Tumbling Classes

Spring 2019

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.

 Attend class more than once a week and get your second class 35% off!
 Register for spring classes starting 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

Parkour

(No Experience Required, Ages 7 to adult, Co-ed)

The hour-long Intro to Parkour class will be held every Sunday from 6-7 p.m. Parkour is described as using obstacles as opportunity. Athletes move in the fastest and most efficient way possible moving or jumping on, around, or over obstacles as they come.

Gem City’s Parkour class starts on February 3 and running through the rest of the Spring 2019 session. This price IS included in family max/team family max. As our athletes progress to higher levels, we’ll offer other times for more advanced classes to meet, but for spring of 2019 it’s just going to be the intro class. Read more about the program here.


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.


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.

School Year 2018-2019

Monday
All 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 4:30pm-6:30pm
Intermediate, Sub-Advanced, & Advanced from 6:00 – 8:00

 

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.
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