beth whalen

Dance Teacher

Acro, Tumbling

Beth started gymnastics and dance at the age of 3 and fell in love. By the age of 6 she was competing in dance and by the age of 8 she was competing in gymnastics. At 8 years old she performed for the West Point military academy and in Disney world. By 9 years old she was also winning state titles for gymnastics. Eighteen hours of dance a week; including competitive rhythmic gymnastics, competitive baton twirling and 14 hours of competitive gymnastics a week, 7 days a week, earned her the opportunity to perform in Disney 5 more times, perform on Royal Caribbean cruise ships 4 times, tour the country with dance Olympus along with progress to a level 9 gymnast winning many state, regional and National titles. When entering 7th grade, Beth joined the FDR gymnastics team. The following 6 years until graduating high school, Beth was an All League/All American gymnast breaking many school records and to this day, many unmentioned years later, still holds the school record for floor exercise. In 2014, she also was inducted into the section 9 Hall of Fame for her successes throughout her years as a high school gymnast..

Unfortunately, as her high school year ended, so did her gymnastics career due to an injury, but her love for the sport was still growing. At the young age of 13, Beth began assisting with gymnastics classes, by the age of 16 she was coaching competitive gymnastics and by the age of 21 she was the head coach of her first team. Now, after 24 years of coaching, she has coached several gymnasts to achieve state, regional and national titles. Beth has also had many of her gymnasts achieve a scholarship to division 1 and division 2 colleges including her long time gymnast of ten years receiving an All American College Title and a perfect 10 on balance beam. Along with coaching competitive gymnastics through level 10, Beth thoroughly enjoys the little ones. It brings her nothing but heartfelt happiness to see a child of a young age achieve a gymnastics milestone for the first time!

Beth’s love for gymnastics and dance continues to grow even after all these years.