Adult & Tot Gymnastics 1-3 years old
Have fun with activities that include instruction for safe use of equipment, parachute play, rhythm and movement songs. Adults will aid children as they move within the gym.
PreNastic and Beginner Gymnastics 3-6 years old
Young children start learning gymnastic skills through games and movements. Learn to take turns and to listen to your instructor to begin a safe introduction to gymnastics. Songs, games and preschool equipment are used.
Aimers and Beamers, 3-7 years old (Promoted from previous class)
Aimers: Learn forward tuck rolls, cartwheels, back rolls on incline, mount and walk on mid-size balance beam, hang and hold on bars, jump onto spring board.
Beamers: Learn handstands, cartwheels, back tuck rolls, jumps on balance beam, strength for bars and speed for springboard.
Introduction to Girls Gymnastics 6-15 years old
No experience necessary for this class! Girls learn tumbling, bars, balance beam and vault skills. Strength and flexibility exercises are taught.
Introduction to Boys Gymnastics 6-15 years old
No experience necessary for this all boy class! Boys will learn the beginning skills on the six male gymnastics events. Events include floor, vault, pommel horse, high bar, parallel bars and rings.
PreLevel 1 Gymnastics Girls 6=15 years old (Promoted from previous class)
Gymnasts continue to increase skills on the balance beam, uneven parallel bars, springboard, floor exercise and strength exercises are taught.
Excel Level 1, 2, 3 Gymnastics Girls 6-15 years old
Girls are promoted from PreLevel 1 and USAG "EXCEL" Level skills are taught and prepared for competition. It is recommended that gymnasts register for 2 classes. Excel Level 2 & 3 gymnasts must have an adult help at competition.
Tumbling Boys & Girls 4-7 years old
Learn tumbling skills, beginning with forward and backward rolls. Tumblers progress from cartwheels and back walkovers with a spotter to skills with no spotter. This class will focus on developing your strength and flexibility for tumbling.
CheerNastics Boys & Girls 8+ years (or promoted from Tumbling)
Learn skills that are used in cheerleading. Tumbling, jumps, strength and flexibility are taught.
Adult Open Gym Practice 14+ years
Adults interested in the sport, or previous gymnasts, may work at your own pace. Develop or renew your strength. Classes are ongoing. Pay at door for each class you attend.
Optional Gymnastics Gliders Team 7+ years
Girls promoted from Excel Level 3 learn Optional level routines for competition, incorporate higher difficulty skills and learn teamwork. Progressing to Optional team means participating in promotional exhibitions and competitions with other park agency teams. Parent involvement is necessary. Gymnasts must attend Saturday class and one other class time. Gymnasts must participate in two fundraisers and events throughout the year.
Oak Forest - Park District • 15601 S. Central Ave. Oak Forest, IL 60452 • ph. 708.687.7270 • fax. 708.687.9937