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Tumbling classes are designed to develop tumbling skills to help your child acquire coordination, flexibility, balance, strength, self-confidence and agility.  USTA certified instructors are Tami Cooper, Barbara Massie, Sue Reichert and Stephanie Brown.  Parent observation is the last week of each month.  Limited class sizes.  Cost: $20/4 weeks for residents; $21/4 weeks for non residents.  Begins week of September 11.Classes are 50 minutes long.

Parent/Tot Tumbling:  An interactive tumbling class for those energetic little ones ages 18 months thru 2 years old.  Parents must attend with their children.

Preschool Tumbling:  Basic tumbling skills including front rolls, straddle rolls, crab walks, elementary balance and coordination skills.  Perfect for those energetic tumblers ages 3-4.

Level 1 Girls/Level 1 Boys:Separate class for girls and boys.  Working on skills such as back rolls, back straddle rolls, cartwheels, kick-up handstands and bridges.  Beginners ages 5 and above.

Level 2 Girls/Level 2 Boys:  Perfecting the skills required in Level 1 and learning control on more advanced skills such as handstand rolls, front and back roll step-outs and handstand bridges.  Must be able to do cartwheels and roundoffs.

Level 3:  A combination of learning the graceful art of tumbling and gaining power for more difficult skills.  Must be beginning back handsprings.

Level 4:  Tumblers will learn standing back handsprings, roundoff back handsprings and gain the power to do multiple back handsprings.  Will also work on learning to do aerials and combining them with back handsprings.  More advanced balance beam and trampoline work will be added.

Level 5:  Our most advanced class.  Must have completed Level 4.

Tumbling Team:The park district will be offering a competitive tumbling team to compete in meets for all levels.  Team members are required to take a level class program in addition to team class.  This will help prepare the tumbler for basics they need and not have to spend team time perfecting basic requirements.




Dance Classes

MOVES Dance Company is excited to be included again in the programs offered at Beardstown Park District!  At Moves Dance Company we are passionate about dance and about our students.  We will be starting our fifth season in the fall of 2017.  Our students learn the basics of dance to build a solid base of support for their dancing.  They learn jazz and tap steps, with a little ballet and hip hop too.  Our small company has grown greatly in just our first three years.  We can’t wait to share our love of dance with even more students during our next season!  Carrie Martinwas the coach for the BHS dance team from 2007-2009.  She has beenteaching tap, jazz and acrobats since 2002.  Instructor Brooke Lunagrew up in Beardstown and started dancing and tumbling when she was 2 ½, was on the BHS dance team throughout high school and taught tumbling at the Beardstown Park District from 2008-2013.  She has been with Moves Dance Company since 2013.  Recital is typically the second Saturday in May.  Cost:  $30/month (regardless of attendance).  Classes begin the week of August 21. Phone Carrie Martin at 242-9833, visit our Facebook page or www.moveesdancecom. to register.




CASS COUNTY DANCE CO. will again be offering ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop classes this fall.  Tiffany Reich is the instructor.  Tiffany graduated from Illinois State University with a B.A. in dance.  She has been dancing since age 2.  She was also a member of the Springfield Ballet Company from 2005-2017 where she has performed in several productions.  Along with performing, Tiffany has been an instructor for almost 10 years.


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