Tumbling, a discipline of the sport of gymnastics, provides a fun and safe activity that gets kids physically active. Not only does the sport provide a solid fitness foundation, it also offers benefits from socialization skills to life skills to basics that can enhance performance in every other sport.

At a tumbling class, kids have the opportunity to run, jump, climb and tumble in a safe and healthy environment under the guidance of qualified instructors. And, gymnastics and tumbling students can start young. While kids can’t play most organized sports until they’re in kindergarten or later, they can start tumbling shortly after they learn to walk.

There will be a final performance showcase held at Springfield High School Auditorium on Wednesday, August 21st at 6 p.m. for each tumbling class to show off what they learned this summer to friends and family!

Kids who love tumbling might also enjoy dance and cheer!

My First Sports, Tumbling: Ages 18 months-3 years. Stretch your imagination and your body! Help your child improve body control, motor skills and creativity through stretching, dancing and games.

Saturdays, 6/29-8/17, 9-9:45am 
$80 ID/$96 OD
Class #21560. Register Here

Tumblebugs: Ages 3-4. Active preschoolers develop a love for tumbling while improving their strength, flexibility and overall physical fitness. 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.

Wednesdays, 6/26-8/14, 3:45-4:30pm 
$80 ID/$96 OD
Class #21554. Register Here 

Saturdays, 6/29-8/17, 10-10:45am 
$80 ID/$96 OD
Class #21561. Register Here

Skipping Squirrels: Ages 5-6. This class develops tumbling skills, confidence, strength and flexibility.  Kids learn forward rolls, backward rolls, handstands, cartwheels and bridges. Along with physical skills, kids practice social skills such as following directions, waiting their turn, sharing and working together.

Wednesdays, 6/26-8/14, 4:45-5:45pm
$90 ID/$108 OD 
Class #21555. Register Here

Saturdays, 6/29-8/17, 11am-12pm
$90 ID/$108 OD 
Class #21562. Register Here

Springers, Beginning: Ages 7-8 and ages 9-12. Learn the basic fundamentals of tumbling. Students work on basic progressions: forward rolls, backward rolls, handstands, handstand drills, bridges, cartwheels and round-offs. We’ll focus on strength and flexibility, and staff will assist each student with hands-on spotting techniques to ensure proper body alignment and muscle memory.

Ages 7-8:
Wednesdays, 6/26-8/14, 6-7pm
$90 ID/$108 OD 
Class #21557. Register Here

Ages 9-12:
Thursdays, 6/27-8/15, 4:45-5:45pm
$90 ID/$108 OD 
Class #21558. Register Here

Flippers, Advanced: Ages 7-12. This class is geared toward students who have mastered basic tumbling skills. The class focuses on the strength, conditioning and flexibility to learn dive rolls, front walkovers, back walkovers, multiple cartwheels, power hurdles and two-step entry into a round-off. 

Thursdays, 6/27-8/15, 6-7pm 
$90 ID/$108 OD
Class #21559. 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.


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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