Why gymnastics?

Studies show that youth athletes are better students, have stronger social skills, and are more motivated and successful employees when they enter the workforce. Click HERE to read an article  about the benefits of being a student-gymnast, then read the class descriptions below.

Preschool Classes

Ages 18 months through 4 years: Parent Tot - Nursery Stars - Kinder Stars

Parent Tot: Ages 18 months-3 years. Maximum ratio = 6:1 (Parent participation is REQUIRED for this class!)

Parent Tot is a class designed to give your toddler exciting opportunities to move through space, enhance hand-eye coordination, and interact socially while strengthening the bond between you and your child through structured play. Parent involvement is required for this class, so please dress for exercise as you will be asked to stretch, bounce, and help your toddler through the circuits lead by the coach.

Mobility:
*Independence - Must show the ability to participate without Mom and Dad's full attention or assistance.
*Awareness - Must be focused enough to understand that the coach is asking them to accomplish a task and aware enough of their surroundings to attempt the correct activity at the correct station.

Nursery Stars: Age 3. Class ratio = Maximum of 4:1 (Parent participation is allowed at this level until the child is comfortable participating on their own. An adult MUST be present in the gym to assist with bathroom breaks!)

Nursery Stars has a very similar skill set to Parent Tot, but is designed to help your child transition from relying on his/her parents to being able to participate successfully on his/her own. We encourage you to enjoy the class from the seating area, but please be prepared to join the class if your child is struggling. With love and encouragement, most children become independent within their first few months!

Mobility:
*Independence - Must show the ability to participate without Mom and Dad's assistance.
*Awareness - Must be focused enough to understand that the coach is asking them to accomplish a task and aware enough of their surroundings to attempt the correct activity at the correct station. He/she stays with the group at all times and is able to follow the coach safely from activity to activity with minimal prompting.

Kinder Stars: Age 4. Class ratio = Maximum of 4:1 (Child must be able to participate on their own and be completely potty-independent. If they are not able to go to the bathroom alone when wearing their leotard or gymnastics outfit, a parent MUST be present in the gym to assist with bathroom breaks!)

Kinder Stars is a completely independent class designed to fortify memory skills, color and shape recognition, spacial awareness, and coordination when rolling and jumping. There are no "gymnastics skill" requirements to move to the next level, but these gymnasts must be able to participate with minimal behavioral distractions for the rest of the class and should be mentally prepared to work with a skill-focused curriculum before advancing. Everyone learns at their own pace, and that's okay!

Mobility:
*Awareness - Must be mature enough to understand the specific task that the coach is asking them to accomplish and to stay with the group without prompting from the staff. 
*Presentation - Gymnasts should remember to "Ta Da!" after completing each skill. They do not have to say the words out loud each time, but they should show the action of lifting their arms to upward diagonal with their feet together.

$35-$40/month (45-60 minutes per week)

Girls' Recreational Classes

Ages 5+: Mini Stars - Twinkling Stars - Shining Stars - Rising Stars - Shooting Stars - Nova Stars

Mini Stars: Ages 5-6. Class ratio = Maximum of 5:1

Mini Stars is the first "beginner" level in our girls' developmental recreational program. This class is designed for girls with the maturity and attention span of the average 5-6 year old. Mini Stars focus on building self-confidence while properly developing the grass-roots tumbling and dance elements of the USA Gymnastics Artistic Gymnastics discipline. 

Required elements to move to Twinkling Stars are:

Vault - Single bounce from spring board to mat.
Bars - 3 casts in a row on bar by self without falling.
Beam - Show confidence and control during walks, kicks, and hops.
Floor - Show handstand to vertical with feet side-by-side.

These gymnasts must be able to complete 90% of other activities done in class by self while consistently showing a positive and cooperative attitude.
Kinder Stars > Mini Stars > Twinkling Stars > Shining Stars > Pre-team 

Twinkling Stars: Age 7. Class ratio = Maximum of 5:1

Twinkling Stars is designed for girls with the maturity and attention span of the average 7 year old. The class reinforces and builds on the tumbling and dance elements learned in Mini Stars, while introducing more complex elements and concepts. Twinkling Stars begins focusing on building the specific skills required to compete USA Gymnastics Level 3.

Required elements to be invited to Shining Stars are:

Vault - Strong arm-circle technique.
Bars - Pull-over by self.
Beam - "Half-handstand" on the high beam or handstand to vertical on the floor beam.
Floor - Back walkover.

Before receiving an invitation to Shining Stars, these gymnasts must be able to complete 90% of other activities done in class by self while consistently showing a positive and cooperative attitude without whining, back-talk, or making excuses during class. 

Mini Stars > Twinkling Stars > Shining Stars > Pre-team > Competitive Level 3 Team

Rising Stars: Ages 8-9. Class ratio = Maximum of 5:1

Rising Stars is very similar to Mini Stars in concept and mobility requirements, but this class is much faster moving as it is designed for girls with the maturity, attention span, and coordination of the average 8-9 year old. Rising Stars focus on building self-confidence while properly developing the grass-roots tumbling and dance elements of the USA Gymnastics Artistic Gymnastics discipline.

Required elements to move to Shooting Stars are:

Vault - Single bounce from spring board to mat.
Bars - 3 casts in a row on bar by self without falling.
Beam - Show confidence and control during walks, kicks, and hops.
Floor - Show handstand to vertical with feet side-by-side.

These gymnasts must be able to complete 90% of other activities done in class by self while consistently showing a positive and cooperative attitude.
Twinkling Stars > Rising Stars > Shooting Stars > Nova Stars > Pre-team 

Shooting Stars: Age 10+. Class ratio = Maximum of 5:1

Shooting Stars is very similar to Twinkling Stars in concept and mobility requirements, but this class focuses more intently on not only properly learning the technique but also showing strong form, control, and artistry throughout each skill and activity. The class reinforces and builds on the tumbling and dance elements learned in Rising Stars, while introducing more complex elements and concepts. Shooting Stars begins focusing on building the specific skills required to compete USA Gymnastics Level 3. This class is designed for girls with the maturity and attention span of the average 10-15 year old. 

Required elements to be invited to Nova Stars are:

Vault - Strong arm-circle technique.
Bars - Pull-over by self.
Beam - "Half-handstand" on the high beam or handstand to vertical on the floor beam.
Floor - Back walkover.

Before receiving an invitation to Shining Stars, these gymnasts must be able to complete 90% of other activities done in class by self while consistently showing a positive and cooperative attitude without whining, back-talk, or making excuses during class. 

Rising Stars > Shooting Stars > Nova Stars > Pre-team > Competitive Level 3 Team

Nova Stars and Shining Stars: Invite-only "Stars" class focused on properly developing the skills needed to compete USA Gymnastics Level 3 for girls ages 8-18! Girls in this class were individually selected from Shooting Stars classes based on their proficiency and good attitudes.

Class ratio = Maximum of 8:1

Mobility:
*Must be able to complete 80% of the Level 3 requirements (missing up to 6 skills on the goal sheets kept by the coaches. A copy can be sent home by request). Gymnasts need to have most, if not all, of the required skills so that they are able to connect the elements and  learn the routines in Pre-team.
**Positive and cooperative attitude. Does not whine, talk back, or make excuses during class.
*Can complete 90% of other activities done in class by self.

Mini Stars > Twinkling Stars > Shining Stars > Pre-team > Competitive Level 3 Team

Rising Stars > Shooting Stars > Nova Stars > Pre-team > Competitive Level 3 Team

$38-$55/month (60-105 minutes per week)

Boys' Recreational Classes

Ages 5-14: Monkeys - Apes

Our "Fun Fitness" programs are very similar for both age groups, with the Apes group simply performing higher repetitions and more complex versions/combinations of conditioning skills for older and more mature athletes. Both class levels have gymnastics elements built in to create a fun and fit experience that will help boys succeed in other sports.

 

Monkeys: "Fun Fitness" class focused on developing strength and coordination for boys ages 5-7!

Class ratio = Maximum of 5:1

 

Apes: "Fun Fitness" class focused on developing strength, agility, and coordination for boys ages 8-14!

Class ratio = Maximum of 5:1

$38-$45/month (60-75 minutes per week)

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