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Gymnastics and Cheer
The YMCA of Austin has a gymnastics programs you will flip for! We teach kids to tumble, run, jump and twist in our kid-friendly programs. Kids learn movement skills, fine motor skills, tumbling skills and advanced gymnastics elements. Programs available for kids 18 months and up!
Our gymnastics programs are designed to provide a safe, nurturing environment for children and youth to develop gymnastics skills as well the four YMCA core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility. Check your branch listing for full list of gymnastics offerings.
Parents can become involved through the Parent & Child program, geared for parents and children ages 18-36 months. This program works on gross motor skill development and creative movement. This fun, interactive 30-minute class can be taken with a child and any close adult - moms, dads, aunts, nannies and grandparents are welcome to an ‘assistant coach' for their little one.
What to Wear
Girls: Hair pulled back in a ponytail. Leotard and bare feet - no tights. No jewelry or gum in class.
Boys: Pair of shors with elastic waistband and form-fitting shirt. No jewelry or gum in class.
This class is designed for ages 3-5 years. Using their unique imagination and playfulness we'll make your child will want to return again and again. Log rolls, donkey kicks, forward/backward rolls, and hanging like a monkey on the bar are just a few of the things your child will be doing. Attire: Your child will need to wear a leotard or a t-shirt and a pair of shorts. Please make sure that the waist band is elastic. Hair needs to be pulled up and out of the face.
No gymnastics experience required. All children progressing from preschool gymnastics classes must start in Level 1. The gymnast will develop strength, flexibility and coordination all while having a fun experience. They will be introduced to bars, balance beam, floor, and the concept of vault. Cartwheels, handstands, forward/backward rolls are just a few of the skills they will master as they progress through Level 1.