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Gymnastics Program

NOW TAKING REGISTRATIONS FOR FALL CLASSES!  CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.

*Due to COVID-19 we have made some changes to the gymnastics program and are taking precautions to ensure everyone's safety. For more details, take a look at this video.*

Parent-Tot Gymnastics

*Parents are required to participate in both of the below-mentioned classes.  Only one parent/adult per child.  Please make separate arrangements for other children.  Infants allowed in wearable infant carriers.*

WEE ONES | AGES WALKING-30 MONTHS Cancelled until further notice
This class provides 30-minutes of structured activity and 15-minutes of free time.

LITTLE EXPLORERS | AGES 24 MONTHS-3.5 YEARS
Explore the world of gymnastics with your toddler. This class prepares your child to attend a gymnastics class on his or her own. Parents are REQUIRED to participate. The class consists of 40 minutes of structured activity and 5 minutes to explore freely. Dancing, singing, and movement to music are incorporated in the curriculum.  PLEASE MAKE SEPARATE ARRANGEMENTS FOR INFANTS AND OTHER CHILDREN. Only 1 adult per child please.

Tumbletots 1

AGES 3-4.5
This class is 45 minutes of structured activity that incorporates cognitive skills through the use of colors, letters and counting. Children will learn to follow instruction, a circuit and practice waiting for a turn without a parent by their side. These skills will be acquired while doing the basics of gymnastics.

Tumbletots 2

AGES 4-5.5
Children will continue to learn new skills and master skills learned from Tumbletots 1 (not a prerequisite). Combinations of skills and skill sequencing will make the class more challenging. This class is 50 minutes of structured activity including quizzes on the names of gymnastics skills and positions.

Pre-Beginner

AGES 5-6.5
This 50 minute class will prepare your young gymnast for a "big boys or girls" beginner level 1 class. Circuits will be similar to those used in Tumbletots; however, a change in mat size and height will make the skill progressions more challenging. Class is based on age not skill level, there are no pre-requisites.

Girls Level 1 (Formerly Beginner)

AGES 6-18
This is the beginning level for girls 6 years and older. Gymnasts will learn skills on the four Olympic events: Vault, Bars, Beam and Floor Exercise. Students are expected to learn the names of the skills they practice and will be tested on their ability to perform them. Several sessions at this level will be necessary to meet the requirements for the Level 2.

Boys Level 1 (Formerly Beginner)

AGES 6-18
Ages 6 - 14 years old. Boys will learn skills on the six Olympic events: Vault, High Bar, Pommel Horse, Parallel Bars, Rings and Floor Exercise. Students are expected to learn the names of the skills they practice and will be tested on their ability to perform them. Several sessions at this level may be necessary to meet the requirements to advance.

Girls Level 2 (Formerly Advanced-Beginner)

AGES 6-18
This class is for gymnasts who have passed level 1 by mastering the very basics of gymnastics. The curriculum focuses on the development of strength to help the gymnast perform more challenging skills. Gymnasts will be tested and MUST have a pull-over on bars to advance to Level 3. Several sessions at this level will be necessary to build the strength and skill consistency for Level 3.

Boys Level 2 (Formerly Advanced-Beginner) Currently Unavailable

AGES 6-18
This class is for gymnasts who have passed level 1 by mastering the very basics of gymnastics. The curriculum focuses on the development of strength to help the gymnast perform more challenging skills. Gymnasts will be tested and MUST have a pull-over on bars to advance to Level 3. Several sessions at this level will be necessary to build the strength and skill consistency for Level 3.

Girls Level 3 (Formerly Intermediate)

This class is 1.5 hours long and gymnasts are REQUIRED to wear a leotard. Continued development of strength and flexibility are key to perform skills properly at this level. It takes multiple consecutive sessions in Level 3 to meet the requirements necessary to advance to Pre-Team.

Girls Pre-Team

This 1.5 hour class concentrates on the skills and skill combinations necessary to compete with the C.A.R.A. Team. Gymnasts may begin to learn basic routines and typically need an entire year at this level to prepare for Team.

Team Gymnastics

Thornton gymnastics participates with the Colorado Association of Recreational Athletics (CARA) which offers a recreational based competitive gymnastics league.  The training and skill development is a year-round program, and gymnasts will compete with others from around the state during the competitive season.

Private Lessons

Anyone who wants to learn gymnastics or tumbling can take a private lesson from a qualified instructor. Private lessons are typically 30 minutes in length but can be extended to a full hour. Gymnastics cannot be learned overnight, therefore, multiple private lessons are needed to learn a new skill. For more information or to set up some lessons please contact the Gymnastics Specialist, susan.ludwig@thorntonco.gov.

Specialty Classes Currently Unavailable

HOMESCHOOL | AGES 5-12
This class is designed for kids who are homeschooled.  It is an opportunity to learn some gymnastics skills and stay fit.  This class is fully structured.  A minimum of five participants must be enrolled to run the class.

Open Gymnastics Cancelled until further notice

*This is a time to practice skills or just play on the equipment.  Bring your neighbors and friends!  You do NOT need to be enrolled in a gymnastics class to participate.  Sign-up online, by phone or walk-in starting at 7 a.m. one week before.  Space is limited and there are NO REFUNDS.*

TUMBLING-N-TOTS (TNT) | AGES 5 AND UNDER | MONDAY/WEDNESDAY 11 A.M. - 12 P.M.
Parents are required to participate with their child.  One adult per every three children is required.  Please make other arrangements for children of the age of five.

FUN LEARNING INDEPENDENT PRACTICE (F.L.I.P) | AGES 6 AND UP | SATURDAYS 4:45-6:45 P.M.
No parents will be allowed on the gym floor.




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