July’s Turns Workshop: Younger Girls Tumbling

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.

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Back stretches

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Half splits and more back stretches

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Knee Scales, flipped over to back bends and then repeated on the other side

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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

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Back walkovers

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Travelling back bends…. walking down the mat



One armed cartwheels



And the ever popular aerials!

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Hand stands

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Then handstands into into forward rolls



Straddle presses to handstands

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Front Walkovers

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Chest rolls

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Back handsprings

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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…..