Instructor: Kelly Fredericks
Tuition: $20/month or $100 per semester
Material Fee: $15 per year
Required Text/Supplies: Not Applicable
Pre-Requisites: Intermediate level tumbler's should have their handstand, back bend and a cartwheel, but almost as important as the tumbling skills is the ability to wait in line, take turns and follow verbal instructions
Description: This course is designed to allow children to develop skills at their own pace with new skill drills introduced as “progression skills” are mastered. Class begins with a cardio warm-up followed by stretching and flexibility exercises. Students then move to the bar, beam, trampoline and tumbling mats for one on one instruction. While waiting for their next turn, students work independently at a side station set up to reinforce the progression skill they are working on. Students participating in this class should have the ability the ability to follow verbal instructions, work independently and take turns. Each student’s individual skill level and learning style is embraced and success at all levels of progression is celebrated. Our goal is the development of gross motor skills, strength, flexibility, and to help build self-confidence, coordination, self-discipline, and body awareness.
During the class period, we play listening games, which help to develop listening skills and the ability to follow oral instruction. We also work with students to promote good classroom behavior, such as taking turns, class participation, showing self-restraint and respecting the personal space of other students. Students are also encouraged to use words rather than actions to communicate with classmates. Each class closes with a cool down exercise and ”line up,” which allows students the opportunity to share with the class the skill they are most proud of.