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The Day of Play is a state wide celebration recognizing the importance of fitness, health and wellness for kids of all ages.  Families are provided an opportunity to learn about a healthy lifestyle. 

Saturday, October 25, 2014
9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Tumbleweed Park
Free Admission!

Come spend the morning at Tumbleweed Park as we promote health, wellness, and fitness for kids of all ages. Free activities will get the kids playing and their minds active, while parents can explore the various booths on health, wellness, and fitness.

Day of Play will feature a variety of fun activities organized by many of the non-profit organizations, businesses and municipal divisions serving the community.


Stage Schedule
Playful City Stage
9am-9:20am              Aikido of Phoenix
9:30am                        Mayor Jay Tibshraeny's Welcome
9:45am-10:05am      POUND Demonstration
10:15am-10:35am    Zumba Demonstration
10:45am-11:15am    Jump Rope Contest
11:25am-11:45am    Dance Matrix
11:55am-12:15pm    Aspire Kids Sports Center
12:25pm-12:45pm    Studio 3 Performing Arts

Shape Up US Stage
9am-9:30am              Dance Loft
9:30am-10:45am      Baker Studios
10:45am-11:00am    AZ Dynamics
11:00am-11:30am    Desert Star Dance
11:30am-12:00pm    Baker School of Music
12:00pm-12:30pm    Wagner Dance
12:30pm-12:45pm    My Gym

Featured Activities
Check back with us soon  as activities will be updated as they are confirmed!

Jump Rope Contest presented by Modern Woodman
Location: Main Stage at Day of Play
Contest Time: 10:45am-11:15am

General Information:
     • It’s FREE to participate
     • Register on event day at the Information Booth from 9:00am to 10:15am
     • There are two age categories: 4-6 and 7-10, with a maximum of 50 kids in each 
     • The 4-6 age group will start right at 10:45am, the 7-10 age group will immediately 
       follow once they have completed the first competition.
     • Please be by the stage at 10:30am to get your jump rope to compete in the
       competition & line-up in your age category.
     • Participants need to be accompanied by parent/guardian
     • Participants will be photographed and pictures can be used for publication

Contest Format:
Ages 4-6
     • How long can you jump rope? Let’s put it to the test! In this age group, the winner will
       be chosen by who can jump rope consecutively for the longest period of time.
     • Whoever is the final jumper left at the end of the contest will win a prize and a Jump
       Rope Champion certificate!!

Ages 7-10
     • Round 1: everyone will jump rope forwards for 30 seconds without stopping. Everyone
       who successfully does this gets to move to Round 2.
     • Round 2: everyone who's left will jump rope backwards for 30 seconds without
       stopping. Everyone who successfully does this gets to move to Round 3.
     • Round 3: anyone left will have to jump anyway they'd like for as long as they can
       without stopping.
     • Whoever is the final jumper left at the end of the contest will win a prize and a Jump
       Rope Champion certificate!!

     • Must use the jump rope provided.
     • Must be present from the start of Round 1 to be eligible to win.
     • There will be Chandler staff members who will help monitor the competition. Once
       one of them has tapped your shoulder, please kindly stop jumping rope and go to the
       side to watch the rest of the competition.
     • The winner of each age group will be announced immediately following his/her age
       group contest
     • Contestant must be present in order to claim his/her prize, otherwise the prize will be
       given to the runner-up.
     • Jumping Rope will take place on grass.

Day of Play 3K Fun Run - CANCELLED
We apologize for the cancellation of this activity. If you should have any questions on the cancellation, please call Jyl Steinbach, Shape Up US, at 602-996-6300.

Volunteer Information
Are you interested in volunteering?  Volunteers make our events possible. We have a great opportunity for anyone who needs community service hours or just wants to help at a great event.  Volunteer opportunities range from setting up, water stations, field games or helping guests with event information.

Sign Up Now!   Sign up here!!!

Stage Performance Group Descriptions
Aikido of Phoenix
Aikido is a Japanese defensive martial art that focuses on redirecting the attacker’s energy to help you escape, disarm or protect yourself. The skills you learn in Aikido offer more than just a physical means to defend yourself. You become stronger in mind, body and spirit. Aikido of Phoenix is an organization committed to teaching Aikido as a complete Budo, which means that we address the physical as well as the mental aspects of training in a martial art. Teresa Mastison Sensei is the Chief Instructor for Aikido of Phoenix as well as the instructor for all their children’s classes. They hold classes in Chandler, South Chandler and Mesa for children and adults. Visit our website at to learn more.

Come join Danielle from Tumbleweed Rec Center & learn the new craze of POUND Fitness! Pound is a full-body cardio jam session, combining light resistance with constant simulated drumming. The workout fuses cardio, Pilates, isometric movements, plyometrics and Isometric poses into a 45-minute series. Burn between 600 and 900 calories per hour, strengthen and sculpt infrequently used muscles, and drum your way to a leaner, slimmer physique – all while rocking out to your favorite music!

Zumba instructors from Tumbleweed Rec. Center (aka TRC Zumba Crew) are the best in the West!Certified in Zumba Basic, Zumba Toning and Zumba Kids these instructors offer classes at TRC 6 days a week. With various formats of this Latin based aerobic workout available, there is something for everyone! In addition to weekly classes at TRC, we host thematic parties with costumes, giveaways and tons of fun. We invite you to ditch the workout and join come party with us!!

Aspire Kids Sports Center
Aspire Kids Sports Center is a 32,000 ft. gymnastics and swimming facility in Chandler. We offer classes for all ages in gymnastics, swimming, dance, martial arts, acro sport, tumbling, and trampoline. Aspire is home to an 80 ft. trampoline--the largest Tumble Trak in the state of Arizona! We offer year-round swim lessons in our indoor, heated swimming pool. Aspire is conveniently located one block west of the Chandler Fashion Center and one block south of Chandler Blvd.

Studio 3 Performing Arts
The Showstoppers from Studio 3 Performing Arts Academy, Gilbert’s pre-professional triple threat training center for ages 2 through adults.Located on Guadalupe, between Gilbert and Cooper, Studio 3 specializes in musical theatre and audition coaching. They offer classes in dance, theatre, voice, and music, and produce 6 full length plays and musicals each year. For upcoming audition information, or to see the class schedule, visit their website at

Dance Matrix
Dance Matrix Chandler, located on Riggs and McQueen, is a state of the art dance school offering proper instruction and apparel for a variety of dance arts, including ballet, jazz, tap, hip hop, contemporary, musical theatre, tumbling, and more. We are a performance-based studio, focused on technique and professionalism in a caring environment. Our instructors and staff are dedicated to each individual student, as they guide every dancer in a positive and encouraging way. Dance Matrix offers free trial classes! Come check us out today!

Sponsorship Opportunities
Mayor Tibshraeney's Day of Play is continually seeking interested individuals, organizations and companies who want to sponsor our great festival with either in-kind services or monetary donations. The benefits of being a sponsor range from on-stage logo recognition and announcements during the festival to name and/or logo recognition on flyers, posters, postcards, websites, press releases, festival program, and much more. Benefits vary based on sponsorship levels. For more information on becoming a sponsor, please call 480-782-2665, email, or review our sponsorship package.

Vendor Information
Interested in participating as a vendor for the Chandler Day of Play? Potential vendors will need to provide a service or be a involved in the health, wellness, or fitness categories.


Awards & Recognitions
Chandler has been selected for the following awards and recognition:

     Kaboom! Playful City USA
Winning Years - 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

     100 Best Communities for Young People
Winning Years - 2005, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011



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Challenge yourself ...
your friends ... your family ... fitness is fun!

For more information on the Day of Play, please call 480-782-2665.

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