3-Year Old Gymnastics
In this 45 minute coed class, students learn the concept of progressing through “activity stations.” The children warm-up together for 15 minutes while focusing on proper stretching techniques through games, role play, songs, and rhymes. The remainder of the class consists of 10 minutes on trampoline and 10 minutes on two events: floor, bars, or balance beam. The students learn to hop, jump, kick, roll, go upside down, support their body weight on their hands on the floor, and kick their feet in the air; all skills which prepare them for higher level gymnastics such as cartwheels, handstands, and bridges. On the bars they learn to swing, hang in different positions, support themselves in a front-support, go around backward on the bar, and execute a pull-over on the bar. The beams are used to teach stationary balance skills, along with walking forward and backward, kicks, jumps, dip walks and chasses. Accessories such as foam blocks, bean bags, and cones are used as teaching aids.