Fenton Parks and Recreation offers 5 levels within our Tumbling Fun 101 program on Wednesdays. Classes are set up to introduce children to the fundamentals of gymnastics and help them find interest in the sport. We recommend a leotard, but they are not required.
Introduction (suggested ages 3-4)
5:30 - 6:00 p.m.
For students who have never taken a tumbling class before. Listening, following directions, basic body positioning and mechanics are stressed for the floor, vault, beam, and bars.
Beginner I (suggested ages 4-5)
6:00 - 6:30 p.m.
For those students who have taken our Introduction class or a prior tumbling class. Learn some of the basic skills such as forward/backward roll on the floor, basic swings on the bars and front/back/side walk on the beam while also building on skills learned in “Introduction.”
Beginner 2 (based on skill)
6:30 - 7:00 p.m.
Designed for older students who have never taken a tumbling class or have not taken one for six months. Students will work on mastering skills such as the forward/backward roll, tuck jump, bridge on the floor; hurdle and forward roll on the vault, moving low beam skills of forward/backward walk, sideways walk to the high beam, as well as glide swing, forward roll out, and casting on the bars, and more.
Advanced Beginner/Intermediate (based on skill)
7:00 - 7:30 p.m.
For the student who has mastered the beginner skills, or is ready to introduce/perform the following skills: Floor: handstand forward roll, handstand hold for two seconds, round-off on the floor, left and right cartwheel, as well as back extension roll; vault: dive rolls; bars: pullover, back-hip circle, stride circle; beam: jumps on the beam, forward roll, cartwheel, and handstand.
Session I June 3 - July 8
Session II July 22 - August 26
Fee: $50 - Residents and Members
$55 - Non-Members
To sign up for any program, stop by RiverChase, register online, or call 636-343-0067