Tumbling & Dance

Tumbling & Dance Classes are available in ongoing registration. Begin at any time!

YMCA Tumbling

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Levels & Descriptions

Parent/Child: This is a class designed to teach tumbling with the help of an adult partner. One adult for every two children is required to help instructor encourage the participants to be engaged in the basic movements of tumbling. They will use games and music to keep the activities fun and flexible!

Beginner: This class is for all tumblers who have little or no experience with tumbling at all. They will learn the basic fundamentals of tumbling as well as some skills. Stretching, forward rolls, backward rolls, handstands, cartwheels, back-bend, back-walkover, and front walkover. The 6:30pm class will be for the tumblers who can use these skills to form passes.

Novice: This class will be for the tumblers who can do a back-bend, back-walkover, front-walkover, and cartwheels. They will learn back flips. This class will be putting together all these skills to form passes.

Intermediate: This class will be for the tumblers who can do round-offs and back flips. They will learn back tucks. They will form passes with these skills.

Advanced: This class is for the tumblers who can already do back flips and back tucks. These tumblers will learn front flips, branies, and fulls. This is the most advanced class. They will put their skills together to form a pass. 

YMCA Rhythm Dance Academy

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We are currently offering two Dance Classes on Tuesday evenings and these are based on experience.

"Beginner Kids" 5:00pm - 5:45pm

"Novice Kids" 5:45pm - 6:45pm

Meet Carol Garside, our Rhythm Academy Instructor! Carol has 13 years of dance training at the renowned Lois Rae Watts School of Dance. During this time, she also served as a student instructor for the younger classes. She is a graduate of Parsons College with an elementary education degree. Carol is also a certified Zumba Instructor here at our YMCA.

Rhythm Academy promotes a well-rounded dance experience with a primary focus on tap, ballet and jazz. Children will reap the benefits of dance instruction throughout life with increased coordination and grace of movement.

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Some of our Little Dancers showing off their tutu's made by Dance Instructor Carol Garside!

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For the past five years, the Solutions Program has been a valuable asset to our community. The program is offered to students of Lombard, Churchill and Galesburg High School at absolutely no cost to them. The Solutions Program is a great resource to help students improve performance in four key areas: GPAs, office referrals, tardiness and absences. Using a three-tiered approach to mentorship, the Solutions staff meets students where they live, go to school and play. We frequently make home visits, maintain a strong presence at their school, and cheer them on at extracurricular activities and events. The Solutions Program is run by Senior Solutions Director Joey Range.