Length of Classes: Preschool & Beg 1 classes are 45 – Beg 2, Intermediate/Elite classes are 1 hour
Class Attire: for girls leotards and shorts or leggings or sweats that don't drag on the ground work best. Tight-fitting shirt and shorts are OK - shirt must be tucked in and stay tucked in while tumbling. Leotards must be accompanied with shorts. Shorts must be long enough to keep things covered when bending over. (no bare midriffs or tank tops - no skirts) They go bare feet.
Shoes Needed: None – gymnastics students go bare footed
How are classes run: 5 min warm up - stretching - tumbling & every other week we work on a bar & beam
Preschool: Begins with warm ups and stretches. Then do seals, and work on bridges. We will then work on basic tumbling skills and some equipment. Every other week we will work on a bar and beam and other equipments as well.
Beginning, Interm/Elite Classes are split into 4 parts: Classes are split into 3 parts: 1-stretching and flexibility work (seals, bridges), 2- tumbling 3- each week we alternate using the bar or beam. The last 5 minutes we cool down with stretching and strength.
How many routines will you learn: They will learn 4 routines – 2 in the fall/winter & 2 in the spring session.
How many performances are there: There will be two performances throughout the year. In December they perform at our winter recital. And they perform at our big spring recital in May.
Costume Info: Winter costume is our red leotard, black shorts, hair in a pony arial with hairpiece. All to be purchased through Becky’s Dance Co.
Beginning 1: Working on cartwheels and bridges
Beginning 2: Can do all 3 cartwheels well with straight legs (regular, stacks and 1 handed), working on bridge kick overs - back bends, back walkovers, round offs, hand stands.
Interm/Elite: Can do all 3 cartwheels, roundoffs, running round off, hold a hand stand and can do a back walk over - working on front and back hand springs, ariels and front tucks.