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AMC Online | African-American History Month — DC Retro Jumpers

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On February 15 at 5:00 pm MSK we invite you to the virtual meeting with DC Retro Jumpers, the exhibition team of jumpers, which started in 2004 as a Double Dutch team for adults. Now it is the magnetic force that entices children, teens, adults and seniors alike to jump for joy whether it’s a pastime they know and remember from the past or it’s their very first time. Double Dutch is a vigorous style of jumping rope that uses two ropes turning simultaneously.

Tonight DC Retro Jumpers will talk about their tour in Russia in 2018. 

Speakers’ bios:

Joy Jones is a trainer, performance poet, playwright and author of several books including Private Lessons: A Book of Meditations for Teachers; Tambourine Moon, which was selected as one of the best books for children by the black caucus of the ALA and featured on the Bernie Mac Show; and Fearless Public Speaking. She has won awards for her writing from the D. C. Commission on the Arts & Humanities, and the Colonial Players Promising Playwrights Competition, plus awards from both the D. C. Department of Recreation & Parks and the D. C. Commission on National & Community Service for outstanding community service. She is the director of the arts organization, The Spoken Word, and the founder of the Double Dutch team, DC Retro Jumpers, which has led exhibitions and classes throughout metropolitan Washington and abroad. Joy often leads workshops on creative writing, communications and black history.

Robbin Ebb, Co-Director, DC Retro Jumpers, is a performer and double dutch leadership trainer, whose work has always focused on the nexus of art, sport and community. She began as a principal performer with The Flying Nesbits, an acrobatic troupe specializing as a Risley act. Risley acrobatics is an edge of your seat performance featuring flips, somersaults and foot juggling. As a member of The Flying Nesbits, Ebb performed at UniverSoul Circus as local talent, and won First Place in the Marion Barry Tri-State Contest. The Flying Nesbits have appeared on NBC 4 «Stuff» for local children’s television show and performed at Atlantic City Club Harlem. They co-starred in Atlantic City’s Club Harlem with Gladys Knight & The Pips, The Spinners and Billy Eckstine. Ebb joined DC Retro Jumpers in 2005, and assumed the role of Director in 2016.

To join the livestream on February 15 at 5:00pm Moscow time please follow the link to the AMC Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/acmoscow/ You can register below and leave your valid email address to receive a reminder 30 minutes before the online event starts. To join other AMC Online programs, please check the American Center’s website and TimePad calendars.

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