School Age Gymnastics / Tumbling
Our Gymnastics classes allow all children to shine!
Bright Stars Gymnastics Academy offers programs designed to promote age-appropriate skill development in the fun and safe environment of our state of the art facility. Your child will be able to build an athletic foundation for all sports through the strength, flexibility, and coordination that only the challenge of gymnastics can offer. As the children progress, we seek to develop such principles as goal setting, time management, sportsmanship, dedication, and discipline. All of which are important life-skills taught in each and every one of our programs. All of these aspects of learning contribute to a positive self-image and personal success. Bright Stars utilizes the newest and most innovative gymnastics techniques and equipment to introduce technical gymnastics training. Spotting and safety mats are used to introduce new skills.
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“She has learned more here in the short time she was enrolled than in the other place she was enrolled for 6 months. Bright Stars is clean and everyone is friendly.”
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“My experiences at Bright Stars have been so much better than other local gyms. They are helpful, inclusive, and professional.”
School Age Gymnastics Classes
At Bright Stars Academy, once your child enters Kindergarten, they will be part of our school-age program. At this time the girls' and boys' classes are generally split into levels based on age and level criteria. All of our carefully thought out classes are designed to foster your child's love of physical fitness and gymnastics in a fun, challenging environment.
Based on the premise that ALL children benefit from training their young bodies and minds, emphasis is placed on body awareness, speed, agility, flexibility, and strength. Classes are modeled after the USA Gymnastics level progressions. The athletes will train on the actual gymnastics apparatus for their level and gender.
Gymnastics training enhances many other sports, including soccer, football, dance, basketball, and track. "Fast-twitch' muscles, necessary for explosive speed and quickness are naturally awakened through vault and floor training. Early training in upper body strength can be crucial for the future diver, pole-vaulter or baseball star, and can begin with early gymnastics training.
Is your child interested in learning how to tumble? Do you have a cheerleader or dancer looking to increase their level of tumbling skills? If so, Bright Stars is the place to be!
We offer a great deal of scheduling flexibility within our tumbling program.
Sign up for one, two or three days per week. Discounts are available for children enrolling in multiple classes.
Our Tumbling program uses state-of-the-art equipment, making us one of the most complete training centers in New Jersey. Skills taught include: round offs, bridge and backbend kick over, right through round off, back handsprings back layouts with a full twist. We begin with Air Tracks and progress to Tumble Trak and Trampoline, then skill training mats and finally onto the Spring Floor. Our foam-filled pit provides a softer and more forgiving surface for the difficult to master landings. The variety of progressions and apparatus help our staff deliver a more rewarding experience to any athlete that is striving for that "dream tumbling pass" without all of the frustration that usually accompanies the monotony of repeated efforts.
NOTE: All students progress at varying levels. Children will advance to the next level when they attain specific skills. Please understand Bright Stars teaches skill progressions leading up to specific skills on all events. For example, if a child is unable to do a round-off but has been working on it for a period of time, he/she is likely able to do several of the progressions leading up to that skill. Please understand children reach milestones prior to attaining a specific skill and we pride ourselves on celebrating growth which builds confident children.