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Recreational Cheer

Due to a temporary restructuring of program offerings, we are currently unable to offer this program.  Please click here for tumbling classes being offered at this time.

Our Galaxy Universe-ity Recreational Cheer program provides children with an opportunity to learn the basics of cheerleading, including tumbling, jumps, motions, and stunts. Students build strength, coordination, stamina, flexibility, balance, poise, and most importantly, self-confidence! They will learn proper form and technique, as well as teamwork, discipline, and goal setting. As the class levels increase, the pace of the skills will increase, the jumps become jump combos, and they will also focus on more difficult tumbling.

 

 

Class Descriptions

  • Mini Cheer
  • 4-6.5 Year Olds
  • 55 Minutes
  • $77/Month

Students in Mini Cheer are introduced to the basics of cheerleading including: motions, jumps, and tumbling. Students will also learn to connect motions in a mini routine! Tumbling plays a large role in class, including skills such as handstands, backbend kickovers, and rounds offs. Students will also be introduced to basic stunting techniques, both for basing and flying. Bundle this class with Tot Tumble to advance your tumbling skills at a faster pace!

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  • Basic Cheer
  • Ages 7 & Up
  • 55 Minutes
  • $77/Month

Students learn to connect advanced jumps, as well as incorporate them into a routine. Tumbling will continue to advance based on individual skill level.

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  • Intermediate Cheer
  • Ages 7 & Up
  • 55 Minutes
  • $77/Month

This class is for students with advanced skills or previous cheer experience looking to perfect their all-around technique. Students will focus on advanced jump combinations, connect jumps to tumbling, advanced tumbling skills, as well as learn a mini routine to music. Stunting drills will be used to teach excellent technique. Flexibility will also be focused on!

*Students must be evaluated by a Flying High Instructor before being placed in this level.

  • Teen Cheer
  • Ages 6th Grade & Up
  • 1 Hour
  • $107/Month

This class is designed for those in 6th Grade or older who are interested in working on cheerleading basics. Whether you have been away from the sport for a while, or are just developing an interest in the sport for the first time, athletes will focus on perfecting their motion technique, jumps, voice projection, and tumbling. This class will also give athletes the opportunity to receive feedback from our coaches, learn tryout tips, and give them the confidence for school tryouts if that is the goal! Bundle this class with Teen Tumble to advance your tumbling skills at a faster pace!

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  • Backbend Specialty Class
  • 30 Minutes
  • $71/month

Backbend class is a great way to learn limbering skills like back walkovers, front walkovers, tic tocs, and more! This class is recommended for athletes who can already do a kickover off a panel mat, as well as fall into a backbend.

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  • Flip Flop Specialty Class
  • 30 Minutes
  • $71/month

This class is perfect for those who need a little extra help learning and mastering a flip flop.

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Trial Class: Not sure if your child is ready to begin classes or if they will enjoy themselves?
Sign up for a trial class for $10 to see if it’s a good fit without the commitment! If you star enjoys the class, and signs up the same day, the $10 trial fee will be applied to your tuition as a credit. Trial classes can be scheduled in person or by calling our Front Desk.

Add a Day Flex: An exclusive offer for Flying High Students!
Perfect for busy families who can’t always commit to attending class 2x per week! Schedule on a week-by-week basis by calling the week of class to find out if any additional days have openings so your star can attend. $15/class if under 60 minutes $18/class if 60 minutes and over.

Developmental Classes
Flying High offers personal one-on-one classes designed to meet the needs of children with special needs and abilities. A staff member will work one-on-one with your child to instruct him/her in gymnastics, to help build strength and coordination, or even to just have fun and burn off energy. Please see our Front Desk for scheduling and pricing.

Private Lesson
A private lesson is the perfect opportunity to work one on one with a qualified instructor. You pick the skill(s) you want to work on and we will work with you to find a coach that best suits your needs! Private Lessons are recommended if your child only needs one or two skills to move up to the next level or if your child is having a difficult time with a certain skill. One on one instruction time may help them better understand that skill, as well as give them the opportunity for more practice time! Please see our Front Desk for pricing information and to schedule your private lesson.

Recreational Cheer FAQ

Can I enroll right now or do I have to wait until the next month starts?

Flying High classes run year round with no long term commitments. You may enroll at any time and tuition is paid monthly. We do not charge more for “long” months nor less for “short” months. Over the year, all 12 months average 4 weeks. We will pro-rate tuition if starting mid-month.

An Annual Administration fee of $35.00 is due upon initial enrollment of classes and on the anniversary of each students start date (annually; non-refundable).

If my son/daughter joins class now, will he/she be behind all the other students?

Not at all! Each of our classes is designed for a specific age group and skill level. When a new student joins a class, they will begin working right away on the skills for the specified level with the other students. Each other student in his/her class is working on those exact same skills! Any student who has mastered the skills of a specific level has already moved up to the next level.

Can Parents/Family stay to watch a class?

Yes! We have viewing rooms available and you are more than welcome to come and watch a class in action! We also have a Café where drinks and snacks can be purchased while you watch class.

Why are children placed by age but move up by skill?

Flying High bases their class age groups on the developmental stages that occur naturally in child development. Each class has a skill sheet that lists each skill necessary to progress to the next level. All children learn/attain skills at different rates. Once a child is able to complete all skills successfully on the list, they are ready to proceed to the next level, regardless of age.

What are the uniform requirements?

In an effort to promote discipline and unity all Galaxy University Recreational Cheerleaders will be required to wear a Galaxy T-shirt to class with cheer shorts or any comfy shorts and any cheer or gym shoes.  Remembering to wear their uniform will also help teach responsibility. The Galaxy T-shirt along with fun optional bows for the hair can be purchased in our Pro Shop.

What is the evaluation process?

At Flying High, being evaluated for the next level is a HUGE deal! We want to make every child feel like the star they are! Evaluations are done in class by the instructor.  The evaluator will take the child through the list of required skills on each event, and assess the level of mastery that has been achieved.  Evaluations are scheduled when the Instructor feels the athlete is ready to move up to the next level.  If a child is ready to move up, they will get to ring the bell at the end of class, while ALL athletes in the gym cheer and clap for them!

How often should my child come to class? Once or twice a week?

How often your child attends class when they begin gymnastics is up to you. Flying High highly recommends attending two classes per week in order to help your child learn and progress more quickly. Coming to class twice a week also helps your child increase their strength and flexibility, as well as their knowledge of terminology!

Our Add A Day Flex option is perfect for busy families who can’t always commit to attending class 2X per week. You can schedule your second class on a week-by-week basis by calling the week of class to find out if any additional days have openings for your star to attend. It is $15/class if under 60 minutes and $18/class if 60 minutes and over.

What are my options if my child needs extra practice?

If your child needs extra practice, adding a second day of class per week is a great option. Please see above to learn more about the benefits of adding a second day of class and to learn about our Add A Day Flex option.

We also offer Specialty Classes. Specialty Classes are short, finely tuned classes that focus on certain skills during the allotted class time. Your child’s instructor may recommend a Specialty Class if your athlete only needs one or two skills to move up. Specialty classes are good for bars work, backbends, and flip flops. Flying High also offers clinics during the holidays which focus on specific skills.

Private Lessons are another option! A Private Lesson typically consists of 30 minutes of one on one instruction. At Flying High we offer individual private lessons (one on one) or buddy private lessons (two students with one instructor). Private Lessons can be scheduled by calling the Front Desk. Private Lessons are recommended if your child only needs one or two skills to move up to the next level or if your child is having a difficult time with a certain skill. One on one instruction may help them better understand that skill, as well as give them more practice! Ask about our Private Lesson Punch Cards!

 

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