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Primary for Tots Tumbling: Vol. I

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“The Dance: The Cutting Edge – Tumbling for Tots: Primary Acrobatics” lays the foundation for all future acrobatic work. In this fun-filled video, dancers are taught the basic movements, including Log Rolls and Backward Roll to Knee. Our young tumbling students are also taught balances such as Preparations for Tripods, Handstands, and Flamingo Hops. Also demonstrated are Cartwheels, Back Kickovers, and bending variations, to include Angel Backbends, Bridges, and Table Walks. More than 40 exercises are demonstrated to prepare students for all the tumbling steps and movements. In coordination, they help to develop the muscles, large motor skills, endurance, flexibility, coordination, and skill-set needed to move up through the levels. Safety awareness, cooperation, sharing, and patience, such as “taking your turn”, are our philosophies.

As a third-generation dance teacher and choreographer, Kimberly Beck Thomson has always incorporated acrobatics into her work. Her performance, educational, and choreography experiences have helped perfect this video series, especially for working with this level of young dancers. Kimberly’s teaching methods have proven highly successful and she excels at working with youngsters.


DTCE’s Tumbling for Tots: Primary Acrobatics course lays the perfect foundation for your young dancers to safely progress through future levels of acrobatics. These fun-filled exercises prepare students for all the tumbling steps and movements. Students will develop strength, large motor skills, endurance, flexibility, and coordination. The Syllabus includes Progressions Down the Mat, Rolls, Headstand and Handstand Preparations, Varied Balance Skills, Backbend Skills, Jumps, and more! You can follow the full course guide, or mix and match to create your own class from over 40 exciting exercises like Log Rolls, Preparation for Tripods, Flamingo Hops, Cartwheels, Back Kickovers, Angel Backbends, Bridges, and Table Walks!

DTCE’s detailed syllabi allow you to create your own course of study from the plethora of innovative drills we offer- or follow our complete lesson plans to guide your students through progressive exercises to obtain skill level mastery. Syllabi offer a list of steps that correlate with each video, making it easy to find exactly what you’re looking for!

Syllabi can be used as a teacher training resource or class planning guide for your studio, saving you time in curriculum development! Teachers, assistants, trainees, and substitutes can all easily be on the same page using this sequenced tool. Syllabi are also useful for dance parents as a reinforcement guide to what children are learning in their weekly classes.