Class Information

Flipper’s Gymnastics provides gymnastics instruction to students of all ages.  Classes are specific to both age and level of skill.

General Class Information

No classes will run with fewer than four students. Class maximum will be based on age group.  Classes with students under 5 will have a maximum of 5 students per class. Classes with students ages 5-7 will have a maximum of 6 students per class. Any classes with students over 8 will have a maximum of 8 students per class.

Students must wear gymnastics-appropriate clothing, such as leotards or form-fitting tops and bottoms.  Loose-fitting clothing can cause tripping and other hazards which lead to injury.  Bare feet are preferred.

Gym Tots Ages 18 months to 2 ½ Tiny Tumblers Ages 2 ½ to 3 ½
Little Rockers Ages 3 ½ to 4 Rockin’ Rollers Ages 4-5
K Step 1 No prior experience necessary K-1st Step 2 By recommendation only
1st Step 1 No prior experience necessary 2nd-3rd Step 2 By recommendation only
2nd Step 1 No prior experience necessary 4th-5th Step 2 By recommendation only
3rd Step 1 No prior experience necessary 6th-8th Step 2 By recommendation only
4th-5th Step 1 No prior experience necessary Boys All Ages Step 2 By recommendation only
K-2nd Step 3 By recommendation only
6th-8th Step 1 No prior experience necessary 3rd-5th Step 3 By recommendation only
Boys K-2 Step 1 No prior experience necessary 6th-8th Step 3 By recommendation only
Boys 3rd-5th Step 1 No prior experience necessary K-2nd Step 4 By recommendation only
T&T Jr Tramp & Tumbling ages 5-8; no bars, beam or vault 3rd-5th Step 4 By recommendation only
Beg T&T Tramp & Tumbling ages 8+; no bars, beam or vault 6th-8th Step 4 By recommendation only
Int T&T By recommendation only Advanced All Ages By recommendation only

Level Recommendations
This chart provides recommendations as to which skills should be attained prior to entering each class level.  These are suggestions, and not requirements, but a good reference to help students be successful in the classes they choose.

Gym Tots ages 18-30 months (Parent participation required)
Tiny Tumblers ages 2.5-3.5 (Parent participation required)
Little Rockers ages 3.5-4
Rockin’ Rollers ages 4-5
Step 1 No prior experience necessary!
Step 2
VAULT Jump on and off using spring board and low vault using two feet
BARS Forward roll dismount, cast 3X to hollow body, pullover up incline 
BEAM Dip/kick steps, passé/coupe, knee scale, stretch jump
FLOOR Leap, forward/backward roll, 3/4 handstand, bridge, cartwheel down wedge
Step 3
VAULT Squat on, dive roll
BARS Pullover, hop catch glide, under swing
BEAM Tuck jump, chase, leap, kneescale dismount, front support mount
FLOOR Hitch kick, backbend, full handstand with spot, cartwheel on floor, backbend kick over, handstand forward roll
Step 4
VAULT Pike roll
BARS Back hip circle, sole circle
BEAM Half pirouette, cartwheel/round off dismount, hitchkick 
FLOOR Full handstand, one arm cartwheel, back walkover, roundoff, handstand forward roll step out
Advanced
VAULT Handstand forward roll
BARS Cast to horizontal, front hip circle
BEAM Full pirouette, wolf jump, cartwheel on high beam
FLOOR Back handspring, back piker roll