Teen Class Descriptions

Level 1 (Beginner) Recreational: 5-7 years, 8-11 years, 12-16 years

Level 1 is a Beginner-only gymnastics class. This program is designed for the child who has never participated in gymnastics or would like to improve their confidence in gymnastics basics before moving onto a Level 2 (intermediate) class. Progressions and focus include rolls, handstands, gymnastics body positions (ie. table, bridge, split, front support on bars, etc.), introduction to dance and jumps, and basic rules and techniques in the sport of gymnastics.

Level 2 (Intermediate) Recreational: 5-7 years, 8-11 years, 12-16 years

Level 2 is the next step after a Level 1 (Beginner) gymnastics class at 92Y. To enter a Level 2 class it is required that the child has had experience in at least one gymnastics class previously (we will accept Level 2 participants from other gymnastics programs). Level 2 builds upon and advances what is taught in our Level 1 class, such as kicking over from a bridge position, round-offs, handstands and cartwheels on the low beam, and more advanced uneven bar and dance skills. Presentation skills and proper gymnastics technique is more emphasized in Level 2.

Level 3 (Advanced) Recreational: 5-7 years, 8-11 years, 12-16 years

Level 3 is the next recreational class following completion of 1-2 semesters (depending on child’s comfort level with skill development and teacher recommendation) in a Level 2 (intermediate) gymnastics class. Building upon skills developed in Level 2, this is our most advanced one day per week recreational gymnastics class. Flight is encouraged in tumbling (back and front handsprings, back and front tucks on tumble track, etc), advanced swings and circling on bars, cartwheels, handstands, dismounts on high beam and use of the competitive vaulting system.

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