What Class Does My Child Belong In?
Please understand that the below information is a general guideline. Every child is different and our well trained staff coaches each athlete according to the way he/she learns best! If you have any questions please give us a call.
Parent & Me (18m-3yrs)
This class brings either mom/dad/grandma/grandpa onto the floor amidst the excitement in this child-directed program. It’s primarily for fun and parental/child bonding. Music and movement exploration is a major part of the curriculum. Hand/eye coordination and gross motor skills are developed along with small motor development. Participants also begin working on beginner gymnastic skills such as rolling cartwheels, jumping, balance beam, and bar.
Our preschool classes learn more than just tumbling. Students will learn fundamental gymnastics skills in a fun, fast-paced class, while simultaneously gaining confidence, body awareness, strength, and flexibility – the main building blocks for continued success in gymnastics. These classes focus on the accumulation of skills, the social skills necessary to work in a group, and also the ability to string skills together, mentally and physically.
Our Kindergarten class offers an introduction to progressive gymnastics with a focus on Tumbling, Vault, Uneven Bars and Balance Beam. Students will begin to learn basic positions and skills as well as direction following. This class is more skill-oriented and is specifically for kids either preparing for kindergarten or who are already in kindergarten. Students will learn both tumbling and gymnastics.
1st-2nd Grade (6-8yrs)
Students will work on all 4 events – floor exercise, uneven bars, balance beam, and vault. Utilizing the concept & techniques of progression, beginner students will learn the fundamental skills necessary to succeed in the sport of gymnastics. The skills practiced in class include forward and backward rolls, cartwheels, jumping on the trampoline, balance beam and bar.
3rd Grade & Up (9yrs & up)
This class is more skill-oriented than our Shining Starz classes. There is more structure with an emphasis on gymnastic skills. This class will encourage greater gymnastics development and stay focused on learning skills. They use all the gymnastic equipment including uneven bars, balance beam, and trampoline. Tumbling activities including handstands, cartwheels, and bridges will also be a major part of this class.
Shooting Stars (Coach Approval Needed)
This class is designed for the student with good listening skills. This class will encourage greater gymnastics development and stay focused on learning skills. They use all the gymnastic equipment including uneven bars, balance beam, and trampoline. Tumbling activities including handstands, cartwheels, and bridges will also be a major part of this class.
Boys Beginner Gymnastics
This class is an introduction to the world of boy’s gymnastics. Students will begin to learn the skills needed to develop their understanding of gymnastics. They will be introduced to the parallel bars, rings, mushroom, and pommel horse.
Boys Intermediate Gymnastics
Boys will begin to go more in depth learning the skills in the previous class. Your athlete must have coach’s approval to advance to this class.
Beginner Tumble 1– This is a beginner class that will teach the fundamentals of tumbling. Students in this class will work on basic progressions: forward rolls, backward rolls, handstands, handstand drills, bridges, cartwheels, and round-offs. *Must have these skills to move to next level
Intermediate Tumble 2– This class is geared for students that have mastered the tumble 1 beginner skills. Students in this class will work on front walkovers, back walkovers, front handsprings, back handsprings, and round off back handspring. *Must have a round-off back handspring to move to next level
Advanced Tumble 3/4– In this advanced tumble class students will work on round-off multiple back handsprings, front tucks, back tucks, layouts, aerials, and beginning whips. *Must have the majority of these skills to move to next level
Elite Tumble 5/6– In our most advanced tumble class students will work on fulls, double fulls, arabians, and multiple flip connections,
Intermediate Tumble 2 classes through Elite level 5/6 will work on standing and running tumbling, and strength and conditioning
Tumble for Dancers
Tumbling for dancers is similar to our tumbling classes, but will place more emphasis on skills used by dancers in solos and performance. These skills include back handspring step outs, side and front aerials, walkovers, layout step outs, handstand work and more. This class is designed around specific needs for dancers that want to add tumbling to their resume. This class will work on connections between basic and advanced tumbling skills with dance leaps and jumps. It is a great way to improve flexibility, range of motion, and control/understanding of the body through beautiful movement.