On the days leading up to Halloween, the workshop staff from around the country and world treated ten schools to previews of the routines they would be performing the next day at the Carolina Theater. Each demonstration was better than the previous, and the staff concluded their performances Friday pumped for the workshop ahead of them.
The morning of the workshop, over three hundred kids filled East Chapel Hill High School eager to learn new rope jumping skills. It was great to see so many new faces from the community that arrived to participate and to step into the world of jump rope for the first time. Looking around, all of the participants and staff were working hard together to push themselves and the sport to its full potential.
Concluding the weekend, of course, was the legendary performance at the historic Carolina Theater in downtown Durham. This was the first jump rope performance of this scale in a theater venue, and over eight hundred spectators attended. Just as the rest of the weekend, it was a phenomenal performance. Again, thanks to all volunteers that helped to arrange logistics of traveling from East Chapel Hill High School, to the BBQ dinner served at the Armory, to seating at Carolina Theater, and the support of all family and friends who watched the Bulldogs and international staff performers.
The 25th Annual Rope Skipping Workshop was an absolute success as a result of the hard work put into it by the Bouncing Bulldog team members, and all supporters of the team. We could not have done it without you, and cannot wait for the 26th Annual Workshop next year!