The city of Newark will be offering free tumbling classes from Feb. 6 through June 15 at the JFK Recreation Center, 211 W. Kinney St. The classes are open to city youth aged 7 to 17.
Classes will be held Wednesdays and Fridays from 4 to 6 pm and Saturdays from noon to 2 pm. The classes are divided up into advanced, who will meet 4 to 5 pm, and beginners, who will meet from 5 to 6 pm weekdays.
The class will be taught by 12-time World Tumbling Champion and Newark North Ward native Rayshine Harris. Harris is the current choreographer and performer of the New York Knicks Tumbling Team, and travels the globe performing acrobatic and tumbling shows. His class will teach participants several levels of acrobatic tumbling, depending on the participant’s skill level.
Registration is required for the free class, and applications are available now at the John F. Kennedy Recreation Center from noon to 7 p.m. and at the Division of Recreation and Cultural Affairs, located at 94 William St, 2nd Floor, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday to Friday. Class size is limited to 50 students, so early registration is encouraged. The class is restricted to Newark residents only, and proof of residency is required upon registration.
For more information, contact Andrea Mason at the Division of Recreation and Cultural Affairs at (973) 733-6454 or firstname.lastname@example.org.