LisaRaye, Michelle Obama And 8 Other Women Who Are Double Dutch Champs

June 12, 2018  |  
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If you can Double Dutch jump, you have my respect.

Growing up, I was always a turner, because despite my best efforts, I could never seem to jump in at the right time. I would get slapped in the head, time after time, as I attempted to do something that seemed to come so naturally to my classmates. And just as a rope turner never forgets how to, well, turn the rope when asked, a true jumper can get a tad rusty, but never loses the ability to jump in, jump out and put on a show.

LisaRaye McCoy, 51, reminded me of this when she shared a video of herself and a friend going to town while doing Double Dutch in Puerto Vallarta for a friend’s birthday weekend. Barefoot and in swimsuits, the women took themselves back to fourth grade on the playground:

Now respected as a competitive sport, and even a great form of fitness, Double Dutch has come a long way (even if today’s kids don’t do it since they spend more time using electronics than playing outside). Still, it will always be known as the fun, childhood game we all loved — even if some of us were on the outsides of it. Check out a few other famous women, like LisaRaye, who’ve still got when it comes to Double Dutch jump.

Tiffany Haddish

Not only can she make you laugh, but Tiffany Haddish can Double Dutch something serious barefoot in a fancy evening gown and big earrings.

Tamera Mowry-Housley

She’s still got it! If you’ll recall, there was an episode of Sister, Sister where both Tamera and Tia showed they could hold their own during a Double Dutch competition (and with bullies):


It should come as a surprise to no one that the singer and dancer, known for literally bending backwards and doing “the Matrix,” can do some pretty sick tricks on the rope. Pretty much a piece of cake.

Michelle Obama

Find me another First Lady who can Double Dutch jump like this. I’ll wait…

Yandy Smith

The Love and Hip Hop New York star went barefoot to show off her skills and kept up with the kids.


Dashca Polanco

The Orange Is the New Black star told Allure that one of her two interesting hidden talents includes her skills with the ropes.

“Does twerking count? I can also double-Dutch.”

Jennifer Hudson

Hudson took fans, and the Oprah show, with her during one of her workouts, which included playing basketball, jogging on the treadmill, and yes, Double Dutch jump. 

Hannah Bronfman

The entrepreneur and DJ showed off her moves while learning about the competitive side of Double Dutch and did pretty well.

Yvonne Orji

The Insecure actress may have been using an invisible rope, but she looks like she has the jumping skills to pay a few bills (not many, though).

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