Our tumbling classes have a strong focus on technique throughout every movement and are based on a progressive gymnastics method that leads to advanced skills. In addition to skill development, the training emphasizes flexibility, strength and spatial awareness specific to tumbling. “Basic skills” such as handstands, forward and backward rolls, cartwheels, walkovers, etc. are a major focus in these classes. These skills are the building blocks of the most advanced tumbling performed by gymnasts and power tumblers. After being given the name “basic,” these skills very quickly become neglected and forgotten, taking a toll on tumbling improvement. ABS will refer to these skills as “fundamental” rather than “basic.” For more advanced tumblers, these fundamental movement patterns are applied to forward and backward tumbling, connecting positions, twisting techniques and take-off and landing drills.