The primary focus of the S.I.T.Y. Stars Academy is to provide knowledge, information and training on the sport of Jump Rope fused with performing arts. We believe that the art of jumping rope combined with the use of music, dance techniques and tumbling not only enhances athletic and artistic development, it produces discipline, creativity and self-confidence.
We intend to motivate, educate and encourage people of all ages to jump rope the right way; with correct technique, proper equipment and progressive programs designed to gain athletic advantages in speed, quickness, agility, muscular endurance, aid in weight loss, rehabilitation and improve cardiovascular health!
The goal is jump rope fitness fused with arts education for a healthy lifestyle. To motivate and encourage people to use the jump rope for: sports cross training, fitness, weight loss, and recreational fun as a way of life. A jump rope is your way to a healthier life style. Be fit, lose weight and just have fun, and all you need is a jump rope.
Founded by Austin Gibbs in 1991 and coached by Kim Bradshaw, this program not only develops technical jumping skills, but also instills traits such as teamwork, self confidence and sportsmanship while helping to promote the sport of jump rope. Members of the team train three days per week preparing for demonstrations and competitions, working to perfect speed, endurance, technique, strength and freestyle skills.
GSS has been mesmerizing audiences for over 28 years with its imaginative productions and hommage to cultural arts by whirling, twirling, and tumbling with jump ropes.
In its 29th years, GSS intertwines athleticism, dance, tumbling, and music with choreographed jump rope routines.
The team has traveled to wonderful places from Canada to Hong Kong to perform and compete in various venues.
GSS has been blessed to perform on FOX 5 and ABC News, for the White House, the Kennedy Center, National Children’s Museum and for Disney Productions in the movie Jump In. One of the team’s greatest accomplishments was going to the White House and filming a public service announcement for Nickelodeon with First Lady Michelle Obama forWorldWide Day of Play.