Tumbling Classes

(Beginner through Advanced)

 

tumbling

Jr/Sr Beginning Tumbling

No prior tumbling experience is required. We start at the very beginning with rolls, handstands, and cartwheels on floor developing the upper body and core strength the students will need to master these most basic skills. A main focus is building a student’s confidence of supporting her body weight while upside down and how to manage her body while upside-down and moving from being rightside-up to upside-down to right-side-up again. Students work on various pieces of training equipment such as the spring floor, trampoline, power track, resi pit and loose foam pit. Class is 55-minutes long and meets once a week.

Jr/Sr Intermediate Tumbling

Minimum skills: mastery of forward and backward rolling, handstands, cartwheels, bridges and bridge kickovers. At this level, students are ready for more advanced skills. Cartwheels become round-offs and handstands become hop-handstands as handspring drills are introduced. Students work on back bends and back walkovers as they work to master their bodies moving backwards through space. Student will also work on these flight skills forwards. Students work on various pieces of training equipment such as the spring floor, trampoline, power track, resi pit and loose foam pit. Class is 55-minutes long and meets once a week.

Advanced Tumbling

Minimum skills: mastery of the handstand, round-off and standing back handspring unassisted. The students master back handsprings and start tumbling with speed and power. They work toward round-off back handsprings, series of back handsprings, back flips in various body positions and twisting skills. Forward tumbling and flipping is also worked in this class. Technique is constantly stressed and reinforced so these skills become the strong basics they can use to build upon to greater skills. Students work on various pieces of training equipment such as the spring floor, trampoline, power track, resi pit and loose foam pit. Class is 55-minutes long and meets once a week.

Back Handspring Focus Clinics (seasonal)

No prior tumbling experience is required. This is where you learn that ever-so important back handspring! You’ll do drills, drills and more drills until you have every part of the back handspring…then you’ll be amazed at how quickly you can put them together into the actual skill. At Spirits you will learn your back handspring the right way…the safe way! Students work on various pieces of training equipment such as the spring floor, trampoline, power track, resi pit and loose foam pit.  These clinics can also tailored towards students working other tumbling skills for cheerleading such as a standing back tuck or aerial cartwheel.  Clinic is 55-minutes long and meets approximately every other Saturday, January through April.

Open Gym

Coach supervision will be provided. Limited spotting is available. Open gym is designed to allow students to enjoy the use of gym equipment at their own pace. Besides the open gym supervisor(s), the only adults allowed in the gym are those of students 5 and under. Students 5 and under must have a guardian with them to make sure they don’t impulsively run out in front of other students. Only Spirits staff are allowed to coach and spot in the gym. Failure to comply will result in both the adult and student being banned from Open Gym.

Private Lessons

Private lessons are offered for those students who prefer one on one instruction. Private lessons are preferred for students that only want to acquire one specific skill or need it by a deadline.  Only Spirits staff are allowed to coach and spot during private lessons at the gym.  We work with so many students privately who need skills for the following:

  • cheerleading
  • dance team
  • acro team
  • stage performing
  • parkour

School Team Group Lessons

We have worked with many school cheerleading teams and dance teams to improve their tumbling skills.  The sponsor of the group will coordinate with Spirits to bring their whole squad/team to the gym to be coached on specific skills.  Only Spirits staff are allowed to coach and spot during these lessons at the gym.