Basic Positions & Floor Excercise Skills

Toy Soldier

How to show an instructor you're ready.

Tuck

Achieved by bending your knees into your chest.

Lunge

Front leg bent, hips sqaure, arms by ears (starting position of handstand or carthweel).

Arch

A body position achieved by curving your back inward, pushing arms & legs backward.

Tabletop

Hands and feet flat on ground, lifting body up until back is straight.

Front Split

One leg in front and one behind, both straight with square hips.

Straight/Stretch Jump

Taking off & landing on two feet, legs togetherwith entire body striaght.

Straddle Jump

Taking off & landing on two feet, legs togetherwith entire body striaght.

Log Roll

Squeeze your body tight and keep it straight like a log as you roll sideways.

Freeze/ Stick

Proper way to land a jump or dismount.

Pike

Keeping your legs straight & together in front of you.

Arabesque

Balancing on one leg, with the other straight behind you.

Straight

Body position achieved by tucking hips & belly in to straighten spine.

Bridge

Pushing stomach up while hands and feet push into ground to make arms and legs stright.

Middle Split

Legs straight out to either side of you.

Tuck Jump

Taking off & landing on two feet, with legs together & bent up to chest.

Split Jump

Taking off & landing on two feet, with one leg in front & the other behind.

Egg Roll

Hug your knees as you tuck them in as you roll without "cracking".

Ta-Da

Strike this pose after finishing a skill.

Straddle

Keeping legs straight & open in front of you.

Passe

Balancing on one leg, bending the other to bring toes to touch knee.

Hollow

Body position achieved by rounding your back, pushing arms & legs forward.

Candlestick

Rolling onto shoulders while pushing hips,legs and toes straight up.

Push Up Position

Hands and toes flat on ground, shoulder directly over wrists with body straight.

Pike Jump

Taking off & landing on two feet, with legs together & straight in front of you.

Split leap

Taking off from one foot & landing on the other, with one leg in front & the other behind

Tuck Forward Roll

Hands up to the sky, hands down to the floor, smell your belly, forward roll!

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