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.
Preschool Gymnastics Classes
At Bright Stars, we know that there is no better time for your children to grow and learn more rapidly than from the age of 1 until they enter Kindergarten. Our preschool classes and gymnastics lesson plans were designed with that in mind. All of our preschool gymnastics classes are taught in our main gym, in an area specifically designated with preschool equipment. Your child will participate in age-appropriate activities designed to enhance coordination, strength, flexibility, hand-eye coordination, and exploration while learning gymnastics on specially designed equipment just their size.
Our primary goal is to create a fun environment where we build a strong foundation of gymnastics skills to take them wherever they choose to go in sports. All of our preschool classes have an ideal child/instructor ratio which allows the instructor to have more time to focus on each child.
** All children must be fully potty trained in order to enroll in the Preschool 3/4 Class or the Little Warrior Class. If they are not, we recommend starting in one of the Toddler Classes.
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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.
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.