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What We Do

Tumbling Effect trains instructors, students, and assistants proper tumbling techniques in a safe, and effective way, that helps to build enrollment for studio owners.  Our Tumbling Effect curriculum focuses on safety in tumbling classes and spotting techniques. Incorporating skills that we are confident will weave well with the movement that we are already used to in a dance studio. The program can be seamlessly implemented into dance studios across the country.

Why We Do It

Tumbling for dancers not only builds strength and endurance but mastering new skills builds confidence and allows students to reach goals they never imagined. A strong tumbling program is an amazing addition to dance studio curriculum when done correctly, and we have seen tumbling training change a dancers trajectory

and break boundaries to surpass expectations.

Our Instructors


Pam Simpson

Pam has been the owner/director of Forte Arts Center in Illinois for over 25 years.  She has extensive training in both dance education and business as well as a Bachelor of Arts from Illinois State University. She is also a Rhythm Works Integrative Certified Instructor. Pam loves sharing her knowledge of dance with her students, judging dance competition and traveling to train teachers across the country. She also owns and operates All Occasion Photo Booth, Simpson Business Management, Tumbling Effect, and Pam’s Famous Corn Dogs. Pam travels across the country speaking with dance teachers, studio owners, and their office teams. Pam has been on staff and spoke at Dance Life Teacher Conference, More Than Just Great Dancing’s Member Rally, Dance Forum, and Dance Life Retreat Center.


Pam serves as a board member for JorsTap Chicago and enjoys volunteering her time in her community. Pam recently received the “Women of Distinction” award in Greater Grundy County for her impact and contribution to her community.


In 2014 Pam started Tumbling Effect, which is a program to help start, grow or enhance tumbling/acrobatic programs in dance studios. Pam has over 30 years of experience teaching tumbling and has developed a safe and effective curriculum that she and her team enjoy sharing with others.


Brittney Erickson

Brittney was born and raised in Morris, Illinois-a small town filled with the love of the arts. Brittney has devoted her life to becoming a well-rounded dancer, instructor, and choreographer. She prides herself in her vast knowledge of multiple styles of dance. She is trained in ballet, jazz, tap, modern, musical theatre, lyrical, contemporary, hip hop, tumbling, and even clogging. She has been dancing since the young age of 2 and teaching since 2006. 

She received her bachelor's degree at Illinois State University. Upon graduation, Brittney continued teaching at her home studio as well as performing professionally. She has worked as a guest artist and choreographer across the country.


Brittney continues to expand her knowledge of dance and tumbling by attending and taking as many dance classes and seminars as possible. Brittney's mission is to inspire young dancers to pursue their dreams and extend her immeasurable love of the arts.

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