July’s first weekend workshop was held at So Cal Dance. It started out in the usual way, with the younger girls coming in first. They began with their normal stretching exercises and warm ups.
Half splits and more back stretches
Knee Scales, flipped over to back bends and then repeated on the other side
Some jumps were mixed in. Tucks, Pikes and of course, straddles
More back bends. Need to practice standing up from them, as well as kicking over.
Then it was time to start tumbling, with some cartwheels
Travelling back bends…. walking down the mat
One armed cartwheels
And the ever popular aerials!
Then handstands into into forward rolls
Straddle presses to handstands
Finally it was time for everyone’s final trick. Ms. Kelly calls this their “Thing of their choice.” 🙂 Most kids pick to do either the thing they are so close to finally perfecting or the one that have only just mastered.
Like this back walkover
Or this one armed front walkover.
What a great hour it had been. But time was up already and these girls needed to head next door into the other room to work on their turns…..