Philosophy - The emphasis is on fun and learning basic gymnastic movements and vocabulary.
Structure - Safe physical development, attention to body placement and skills appropriate to the age group are stressed. The majority of these skill progressions are basic to movement patterns found in our 14 color/level Medallion Program.
Children develop confidence with elements containing rotation, landing, balance,flight, swing and spring. Boys and girls are coached together. There is a maximum student to instructor ratio of 8 to 1. No parental assistance is required.
Accomplishment - Students have fitness assessments three times a year, followed by a ceremony where they are presented with our medallions. The actual medallion is Gold in colour while the colour of the sticker represents progress being made. Each time a student receives an award (Step 1, Step 2, or Mastered) he/she has the opportunity to either:
a) advance within a color/level or
b) move on to the next color/level.
Within each level there are an average of 36 gymnastics skills that are distributed among the floor exercise, rings, vault, parallel and uneven bars, high bar, trampoline, pommel horse, and balance beam. These skills progress in their complexity as students master each successive medallion. Note: The school retains records on the progress of each student to assist in class placement in future sessions.
Program Prerequisites: No gymnastics experience required!