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At Break the Barriers, we pride ourselves in the quality of our gymnastics tumbling program for people of all abilities.

All classes are taught by accomplished gymnasts who are experts in teaching gymnastics technique, spotting, and building students’ self-esteem. Tumbling classes are for tumbling skills on the floor only, without any other apparatus. If you have questions about the Tumbling program, please contact us!

Program Details

Fees are due at the time of registration. All fees are non refundable and no credit can be given. Does not apply to classes through Yosemite/Monarch, Central Valley Regional Center or Self Determination.

  • Fee: $70

For class times and prices for classes through Yosemite/Monarch charter schools, please refer to our Yosemite/Monarch schedule.

Due to the large number of referrals for the summer session, it may take longer than average to process your referral. To keep everything running smooth, please contact your service coordinator to confirm they sent your referral before contacting Break the Barriers.

To schedule a class for your student, please contact your service coordinator and have them send a referral to Break the Barriers. Referrals will be processed in the order they have been sent. Once the referral has been processed, you will receive a call from Break the Barriers regarding day and time of the class, as well as any further forms that will be needed.

To participate in our programs, first check with our office staff for class availability by calling (559) 432-6292. If your student has never attended a class at Break the Barriers before, or if they have not attended a class within the last two years, then you will need to fill out the Child Liability Waiver (for students under 18yrs) or the Adult Liability Waiver (for students 18yrs+).

Doctor’s Releases

Sometimes a doctor’s release is required to participate if a student has specific physical or medical conditions such as (but not limited to) heart conditions, epilepsy, or bone and joint issues.  Please contact us if you have questions about specific medical conditions. 

*All students must have a skills evaluation prior to enrollment in a beginning tumbling or higher level class. Please contact Break the Barriers’ office to schedule an evaluation.

To ensure a successful experience for all students at Break the Barriers, a student may be transferred to a class that is more beneficial to them at the discretion of the Director.

Basic Tumbling

  • Ages 6 & up
  • Forward roll
  • Start of a handstand
  • The focus is a mastery of foundational skills such as cartwheels, backbends, and round-offs

Beginning Tumbling

  • Ages 8 & up
  • Both right and left cartwheels
  • Round-off rebound
  • Good handstand
  • Push up backbend

Intermediate Tumbling

  • Ages 8 & up
  • No spot round-off back handspring
  • Working side aerial
  • Working front handspring
  • Working front tuck

Advanced Tumbling

  • Ages 8 & up
  • Round-off with 3 back handsprings
  • No spot side aerial
  • No spot front handspring
  • Most of standing back tuck
  • Most of punch front
  • Absolutely NO tummies showing (we suggest wearing a leotard or biketard underneath shorts and shirts)
  • No low-cut shirts (front or back)
  • No spaghetti straps (tank­-style shirts must have a minimum 1inch shoulder strap)
  • All shorts must have at least a 6 inch inseam (no high cut bottoms or short shorts)
  • No gum
  • Sweatpants okay during winter months
  • Must be barefoot or wearing a gymnastics shoe
  • Long hair must be tied back

Program Schedule


Fidel gets so excited to go to Break the Barriers every week and it has really kept his spirits up during such a challenging year.

-Gymnastics Parent

Staff Training

We strive to prepare our staff to effectively work with and teach children of all abilities to be in a class with other students. All staff are required to attend workshops where they:

  • are trained in an ability awareness class with co-founder, Deby Hergenrader
  • are familiarized with ASD
  • learn how to use PECs, a structured schedule, social stories, and the Timed Timer
  • co-teach spectrum classes with a trained staff member

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