FDS Gymnastics offers recreational classes for girls and boys from 18 months. FDS ensures success in children by bringing out the best in each child through safe and exciting classes geared toward installing each student with a positive mental focus and an "I CAN DO IT" attitude. Our accent is on physical fitness, body development, coordination, endurance, strength, and flexibility.
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“Jump off the beam, flip off the bars, follow your dreams and reach for the stars”
– Nadia Comaneci
The class schedule is online for the 2023-2024 school year!
FDS School Year: August 16th, 2023 – June 29th, 2024!
Mommy/Daddy & Me Gym Class
18 months old to 3 years old
Children ages 18 months to 3 years old can join in the fun with a little help from an adult friend in our M/D & Me classes. This class offers age-appropriate lessons in creative movement through the use of music, playful games, parachutes, hula hoops, obstacle courses and sealed down gymnastic equipment. Children will get a chance to learn how their body works by jumping on a trampoline, climbing on mats, rolling down inclines, walking across balance beams, hanging on bars, and sliding down slides. The parent/adult assists the child under the supervision of the instructor to learn safe, developmental gymnastic techniques, utilizing pre-school mats and shapes in a mildly structured setting. They are introduced to a variety of gross motor skills including throwing, catching, rolling, kicking, swinging as well as balance and flexibility. Students MUST have an adult participate with them.
Tiny Gym Class
3 - 4 years old
Tiny Gym classes are 45-minute co-educational classes for toddlers 3 and 4 years old. Participants must be potty trained in order to register for this class! These classes work on more advanced motor skills and require the social skills necessary to stay in line and follow directions. During this class, toddlers will get a chance to try the beginning stages of both men's and women's gymnastics skills, shapes, strength, and flexibility. The preschool group will participate on the floor, beam, bars, and tumble track. And, of course, we still save a little time in the end for playtime!
Boys and Girls Recreational Program
Mini Gym Class
5 - 6 years old
Mini Gym class is an independent class for 5-6 years old which uses modified gymnastic equipment. The classes are structured with new lesson plans each week and also include theme weeks to make learning fun.
Proper stretching techniques and strength training will be emphasized to provide a foundation for continued progression. Students in this class are reaching towards accomplishing the following skills: running drills; front support, casting, pullovers with a light spot and bent arm hold on bars; increasing confidence on both low and high beams, walking and balancing on beam; and positioning, forward rolls, handstand kick-ups, cartwheel and backward rolls on the floor.
Pre-Stars Gym Class
7 - 8 years old
Pre-Stars Class is for children ages seven and up who want to learn the basics of gymnastics, including terms, skills, strength, and flexibility. During each 55 min class, students are reaching towards accomplishing the following skills: running drills and proper board hitting drills on vault; front support, casting, pullovers with a light spot and bent arm hold on bars; increase confidence on both low and high beams, walking and balancing on beam; and positioning, forward rolls, handstand kick-ups, cartwheel and backward rolls on the floor.
Stars Gym Class
9 - 10 years old
This class is for the gymnast who has advanced through our recreational program and is ready to work towards becoming a member of our competitive team. This class will further build on core skills. Gymnasts will progress to high-level skills on all apparatus requiring increased strength and flexibility. Proper skill execution will be emphasized to promote safety and future advancements. Gymnasts will learn accelerating run, arm-circle, springboard entry and handstand flat back; casting, back hip circle, stride hold and glides on bars; handstands, turns, and tuck jump on beam; and handstand forward roll, backbend kick over, and round off on floor.
Pre-Teens & Teens Gym Class
11 - 13 years old
14 years old and up
This class is an advanced recreational gymnastics. Gymnasts will have the opportunity to challenge their abilities in a program where the sky is the limit. Gymnasts will follow proper progressions to achieve advanced-level skills at their own pace safely. Proper skill execution is strongly emphasized. Gymnasts will learn front handspring onto stacked mats and front handspring on vault table on vault; glide, kip drills, front hip circle on bars; cartwheels, turns and advanced dismounts on beam; and front handsprings, back handsprings, perfected round-offs, back walkover on floor.
Boys and Girls 7 years old and up
The Xcel Gymnastics Program is an alternative competitive program that is more flexible with skill requirements than traditional competitive gymnastics. It is an excellent balance between recreational and competitive gymnastics where students can continue to grow in learning new skills and start learning routines for each event. Incorporating more fun and flexibility still allows students to showcase their hard work and routines without the heavy commitment that full competitive gymnastics would require!
Requirements for the Xcel Program
- Handstand (end in lunge)
- Forward roll
- Bridge (can lift one leg for 10 seconds)
- Backward roll
- Splits on one leg
- Straight jump
- Walk across the beam on the toe
- Side handstand (3/4 of the way)
- pull over
- Casts (hips must leave bar)
- Window position under bar