Parks and recreation creates double dutch jump-rope team

Wednesday, April 14, 2010 | 5:44 p.m. CDT; updated 11:57 p.m. CDT, Wednesday, April 14, 2010

COLUMBIA — Music echoes loudly off the walls of the aerobics studio at the Armory Sports Center, punctuating the rhythmic beats that drive the movements of the Boone County Hoppers, a new double dutch jump-rope team formed by the Columbia Parks and Recreation Department.