Cheer, Dance, and Tumbling

We have cheer, dance, and tumbling programs for all youth—from little movers and groovers who get their start in Minis Cheer, to awe-inspiring handspringers in middle school! Most of the varsity cheerleaders in Thurston High School's award-winning squad got their start in Junior Cheer!

Jump ahead to:

Cheer

Minis Cheer: Ages 5–7. Movement, stretching, tumbling, and jumping: young kids get a taste of the cheerleading world as they build their basic skills.

Thurston Middle School
Mondays, 1/27–3/2, 5:15–6pm
$65 ID/$79 OD. Register here

Thurston Middle School
Mondays, 3/30–5/4, 5:15–6pm
$65 ID/$79 OD. Register here


Youth Cheer: Ages 8–10. Stunt, tumble, and jump: Youth Cheer builds on movement and balance skills to develop young cheerleaders. Practice days may change to accommodate performance schedule.

Thurston Middle School
Mondays and Wednesdays, 1/27–3/4, 6:15–7pm
$75 ID/$90 OD. Register here

Thurston Middle School
Mondays and Wednesdays, 3/30–5/6, 6:15–7pm
$75 ID/$90 OD. Register here


Junior Cheer: Ages 11–14. Build a solid foundation of cheer skills in this introductory group. Junior cheerleaders will train with the goal of competing and performing at a local competition and/or athletic events.

Bob Keefer Center
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 1/28–3/5, 5:30–7pm
$89 ID/$107 OD. Register here

Bob Keefer Center
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3/31–5/7, 5:30–7pm
$89 ID/$107 OD. Register here


Dance

Ballet Dance: Ages 7–10. Dancers grow in grace and poise while learning basic ballet positions, leaps, turns, and more. For those trying ballet for the first time and those returning to master technique and rhythm.

Bob Keefer Center
Tuesdays, 1/28–3/3, 5–5:45pm
$59 ID/$70 OD. Register here

Bob Keefer Center
Tuesdays, 3/31–5/5, 5–5:45pm
$59 ID/$70 OD. Register here


Hip Hop Dance: Ages 7–10. Get funky and gain confidence in this energetic, fun-filled class! Dancers learn two-steps and beginning break dancing for improved coordination, rhythm, and an all-around great time.

Bob Keefer Center
Tuesdays, 1/28–3/3, 6–6:45pm
$59 ID/$70 OD. Register here

Bob Keefer Center
Tuesdays, 3/31–5/5, 6–6:45pm
$59 ID/$70 OD. Register here


My First Dance: Ages 4–6. Your little mover and groover deserves the spotlight! This program will teach the fundamentals of movement and rhythm through ballet, hip hop, and jazz.

Bob Keefer Center
Tuesdays, 1/28–3/3, 4–4:45pm
$59 ID/$70 OD. Register here

Bob Keefer Center
Tuesdays, 3/31–5/5, 4–4:45pm
$59 ID/$70 OD. Register here


Tumbling
 

Skipping Squirrels: Ages 5–6. This class develops tumbling skills, confidence, strength, and flexibility. Kids learn forward rolls, backward rolls, handstands, cartwheels, and bridges.

Bob Keefer Center
Wednesdays, 1/29–3/4, 4:45–5:45pm
$60 ID/$72 OD. Register here

Bob Keefer Center
Saturdays, 2/1–3/7, 10–11am 
$60 ID/$72 OD. Register here

Bob Keefer Center
Wednesdays, 4/1–5/6, 4:45–5:45pm
$60 ID/$72 OD. Register here

Bob Keefer Center
Saturdays, 4/4–5/9,10–11am
$60 ID/$72 OD. Register here


Springers Beginning: Ages 7–12. Learn forward rolls, backward rolls, handstands, handstand drills, bridges, cartwheels, and round-offs. Staff assists with spotting techniques to ensure proper body alignment and muscle memory.

Ages 7–8
Bob Keefer Center
Wednesdays, 1/29–3/4, 6–7pm
$68 ID/$81 OD. Register here

Bob Keefer Center
Wednesdays, 4/1–5/6, 6–7pm
$68 ID/$81 OD. Register here

Bob Keefer Center
Saturdays, 2/1–3/7, 11:15am–12:15pm
$68 ID/$81 OD. Register here

Bob Keefer Center
Saturdays, 4/4–5/9, 11:15am–12:15pm
$68 ID/$81 OD. Register here

Ages 9–12
Bob Keefer Center
Thursdays, 1/30–3/5, 4:45–5:45pm
$68 ID/$81 OD. Register here

Bob Keefer Center
Thursdays, 4/2–5/7, 4:45–5:45pm
$68 ID/$81 OD. Register here


Tumblebugs: Ages 3–4. Kids learn forward rolls, backward rolls, and handstands while also developing social skills such as following directions, waiting their turn, sharing, and working with others.

Bob Keefer Center
Wednesdays, 1/29–3/4, 3:45–4:30pm
$60 ID/$72 OD. Register here

Bob Keefer Center
Fridays, 1/31–3/6, 10–10:45am 
$60 ID/$72 OD. Register here

Bob Keefer Center
Saturdays, 2/1–3/7, 9–9:45am 
$60 ID/$72 OD. Register here

Bob Keefer Center
Wednesdays, 4/1–5/6, 3:45–4:30pm
$60 ID/$72 OD. Register here

Bob Keefer Center
Fridays, 4/3–5/8, 10–10:45am
$60 ID/$72 OD. Register here

Bob Keefer Center
Saturdays, 4/4–5/9, 9–9:45am
$60 ID/$72 OD. Register here


Flippers Advanced: Ages 7–12. For students who have mastered basic tumbling skills. The class focuses on strength, conditioning, and flexibility to learn dive rolls, front walkovers, and much more.

Bob Keefer Center
Thursdays, 1/30–3/5 Th 6–7pm
$68 ID/$81 OD. Register here

Bob Keefer Center
Thursdays, 4/2–5/7 Th 6–7pm
$68 ID/$81 OD. Register here


Current Classes

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Get active after school! After-School All-Stars is a great way to get kids excited about sports after school in the convenience of their own school gyms and playgrounds. Learn more about After-School All-Stars here.


FAQs

Why can't I see the class I want to take? 
Not all classes may be available at this time, and many of this term's classes may have already started. Check back every term for a new slate!

What does ID/OD mean?
 People who live or own property within Willamalane Park and Recreation District’s boundaries support Willamalane with their tax dollars, and so they enjoy lower program costs. If you live in-district, you'll pay the ID cost; if you live out-of-district, you'll pay the OD cost. Not sure if you're in-district? Check the district map here.
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