April Lessons

April 2 – April 6: Straight Body Week — Candlesticks to TA-DA on incline, Front roll (or advanced – Handstand roll) to land laying in straight body, Combo: Jump 1/2 turn to immediate Candlestick to TA-DA, Beam: Five straight jumps staying on dot. Ending activity: Bridge, trying to straighten legs

April 9 – April 13: Tree Animals Week w/ Bars: Parrots- child jumps to front support uses hands to shimmy right & then left, Monkey jumps- three casts to cast-away dismount, Monkey flips- front support to front hipcircle. Balance Beam – forward & backwards walk on tip-toes with monkey arms; sideways walk with birds wings

April 16 – April 20: Silly Upside-down Animals Week: Donkey Kicks w/ parallettes, L-hold on parallettes; Headstand & Handstand against wall. Balance Beam – Leap over stars, Crab walk forward & backwards. Ending Activity: Spiderwalk down wall (Build a handstand ‘house’ and walk hands sideways (like a spider) while keeping feet on wall

April 23 – April 27: Bouncing Animals Week with Vault – Tuck jump off springboard & Side bunny hop (cartwheel) on red cartwheel block. Straddle jump off springboard & Front roll with two frog jumps! Balance Beam: Kangaroo hops (both feet together, arms tall) down beam, Tuck & Straddle jump dismounts. Ending Activity: Everyone tries Right and Left splits or baby splits