Wheel: Fri Team 7-11
The Wheel Program is currently leveled into recreational and competition team to serve our participants better.
* Recreational Program:
for introduction level and non-competitive learners
Youth 7-14yrs Mondays 6:30-7:30pm
Adults 14&up Mondays 7:30-8:30pm
* Competition Team
for technical learning in Straightline, Spiral, & Vault, and to
participate in gymnatics meets throughout the academic year
Athletes are encouraged to have a leotard, wheel shoes & belts.
Youth 7-11yrs Fridays 4:30-5:30pm
Teens 11-18yrs Fridays 6:30-8:00pm
Participants in Competition Team are encouraged to attend Mini-
Tramp & Tumbling class 5:30-6:30pm to develop movement skills
* Performance Class (will resume during the SECOND fall session)
Recreational is a wheel introduction for our newest and/or younger troupe members, or anyone not interested in the fast paced push for higher level skill acquisition to compete in gymnastics meets.
Performance is to focus on show (and parade) skills, partnering/group timing, musicality, and character exploration. The next Showcase will be in Dec 2019. Parade opportunities are during the Thanksgiving season.
Competition Team is a longer practice with emphasis on conditioning, gymnastics skill/shapes, faster paced drive for skill building, and the commitment to attending Team practices, Wheel Weekend Workshops (oct & march) and competing in Wheel Federation and local Meets, once readiness and routines are established.
Our Wheel Club boasts Team USA athletes in Beginner Kids, Novice, Junior Boys, Junior Girls, and Senior Ladies on all three disciplines.
National Champion Dave Ettelson, (Certified Wheel Coach Level 2) and National Champion Jennifer Richard (Certified Wheel Coach Level 1+, International Wheel Judge), Casey Crowe (National Runner Up & Certified Wheel Coach Level 1+), and Brianna Promenzio (Jr Girls Team USA member, Level 1 coach)
Recreational & Competition wheel practices will be held at Circus Kazoo gym
until otherwise noted: 100 S Atkinson Rd 102, Grayslake
If available, practices may be moved to Indian Hill Elementary School: 1920 N Lotus Dr, Round Lake Heights, IL 60073
***** Please note that the Wheel Athletes are encouraged to attend the Friday 8-9pm open gym at American Eagle Gymnastics in Round Lake ($5 each time) with their teammates to work on flips, tumbling etc to improve vaulting skills. Coaches Dave & Casey will be in attendance to instruct & spot. This will pick up again in September and participants can either drive on their own or make use of carpooling within the Kazoo community.
Dates for wheel community participation:
- Competitions: Will begin again in the fall
- Big Wheel Weekend: Oct 2019
Thanksgiving Day Parade, Michigan Ave Chicago
Parade of Lights, Chicago
- World Championships NJ, July 13-19 2020