Bouncing Bears & Beyond

Rhythmic Gymnastics: Ages 4-6 Years & 7+ Years

Bouncing Bears & Beyond activities are not being offered during our current phase of reopening. We look forward to being able to resume these activities for our members as soon as guidelines evolve and we can progress through the phases of reopening responsibly. Up-to-date updates about reopening can be found online or by subscribing to our email list.

We have partnered with Sporty Princess Gymnastics School to bring the unique sport of Rhythmic Gymnastics to our Y, providing a special experience for young girls to be active, be creative, and build confidence. Nurturing both body and spirit, Rhythmic Gymnastics is a sport combining gymnastics, ballet, and dance with the use of hand-held apparatus, like balls, ribbons, and hoops This program is open to members and non-members.

Program led by former Ukrainian professional gymnast and bronze medalist, Julia Sanarova.


Ages 4-6 years: Fridays, 4:30-5:30 PM
Ages 7+ years: Fridays, 5:30-6:30 PM                                                                                                                                                

Advanced Rhythmic Gymnastics (Coach approval required): Mondays, 5:30-7:00 PM

Advanced Rhythmic includes flexibility and elements, with increased apparatus work including a competition style routine. All students should have minimum of one session of Rhythmic Gymnastics and be able to attend both Friday & Monday Rhythmic classes (Monday Advanced class plus either Friday regular or Pre-Team) per week. 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.  

Pre-Team Rhythmic Gymnastics  (Coach approval required): Fridays, 5:30-7:00 PM

The pre-team program is designed for our advanced students to prepare them for future competitions and requires discipline and commitment. At this level, gymnasts must show physical ability in performing, skills and routines, must be mentally prepared, and must possess a positive attitude and work ethic. Team training time will be divided between intense workouts in flexibility, strength, endurance and the mastering of skills with each apparatus. Only those students registered in the Advanced Rhythmic Gymnastics class from 5:30-7:00 pm on Mondays may enroll in our pre-team program..

For questions or additional information, please contact Davie Cedela at 203-920-1641.