A pre-school gymnastics student demonstrates his beam skills.

Pre-School Gymnastics

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Our curriculum teaches skills progressively to meet the needs of each individual child. Children from three to five years of age are instructed using circuit training. Each class is designed around a specific gymnastics event incorporating climbing and loco-motor challenges as well as level appropriate gymnastics skills.

The Olympic gymnastic events include balance beam, tumbling, uneven bars and vaulting. Trampoline skills are also an important part of the class curriculum. This class format allows for continuous movement by the student during class time as well as giving the teacher the flexibility to work with each child individually.

Our building block system allows each preschooler to advance at their own pace. Here are the different levels offered in our preschool program:

Spirals Pre-School Gymnastics Programs

Rising Stars (Age 3 years)

The Rising Stars level is a beginning class to introduce children to gymnastics. The core building block skills are taught on the Vault, Uneven Bars, Balance Beam, Floor and Trampoline. Class structure also promotes learning to follow directions, sharing, and taking turn with others.

Sample Skills
  • Vault approach
  • Possum hang
  • Forward/backward beam walks
  • Forward roll
  • Walk to handstand
  • Panel cartwheel

Shooting Stars (Age 4 to 5 Years)

Shooting Stars is a beginner class. Students will learn the basic gymnastics skills needed for future progression. Skills on Vault, Uneven Bars, Balance Beam, Floor and Trampoline are set up in a circuit format providing for participation by all students at the same time.

Sample Skills
  • Donkey kicks
  • Front support
  • Chin hold
  • Step touch
  • Bunny hops
  • Cartwheel
  • Bridge
  • Back roll/incline mat