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Tumbling

In our Tumble Stars Program, you will see your star mastering skills on the floor exercise, starting with the basics and working their way up to the high flying skills! This program is offered to boys and girls interested in Floor Exercise only. In this program, participants learn a variety of skills on the floor and how to properly use the TumblTrak and trampolines to complement their floor skills. All classes pay special attention to technique, form, mastering the basics, progressing towards more advanced skills, muscle strengthening exercises, and having a lot of fun! Join us today and send your child tumbling towards the stars!

 

 

Class Descriptions

  • Tot Tumble
  • 4-6 Years Old
  • 40 Minutes
  • $86/month

Tot Tumbling is a great class for children who are interested in only working on floor skills. This class would also benefit Big Dippers and Gym Stars who are eager for extra practice on handstands, cartwheels, and backbend kickovers.

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  • Beginner Tumbling
  • 1st Grade & Up, Co-ed
  • 45 Minutes
  • $86/month

At the Beginner Tumbling level children learn tumbling basics and begin building a solid foundation for all of their future tumbling. Class time will be spent working on lunges, rolling skills, cartwheels, introductory backbend skills, and most importantly-handstands. Basic body awareness and body positions will also be taught at this level.

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  • Intermediate Tumbling
  • 1st Grade & Up, Co-ed
  • 45 Minutes
  • $86/month

In Intermediate Tumbling classes our students progress to learning toe-pointed back walkovers, backbend stand ups, front limbers, back extension rolls, and tick-tocks…the backbend skills are endless and will keep your Tumble Star challenged. Intermediate tumblers will focus primarily on a variety of backbend skills, while continuing to perfect the basics learned in Beginner Tumbling.

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

  • Advanced Tumbling
  • 1st Grade & Up, Co-ed
  • 1 Hour
  • $107/month

At this point, tumblers have gained a better sense of body awareness and are able to start building on the basics they’ve been perfecting. They have a great front roll-now they’ll make it a dive roll. The front limber will become a front walkover, and then a front handspring. What comes after learning a perfect back walkover? That’s right- the highly anticipated flip flop!

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

  • Power Tumbling
  • 1st Grade & Up, Co-Ed
  • 1 Hour
  • $107/month

Power Tumbling is the time to put all those skills together! At this level, our tumblers focus on using body mechanics to achieve the most power and speed, in order to put together entire tumbling passes. Once that is accomplished, the possibilities are endless! Crowd pleasing salto (aerial) skills are taught going forward, backwards, and sideways. Tumblers work on combining their skills in new ways, keeping them excited and motivated.

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

  • Teen Tumble
  • 6th Grade & Up, Co-ed
  • 1 Hour
  • $107/month

Focus for this class is placed on building the basic tumbling skills. Participants in this class also work on strengthening muscles needed for tumbling. As athletes progress, they will start learning the flip flop! Any athlete 6th grade and older interested in working on their basic tumbling skills all the way up to flip flops is encouraged to join this class!

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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 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 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.

Tumbling 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?

We recommend that our gymnastics tumblers wear a leotard to class (spandex shorts optional) or a t-shirt and comfy shorts (just not too loose fitting). A wide variety of leotards, shorts, leggings, and T-shirts can be found in our Pro Shop! Our cheer tumblers should also wear cheer or gym shoes to class.

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, so evaluations are done by an instructor who does not teach the child’s class. 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 gymnastics 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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