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JumpStarz is a mobile company located in central Virginia that teaches kids single, long and double dutch jump rope at birthday parties and events. Since 2012, JumpStarz has hosted parties and got kids jumping at events for Sportsbackers, the city of Petersburg, the YMCA and the city of Richmond.
Once kids learn it, they fall in love with this fun way to be fit. Jumping rope improves cardiovascular health; 10 minutes of jumping rope is equivalent to running a 10-minute mile.
Kids quickly catch on and feel a real sense of accomplishment. No experience is needed as JumpStarz' staff is patient and encouraging. JumpStarz staff includes experienced jumpers and natives of New York and New Jersey where double dutch is popular.
At parties, JumpStarz will lead the kids in various jump rope games such as "Five, Four, Three, Twenty-One" - a counting game where jumpers must follow each other in the rope, jump a certain amount of jumps and then jump out. This game teaches coordination, rhythm and speed. Another birthday game is "All in together" - where multiple jumpers are in the rope and each jumper must jump out when his or her birthday month is called.
Kids who really take to the activity can continue on with JumpStarz on its competitive jump rope team.
JumpStarz is mobile and comes to any location. Typically JumpStarz entertains the kids for one hour.
Any age can participate starting at three years old. Parents are more than welcome to jump with kids - they love to get involved!
At least a 20" X 20" hard surface space is needed. Jumpstarz has cones to block off space in parking lots for safety.
JumpStars can set up multiple jump rope stations for larger groups. JumpStars has also been at events where their jump rope stations are one of various activities provided.
They can play a clean version of fast-paced pop, r&b and/or gospel if requested.
JumpStarz provides invitations and 2-3 instructors with ropes at a typical party as well as music for jumping and a t-shirt for the birthday child.
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Birthday parties start at $160 for up to 15 children. This includes invitations, 2-3 instructors with ropes, jumping music and a t-shirt for the birthday child.
"Our girls enjoyed learning to jump rope. Teaching girls to be healthy at a young age makes healthy women down the road. Our Girl Scouts are taught to take care of their bodies." - Treska W., Head Girl Scout Leader, Petersburg
"They're all doing it. I think a lot of it is the enthusiasm that Patricia brings with her in working with the children." - Naomi D.