Double Dutch Empire was on Who Wants to be a Millionaire

Strange but TRUE!!!  Who Wants to be a Millionaire asked a question about Double Dutch Empire on national television and the contestant won $3,000 because she answered correctly!

Being featured on this show and other recent press coverage has been incredible but the media clings to an idea that I charge a large amount of money for jump rope classes.  This is not true.   Double Dutch Empire performs!  We entertain and engage attendees at events by teaching double dutch jump rope in party/event/large scale settings.  Very,very different from a structured fitness or instructional class.  We’re kind of like a band with a rotating lineup and a weakness for boozy parties.  Or maybe we’re more like a confetti cannon at a Prince show.  Or a sky full of hot air balloons.  Or a rollerskating party on the moon.  Or a dance battle between LeBron and Shaq.  (seriously, click here.)  Point is, we show up with ropes and get folks laughing and jumping.  It’s fun.  Try it.

Double Dutch Empire’s concept is simple but unfamiliar and there is room for interpretation. But seriously, if you or someone you know will pay $1,000 for a one hour double dutch class, PLEASE CALL ME!!  I swear I’m worth it.

Double Dutch Empire in the Wall Street Journal

YUP — The Wall Street Journal came a’callin and Double Dutch Empire answered! I taught the reporter, the photographer, the videographer and a supportive bunch of coworkers to double dutch jump rope on camera!

Interested in jumping? You can double dutch at the following block parties or drop me a line here and hire me to teach you, your wedding guests, fashion models, favorite actors, homies, family, wrecking crew and/or coworkers at your favorite party spot!

The next public events I’ll be jumping at are:
Saturday, July 27th Bushwick Block Party
Saturday, August 10th at the Mad Decent Block Party in Williamsburg

Check out the blog article here and the video below.

Me & Mo Rocca Double Dutch

Can’t believe I was on TV!! Very exciting. SO MUCH FUN!!! Once the link is posted I’ll have it up ASAP. Until then, check out these photos!!!

MQ taught Mo Rocca to double dutch for CBS Sunday Morning

Mo Rocca learns to double dutch

CBS is airing a story on jump rope and Double Dutch Empire was asked to teach Mo Rocca how to double dutch! The story will air Sunday, January 6th at 9am. Hopefully you’ll catch a glimpse of Melissa Quayle, Alexa Soler and Marlee Colligan. After the segment airs on CBS, we’ll post a link to the story!!!

Here is a photo of Mo interviewing Melissa outside Roberta’s Pizza in Bushwick, Brooklyn.

MQ gives an interview to CBS Sunday Morning’s Mo Rocca

DDE on YouTube!

Double Dutch Empire has a YouTube channel where we share all sorts of wonderful videos from jumpers all over the world. Please subscribe and we’ll keep the good times coming.

We LOVE videos and all things jump rope related. Please send links, videos, photos and other double dutch awesomeness and we’ll share it with the world!!!

email us your stuff!
melissa@doubledutchempire.com

High Fashion Double Dutch

Stunning double dutch spread in Italian Vogue.

All day I dream of fashion and double dutch. This is the MOST AMAZING THING EVER!!! More please!

Congrats to the jumpers — Tim, Ted, Joseph and Sebastian. Looking good fellas!

Boston is Jumping

A nice article on a double dutch leader, Patricia “Patti” Travers in Boston. She’s got all sorts of folks busting out the ropes including the Beantown Jumpers. Three cheers for gym class!

A competive jump rope team from Boston, MA