Star Charity live show 11th Oct
Days after the Jumping Jewels won One Minute of Fame on 1st August
got a call from a director of the President Star Charity live show on
Mediacorp was interested to have the Jumping Jewels perform with
the live show. We discussed the possibilities and the rest is history.
Starting with 3 practices, which Mediacorp calls rehearsals, we
eventually got 5 practices. After the third practice everyone started
to panic as the actors could not properly skip the routine. So I had to
rethink the concept of the routine. Changing the music and choreography
to fit the actors ability we finished the routine in the next two
practices. There were 2 days of camera/full dress rehearsals
that we could get a little more practices in. Between practices with
the actors the
Jumping Jewels did their preparation diligently. They started carrying
their books to study between practice downtimes as this was exam time
for all of them including one PSLE and an 'O' levels.
8 year olds Tiffany and Chloe where selected from about 35 girls to
join the Jewels for this project. Their ability to follow such detailed
work stems from them attending rope skipping PE modules and rope
classes at their school.
The Jumping Jewels met President Nathan and Mrs Nathan at the reception
after the show. Mrs Nathan asked who is the girl who did the freestyle
saying it was very nice
and President Nathan asked who is the coach and so I got to shake hands
with the president. This high profile awareness of Jumping Jewels rope
skipping will have positive reverberations for rope skipping in
Singapore. This is evident from a newspaper report that says
the Jumping Jewels air-time garnered the most donation pledges of all
local acts on the President Star Charity show.
We are delighted that our enthusiasm for our sport have benefitted the
beneficiaries and stature of rope skipping. The Jumping Jewels are
enjoying this new conciousness as the team have a attire/equipement
brand sponsor and have been invited to another
high profile project.
Jumping Jewels coach
coverage of President's Star Charity
live show here