These classes are designed for students with little or no gymnastics experience. Classes are an hour in length each week. Students will learn sequential skill progression basics on all the Olympic events under the guidelines of the USA and AmeriKids programs. The boys’ program will provide introduction to the Floor Exercise, Pommel Horse, Still Rings, Vault, Parallel Bars and the High Bar. In the girls’ program, gymnasts will be introduced to the Vault, Uneven Bars, Balance Beam and the Floor Exercise. These programs are based on individual skills taught through the proper progressions and techniques. As students work on skills for the various levels, they will also become familiar with gymnastics terminology. As a student demonstrates the ability to perform specific skills, they will be moved to a more advanced skill.
Through the school year we offer two open gyms per week to allow our members or non-members the opportunity to have more time on the events, if they so desire, or to come in and just “play” on the equipment. Each open gym is one and a half hours. We staff the open gyms with two or three instructors. The open gyms are not a structured class and the student will need to ask for assistance with skills. Parents are not allowed in the gym but are free to watch in our viewing area.