Kids warm up with a fun song and dance or an active game, followed by a set of safe, kid-appealing stretches. Skills are learned and then practiced in a fun circuit that includes bars, beams, air tracks (imagine long, bouncy air mattresses), foam forms, and tumbling mats. There’s a new skill focus and theme each week, complete with props and decor! Class concludes with a cool-down song and a game if time permits.
Our curriculum has been organized such that the most basic and important skills are taught first, and other skills follow in a developmentally appropriate order. Initially, priority is given to fundamental movement skills (FMS) such as jumping, balancing, rolling, striking, etc. We’ve even taken extra measures to ensure that those fundamental movement skills not inherent in gymnastics (specifically, ball skills) are incorporated into every circuit!
As children master basic FMS (usually children in after school care), we up the ante and prioritize more gymnastics-specific skills.