Helping young gymnasts successfully master balance beam skills is the goal of a gymnastics special event for girls being offered in late august by the gymnastics department of the Johnson County Park and Recreation District.
Called the Back-to-School Balance Beam Clinic, this single-session program is for girls ages six to 12, and is meant as an chance to shake off the back-to-school blues and join a fun-filled clinic for female gymnasts of all skill levels. Instruction will focus on various progressive beam skills, such as jumps, leaps, handstands, cartwheels, and dismounts. This clinic is also a perfect opportunity for current gymnasts to increase their skill repertoire or as an introduction to the balance beam for new participants interested in learning more about this apparatus.
This Balance Beam Clinic will take place beginning at 5 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 23, at the JCPRD Gymnastics Center, located inside the Mill Creek Activity Center, 6518 Vista Dr., Shawnee. To find this program in the My JCPRD Activities catalog and online listings, browse first under youth then under gymnastics. In the catalog and when using the website’s advanced search, look for the keywords “gymnastics special event.”
The cost for one one-hour session is $15 per person for Johnson County residents or $17 per person for nonresidents or register online at www.jcprd.com.
Additional Gymnastics Special events for ages six to 12 at the Mill Creek Activity Center are scheduled over the next five months and beyond. Planned are: themed Parents' Night Out programs for boys and girls on Sept. 21, Oct. 26, and Nov. 16; as well as skill-based programs for girls including a Fall Floor Clinic on Oct. 11, a Halloween Handspring Clinic on Oct. 30, an Ultimate Uneven Bar Clinic on Nov. 8, and a Winter Camp on Jan. 2.
The My JCPRD Activities catalog is available for pickup at all Johnson County Library branches.