Mini Stars 2016-11-20T16:37:33+00:00

Mini Stars (3 & 4 yrs)

Our preschool gymnastics classes are designed with the needs of the preschooler in mind. Participation in a preschool gymnastics class is an opportunity for children to begin experiencing gymnastics without the help of parents.

Your child will begin to learn and master skills at this level. They will be introduced to all 4 Olympic events (Beam, Bars, Floor and Vault).

Gymnastics is one of the best sports for toddlers to be involved in – along with developing your child’s gymnastics skills and physical fitness, our preschool gymnastics program will also help build a strong foundation for your child to develop discipline, a sense of athletic achievement, self-esteem and social skills that will last a lifetime!

Class Availability

Find the day and time that works best for your family. Click on Register to secure your spot today! The cost listed is the monthly cost for 1 class per week.

Classes Per Week

1

Class Length

45 Min

Child / Instructor Ratio

8/1

Program Curriculum

Cognitive Locomotor Vault Beam Bars Floor
Follow the Leader Running Running Forward/Backward Walks Hang on Bars Forward Rolls
Copy Positions: Tuck, Pike, Straddle, Table Top & Seal Stretch Bear Crawls Jump onto the table Sideway Walks Pull Overs Backward Rolls
Taking turns Hopping Jump Off Forward/Backward Rolls Toe Touches Tables
Move Through an Obstacle Course Jumping "Tada" Cartwheels Skin the Cat Cartwheels
Count 1,2,3 Frog Jumps Hit the board Handstands Hand Grips Donkey Kicks (Handstands)
Object Placement/Clean Up Bunny Hops Jumps Possum Swings Bridges
Memorize Sequences Ice Cream Scoops Ice Cream Scoops Chin Ups Jumps
Walking Backwards Crab Walks Casts Knee Scales
Galloping on One Side Knee Scales

Mini Star Classes work on all the Olympic Equipment

 

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The Mini Stars program is held in our Main gym that has the same equipment as you see on TV.

FLOOR: Your child will work on the floor with obstacle courses, stretching and tumbling skills and drills.

BARS: Your child will work on the low bar on the Uneven bars and different drills surrounding the bars.

BEAM: We have low beams and high beams your child will work on as well as drills on them through circuits.

VAULT: Your child will being to work on vault drills on a soft vault before moving to the olympic vault!

Our Program Leader

staff-kierstyn-smallKierstyn is the Tiny & Mini Star Program Leader and instructs in both programs. She designs and develops the progressive curriculum and themes for both programs to make it an easy transition for children. The tiny stars program has 26 themes per year and changes every 2 weeks. All skills needed to move to the Mini Stars program are taught in this curriculum.

When she isn’t working, Kierstyn loves spending time with her twin daughters and husband.

FAQ’s

Can we try a class before registering? 2016-11-11T03:46:40+00:00

Yes however participating in a trial class does NOT guarantee your child a spot in that class. You may sign up for a free trial class online or call the office 413-525-1291 extension 0

What does my child wear to class? 2016-11-11T03:44:32+00:00

At this age shorts & t-shirt are perfectly fine. Leotards are also an option and available for purchase in our pro-shop!

How will my child benefit from this program? 2016-11-11T03:43:44+00:00

Your Child will experience thrilling moments in the gym which range from rolling on mats to playing group parachute games. Their experience on the gymnastics apparatus is normally in the form of obstacle courses. The tots are encouraged to climb, crawl, and jump from station to station. The objectives at each station are basic motor patterns and therefore, simple to complete. Tot and parent share all of this excitement as they work through each class as partners.
An additional benefit of being involved in gymnastics at this young age is the opportunity to socialize with other children of the same age. Sharing, following simple directions and social skill development are all-important aspects of a Parent/Tot Program. Long verbal explanations and demonstrations by the teacher are kept to a minimum due to the children’s short attention span.

What discounts do you offer? 2016-11-11T03:25:18+00:00

Yes. If you have a second child enrolled at the same time, the second child will receive 10% off monthly tuition. A 15% discount will be applied to every child after the 2nd. If one child is enrolled in multiple classes in a the same month, the second class is 50% off. Please note: discounts are applied to the lowest tuition.

Can parents watch class? 2016-11-11T03:24:24+00:00

Yes. Our viewing area has a Birdseye view of the gym.

Do parents participate in this class? 2016-11-11T03:23:05+00:00

No. Our only parent and child class we offer is our Tiny Stars program.

What is the makeup policy if we miss a class? 2016-11-07T03:53:05+00:00

Your child can make up as many classes as they miss within the month. Call or stop in the office to get a day/time to make up any class. You can not just show up and expect to be added to a class it must be scheduled after the class you miss

Do you Prorate tuition? 2016-11-07T03:51:07+00:00

Tuition is only pro-rated by half if you start after the 15th of the month. If you register on the 15th or later, the tuition will not be reflected when you first register, this will be done manually by our office staff.

If we register now when do we start? 2016-11-07T03:49:08+00:00

Once you register, your child can start right away at the next regularly scheduled class meeting. If you are unable to attend immediately, please contact our office.

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