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.
Ages 18 months - 3 years
Parent Participation Required
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.
*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.
Primarily Age 3
Parent Participation Allowed
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!
*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.
Primarily Age 4
Each 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 parent-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!
*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.
Tips for an easy experience
1. MAKE SURE you get a confirmation email for any enrollment or party reservation you make! This is proof of your transaction in case there is a glitch in the system.
2. Double check that the birthdate and YEAR are accurate on your child's profile in your account; our classes are restricted by age, so an incorrect birth date will limit their eligibility for class enrollment. It is also good to double check that his/her name is spelled correctly.
3. You can add your child to the waitlist for ANY class. You are welcome to add him/her to the next level(s) to shorten his/her wait when he/she is ready to move up!
4. As long as you received a confirmation email, the transaction was successful and your spot is saved in the system. There is no need to call or email about your pending enrollment! You can always check your enrollments in your Customer Portal account. (Note: this will not show your official position on the waitlist, but will confirm that you are on the list.)