YMCA Youth Performance Center

Gymnastics

We develop skills and good character!

SUMMER REGISTRATION:

  • Opens 5/22 for Current Participants (e-mail invite only)

  • Opens 5/29 for General Public

 
Summer 1 Session: June 6 - June 30 
Summer 2 Session: July 11 - August 4 
Summer 3 Session: August 8 - August 31 
 
THE Y DIFFERENCE: The Y offers discounted program rates to our YMCA Members!
 

The Y is the starting point where many youth learn about becoming active while developing the healthy habits that they will carry throughout their lives. And the benefits are far greater than just physical health. Whether it’s gaining the confidence that comes from learning to cartwheel or building the positive relationships that lead to teamwork, participating in programs at the Y is about building the whole youth, from the inside out.

The Y's focus is to ensure that youth develop an early love for physical activity and active movement. We do this through offering a fun non-competitive gymnastics program with a progression-based curriculum, teaching full-body movement skills with gymnastics and tumbling elements.

Our program will always prioritize safety while encouraging kids to do their best. We not only build skills, we build character. In everything we do, we emphasize the YMCA’s core character values of CARING, HONESTY, RESPECT and RESPONSIBILITY.

Gymnastics Classes

Parent/Child

Preschool/Kinder

School Age

Open Gymnastics

Gymnastics Program Questions

 

BOUNCING BEARS: 30 Minutes

(3 yr olds "potty trained") 

Not Offered during Summer Session

This 30-minute class is for the 3 year old child who is ready to participate without a parent. It offers a variety of fun and challenging activities with an emphasis on learning coordination, various body positions and basic progression skills on the vault, bars, balance beam and the floor.  In addition, this class will help the child with developing early life skills such as listening/following directions, turn taking skills and making new friends. (Back to Top)

 

KINDER ROOS: 45-Minutes (Beginner)

(4-5 yr olds) 

4-Week Session: Y-Member: $30     Non-Member: $42
Summer 1
 / June 6 - June 27 / Tuesdays / 6:30 pm - 7:15 pm
Summer 1 / June 7 - June 28 / Wednesdays / 4 pm - 4:45 pm
Summer 1 / June 8 - June 29 / Thursdays / 5:15 pm - 6 pm

Summer 2 / July 11- August 1 / Tuesdays / 6:30 pm - 7:15 pm
Summer 2 / July 12- August 2 / Wednesdays / 4 pm - 4:45 pm
Summer 2 / July 13- August 3 / Thursdays / 5:15 pm - 6 pm

Summer 3 / August 8 - August 29 / Tuesdays / 6:30 pm - 7:15 pm
Summer 3 / August 9 - August 30 / Wednesdays / 4 pm - 4:45 pm
Summer 3 / August 10 - August 31 / Thursdays / 5:15 pm - 6 pm

This 45-minute class focuses on coordination, strength and flexibility. Kinder-Roos is an introduction to gymnastics basics on the vault, bars, balance beam and the floor. Progressive skills are taught to encourage a foundation for long-term athletic development through fun activity stations and challenging skill progression. Children will learn about the YMCA's four character development values, practice listening skills and teamwork. Of course, trampolines and the foam pit will be a part of the fun! (Back to Top)

 

JUMPIN' JACKS I: 60-Minutes (Intermediate) 

(4-5 yr olds; COACH INVITE ONLY) 

4-Week Session: Y-Member: $40     Non-Member: $56
Summer 1
 / June 9 - June 30 / Fridays / 6 pm - 7 pm
Summer 2 / July 14- August 4 / Fridays / 6 pm - 7 pm

3-Week Session: Y-Member: $30     Non-Member: $42
Summer 3 / August 8 - August 29 / Fridays / 6 pm - 7 pm

This 60-minute class is a "Jump-UP" from the Kinder-Roos class. Jumpin' Jacks is for the Pre-K/Kindergartner gymnast who has mastered their skill progression in Kinder-Roos and/or is ready for more challenges. In this class there will be a continued focus on improving coordination, strength and flexibility through more advanced skills. Besides skill development, character development and FUN will always be a part each class. Be ready to "JUMP" like a "JACK"! Prerequisite for this class is to test out with a coach. (Back to Top)

 

JUMPIN' JACKS II: 75-Minutes (Intermediate) 

(6-8 yr olds; COACH INVITE ONLY) 

4-Week Session: Y-Member: $50     Non-Member: $70
Summer 1
 / June 7 - June 28 / Wednesdays / 6:15 pm - 7:30 pm
Summer 2 / July 12- August 2 / Wednesdays / 6:15 pm - 7:30 pm
Summer 3 / August 9- August 30 / Wednesdays / 6:15 pm - 7:30 pm

This 75-minute class is for the 6-8 year old gymnast who has mastered their skill progression in Kinder-Roos or has turned age 6. In this class there will be a continued focus on improving coordination, strength and flexibility through more advanced skills. Besides skill development, character development and FUN will always be a part each class.  (Back to Top)

 

BOYS TUMBLE & STRENGTH: 60 Minutes

(Ages 6+) 

Not Offered during Summer Session

This 60-minute class for boys focuses on coordination, strength, conditioning and flexibility while introducing basic boys tumbling and gymnastics elements using rings, floorwork, trampoline and the pommel horse. Youth in this class will also work on listening skills, teamwork, taking instruction and the YMCA's four character development values. (Back to Top) 

 

TWISTERS: 60 Minutes (Beginner)

(Ages 6+) 

4-Week Session: Y-Member: $40     Non-Member: $56
Summer 1
 / June 6 - June 27 / Tuesdays / 4 pm - 5 pm
Summer 1
 / June 6 - June 27 / Tuesdays / 5:15 pm - 6:15 pm
Summer 1 / June 7 - June 28 / Wednesdays / 5 pm - 6 pm
Summer 1 / June 8 - June 29 / Thursdays / 4 pm - 5 pm

Summer 2 / July 11 - August 1 / Tuesdays / 4 pm - 5 pm
Summer 2 / July 11 - August 1 / Tuesdays / 5:15 pm - 6:15 pm

Summer 2 / July 12 - August 2 / Wednesdays / 5 pm - 6 pm
Summer 2 / July 13 - August 3 / Thursdays / 4 pm - 5 pm

Summer 3 / August 8 - August 29 / Tuesdays / 4 pm - 5 pm
Summer 3 / August 8 - August 29 / Tuesdays / 5:15 pm - 6:15 pm

Summer 3 / August 9 - August 30 / Wednesdays / 5 pm - 6 pm
Summer 3 / August 10 - August 31 / Thursdays / 4 pm - 5 pm

This 60-minute beginner level class focuses on coordination, strength and flexibility while introducing basic gymnastics elements on the vault, bars, balance beam, trampoline and floor. Youth in this class will also work on listening skills, teamwork, taking instruction and the YMCA's four character development values. (Back to Top)

 

FLIPPERS: 120 Minutes (Intermediate)

(Ages 9+; COACH INVITE ONLY)

4-Week Session: Y-Member: $80     Non-Member: $104
Summer 1 / June 8 - June 29 / Thursdays / 6 pm - 8 pm
Summer 2 / July 13- August 3 / Thursdays / 6 pm - 8 pm
Summer 3 / August 10- August 31 / Thursdays / 6 pm - 8 pm

This 120-minute (2 hour) class is for the older intermediate gymnast to explore their potential in gymnastics. Gymnasts will need to have some previous gymnastics experience as they will learn more complex skills and combinations on all of the apparatus. The progression in this class will focus on improving previously learned basic skills while incorporating new intermediate skills. Prerequisite for this class is to test out with a coach. (Back to Top)

 

PRESCHOOL OPEN GYM: 60 Minutes

(Walkers to age 5 with Parent)

Not Offered during Summer Session

Preschool open gym is for Walkers to age 5. Stations will be set-up for fun play and gymnastics introduction. Parenst are asked to particpate and play with the children in class. (Back to Top)

 

OPEN GYMNASTICS: 120 Minutes

(Ages 6+) 

Fridays, 7 PM - 8:30 PM
Open Gym Dates: 6/16, 6/23, 7/14, 7/21, 8/4 & 8/25
YMCA Member: $5/individual class     Non-Member: $10/individual class

Need a little extra time to practice? Open Gymnastics is class time for gymnasts to practice and improve their gymnastics and tumbling skills. A coach will be available to assist the gymnasts during this class. Open Gymnastics will be offered on Friday nights from 7 pm - 8:30pm on various dates. (Back to Top)

 

HIGH SCHOOL OPEN GYMNASTICS: 120 Minutes

(High School Age) 

Fridays, 4 PM - 6 PM
Open Gym Dates: 6/166/236/30, 7/14, 7/21, 7/28, 8/4, 8/11, 8/18, 8/25
YMCA Member: $5/individual class     Non-Member: $10/individual class

High School Open Gymnastics is class time for high school aged gymnasts looking to practice and improve their improve skills. Flippers level students may attend high school open gym only after coach approval. A coach will be available to assist the gymnasts during this class. (Back to Top)

 

WHO CAN PARTICIPATE IN GYMNASTICS?  

Gymnastics is for boys and girls of all ages, sizes and athletic abilities. Boys are welcome in all of our classes, however we do have a boys class for ages 6+, which incorporates elements specific for boys. Gymnastics is a great way for all kids to start building the foundation of strength, stability and flexibility which are needed in other sports such as soccer, football, basketball, wrestling, volleyball and more! (Back to Top)

 

WHAT SHOULD MY YOUTH WEAR TO CLASS?

  • For the safety of your youth, we ask that you adhere to the gymnastics dress code.
  • Clothing with buttons or zippers are not allowed.
  • Jewelry should not be worn and hair should be pulled back.
  • Girls are suggested to wear leotards and/or shorts. T-shirts or snug fitting tank tops are also okay.
  • Boys are suggested to wear athletic shirts and shorts or a boys’ leotard.
  • Any clothing should not be too baggy.
  • Instructors may ask your child to tuck their shirts in if they are too loose.
  • Shoes and socks must be removed. (Back to Top)

 

Missed Class Policy

If you miss a class during your session, the class is forfeited, as the YMCA does not have the capacity to allow make-up classes. This is due to the limited availability of gym time and our focus on maintaining coach-to-gymnast ratios, and for safety and quality instruction. If you miss a class or do not attend classes, this does not qualify you for a refund. If the YMCA cancels class due to unforeseen circumstances (weather, etc.), the YMCA will do its best to schedule an additional class or may offer a pro-rated credit amount of the canceled class. (Back to Top)

 

Who do I contact with questions?

For questions about the class content, your child's level and/or testing-out, please contact Coach Angela Hlavka at ahlavka@siouxfallsymca.org
For help with registration, please contact Bobbi Wynia at bwynia@siouxfallsymca.org or call (605) 336-3190, extension 17.  (Back to Top)

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