Wheel: Intro to Cyr (SAT)


The German Wheel/Cyr Wheel Program is currently leveled into recreational, performance, and  advanced to serve our participants better.

* Recreational  Program:
   for introduction level and non-competitive learners

     Youth Intro         7-14yrs               Fridays 5:00-:00pm
    Adult Intro          14 yrs -adults     Fridays 7:30-8:30pm
   Teen & adult Cyr  14 yrs – adults  Saturdays 12-2:00pm

* Performance
This class time is designed to help wheel students put a routine together for a show OR PARADE. There is no performance class in this session, but wheelers can participate in the following parades:
     Grayslake Days Parade Aug- TBD call time at Grayslake Central High School,  pick up near Grayslake Feed Sales parking lot after parade
* Competition Wheel – “Level 2”
       (Participation in competitions expected)
       Designed for technical learning in Straightline,  Spiral,  &  Vault, and to participate in gymnastics meets throughout the academic year. Athletes are encouraged to have a long sleeve female or male leotard, wheel shoes & acquire their own belts.

     Youth 9-18yrs     Fri 6:00-7:30:30pm – Level 2 
Participants in Competition Team are encouraged to attend every week
to develop movement vocabulary in all disciplines and build/maintain routines. 


Recreational is a wheel introduction for our newest 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. Parade opportunities are limited due to Covid restrictions. 
Open Gym is to allow for free practice of skills currently training. Spotting is available
Advanced 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 2023 & March 2023) and competing in Wheel Federation and local meets, once readiness and routines are established. There are 3 disciplines in competitive wheel gymnastics: vault, spiral and straightline. 

Our Wheel Club boasts Team USA athletes in Beginner Kids, Novice, Junior Boys, Junior Girls, and Senior Ladies on all three disciplines.

Coaching Staff:

National Champion Dave Ettelson, (Certified Wheel Coach Level 2)  and  National Champion Jennifer Richard (Certified Wheel Coach Level 1+, International Wheel Judge), National Champion Casey Crowe (& Certified Wheel Coach Level 1+), Brianna Promenzio (Jr Girls Team USA member, Level 1 coach) , and Griffin Martin (Jr Boys Team USA member), and Athena Haralambous (Level 1 coach & wheel performer)

Recreational, Performance & Advanced  wheel practices will  be held at Circus Kazoo gym:  100 S Atkinson Rd 102, Grayslake
Dates: Jan 8-Mar25, 2023

Dates for wheel community participation:

  • Competitions:  local meet with Wheel Jam, MCS & Sokol in Chicago TBD
  • Parades: July 4th, Grayslake Days, Thanksgiving, 
  • Trials: Mar 2023 in Chicago
  • Nationals: October 2023 in Chicago
  • IRV Team Cup: Madison, WI July 15 2023
  • World Championships May 2024 in Israel
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