Gymnastics

GYMNASTICS AT WDC

WE HAVE A NEW GYMNASTICS TEACHER!! Read about our new gymnastics teacher, Hanna Nordquist, below. You can also find Alexis Russell’s biography below.

HANNA NORDQUIST – Hanna is a recent Graduate from the University of Minnesota and was on the Women’s Gymnastics Team. She has had a passion for coaching and teaching her entire life! She has experience coaching children of all ages and loves creating a fun environment where each individual can reach their goals! 

ALEXIS RUSSELL – Alexis is a South Maplewood, Minnesota native and began gymnastics at the age of 2 1/2. At the age of 12, she reached the highest level of Junior Olympic club gymnastics and decided to train for the highest level, Elite. At the age of 18 she received a full-ride scholarship to the University of Minnesota where she competed all-around all four years. Some of her accomplishments include All Big 10 First team two years in a row and qualifying as an individual to NCAA Championships in 2010. She has over twelve years of coaching experience and enjoys coaching all ages. In her professional career she works in the Commissioners Office at the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry. 


GYMNASTICS SESSION CLASSES

There are no gymnastics sessions scheduled at this time.


GYMNASTICS PRIVATES/PUNCH CARD CLASSES

We will try to offer gymnastics privates and extra punch card classes whenever possible, based on teacher/room availability. We will notify dancers via email if these classes have been added. These classes will be paid with our specialty punch cards ($12 per class). You can purchase punch cards at the front desk. Punch cards never expire.

Please see the class schedule below. You can use the link to sign up for a class. We would like to limit dancers to 1 class so everyone has the chance to sign up. Please note where the classes are located and make sure you sign up for the appropriate level (see levels below). Thank you!


Wednesday, August 9th @ MAIN STUDIO
5:00-5:45 Beginner Gymnastics w/ Alexis
5:45-6:30 Intermediate Gymnastics w/ Alexis
6:30-7:15 Advanced Gymnastics w/ Alexis
7:15-8:00 Intermediate Gymnastics w/ Alexis

Thursday, August 10th @ MAIN STUDIO
5:00-5:45 Intermediate Gymnastics w/ Alexis
5:45-6:30 Advanced Gymnastics w/ Alexis
6:30-7:15 Beginner Gymnastics w/ Alexis
7:15-8:00 Intermediate Gymnastics w/ Alexis

Monday, August 14th @ STUDIO 7
5:00-5:45 Advanced Gymnastics w/ Alexis
5:45-6:30 Intermediate Gymnastics w/ Alexis
6:30-7:15 Beginner Gymnastics w/ Alexis
7:15-8:00 Intermediate Gymnastics w/ Alexis

Wednesday, August 16th @ STUDIO 7
5:00-5:45 Beginner Gymnastics w/ Alexis
5:45-6:30 Advanced Gymnastics w/ Alexis
6:30-7:15 Intermediate Gymnastics w/ Alexis
7:15-8:00 Intermediate Gymnastics w/ Alexis

Wednesday, August 23rd @ MAIN STUDIO 
5:00-5:45 Beginner Gymnastics w/ Alexis
5:45-6:30 Intermediate Gymnastics w/ Alexis
6:30-7:15 Advanced Gymnastics w/ Alexis
7:15-8:00 Advanced Gymnastics w/ Alexis

Wednesday, August 30th @ STUDIO 7
5:00-5:45 Advanced Gymnastics w/ Alexis
5:45-6:30 Intermediate Gymnastics w/ Alexis
6:30-7:15 Intermediate Gymnastics w/ Alexis
7:15-8:00 Beginner Gymnastics w/ Alexis

Thursday, August 31st @ MAIN STUDIO
5:00-5:45 Intermediate Gymnastics w/ Alexis
5:45-6:30 Intermediate Gymnastics w/ Alexis
6:30-7:15 Beginner Gymnastics w/ Alexis
7:15-8:00 Advanced Gymnastics w/ Alexis

SIGN UP HERE


GYMNASTICS LEVELS

In order to improve how our gymnastics classes run, we have talked with our gymnastics teachers and established three different levels for our gymnastics classes, which are described below.

Beginner- Dancers will work on beginner gymnastics skills such as cartwheels, handstands, headstands, pretzels, bridges, and bridge kick overs.

Intermediate- Dancer must be able to do a correct / confident handstand and cartwheel on own.  Dancers will work on tick-tocks, back walkovers, front walkovers, round offs, aerial cartwheel drills, and various types of handstands.

Advanced- Dancer must be able to do a correct / confident back walkover on own.  Dancers will work on mastering side aerial cartwheel.  Class will also work on front aerial walk overs, back handsprings, connecting round-off back handsprings, front handsprings, various types of handstands, and valdezes.

Flexibilty and Strength will be a part of every gymnastics class.

If you have any questions about which level to sign up for you can contact the studio via email at buffy@woodburydance.com or by phone at 651-735-9252.