Tumbling is the gymnastics element in all star cheerleading where athletes learn to move using their hands and feet in a series of springs, twists, rotations, and landings. Skills in this area include but are not limited to: rolls, cartwheels, walkovers, handsprings, tucks and layouts. Athletes can choose from a variety of classes offered at various times throughout the week.
Tumbling is an early-specialization element in gymnastics and cheerleading and as such requires additional training by qualified coaches. At Perfect Storm, we are committed to the highest standards of tumbling instruction and have developed our classes in accordance with the industry’s best practices. Many of our coaches are credentialed not only through the International Cheer Union, but also through the National Coaching Certification Program in association with Gymnastics Canada. We also provide in-house training for our coaches on an on-going basis.
Tumbling is mandatory for all-star athletes enrolled in level 1 & 2 competitive cheerleading program and is recommended for prep athletes and athletes in level 3 & up.
If you are required to take tumbling, or if you simply want to improve your tumbling, you may choose to take a regular tumbling class or you may sign up for a block of private or semi private lessons. We strive for a 8:1 athlete to coach ratio for all tumbling classes.
The cost for a tumbling class is $50* per month. Classes run September through March. Some fees may be pro-rated due to missed classes for holidays and/or competitions. Classes run once per week for 55 minutes. Cheer athletes in the all-star and prep programs pay monthly. Please note that while tumbling is billed monthly for athletes in a cheer program, when you register you are committing to the entire session and the full session’s fees. (Sept-Dec, Jan-Mar, June-Aug). Those not in one one of these cheer programs will pay the full fall or winter session fee (Sept-Dec or Jan-Mar) at registration. Non-Storm athletes who register for a fall session will have the option to continue into the winter session.
Athletes stay in the same class September-March unless a coach determines a change is needed.
We have created a class schedule based on when each team practices. For most teams there is an appropriate class right before or after the team’s cheer practice.
*Starting in the 2018-19 season tumbling classes will be $60 per month.
Private Tumbling Lessons
In addition to tumbling classes, we offer private tumbling lessons. These lessons are for up to two athletes with one coach for 30 minute blocks. We ensure that if two athletes are scheduled together that they are both working on similar skills. Private lessons allow coaches to give more personalized feedback and instruction. Generally, we see athletes progress faster in private lessons vs tumbling classes.
Private lesson fees are $30 + GST per 30 minute block per athlete.