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Doubletime
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directed by Stephanie Johnes, fl. 2004; produced by Andrea Meditch, fl. 2005, Alexandra Johnes, fl. 1988 and Stephanie Johnes, fl. 2004, Uncle Booster and Cactus Three (New York, NY: The Cinema Guild, 2007), 1 hour 24 mins
Jumping rope is one of the most timeless and universal forms of play. It can be found in nearly every era and on every continent. No one knows for sure where it came from - some cite ancient Egypt, other say ancient China. Double Dutch is perhaps the most well-known type. Brought to America by early Dutch settlers...
directed by Stephanie Johnes, fl. 2004; produced by Andrea Meditch, fl. 2005, Alexandra Johnes, fl. 1988 and Stephanie Johnes, fl. 2004, Uncle Booster and Cactus Three (New York, NY: The Cinema Guild, 2007), 1 hour 24 mins
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Jazzy Jumpers
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performed by Charles Moore, 1928-1986; in Dance Black America: A Festival of Modern Jazz, Tap & African Styles (Pennebaker Hegedus Films, 1984), 3 mins
Filmed for PBS’s Great Performances at a three-day festival at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) celebrating black dance. Narrated by Geoffrey Holder, Dance Black America brings to the screen the best of black dance through the years, both concert dance by leading black choreographers, and the street and soci...
performed by Charles Moore, 1928-1986; in Dance Black America: A Festival of Modern Jazz, Tap & African Styles (Pennebaker Hegedus Films, 1984), 3 mins
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Skip Rope Games
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produced by Moses Asch, 1905-1986 (Folkways Records, 1955), 16 mins

When you were jumping rope in the schoolyard or playground as a child, you probably didn’t know that rope games have roots in ancient rituals and have thrived in variation throughout the world. Here are thirty-three American games ranging from counting songs to rhyming songs to miming songs, complete with diagra...

produced by Moses Asch, 1905-1986 (Folkways Records, 1955), 16 mins
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