Bouncing Bears & Beyond

Grade School Gymnastics: Ages K-7+ Years

Adapted Gymnastics programs are available this fall! Up-to-date information about reopening can be found online or by subscribing to our email list.

The Y is excited to announce that a variety of Gymnastics classes will be offered for a limited 8-week session beginning Monday, September 28.

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 203-920-1639 with any questions.


NOVAS 1: Ages K-7 years, 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.

Fall Session:
Day: Monday or Wednesday
Dates: 9/28-11/16 or 9/30-11/18 (8 weeks)
Time: 4:00-4:45pm
Fee: $240/member

NOVAS 2: Ages 7-10 years, Advanced Beginner (Experience Required)
This group is for older 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 walkover. We will challenge athletes individually to help improve their skills.

Fall Session:
Day: Wednesday
Dates: 9/30-11/18 (8 weeks)
Time: 5:00-5:45pm
Fee: $240/member

SUPERNOVAS Ages 7+ years, Intermediate-Advanced (Experience Required)
This intermediate-advanced class is for those who have mastered the basics, including back rolls, cartwheels, and handstands. We will focus on refinement and more difficult moves and combinations.

Fall Session:
Day: Monday
Dates: 9/28-11/16
Time: 5:00-5:45
Fee: $240/member


RHYTHMIC GYMNASTICS: Ages 4-6, Ages 7-16 years
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.

Fall Session:
Ages: 4-6
Day: Friday
Dates: 10/2-11/20 (8 weeks)
Time: 4:30-5:30pm
Fee: $240/member, $260/non-member

Ages: 7-16
Day: Friday
Dates: 10/2-11/20 (8 weeks)
Time: 5:30-7:00pm
Fee: $272/member, $292/non-member


This 90-minute class features two specialties in one class! Each class features 45 minutes of aerobic exercise incorporating a mix of different dance styles (hip hop, country line, Zumba, etc.), followed by 45 minutes of structured gymnastics. Children will get fit, rock out and have extreme fun! All classes start in Mind Body Studio, pick up in Kid Zone. Please bring water bottle marked with your child’s name.

Fall Session:
Day: Tuesday
Dates: 9/29-11/17 (8 weeks)
Time: 4:15-5:45pm
Fee: $280/member

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 more complex moves, to great music! Tap shoes required. Gymnastics Segment: 30 minutes of tumbling and gymnastics progressions.

Fall Session:
Day: Friday
Fall Session Dates: 10/2-11/20 (8 weeks)
Time: 4:15-5:15pm
Fee: $240/member

Class Rules & Procedures

  • All children in drop-off classes must bring a mask and water bottle with name clearly marked. Should a child’s mask pose a safety issue while tumbling (slipping over their eyes or around their neck) we will have them remove it.
  • Class sizes have been reduced to accommodate social distancing.
  • Class times have been staggered to disinfect high-touch apparatus between classes.

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 emailing Donna Carpenter, Gymnastics & Movement Education Director by calling 203-920-1639.