Our recreational gymnastics program offers a variety of classes designed to be fun and challenging and that will enhance your child’s overall athletic ability. It is a great fit for kids who want to learn gymnastics skills, stay fit, build strength and flexibility but don’t want to commit to long hours in the gym or partake in competitions. It is our goal to help each and every gymnast enjoy the sport of gymnastics and discover their potential in a positive and encouraging environment. Please contact Donna Carpenter at 203-966-4528, ext. 175 or at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions
NOVAS 1: K-7 yrs, Beginner/Advanced Beginner
This beginner class is a starting point for those ready for a structured format in our recreational gymnastics program. Our instructors will incorporate a fun, caring environment with a learning atmosphere. Our goal is to instill confidence and help children develop basic gymnastic moves that will help them improve involvement in all sports. This class is taught in a progressive method that allows each child to develop at their own rate.
NOVAS 2: Ages 7+ years, Intermediate/Advanced
This group is for children who want to expand their gymnastic experience in a structured setting that includes emphasis on flexibility, conditioning strength, apparatus station development and age appropriate gymnastics activities. Focus is on technique and improving basic skills including cartwheels, handstands, backbends, and rolls, and more difficult moves including kickovers, front and back walkovers, back handsprings and bar and beam moves. We will challenge athletes individually to help improve their gymnastics skills. *experience required.
ZUMBANASTICS COMBO CLASS: Grades K-3
This 90-minute class features two specialties in one class! ZumbaNastics is a non-competitive way to increase your child’s metabolism, boost self-confidence, and increase mental focus while enhancing coordination. Each class features 45 minutes of Zumba and 45 minutes of Gymnastics. It’s the perfect combination of fun and fitness!
Zumba segment: Designed exclusively for kids to get them motivated and moving! These classes feature rockin’, high-energy, specially-choreographed, and kid-friendly dance routines set to the music kids love and are taught by a certified zumba instructor. Gymnastics segment: A structured class that includes recreational gymnastics where kids will learn basic skills on floor, balance beam, bars, and tumbletrak.
Note: All classes start in the Mind-Body Studio/Lower level. Pick up is in the Kid Zone.
NINJA KIDS GYMNASTICS: Grades K-2
Our Ninja Kids Gymnastics program is skill-based, fast-paced, and geared for young boys & girls on energy overload! Kids will experience tumbling, climbing, jumping, and more! They will build speed and strength and practice their gymnastics moves and tumbling to build coordination, balance, control and flexibility. Beyond skills, our curriculum will teaches confidence, being part of a group and impulse control.
RHYTHMIC GYMNASTICS: Ages K-7 yrs and 8+ yrs
Our partnership with Sporty Princess Rhythmic Gymnastics School brings the unique sport of Rhythmic Gymnastics to our Y, providing a special experience for young girls to be active, creative and to build confidence. Nurturing both body and spirit, Rhythmic Gymnastics is a sport combining gymnastics, ballet, and dance with the use of hand held apparatus, such as balls, ribbons, and hoops. All classes led by former Ukrainian professional gymnast and bronze medalist, Julia Sanarova. This program is open to both members and non-members.
ADVANCED RHYTHMIC GYMNASTICS
Coach invitation only. This 90-minute class is for students who have experience in Rhythmic Gymnastics and are ready to commit and progress at a more intense level. All students must have coach approval prior to registering and be able to attend both Friday & Monday Rhythmic classes (regular and advanced) per week. Class will include flexibility and elements, with increased apparatus work including competition style routine. Students in this class are eligible to perform at the year-end show in June. Half shoes (special Rhythmic Gymnastics shoes) and rope are required. This program is open to both members and non-members. If interested, please contact Donna Carpenter at email@example.com or 203-920-1639.
TAP & TUMBLE COMBO CLASS: Ages 5-9 yrs, Child Only
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 of 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.