Tumbling

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Willamalane’s tumbling program is designed to develop coordination, flexibility, strength and balance in youths at all stages.

There will be a final performance showcase held at Bob Keefer Center on Saturday, August 25, at 5 p.m. for each tumbling class (except My First Sports) to show off what they learned this summer to friends and family! Each student will receive a class shirt for the final performance.

My First Sports: Tumbling

Ages 18 months-3 years. Stretch your imagination and your body! Help your child improve body control, motor skills and creativity through stretching, dancing and games. Parent participation is required in these introductions to athletics. Each participant receives a medal!

Tumblebugs

Ages 3–4. Active preschoolers develop a love for tumbling while improving their strength, flexibility and overall physical fitness. Kids learn forward rolls, backward rolls and handstands, while also developing social skills such as following directions, waiting their turn, sharing and working with others.

Skipping Squirrels

Ages 5–6. This class develops tumbling skills, confidence, strength and flexibility. Kids learn forward rolls, backward rolls, handstands, cartwheels and bridges. Along with physical skills, kids practice social skills such as following directions, waiting their turn, sharing and working together.

Springers Beginning

Ages 7–12. Learn the basic fundamentals of tumbling. Students work on basic progressions: forward rolls, backward rolls, handstands, handstand drills, bridges, cartwheels and round-offs. We’ll focus on strength and flexibility, and staff will assist each student with hands-on spotting techniques to ensure proper body alignment and muscle memory.

Flippers Advanced

Ages 7–12. This class is geared toward students who have mastered basic tumbling skills. Flippers learn dive rolls, front walkovers, back walkovers, multiple cartwheels, power hurdles and two-step entry into a round-off. We introduce front and back handsprings, round-off connections and standing front and back walkover connections. The class focuses on strength, conditioning and flexibility. We introduce combination tumbling, multiple back handspring connections from a round-off and front handspring tumbling. Students are expected to have experience with these skills prior to class.

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