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Skip into the weekend and get roped into the fun at Open Ropes with Double Dutch Empire presented by Tulsa Artist Fellowship! Bring your hops to the Sports Courts on Saturday May 4 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Learn from a team of professional jumpers as they teach about the unique and positive messages that can be learned through double-dutch. Jump on this once in a lifetime opportunity the whole family will love!
About Double Dutch Empire
Double Dutch Empire provides Double Dutch instruction and performance throughout New York City. With the motto “jump rope for everyone,” Melissa Quayle leads a team of jumpers and teachers in their mission to get as many people inside the Double Dutch ropes as possible. Double Dutch Empire has performed and hosted “Open Ropes” throughout the United States.
Melissa Quayle founded Double Dutch Empire in 2003. She has been jumping, turning and teaching Double Dutch jump rope since elementary school.
Karl Jones is a current Tulsa Artist Fellow and a 1999 United States Amateur Jump Rope Federation National Champion. He has been jumping with Double Dutch Empire since he moved to Brooklyn, New York.
Kris Martin has been Double Dutching since the age of seven. She began jumping with Double Dutch Empire in 2016. Through the sport she’s made great connections and friends.
Kara Veitenheimer learned how to Double Dutch in grade school while on a jump rope team in northern Minnesota. She rediscovered her love and skills for Double Dutch when she moved to New York City and started going to “Open Ropes” events hosted by Double Dutch Empire.