Please understand that the below information is a general guideline. Every child is different and our well trained staff coaches each athlete according to the way he/she learns best! If you have any questions please give us a call or talk to Coach Mickee, our Rec Director in more detail.
Parent & Me (18m-3yrs)
This class brings either mom/dad/grandma/grandpa onto the floor amidst the excitement in this child-directed program. It’s primarily for fun and parental/child bonding. Music and movement exploration is a major part of the curriculum. Hand/eye coordination and gross motor skills are developed along with small motor development. Participants also begin working on beginner gymnastic skills such as rolling cartwheels, jumping, balance beam, and bar.
Our preschool classes learn more than just tumbling. Students will learn fundamental gymnastics skills in a fun, fast-paced class, while simultaneously gaining confidence, body awareness, strength, and flexibility – the main building blocks for continued success in gymnastics. These classes focus on the accumulation of skills, the social skills necessary to work in a group, and also the ability to string skills together, mentally and physically.
Our Kindergarten class offers an introduction to progressive gymnastics with a focus on Tumbling, Vault, Uneven Bars and Balance Beam. Students will begin to learn basic positions and skills as well as direction following. This class is more skill-oriented and is specifically for kids either preparing for kindergarten or who are already in kindergarten. Students will learn both tumbling and gymnastics.
1st-2nd Grade (6-8yrs)
Students will work on all 4 events – floor exercise, uneven bars, balance beam, and vault. Utilizing the concept & techniques of progression, beginner students will learn the fundamental skills necessary to succeed in the sport of gymnastics. The skills practiced in class include forward and backward rolls, cartwheels, jumping on the trampoline, balance beam and bar.
3rd Grade & Up (9yrs & up)
This class is more skill-oriented than our Shining Starz classes. There is more structure with an emphasis on gymnastic skills. This class will encourage greater gymnastics development and stay focused on learning skills. They use all the gymnastic equipment including uneven bars, balance beam, and trampoline. Tumbling activities including handstands, cartwheels, and bridges will also be a major part of this class.
Shooting Stars (Coach Approval Needed)
This class is designed for the student with good listening skills. This class will encourage greater gymnastics development and stay focused on learning skills. They use all the gymnastic equipment including uneven bars, balance beam, and trampoline. Tumbling activities including handstands, cartwheels, and bridges will also be a major part of this class.
Boys Beginner Gymnastics
This class is an introduction to the world of boy’s gymnastics. Students will begin to learn the skills needed to develop their understanding of gymnastics. They will be introduced to the parallel bars, rings, mushroom, and pommel horse.
Boys Intermediate Gymnastics
Boys will begin to go more in depth learning the skills in the previous class. Your athlete must have coach’s approval to advance to this class.
This is a beginner class that will teach the basic fundamentals of tumbling. Students in this class will work on basic progressions: forward rolls, backward rolls, handstands, handstand drills, cartwheels, and round-offs front and back walk overs and back handsprings. Strength and flexibility will be instructed each class and staff will assist each student with hands-on spotting techniques to ensure proper body alignment and muscle memory.
Students must be able to do a back walk over and back handspring to enroll in this class. This class is geared for students who have mastered the basic tumbling skills (Level 1/2) and are ready to move on. The skills in this class are multiple connected back handsprings and front and back tucks! Strength, conditioning, and flexibility will also be taught each class session. Participants must have all level 2/3 skills to progress to a Level 3/4 tumbling class.
Students must be able to perform multiple back handsprings and working tucks. Students should have mastered the level 1/2 and level 2/3 skills requirements. This class will introduce layouts while focusing mostly on both front and back tucks. Drills, circuit training, and staff spotting stations will be used for the instruction of the back handspring and front handsprings. Students must have all Levels 1-3 skills to progress to Level 4/5-tumble class.
Students must be able to perform the skills in levels 1-4. This class will work on standing tumbling connections that finish to layout, multiple flip connections in running passes including whips, layouts, tucks, punch fronts and Arabians, full twisting layout and other advanced flipping and twisting skills including double fulls, and tumbling out of fulls into a connected tumbling pass for students who are ready.
Tumble for Dancers
Tumbling for dancers is similar to our tumbling classes, but will place more emphasis on skills used by dancers in solos and performance. These skills include back handspring step outs, side and front aerials, walkovers, layout step outs, handstand work and more. This class is designed around specific needs for dancers that want to add tumbling to their resume. This class will work on connections between basic and advanced tumbling skills with dance leaps and jumps. It is a great way to improve flexibility, range of motion, and control/understanding of the body through beautiful movement.