This group made headlines as they flipped over the competition to reach the America’s Got Talent semi-finals. They’re back again in this year’s Chicago Thanksgiving Parade.

The Chicago Boyz is a professional gymnastics troupe consisting of talented young men and boys from the Chicago area.  They are known for their high-flying flips and unique jump rope talents.

Founded in 1999 by professional gymnast Tim Shaw, these young inner city youth are taught discipline, respect, hard work, integrity and teamwork. Members must maintain a “C” average in school, are not allowed to drop out of school, associate with gangs, drugs, alcohol or tobacco. Through Tim’s positive impact, many kids have not only become professionally polished gymnasts but turned their lives around in the process.

They have performed at NBA (regular season & playoff games) and college halftime shows, professional circuses, festivals, theme parks and schools throughout the country.  They’ve even been on The Ellen Show, Steve Harvey Show, Today and Good Morning America.

You can find out more about the group by visiting