4-5 Year Old Gymnastics:
This 55 minute class for boys and girls teaches basic gymnastics skills on vault, bars, balance beam, floor, and trampoline, while using stations and accessories such as incline-mats, folding-mats, donut-mats, and barrels. These teaching aids assist students as they learn more difficult gymnastics skills. After warming up, the students will spend time on three events, alternating vault, bars, beam, floor and trampoline each week. Many students will learn how to roll forward and backward, do a cartwheel, do a handstand up against a wall or mat, walk forward and backwards on the beam, in addition to kick walks, dip walks, chassés, and balance moves. On bars they will learn how to do a glide swing, begin a pull over by themselves, and feel comfortable in the front support position. Vault drills are designed to teach students proper technique in running and jumping on the board, and how to do a variety of jumps off the board.