I hope you enjoy another enstallment of Clara practicing gymnastics! If you would like to see the last two times that Clara practiced gymnastics, you can check out her floor practice here, and her bar practice here!
Without further ado, take it away, Clara! 😉
Hey everyone! I’m excited to get to show you my beam skills today!
Remember, before doing gymnastics, be well-stretched and have a good mat or soft floor area.
Also make sure to tie your hair back! I also left off my glasses, since I don’t have contacts, and my vision isn’t too bad.
Let’s begin! Now when Gracie is at her gymnastics, she would probably do releve (Re-le-vay) walks across the beam, which means walking on your toes, but since I’m a doll with unmovable ankles, and I don’t want to bore you with simply walking across the beam, I’ll do step kicks across the beam instead!
So I kick and step,
kick and step.
Now let’s try something more interesting. How about a handstand?
Lunge, lever, (Note, use your good leg consistently in skills like handstands and cartwheels, as I had forgotten to do 😉 )
And kick up! (Also, I highly recommend NOT closing your eyes during your gymnastics skills 😛 )
Normally Gracie would land a handstand in a lunge, but since lunges are harder for us dolls, I just stuck the landing.
I’m going to try a split jump!
Up, split, and…!
Oof! Oops, I was supposed to stick that… Well, at least you know now why to have a mat!
I’ll just do my good leg splits on the beam!
Next I want to show you my side handstand dismount!
and dismount! For this skill I needed to keep my hands on the beam all the way till I reach the ground!
And stick it!
Now you may remember from other times that I’ve shown you my gymnastics, that I always have one skill that I want to show you, but that I need help with! Last time Caroline spotted me, and this time…
Julie came to help!
I’m going to do a cartwheel on the beam!
Yippee! Thanks Julie!
That’s it for today! I hope that you enjoyed! And a special thanks to Julie for spotting me today!
Behind the Scenes!
(It’s Gracie again!)
Our family cat walked into the setup a few times, and I snapped some pictures of him!
Here is the setup that I made for this post, consisting of a blanket, several old books, and some reflecting tools!
Also, a big thanks to my brother who helped hold up Clara for a lot of pictures!
This might be the last “Clara Practices Gymnastics! 😮 At least, that was my original plan, but maybe she could come back again on the vault…
Did you enjoy seeing Clara practice her beam skills? Would you like to see Clara on the vault? Do you/have you ever done gymnastics?