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. ***Tumbling 4 Cheerleading Association SPECIALIZES IN TUMBLING FOR CHEERLEADING. WE ARE THE TOP TUMBLING TRAINING FACILITY FOR CHEERLEADERS IN THIS AREA! We are proud to train these cheerleaders and/or cheerleading teams in our gym: ANDREW HIGH SCHOOL, ARBOR PARK JUNIOR HIGH, ARGO COMMUNITY HIGH SCHOOL, BEECHER HIGH SCHOOL, CARDINAL JOSEPH BERNARDIN SCHOOL, CARL SANDBURG HIGH SCHOOL, CHEER COMMAND ROCKETS, CRESTWOOD PANTHERS, EVERGREEN HIGH PARK HIGH SCHOOL, GRISSOM JUNIOR HIGH, HOMEWOOD-FLOSSMOOR HIGH SCHOOL, HOMER JUNIOR HIGH, INDEPENDENCE JUNIOR HIGH, HOMER STALLIONS, LANSING LIONS, LEMONT HIGH SCHOOL, LEMONT HORNETS, LIBERTY JUNIOR HIGH, LINCOLN-WAY EAST HIGH SCHOOL, LINCOLN-WAY NORTH HIGH SCHOOL, LOCKPORT HIGH SCHOOL, MARIST HIGH SCHOOL, MINOOKA COMMUNITY HIGH SCHOOL, OAK PRAIRIE JUNIOR HIGH, OAK FOREST HIGH SCHOOL, OAK LAWN COMMUNITY HIGH SCHOOL, OLD QUARRY SCHOOL, ORLAND HILLS WOLVES, ORLAND PARK KNIGHTS, ORLAND PARK PIONEERS, PALOS STARS, PANTHERS ELITE, PEOTONE HIGH SCHOOL, PRAIRIE VIEW JUNIOR HIGH, PROVIDENCE CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL, RICH CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL, ROMEOVILLE HIGH SCHOOL, SHEPARD HIGH SCHOOL, STAGG HIGH SCHOOL, ST. MICHAEL SCHOOL, ST. RITA HIGH SCHOOL, SOUTHWEST CHICAGO CHRISTIAN HIGH SCHOOL, SUMMITT HILL JUNIOR HIGH, THORTON FRACTIONAL SOUTH HIGH SCHOOL, TINLEY PARK HIGH SCHOOL, TINLEY PARK BOBCATS, TINLEY PARK BULLDOGS, WILMINGTON HIGH SCHOOL, XTREME CHEER FORCE***

Tumbling Classes

TUMBLING PROGRAM
Tumbling 4 Cheerleading
(Go to
Tumbling Schedule for class days and times,
and to 
Sessions/Payments for the session calendars.)

 

Tumbling 4 Cheerleading  Association tumbling classes are geared specifically for cheerleading.  Students learn the proper technique and progression of tumbling skills they need to execute for their high school, junior high school, elementary school, recreational or all-star cheerleading teams. TCA is proud to be the "go to" facility for so many of the school and recreational cheerleading teams in our area, several of whom are State and National Champions!  Go to the bottom of our About Us page to see our extensive list of clients.

Tumbling 4 Cheerleading Association offers tumbling classes for every skill level and age:  afternoon and evening classes are for elementary thru high school students; day classes are for preschoolers and kindergarteners. Our afternoon and evening classes are rostered by skill level, regardless of age (scroll down the page for class descriptions).  Please note, students in our Beginner Tumbling classes work on the skills and techniques for back handsprings.  

Go to Forms to download waivers.  Go to Tumbling Schedule to view class days/times, and sessions/payments schedule. 

Tumbling 4 Cheerleading Association also offers customized team tumbling classes for cheerleading teams. Call TCA to organize a team tumbling class for your team:  815-464-8071.


GROUP TUMBLING CLASSES

  • Class placement is based on skill prerequisites for each level.
  •  group tumbling classes run every six weeks on a continuing basis.  Classes are one hour long and held once a week. 
  • If a student starts mid-session, that student may request "make-up" classes. 
  • Go to Forms to download waivers, and to Tumbling Schedule for class schedules and session schedules. 
  • Calendar--Tuition Payments

Beginner Tumbling
No prior tumbling experience is required.  Tumblers will learn the proper technique and execution of cartwheels, round-offs and the beginning techniques of standing back handsprings and round-off back handsprings.

Intermediate Tumbling
Minimum skills required:  cartwheel, round-off, unassisted standing back handspring and unassisted round-off back handspring.  Tumblers will learn and strengthen proper technique of standing and running back handspring series.  Tumblers will beging to learn the proper technique of round-off back handspring back tucks.

Advanced Tumbling
Minimum skills required:  standing and running round-off back handspring series (three or more).  Tumblers will work in progression to learn proper technique and execution of:
       Standing skills:  back handspring back tucks, back tucks, back handsprings to layouts and fulls, standing fulls; and
       Running skills:  round-off back handspring(s) to tucks, layouts and fulls; combination passes.

Team Tumbling
TCA offers customized team tumbling classes for cheerleading teams where your cheerleading team will receive individualized and team instruction (team members need not have the same skill level).  Contact TCA to arrange a team tumbling class exclusively for your team.  A minimum of five members of your team is required to start a team tumbling class.


Summer Tumbling and Skills Specialty Classes
A great way to get your skills ready for your team's choreography.  Specialty classes include:  Standing Tumbling Class; Standing and Running Fulls Class; Jumps Class; All-Girl Stunting Skills Class.  Go to
Tumbling Schedule for details. 

PRIVATE LESSONS FOR TCA TUMBLERS
Private, one-on-one tumbling lessons are available only to those Tumbling 4 Cheerleading Association students who are also currently enrolled in a TCA group tumbling class. Students coordinate private tumbling lessons directly with the coach of their choice.  Prices and schedules vary from coach to coach. TCA does not coordinate the private tumblling lessons between the students and coaches.


OPEN GYM
Tumbling 4 Cheerleading Association holds Open Gym on Saturdays from 1:00-3:00 PM.  In order to attend, every participant must have a waiver on file signed by their parent.

Open Gym is $5 for  members; $7 for non-members . . . OR . . . purchase a TCA Open Gym Pass for $50 -- thirteen visits for the price of ten!  A $15 savings!



TUMBLING MAKE-UP CLASSES
If you are absent from your group tumbling class, you are welcome to request a make-up class according to the make-up schedule.  Scheduling of make-ups require a minimum of 72 hours' written notice and CANNOT be scheduled over the phone.  Please plan ahead -- our make-up classes typically fill up two weeks in advance.  Go to Forms to print and submit the make-up form via fax or in person.  Go to Tumbling Schedule for a list of the days and times of make-up classes.

Make-up classes are only available to students who are currently enrolled in a tumbling class.  Make-up classes are limited to five students per instructor.  Make-ups do not expire and do not have to be made up in the same session the absence occurred.  However, if a tumbler is no longer a currently-enrolled (paid) Tumbling 4 Cheerleading Association student in a group class, any remaining make-up classes are forfeited (i.e., if a student skips a session or their tuition is not paid by the first week of a new session, the student loses any banked make-up classes).