Cheer Classes

Spring 2019

Gem City’s cheer classes offer athletes (boys and girls) the opportunity to gain the skills needed for either a high-school or all-star cheerleading squad. Classes largely focus on tumbling though some emphasis is placed on jumps.

Read below for a description of classes and times. Also, don’t forget to check out Gem City’s other classes and offerings, including gymnastics, tumbling, and birthday parties.

 Attend class more than once a week and get your second class 35% off!
 Register for spring classes starting on Monday, November 19!
Stop by the gym or call us at 217.224.8491 to enroll. Classes are first-come, first-serve.
 Ask about Gem City’s “Family Maximum” policy! We want as many kids to experience our classes, but understand that enrolling more than one child can add up fast. To help, we set a max cost that a family will pay when enrolling multiple children in classes while not in any of our team programs.

Please Note:

  • The annual family membership is $47; it’s prorated to $32 for spring.
  • The “Family Maximum” for Spring 2019 class tuition is $864. This is the highest cost a family will pay when enrolling multiple children in classes while not in any of our team programs.
  • Each child after the first child in one family receives a 10% discount on tuition.

Spring 2019
January 2 to May 14

Beginning Cheer

(No Experience Required, Ages 12+, Co-ed)

This hour long class is designed for junior high and high school aged boys and girls. The class focuses on mastering basic tumbling skills: handstands, cartwheels, roundoffs, and back handsprings. Developing a fluid and powerful roundoff is a particular focus. A back handspring without a spot must be mastered before moving onto the advanced cheer class. Near the end of each session we have in-class evaluations to better inform each family on the progression of their athlete, and to inform the athlete of the class they are eligible to enroll for moving forward.

Advanced Cheer

(Successful Completion of Beginning Cheer)

Enrollment in advanced cheer requires a back handspring without a spot. This class focuses standing tumbling, multiple back handsprings connected, and more advanced skills such as back tucks. This is a one hour class.

All Star Cheer Squad


School Year 2018-2019 – Saturday @ 8:30-10:30

We hold tryouts to form our all-star cheer squad here at Gem City around May. Full information on tryouts is posted on our website and social media months ahead of time, and we offer an information meeting before tryouts each year.

It is a competitive program that participates in USASF sanctioned meets. All team members are required to compete at every meet. Competition routines are typically 2 1⁄2 minutes in length. They are packed with stunts, dances, cheers, chants, and tumbling. Every team needs a combination of bases, flyers, tumblers, and dancers.  Most of these well rounded athletes are capable of performing all of these skills. (Athletes without a back handspring should tryout. We look for potential beyond that one skill. Plus, we’re confident in our coaching abilities to get our athletes to the level they need to be.) Click here to read more about Gem City’s All Star Squad.

Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year!
There are no classes December 16-January 1.
Spring session begins January 2.
Find our class schedule here.