Using soft skin balls, modern dodgeball provides action packed fun and exercise in a safe way. Teams will be split differently and evenly each meeting to keep the fun and energy at a high level.
|8-10||Feb 6 - Feb 27||Tuesdays||4-4:50 pm||Community Center Gym||$15.00|
|5-7||Feb 6 - Feb 27||Tuesdays||5-5:50 pm||Community Center Gym||$15.00|
Wiffle Ball League
It’s never too early to improve your batting eye! Wiffle balls and bats will be used. Have fun inside while the weather is still nasty outside.
|8-10||Feb 7 - Feb 28||Wednesdays||4 - 4:50 pm||Community Center Gym||$15.00|
Get your youngster active and burning some energy before spring arrives. We’re moving the all-time playground favorite indoors. We’ll split the teams up evenly each week to ensure action packed fun in a safe way. Besides fun and exercise, your child will learn the basics of base running, tag outs and force outs for their future baseball or softball career in a non-competitive environment.
|5-7||Feb 7 - Feb 28||Wednesdays||5 - 5:50 pm||Community Center Gym||$15.00|
Baseball/Softball Pitching & Hitting Clinic
For boys and girls. Good pitching wins games and learning the proper mechanics early is essential. Instruction will concentrate on proper form and throwing in general to build arm strength. Lots of swings off the batting tee to improve hand eye coordination and bat speed.
|Boys 9 & 10||March 7 - 28||Wednesdays||4 - 4:50 pm||Community Center Gym||$15.00|
|Girls 9 & 10||March 8 - 29||Thursdays||5 - 5:50 pm||Community Center Gym||$15.00|
Baseball Buds & Softball Stars
Baseball and softball clinic for boys and girls ages 6,7 & 8. Instruction includes basic skills in throwing, fielding and hitting with lots of swings off the batting tee to improve hand eye coordination and bat speed.
|Boys 6 - 8||March 7 - 28||Wednesdays||5 - 5:50 pm||Community Center Gym||$15.00|
|Girls 6 - 8||March 8 - 29||Thursdays||5 - 5:50 pm||Community Center Gym||$15.00|
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.
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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