UPDATE— Today is the day!!!!! Please follow me on Twitter or Instagram as I will do my best to post photos and video of the event. Woot! Double Dutch Magic will be made at the Apollo today. If you are in attendance, please don’t be shy! I’d love to connect.
The Holiday Classic aka the World Championships of Double Dutch is less than two weeks away!!!! Every year the National Double Dutch League opens up the Apollo to host the best jumpers from around the world to participate in speed and fusion double dutch contests. This is the ultimate jump rope event! I cannot wait for December 2nd. Let the dutching begin!!!!!
Planet Jump Rope with DDF plan and host Double Dutch Night, a double dutch battle series. This video is from Vol 3 which took place in Antwerp, Belgium on April 13th. This is the BEST OF THE BEST in double dutch across the world.
For a couple of bucks you can watch the amazing documentary about the Bouncing Bulldogs and Double Dutch Forces and their respective struggle to compete on the international double dutch circuit. Check out the film at Prescreen
Below is the synopsis straight from the DOUBLETIME site—
Jump roping has moved off the sidewalks and onto the stage.
DOUBLETIME follows two disparate teams –one suburban white and one inner-city black– as they train to compete against each other for the very first time.
The Bouncing Bulldogs of Chapel Hill, North Carolina and The Double Dutch Forces of Columbia, South Carolina are the two top American teams. Although they train in neighboring states, the Bulldogs and the Forces rarely cross paths as they belong to separate leagues that do not compete against one another.
The Bulldogs represent the best of gymnastic freestyle jumping found mostly in white suburbia while the Forces belong to the inner- city African American tradition of Double Dutch.
For the first time, both the Bulldogs and the Forces decide to enter a competition at the world famous Apollo Theater called the Holiday Classic. The film features four young athletes (age 11 to 18) who display courage, skills and charisma as they passionately prepare for the event.
Doubletime culminates on stage in Harlem with this rowdy crowd- pleasing contest which features “fusion” routines where Double Dutch is blended with hip- hop dance and music.
Get ready for the world championship of Double Dutch. Hosted by The National Double Dutch League, 2011 will be the 20th Annual competition. TWENTY YEARS, OH MY! The perfect setting at The Apollo Theater in Harlem for the best double dutch you could ever dream of!
See the best of the best on December 4th from 1pm-4pm, from single speed double dutch to incredible fusion team routines. If the last few years taught us anything, the event normally ends around 6pm and it’s usually a wild snowstorm outside, so wear warm clothes and bring a snack or two. It’ll be a long day that will fill your heart with joy and your eyes will be in awe. Inspiring and magical, get your tickets now!!!
Registration is open until Monday, November 14th, so grab your team and enter!!!