Residents take part in free Double Dutch party in Brooklyn

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Residents took part in a free Double Dutch party at Brooklyn Bridge Park on Thursday.

The "Open Ropes" event gave attendees the chance to learn how to Double Dutch in a block party environment with experienced Brooklyn-based Double Dutch Empire instructors.

"Everyone knows Brooklyn for Double Dutch. People who grew up in Brooklyn or in the 70s or 80s know about Double Dutch, but it's not current now. Kids now don't really Double Dutch. So we have the space at Brooklyn Bridge Park to recreate that to bring back the joy and the fun of being on the sidewalk and Double Dutching with everybody," says Melissa Quayle, founder of Double Dutch Empire

Open Ropes was open to everyone of any age, skill and jump style. 

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