Gymnastics and Tumbling Guide for Kalamazoo
No doubt about it, gymnastics gives kids an early fitness foundation.
Summersaulting off the furniture, balance walking along the curb, or making a bee-line for the monkey bars at the park – kids love to tumble.
Gymnastics can be a fun way for your child to develop muscle strength, coordination, confidence and burn off some of their non-stop energy. From parent-and-me to preschool programs to competitive teams, there are many different options for gymnastics, tumbling, and cheerleading classes in greater Kalamazoo.
Find the Tumble Spot For You
We’re here to help you find the perfect place for your child to tumble, stretch and bounce their way to fitness. We’ve also highlighted centers that offer cheerleading classes and clinics.
1 – Branch Gymnastics has locations in both Battle Creek and Kalamazoo (Kids Sports USA). Both locations offer individual and team gymnastics programs for children of all ages and developmental levels. They also offer specialty clinics for specific skills, dance, tramp and tumbling, cheerleading, homeschool programs, and open gym time.
2 – At Kids Gym, Inc. in Portage, children starting at age one can participate with a parent in a non-competitive class. Activities include music, finger plays, pretend play, climbing, jumping, beginning tumbling and other pre-gymnastics. Kids Gym Inc. offers competitive gymnastics teams, cheerleading, clinics, open gym time and private lessons.
3 – Creative Gymnastics Center is located in Sturgis and offers a preschool gymnastics program that runs September through May, but children can join any time if there is space available. In addition to regular classes, Creative Gymnastics Center also has opportunities for open gym times for kids 12 and under.
4 – The Little Gym of Kalamazoo, located in Portage, offers pre-k and grade school gymnastics classes that give children a safe and inspiring space to direct their energy, build confidence, and develop key skills.
5 – All That Athletics in Plainwell offers preschool, recreational and competitive team gymnastics, cheer/tumble, karate, tumble/tramp and boys gymnastics. Open gym times and private instruction are available.
Tumbling and Acro Classes
6 – Excel Dance Centre is a non-competitive performing arts studio located in Texas Corners. They offer a wide variety of dance classes and tumbling clinics. All classes, music, costuming are age-appropriate and focus on student growth and development of skill in a fun and family-friendly environment.
7 – Acrobatic Dance “Acro” begins at age five at Mosaic Dance Center. This popular class blends acrobatic movements and classical dance technique. Skills include balancing, tumbling, flexibility and contortion.
8 – Expressions Dance Centre in Hastings offers an acrobatics/tumbling class that is similar to floor skills of gymnastics. It’s a high energy performing art that focuses on strength, stretch, balance, and stunting. Basic tumbling includes skills such as backbends, cartwheels, and rolls.
Do you know of another great location for gymnastics or tumbling? Make sure to let us know in the comments section.
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