What does a typical RollerFit Development class look like?
A typical one-hour RollerFit Development class looks something like this:
- Arrive and gear up 10mins before class
- 10 minute warm up
- Instructor calls everyone in for class
Plus a mixture of:
- 3-4 different roller skate skills or tricks for example: stopping, gliding on one or two feet, skating backwards, jumping, shoot the duck, coffins, and loads of variations to suit different skill levels.
- Skate specific fitness drills and exercises
- Fun games and lots of giggles
- Cool down
There is lots of variety each week and each coach brings their own flavour to classes. We guarantee you will break a sweat and have heaps of fun while doing it.
RollerFit Weekly Development Class Levels
Beginner (learn to skate)
Never roller skated before or haven’t been on 8 wheels since your childhood? We got you! Our learn to skate beginner classes are catered for the absolute beginner RollerFitter. We love new roller skaters, this class is a safe space for all beginners on 8 wheels.
Purchased some skates and been practicing on your driveway? Able to move forwards comfortably and do a few moves like balancing on one foot, shoot the ducks and plow stopping. This class is for you.
You have been coming to RollerFit for a while, played Roller Derby in the past, or have been honing your skills at home. Our intermediate classes are aimed for those that want to learn more skills and techniques. To attend this class you must be able to skate backwards, turn around, do all 4 stops, balance on one foot in a spiral position and jump.
You’re a seasoned roller skater, maybe you have been coming to RollerFit for years, retired from roller derby and want to keep skating, or you were an artistic skater, speed skater or hockey player back in the day, this is the class for you! To attend this class you must be able to skate backward with cross pulls, turn around at speed, do all 4 stops, balance on one foot in a spiral position, and jump 180. Please do not attend this class unless you have these prior skate skills.
All Level Classes
The all levels classes cater to all levels of skating experience. We welcome those who have never skated before, all the way through to advanced skaters.
What is RollerFit Dance and what does a dance class or workshop look like?
Roller dance/rhythm skating is pretty much what it sounds like – performing dance moves to music while on roller skates. This style of skating has a long history in Black American culture that goes right back to the Civil Rights Movement. This is an extremely diverse and eclectic style. RollerFit has been lucky enough to learn this style from many skaters across the globe. Our team has learnt most moves from Tony, who is a regular skater at Venice beach and the owner of the Rhythm Rolling Dance School in Los Angeles, California.
If you’d like to learn more about roller dance and rhythm skating there is lots of information, and interesting docos online.
Roller dance workshops and classes are taught separately from our regular RollerFit Development classes. We teach these classes in studios with mirrors. Minimum skills are also required to attend dance classes. Dance classes are not recommended for learn to skate level skaters.
RollerFit Dance Class Levels
Fundamentals 1 (Beginner)
In this class you will go over the fundamentals of rhythm skating including stepping, rolling and momentum. You will learn dance moves like the Zero and Downtown.
Please note that to take part in this class you will need to be able to confidently skate forward, stop and turn around. Backwards skating ability is highly recommended.
Fundamentals 2 (Beginner Plus)
This class focuses on slides, rolling turns and more difficult foot positions. As this class level builds on Fundamentals 1, there is assumed knowledge of moves like the Zero and Downtown.
Please note that to take part in this class you will need to be able to confidently skate forward, stop and turn around. Confident backwards skating is highly recommended.
Fundamentals 3 (Intermediate)
This class or course is all about variations on Beginner Plus moves and introduces Intermediate level moves like Cr*zy Legs and the Banana.
Please note that to take part in this class you will need to be able to confidently skate forwards and backwards with cross pulls, be able to stop and turn around, and have experience in Beginner Plus Dance moves.
Fundamentals 4 (Intermediate Plus/ Advanced)
This class or course is all about increasing the difficulty level of Intermediate based moves through variations and combos.
Please note that to take part in this class you will need to be able to confidently skate forward and backwards with cross pulls, be able to stop and turn around, and have minimum Intermediate moves like the Banana and Cr*zy Legs.
If you have any questions on which level you should be attending please contact you relevant state coordinator for assistance. You can find all the contact details you’ll need over at our contact page.
What is the RollerFit policy for photos and videos?
We know that roller skating is a fun and exciting skill to photograph and video, whether that be to record personal progress or share with friends and family or on social media. Whilst we encourage skaters and/or parents/caregivers to feel comfortable creating this content, we also want all RollerFit participants to enjoy their classes to the fullest extent.
If you would like to photograph or video content before, during or after classes please be mindful of other skaters around you. Keep photography or filming to the edges of the skating space. If you are a spectator please remain on the side of the court, for the safety of all persons in attendance.
If you can see other skaters in your photos or videos, please be respectful and obtain consent. If the photo or video features a child or youth under the age of 18, you must obtain consent from the child’s parent or caregiver. In all cases of obtaining consent please explain the potential use of the content, such as keeping to monitor personal progress or sharing on social media. If consent cannot be obtained we politely ask that you do not include the person in your photo/video, or, if the photo has already been taken or video filmed please delete the content and make sure not to distribute it.