Tumbling Classes

Fall 2017

Power tumbling athletes perform on an elevated runway that helps propel tumblers forward as they execute a series of acrobatic maneuvers. (Think flips!) Elite level athletes perform explosive somersaults with multiple flips and twists. Power tumbling uses the same sort of strength, flexibility, power, agility, coordination, and balance needed for gymnastics. Also, it incorporates elements of the floor exercise in artistic gymnastics and trampoline. Both men and women participate in this sport. Get a sense of the power and athleticism of power tumbling by watching the short video above of one of Kalon Ludvigson’s tumbling passes during the 2012 T&T Elite meet.

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 and cheer classes as well as birthday parties.

Enroll by stopping in at the gym or call us at 217.224.8491.

 Attend class more than once a week and get your second class 35% off!
 Registration for Fall classes begins Monday, July 17.
Early registrations or “holds” are not allowed. Classes are first-come, first-serve.

Fall 2017 • August 21 – December 16

*Reduced tuition for Monday classes is present for summer session.


Beginning Tumbling

(No Experience Required, Ages 6-10, Co-ed)

This 45 minute class is an introductory class on basic tumbling skills, like bridges, handstands, cartwheels, and roundoffs. These skills must be mastered before advancing to the prep tumbling 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.


Prep Tumbling

(Successful Completion of Beginning Tumbling)

Enrollment in prep tumbling requires the successful completion of beginning tumbling or prior experience. Roundoffs must be fluid and powerful for prep tumbling. This class focuses mastering standing back handsprings and connected roundoff back handspring. 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.


Pre Team

Pre Team prepares an athlete to join the competitive tumbling team. These practices are one hour and fifteen minutes. This level requires successful mastery of either a standing back handspring, connected roundoff back handspring, or can be entered by invitation. 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.

Monday from 4:45-6:00


Tumbling Team

Upon the successful completion of pre team or by invitation, an athlete may join the tumbling team. It is a competitive program that competes in USTA sanctioned meets. Team members are required to compete. We compete in power tumbling. Click here to read more about Gem City’s tumbling team.

Monday
All Team Levels from 6:00-8:00

Tuesday
Sub-Novice & Novice from 5:30 – 7:30

Wednesday
Intermediate, Sub-Advanced, & Advanced from 6:00 – 8:00

Thursday
Sub-Novice & Novice from 4:30-6:30
Intermediate, Sub-Advanced, & Advanced from 6:00 – 8:00