Class Descriptions

(class enrollment is based on the child's age at the start of the season not at the time of enrollment)

Little Owls

2.5 yrs - 4.5 yrs (potty-trained)

Little owls is a school readiness program that utilizes gymnastics and movement as a teaching tool. Children will work on both gross and fine motor skills as well as social skills through physical and creative play. We focus on knowledge-based learning (colors, numbers, days of the week, matching etc.), development of fine motor skills (zipping, velcro, buttons), and movement activities (hopscotch, galloping, balance, etc.) to keep them engaged while learning. They will use varying activities to explore and engage with tactile and physical learning in developing the educational and social skills needed to succeed. This class meets twice each week for 2 hours. This is a drop off program; parents should drop off their children quickly and return at the end of class to pick them up.

Jumping Bean & Me

12-36 months (co-ed)

Jumping bean & me

12-35 months (co-ed)

Our Jumping Beans and Me classes get your kiddos active and improving their gross motor skills including walking backwards and sideways, various jumping activities, climbing up and down, balance activities on beam, and swinging on the bars and rings. We teach some basic gymnastics shapes and skills such as straddle seats and forward rolls. They will also gain important social skills like taking turns, following directions, and staying with their group in their designated area. The classes are mostly obstacle course based to keep you little ones moving.

Parent/caregiver participation is required. Due to space, there can only be one adult in the gym per child. Cell phone use is not permitted during class.

tumble tots

3 year olds (co-ed)

Tumble Tots is the first class where your child will participate independently. Basic gymnastics skills are introduced through games and obstacle courses. These include climbing stations, forward rolls, handstands on the wall, and various jumps. The balance beams increase balance while the bars and rings improve their strength. Children also enhance their social skills as they learn to stand in line, follow directions, take turns, and follow a sequence. They build confidence while having fun and burning off some energy!

little leapers

4 year olds (co-ed)

Little Leapers is a continuation of Tumble Tots, where gymnastics is taught through games and obstacle courses. As they master the basics, they will be challenged with more advanced movements such as backward rolls, straddle rolls, and pullovers on bars.

Cartwheelers

5 year - 6 year olds (co-ed)

Cartwheelers moves away from obstacle courses and begins training on 4 gymnastics events: floor exercise, balance beam, uneven bars, and vault. Students will gain body awareness, coordination, balance, and strength & flexibility while learning the fundamentals in gymnastics such as cartwheels and handstands. Each class will include a warm up/stretch, practice at 2 events, and some simple conditioning at the end.

boys

7 - 12 year olds

This class introduces boys to the basics in men’s gymnastics. Boys will learn fundamental skills on floor exercise, rings, pommel horse, parallel bars, and vault while gaining strength and flexibility. This class is perfect for beginners or those coming out of our Cartwheelers program. Each class will include a warm up/stretch, practice on at least 2 events, and conditioning.

girls 1

7 - 12 year olds

This class introduces the basics of gymnastics in an environment that promotes individual success. Students will gain body awareness, coordination, balance, strength & flexibility while learning the fundamentals in gymnastics such as cartwheels and handstands. Each class will include a warm up/stretch, practice at 2 events, and conditioning. This class is for beginners who have never done gymnastics and those who have some gymnastics but are still mastering the basics.

girls 1.5

6 - 12 year olds

Girls 1.5 is an advanced-beginner class for those who have mastered some of the beginner skills but are still working on others. Students must have a MINIMUM of 1 year of gymnastics and must be able to do the following skills correctly (and without a spot) to enroll in this level.

Floor: cartwheel, roundoff, handstand, backward roll to feet, back bend

Balance Beam: walking backwards and in relevé with confidence, pivot turn, straight jump, tiger tail or toe kiss

Bars: pullover, glide, cast

**If you enroll your daughter in this class and we determine that she is not ready, we reserve the right to move her down a level. We will contact you within the first few weeks if it seems that she is not able to stay at this level. If you are in doubt, please start in Girls 1 as it is easier on a child to be moved up than to be moved down.**

girls 2

6- 12 year olds

Girls 2 is an intermediate level class for gymnasts who have already mastered the skills in Girls 1.5. Gymnasts will build on the skills they know through progressions and more advanced training. Students must have a MINIMUM of 1 year of gymnastics and must be able to do the following skills to enroll in this level.

Floor: back walkover, roundoff rebound, full turn in pasé

Balance Beam: toe kiss or handstand, side handstand dismount, tuck jump, split leap

Bars: pullover, back hip circle, leg cut forward and back

**If you enroll your daughter in this class and we determine that she is not ready, we reserve the right to move her down a level. We will contact you within the first few weeks if it seems that she should be moved down. If you are in doubt, please start in Girls 1.5, as it is easier on a child to be moved up than to be moved down.**

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