Bouncing Bears & Beyond

Bouncing Bears

Bouncing Bears is a unique and integrated program that will challenge your child as he or she develops physically and socially. Your child will be exposed to activities that enhance flexibility, balance, rhythm, and motor skills. Age-appropriate classes incorporate music, dance, puppets, relays, games, gymnastics apparatus, skills stations, and creative obstacle courses. An emphasis is placed on community and socials skills, as well as the Y’s core values: caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility.


The Bouncing Bears program is divided into the following levels:

Little Bears: 12-24 months with parent

Big Bears: 24-36 months with parent

Sibnastics (SPRING 2017) 12-36 months with parent

Tumble Bears: 3 years old, child only

Hot Shots: 4 years old, child only

Dynamos: 3-5 years old, child only


Zumbabears: 3-5 yrs, child only

Tap & Tumble (SPRING 2017) 4-7 yrs, child only


Zumbabears Combo: 3-5 yrs old. This one hour combo class will get your little one motivated and moving!           Zumba segment: 30 minutes in the mind body studio full of dancing to great kid-friendly  music with easy to follow steps led by a certified Zumba instructor.                                                                                                                                                                               Gymnastics segment: 30 minutes in the Kid Zone learning beginning tumbling and gymnastics along with many different gross motor skills. Drop off in the Mind Body Studio/lower level. Pick up in Higgins  Gym. Please bring water bottle marked with child’s name.

Tap & Tumble: (SPRING) 4-7 yrs old. This one hour combo class offers children the chance to explore basic tap movements as we work on rhythms and coordination, and tumbling. Tap Segment: 30 minutes basic tap to great music with easy to follow steps. Tap shoes required. Gymnastics Segment: 30 minutes learning tumbling and gymnastics progressions along with many other gross motor activities.

Bouncing Bears Open Gym: Ages 5 & under. Parents are required to stay and supervise play. FREE to any student registered in a Bouncing Bears class. Fee of $15 per visit for anyone not enrolled in a class. Please note open gym times are subject to change and may vary during vacation weeks. For the safety of all, Open Gym is limited to 20 children at one time on a first -come, first-serve basis.Passes available at front desk 15 minutes prior to each open gym session.

 OPEN GYM HOURS: M/W/Thur 3:15-4:00 PM, Tues 11:15-12:00 PM, Saturday 9:45-10:30 AM

YSN Bouncing Bears Programs Click here to view specialized Bouncing Bears programs for our YSN participants.

Make-Up Policy: We will make every effort to provide a make-up class for illness or injury in a regularly scheduled class only if there is space available. All make–ups must be approved and scheduled by Donna Carpenter or by calling 966-4528, ext.175.

Workout Attire: Shorts and tee-shirt, sweats, or leotard. No shoes, socks, tights, DRESSES, or jewelry.