flipz! tumbling program
Welcome to the far-out world of Flipz. This tumbling and trampoline program teaches kids how to get airborne and LEAVE THE FLOOR BEHIND! Girls and boys, ages 1st grade to 18 years, are welcomed into Flipz! classes regardless of past experience. When your child starts class, he or she will work closely with certified professionals to assure their safety and placement into the class level where he or she will best succeed. Your child will be evaluated twice a year to track their progression throughout our class levels. Tumbling is a year-round sport and children may enroll in classes at any time of the year. Flipz! classes are also a great way to crosstrain and improve skills for gymnastics, Ninja, cheerleading, and many other sports. Come in for a free trial class and LEAVE THE FLOOR BEHIND!
Level 1 Beginning Tumbling
No experience necessary. This class is for new students and students still mastering the basics of tumbling. Children will learn dozens of skills to start them on their journey to leaving the floor behind. Skills they will learn in this level include: basic body positions, forward and backward rolls, handstands, cartwheels, and bridges.
Level 1 Advanced Beginning Tumbling - prerequisite handstand and cartwheel
The next step towards tumbling greatness! Students will continue to build strength and awareness necessary for handsprings. Skills they will learn in this level include: limbers, walkovers, round-offs, and skill combinaions.
Handspring 101 (Level 2 Beginner) - prerequisite must be able to support body weight on hands, have mastered cartwheels AND back walkovers or limbers to qualify for Handspring 101. Get ready to jump! In this class students are introduced to skills that involve jumping and being airborne. Skills in this class will establish the strong technique needed to perform front and back handsprings, and students will continue to refine and develop their basic tumbling skills. Skills they will learn in this level include: advanced round-offs, standing back handsprings, and front handsprings; while continuing to refine basic skills and increasing strength and flexibility.
Handspring 102 (Level 2 Advanced Tumbling) - prerequisite: standing back handsprings
This is where things really start moving! In this class, students will work on perfecting tumbling passes and connecting multiple skills. Skills they will learn in this level include: punch-fronts, round-off back-handsprings, front handsprings, and flysprings.
Level 3 Tumbling - prerequisites: round off, back handspring and front handspring
This is where we really start to LEAVE THE FLOOR BEHIND! Students are introduced to flipping skills on the floor and continue working on connected tumbling skills. Skills they will learn in this level include: round-off back handspring, back tuck, front tucks, front handspring front tucks, aerial cartwheels, and connected forward tumbling.
Level 4 Tumbling - prerequisites: round-off back handspring back tuck, and have permission from the Flipz Director to qualify for Level 4. Time for layouts! Students at this level begin to prepare for twisting skills and continue refining previous skills. Skills they will learn at this level include: round-off back handspring, back layouts, and front layouts.
Level 5 Tumbling - prerequisities round-off, back handspring, layout & front layout + director permission
This class is for our most advanced tumblers! Here students begin twisting their flips and adding multiple twists and rotations. Skills to be learned are based on each tumbler's ability and base skills. Some examples of skills to learn at this level are round-off back handspring, full twisting back layouts, front full twisting layouts, and more.
Some students enjoy focusing on the challenge of new skills. Private lessons are a wonderful way for your child to work on specific skills that are needed for advancement on a one-on-one basis. Our professional staff has worked hard in gaining the knowledge and skill sets necessary to instruct in such a way that can be valuable to the students are who are eager to learn more. If you are interested in Private Lessons, please contact one of our locations.
Flipz offers affordable skill clinics each session to give children interested in tumbling the opportunity to try, and to give children already tumbling the opportunity to improve their skills. These are especially great for cheerleaders and gymnasts! Clinic dates vary and are announced on the website and Facebook page.