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Youth Gymnastics (Tumbling Fun 101)
Youth Tumbling is a year around program at RiverChase. Program offerings are listed in the current issue of The Beacon. For additional information stop by RiverChase or 636-343-0067.

At the end of each session, instructors advise students which level to sign up for next. The hope of this program is to get students active and give them a fun and fundamental feel for gymnastics and/or tumbling. It is designed to help them discover their own interests as children and if at the completion of each level they have found a true passion, they will leave with the basic understanding necessary to begin at a more competitive or athletc level.

Introduction  (Suggested ages 3-5)
For students who have never taken a tumbling class before. Listening, following directions, basic body positioning, running and jumping mechanics on the vault are stressed. Help your little ones improve their gross and find motor skills, while also working off some energy in a fun way!

Beginner 1 (ages 4-5)
For those who have taken the Introduction Class or a prior tumbling class. Learn some of the basic skills, such as the forward/backward roll on the floor, basic swings on the bars and front/back/side walk on the beam, while also building on the skills learned in "Introduction."

Beginner 2 (based on skill level)
Smiliar to Beginner 1, but designed for the 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 on the floor, basic swings on the bars and front/back/side walk on the beam. They will also be introduced to variations of skills already learned. Some new skills and progressive moves will be taught to prepare students for the next level.

Advanced Beginner (based on skill level)
For the student who has mastered the beginner skills. Students build on progressive moves taught in Beginner 2. New skills, such as back extension roll, cartwheel on the floor, single leg cut on the bars and squat turn on the beam will be introduced.

Intermediate (based on skill level)
For the student who can perform the following:
Floor: handstand and hold for two seconds, left and right cartwheel and back extension roll.
Bars: pullover, back-hip circle, and stride circle.
Beam: forward roll, cartwheel and handstand
To sign up for any program, stop by RiverChase or call 636-343-0067

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