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Double dutch and the power of play

Jumping rope. It’s not just for kids anymore.In fact, if the 40+ Double Dutch Club’s phenomenal growth is any indication, the former staple of childhood games might now belong to adults.Local members of the club were featured performers at the Homewood-Flossmoor community’s first Juneteenth celebration in 2021, putting on a vigorous display of rope jumping skill.In spite of the hot sun, they took turns leaping into the middle of twin spinning ropes moving in opposite directions, found the rhythm and jumped in. They jumped fast. They kept jumping.It was a workout . . .

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