The Chicago Park District gymnastics program is a year-round series of exciting and enjoyable fitness activities that enhances children's athletic abilities for all sports and physical skills through physical and mental discipline. Trained and certified instructors are responsible for teaching fundamental techniques of gymnastics, tumbling, cheerleading and dance, helping young people excel through participation in activities that develop self-discipline, self-esteem and a sense of self-accomplishment in its early childhood, youth and teen participants. Early childhood participants develop and enhance their motor, listening and social skills through movement education programming. Youth and teen participants experience a positive gymnastics experience while developing skills on all the Olympic gymnastics events... The gymnastics, tumbling and cheerleading programs encourage and train athletes for the Chicago Park District competitive teams and the dance program trains dancers for the Chicago Park District performance dance team, Jump Co.