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2009-07-20 23:28:52

Jumping rope is not only a super form of exercise, it has become a competitive U.S. national sport, a U.S. freestyle jump roper says. Liz Butterfield, the best female single-rope freestyle jump roper in America, says since the formation of USA Jump Rope in 1995, the sport has been on the rise, both as a competitive activity and as a way to increase strength, balance and cardiorespiratory endurance. Butterfield, a student at Ithaca College, Ithaca, N.Y., went before judges and a national...


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conjunto
  • A style of popular dance music originating along the border between Texas and Mexico, characterized by the use of accordion, drums, and 12-string bass guitar and traditionally based on polka, waltz, and bolero rhythms.
The word 'conjunto' comes through Spanish, from Latin coniūnctus, past participle of coniungere, to join together; see conjoin