Rope Jumping for Fun & Fitness

Ropeworks is the creation of athlete, entertainer, motivational speaker and educator, Rene Bibaud. Rene has won several world rope jumping championships, provided color commentary for the sport of jumping rope for ESPN, and traveled the world performing with Cirque Du Soleil. Her highly acclaimed programs focus on skill development and motivational messages and has been helping kids learn how to jump rope for over 30 years. 

“Jump Rope for Fun & Fitness” is a highly acclaimed youth Jump Rope program that helps youth make a positive and practical connection to physical activity and growth mindset”

Learn developmentally appropriate jump rope skills in a motivating and encouraging atmosphere.  Effort, patience, practice and goal setting are the key character education pieces we work for our students to understand and achieve through our program. These areas of focus inform our teaching strategies and classroom management. Our extensive experience in the sport and art of jumping rope provides students with expert instruction.

Participants of all skill levels will learn:
single rope skills 
partner routines
long rope jumping

double dutch

choreography and more

We play loads of skill building games and activities and work to create a performance for friends and family. Students may choose to enroll for just a season, or enroll throughout the year. Our program offers variations on skill development and varied themes each season.

Our program has been offering jump rope classes and teacher training programs around the greater Seattle area for over 20 years with high praise from parents and participants and the schools we work with.

Winter 2020 Schedule

Winter 2020 Dates Times
Greenwood Mondays 3:30-4:30
Lafayette Tuesdays 2:30-3:30
Genesee Hill Wednesdays 1:15-2:30
Team Wednesdays 3:15-5:00
St Francis in Burien Thursdays 3:10-4:10
Fairmount Park or McDonald Genesee Hill Tentative Fridays Fall and Spring at Fairmount, Winter at McDonald at 4:15PM 2:30-3:30
Sartori Fridays Fall and Spring at Fairmount, Winter at McDonald 9:00-10:00


Founder, Rene Bibaud
Ropeworks is the creation of Rene Bibaud
Rene Bibaud is an educator, motivational speaker and entertainer with a special focus on youth fitness and specialty performances. She is also an articulate speaker who excels at sharing the benefits of the single best fitness tool available – the jump rope.
  • Performer and coach with the renowned Cirque du Soleil. Cirque employs Olympic-caliber athletes to perform a dramatic blend of circus arts and street entertainment. René continues to routinely consult with Cirque, performing at special events around the world.
  • Major media appearances: Tonight Show with Jay Leno, MTV, Sesame Street, Good Morning America, Today Show, Halftime of NBA All-Star Game, ESPN, Bravo Network, Quidam (a feature film about René’s Cirque troupe), as well as routine coverage by regional print & TV media wherever she visits.
  • Founder of Ropeworks, a company focusing on fitness & motivational messages. Principal services & products include:
  • Youth speaking appearances, emphasizing fitness & character development. René will perform at more than 100 schools and in front of well over 50,000 young people and educators this year.
  • Special events programs & demonstrations, such as major festivals & halftime shows for NBA, WNBA & major college sports.
  • Ropework Nation; An after school jump rope program for students aged 6-12 in Seattle, WA with ongoing expansions to new cities.
  • Health & Education Conference speaking engagements and workshops.
  • Creative jump rope workshops for children. YMCAs, Boys & Girls Clubs, & other civic or school groups frequently host René to conduct these events.
  • Corporate event performances and speeches. Rene’s messages include employee wellness, creativity in business, teamwork & best effort.
  • Athletic Edge sports clinics, applying advanced rope training to competitive sports.
  • High-quality ropes, and instructional tools for educators.
  • Teacher training and certification for Ropework Nation After-School Recreational Programs.