Program Prerequisites - No Gymnastics Experience Required
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 ‘CanGym’ program modeled after the Gymnastics Canada Gymnastique (GCG) 'CanGym' national 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. (Please ensure your child is in proper attire and with long hair pulled back)
Accomplishment - Progress reports are provided to students upon fitness assessments dates, followed by our 'CanGym' medallions. The actual medallion is Gold in colour while the colour of the sticker represents progress being made. Each time a student recieves 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.
Preschool Plus Program - The experienced 3.5 or 5.5 year old, who possesses a stable cartwheel and the desire for longer training times, will enjoy this challenging program. Generally, this program is co-ed; however, where numbers permit, genders may be separated. Entry is by invitation to a 10 min. examination - call for details. These students will take part in displays and other promotional activities.