Our classes are instruction-oriented and not an open gym time. Instruction is offered on all four of the girl’s events. Skills taught are a part of the National Compulsory Program. This provides a safe guideline for the participants and instructors. Fitness activities that improve flexibility, strength and endurance are also a major part of the program listed above. A child should expect to “work” while participating. This is not a playtime. Classes are grouped according to age and ability. This allows some groups to work faster than others.
The major activities offered within these structured classes are tumbling, trampoline, floor exercise, vaulting, uneven bars and balance beam. Keep in mind that we, as a school, will always stress safety skills and behavior first. The learning of difficult gymnastics skills is secondary to safety. This conservative approach is best for most of our young athletes. This is a developmental program, not a competitive program, although an opportunity for informal competition is provided.