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Tumbling Class Descriptions

United Talent's tumbling classes are designed to build on one another. We start with the most basic motor skills and body awareness techniques in our Sub Beginner level class and progress to full twisting flipping skills in our Elite level class. A more in depth description of each class can be found below:

REGULAR TUMBLING AND CHEER TUMBLE BASIC

LEVEL 1: Sub Beginner

This level of tumbling is intended for the youngest age who have no to a very limited experience in tumbling and gymnastics. We will introduce the students to body positions, muscle control and body awareness that is used throughout tumbling. This will set the basis for the techniques needed to progress to more advanced skills. The body will start to develop strength, flexibility, balance and agility. The class will focus on, but not be limited to, basic tumbling skills such as forward rolls, bridges, and donkey kicks that are the foundation for future skills needed to progress to the next level of tumbling.

STAR Program Tested Skills:

Level 1: Sub Beginner
1. Pike Position
2. Squat Position
3. Straddle Position
4. Tuck Position

LEVEL 2: Beginner

This level of tumbling is intended for students who are beginning to develop their understanding of basic tumbling techniques. We will continue to develop body awareness, muscle control and flexibility while introducing the first most basic tumbling skills. This class will focus on, but not be limited to, the forward roll, cart wheel, headstand and bridge which will be tested to progress to the next level of tumbling. Students will also start work on the handstand, kickovers and roundoffs.

STAR Program Tested Skills:

Level 2: Beginner
1. Forward Roll
2. Cart Wheel
3. Headstand
4. Bridge

LEVEL 3: Advanced Beginner

This level of tumbling is for students who have advanced body awareness and body control. We will start to mature the students’ understand of backward moving skills and the inverted positions that are used throughout more advanced levels of tumbling. This class develops the building blocks for multiple connected skills (such as the roundoff back handspring). This class will focus on, but not be limited to, the backwards roll, backbend kickover, handstand forward roll and the running roundoff rebound, which will be tested to progress to the next level of tumbling. Students will also begin work towards the standing back handspring and front walkover.

STAR Program Tested Skills:

Level 3: Advanced Beginner
1. Backwards Roll
2. Backbend Kickover/Back Walkover
3. Handstand Forward Roll
4. Running Roundoff Rebound

LEVEL 4: Intermediate

This level of tumbling is for students who are transitioning into power tumbling. This class finalizes all abilities, skills and techniques for advanced tumbling skills. Students will hone the back walkover and roundoff, and will progress to the back handspring and roundoff back handspring. The back handspring and the roundoff back handspring are the first power flipping skills our students will achieve. This is the last level before true power tumbling skills are developed. This class will focus on, but not be limited to, the standing back handspring, roundoff back handspring and the front walkover, which will be tested to progress to the next level of tumbling. Students will also begin work towards standing back handspring series and roundoff back handspring series.

STAR Program Tested Skills:

Level 4: Intermediate
1. Standing Back Handspring
2. Roundoff Back Handspring
3. Front Walkover

LEVEL 5: Advanced

This level of tumbling is for students who are ready to start true power tumbling. Students should have a proficient standing back handspring and standing back handspring rebound as well as a proficient roundoff back handspring rebound. This class begins the complete (“no hands”) flipping skills started from the feet and landed with the feet, i.e. the back tuck, whip and the front tuck. This class will focus on synchronizing multiple repetitive back handspring skills and the back tuck. Students will progress towards integrating complete flipping skills with roundoff back handsprings. This class will focus on, but not be limited to, the standing back handspring series, roundoff back handspring series, roundoff whip or back tuck and the standing back tuck.

STAR Program Tested Skills:

Level 5: Advanced
1. Standing Back Handspring Series
2. Roundoff Back Handspring Series
3. Roundoff Whip or Back Tuck
4. Standing Back Tuck

LEVEL 6: Elite

This level of tumbling is for students who have proficiency in all forms of the roundoff, back handspring and back handspring series, and the back tuck. Students will learn to integrate bounding skills (such as whips) and transitioning skills into their tumbling (such as front tuck step outs) into a series of connected tumbling skills. This class will also introduce incorporating twists into flipping skills. The class will focus on, but not be limited to, roundoff back handspring series to back tuck and layout, roundoff whip backhandspring series, front tuck stepout roundoff back handspring series, roundoff back handspring series to full twisting layout.

STAR Program Tested Skills:

Level 6: Elite
1. Roundoff Back Handspring Series to Back Tuck
2. Roundoff Whip Back Handspring Series
3. Front Tuck Stepout Roundoff Back Handspring Series
4. Roundoff Back Handspring Series to Full Twisting Layout

Cheer Tumble  Basic

This level of tumbling is intended for students who start tumbling older in age. It is directed towards a set of key tumbling skills needed for cheerleading. These skills include, but are not limited to, the back walkover, roundoff and back handspring. We will focus on these skills in an effort to expedite the process of learning to tumble for cheerleaders as opposed to the wider range of skills and abilities instructed in our other regular tumbling classes.

This class has a separate set of skills for our STAR Program.

STAR Program Tested Skills:

Level 1:
1. Cart Wheel
2. Standing Roundoff Rebound
3. Running Roundoff Rebound
4. Backbend

Level 2:
1. Back Walkover
2. Front Walkover
3. Powerhurdle Roundoff Rebound

Regular Tumbling and Cheer Tumbling Basic Pricing

All regular classes are one hour at $55 per month

An additional class is $25 per month

SKILLS CLASSES

Back Handspring

This class is designed for and focused on the back handspring. Athletes will learn and perfect all aspects of the back handspring. The class will focus on both the standing back handspring and roundoff back handspring as well as back handspring series and roundoff back handspring series. Students who enroll in this class should be proficient in backbends and backbend kickovers and/or back walkovers.

Tuck

This class is designed for and focused on the tuck. Athletes will learn and perfect all aspects of the front and back tuck. The class will focus on both the running and standing tuck skills, both alone and in combination with other skills such as the roundoff and back handspring. Students who enroll in this class MUST be proficient in both the roudoff and back handspring.

Layout

This class will focus on the Layout. Athletes will focus on perfecting the technique of the layout for both standing and running tumbling. This class will also start the learning process of learning to twist in a layout. Students MUST be proficient in all less advanced skills including the roundoff, back handspring, tuck and handspring series in order to enroll.

Elite

This class will focus on the a multitude of elite level tumbling skills ranging from the front tuck and Arabian, to combination passes and the full and double twisting layout, as well as bounding skills. Students must be proficient in all less advanced skills up to through the Layout in order to enroll.

Skills Class Pricing

All skills classes are one hour once per week at $55 per month

An additional class is $25 per month

ADDITIONAL TUMBLING CLASSES AND TEAMS

Boy’s Tumble

These tumbling classes are specifically designed and limited to boys. These classes are instructed by a male instructor. The classes focus on the same skills as our regular tumbling classes, however, the class repertoire will be adjusted according to the skill levels of each class.

MALE STUDENTS ARE NOT LIMITED TO THESE CLASSES

This class has a separate set of skills for our STAR Program.

STAR Program Tested Skills:

Boy’s Level 1: Sub Beginner

1. Pike Position
2. Squat Position
3. Straddle Position
4. Tuck Position

Boy’s Level 2: Beginner

1. Forward Roll
2. Cart Wheel
3. Headstand/Handstand (Held for 3 seconds)
4. Bridge (Held for 5 seconds without head touching)

Boy’s Level 3: Advanced Beginner

1. Backwards Roll
2. Handstand Fall to Bridge (5 seconds)
3. Handstand Forward Roll
4. Running Roundoff Rebound

Boy’s Level 4: Intermediate
1. Standing Back Handspring
2. Roundoff Back Handspring
3. Front Handspring

Boy’s Level 5: Advanced
1. Standing Back Handspring Series
2. Roundoff Back Handspring Series
3. Roundoff Whip or Back Tuck
4. Standing Back Tuck

Boy’s Level 6: Elite
1. Roundoff Back Handspring Series to Back Tuck
2. Roundoff Whip Back Handspring Series
3. Front Tuck Stepout Roundoff Back Handspring Series
4. Roundoff Back Handspring Series to Full Twisting Layout

We offer 2 different boys classes based on age:

Boys Tumble Age 5-8yrs
Boys Tumble Age 9+yrs

Open Gym

Open Gym is treated as free time to work independently on skills in the gym. An instructor will be present to help with minor assistance and for safety; however, Open Gym is not treated as a instructed class.

All participants must have a waiver release on file.

Season Pass: $150
Single Visit: $10

Shamrock Stars

The Shamrock Stars is a class designed for students with disabilities. The class is limited in numbers and is treated as a semi-private 35 minute lesson. This allows for more attention to each student and his or her specific needs. See program director for details.

The class follows the same program as our regular classes and is included in our STAR Program.

Class: $30 per month

Xtreme Team

Xtreme Team is a showcase tumbling team that displays all levels of our tumbling program. These students will have multiple appearances in both local venues and short travel venues. This team offers a chance for our students to showcase their talent in a 6 minute choreographed routine featuring rhythmic, power tumbling and trampoline. This team is invite only.

1 hour class per week (Regular class of your choosing in appropriate skill level)
Wednesday 5:00 Team practice (Mandatory 2 times per month)

Team Membership: $80 per month

Membership on this team includes free Open Gym.