUSINESS 
• For advertising, having a booth in the foyer or sponsoring a segment, email: business@jumpoff.tv



 MODEL PHOTO SHOOT 

Notable Participants: Rosie Roff, Teisha Matthews
• Takes place in the main arena before a live audience.
• A great opportunity for new models to be spotted by casting agents, brands and video directors.
• A professionally cut highlight reel will be uploaded to YouTube.com/TheJumpOff
• The Live Photo Shoot is directed by Amari-Jade Robinson for WorkRateStudios.com

 CREW DANCE BATTLE  £5,000 

Former Champions: KI [Marlon Swoosh, Kenrick Sandy, Mukhtar Omar, Simmz] (2004), Prototype (2012), The Mutants (2013)
Notable Participants: Diversity [Ashley Banjo, Rob Anker], Turbo, Pulse (Twists friend), Soul Mavericks

• Crews of 3-8 members battle for 10mins; 5x 1min rounds each.
• Music changes after each round (5 Songs in total).
• Crews select 4 tracks in advance (2 per crew) + 1 track selected by The Jump Off on the night.
• Winner stays on. Win 5 events in a row, you win £500 and are retired to the Play Offs.
• Top 5 Crews across the season will qualify for the PlayOffs.
Judging Criteria: Routines, Originality, Audience Engagement, Creativity, Technique.

 PRODUCER BATTLE  £2,000 

Former Champions: Mikey Jay (2003), Harmony (2004), Dwayne Patrick (2013)
Notable Participants: Skepta, Labrinth, Naughty Boy, Mr Hudson

• Producers compose a fresh beat in 5mins assisted by an on-stage engineer.
• Kit includes Mac Book Pro with Logic 9 & a 2 octave midi keyboard with pitch bend.
• The sounds and instruments are decided by The Jump Off.
• Both producers must use the same sounds and instruments.
• The beat must have an arrangement of an intro, verse and chorus.
• When a sample has been provided producers MUST use it in the composition.
• Where an acapella is provided the producer MUST build a beat around it.
• Winner stays on. Win 5 events in a row, you win £250 and are retired to the Play Offs.
• Top 5 Producers across the season will qualify for the PlayOffs.
Judging Criteria: Head-Nod Factor, Audience Engagement.

 SINGING BATTLE  £2,000 

Former Champions: Liam Holmes (2013)
• Singers cover a hit rap song.
• Singers MUST be accompanied by a single musical instrument eg. piano, guitar.
• Instrument can be played by the singer OR a single accompanying musician.
• NO BACKING TRACKS. NO ORIGINAL SONGS. NO BEAT BOX, NO DRUMS. NO PERCUSSION.
• Songs must be under 2minutes.
• Singers must compose original melodies and MUST sing, NOT rap.
• Winner stays on. Win 5 events in a row, you win £250 and are retired to the Play Offs.
• Top 5 Singers across the season will qualify for the PlayOffs.
Judging Criteria: Song Writing, Melodies, Performance.

 MC BATTLES  £1,
000 

Former Champions: Professor Green (2004 & 2005), Tenchoo (2012), Dotz (2013)
Notable Participants: Lowkey, JME, Mikill Pane, Doc Brown

• This isn't your regular MC battle, MCs must have great stage presence to succeed.
• MCs battle over 2x 45 second rounds.
• Round 1 is acapella. Round 2 is over a hip hop instrumental.
• MCs get £50 for winning a TITLE Battle.
• Winner stays on. Win 5 events in a row, you win £250 and are retired to the Play Offs.
• Top 5 MCs across the season will qualify for the PlayOffs.
Judging Criteria: Punchlines, Conviction, Flow, Audience Engagement.

 TWERKING BATTLE 

• There is NO nudity, girls must wear hot pants or leggings.
• Round 1 is a 30 second solo freestyle.
• Round 2 "Upside Down Twerking"
• The Final Round is twerking on a guy handcuffed and laying down.
• Any money thrown by the crowd will go to the girl who was dancing when it landed on stage.
• There is a £100 cash prize for the crowds favourite at all 18 events.
This is judged by audience reaction.

 JUDGING 
All segments are judged by 4 celebrity/industry judges, Manny Norté and The Audience; 6 votes.
Each judge represents one of the 4 key segments; Dance, Producer, Singer and MC, and carries an extra 1/2 "specialist judge" vote for that segment.
6-0 is a Blow Out, 5-1, 4-2 is a Clear Win. 3-3 goes to the Specialist Judges vote.
Finals are judged by 3 celebrity/industry/professional judges, Manny Norté and the audience. That's 5 votes. 5-0, 4-1, 3-2 is a win. 

All Prize money is paid out in installments on terms agreed with the winners.
 

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