FAQs

FAQs 2017-12-14T14:13:52+00:00

Girls can wear any type of one-piece leotard. No bare midriffs please. Footless tights are optional. Students may go barefoot or wear gymnastics shoes. Please have long hair tied back. No hard balls or barrettes. No rings or necklaces please.

Boys wear T-shirts and shorts with no buckles, snaps or zippers. All T-shirts should be tucked into pants.

No gum chewing, eating or drinking (other than water) during class. Water bottles are allowed.

No! We take and record attendance. Parents are responsible for scheduling a makeup class.

For kindergarten through middle school make ups can be done in our Open Gym. Please book an open gym time with the office and let them know it will be used for a makeup. Grasshoppers and Crickets can makeup in specific makeup classes. For Bumblebees and Hummingbirds, please see the office because this varies.

Open Gym is held at both our Issaquah and Bellevue locations most Saturdays during the school year. They are at 6:30-7:30pm and 7:30-8:30pm. Open Gym is available to the general public for $10, and can be used as a makeup for classes missed. Open Gym is not class structured. It is structured free time with 2 instructors and up to 30 students.

Only our high school class is drop-in based, You purchase a punch card at the office (Please see the office for the high school schedule as well).

There are no drop-ins for all other classes. If your child is interested in trying a class but not sure if he/she will like it, we do offer a trial class for $15.

Team programs are by invitation only. Head coaches from each team program select students out of our class programs who they feel will fit the standards for competitive gymnastics.

We do not. Our boys program is for 1st through 5th graders.

(Emerald City Gymnastics in Redmond and Tech Gymnastics in Woodinville offer competitive gymnastics for boys)

We do not but Tech Gymnastics does.

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We want to ensure safety every time your student steps foot onto the gymnastics floor. Loose long hair can momentarily obscure vision, can get caught in the coach’s hands while spotting a skill, as well as create a hazzard when upside down especially in a bridge or backbend where it is almost impossible to avoid stepping on long hair with your own hands.

If you have a specific coach/instructor in mind for your child, feel free to speak to that coach/instructor. If you do not have time to talk or do not know which coach to ask, please ask the front office and we will email coaches/instructors for you. After that, all communication about the private lesson will be between you and the coach. Your child must be at least 5 years old. Price may vary depending on the coach’s credentials.

Our class program is designed to teach the basics of gymnastics along with strength and flexibility in a fun environment. We break down skills into progressive steps using soft equipment. Our goal is to develop happy, healthy and confident children. Our lesson plans are posted in the lobby of both our locations! You can see exactly what your child is learning each week.

For our Girls Class Program, we have a few events each year that give the gymnast the opportunity to compete the skills they have been working on and perform routines they learn during class.

  • Mini Nationals: This event takes place several times a year. The students learn routines on beam and bars, floor and vault during their class. They get to show off what they have been learning and we do our best to run it like a typical competition, with achievement ribbons and certificate awards from our team judges.
  • Gym Show: Gym show is at the end of the school year. This is similar to Mini Nationals but each gymnast receives a leotard and learns a dance-acro routine as well as a routine on each event. This is a fun event for family and friends and a bigger venue than Mini Nationals.
  • For our Tiny Tot program: Winterfest is a fun show for our Grasshoppers, Crickets, Bumblebees and Hummingbirds. The children perform routines with music and costumes. Families are encouraged to come watch and take pictures. There is no participation cost for this event but a small admissions fee is charged. It is held on a Saturday afternoon/evening in December.
  • For our Boys: Boys Fitness Challenge is an event similar to Gym Show. The boys prepare by practicing the skills in class on all 6 of the apparatus: tumble track, rings, rope, parallel bars, pommel horse and floor. They receive a medal and a t-shirt for their participation. It is a fun event for the boys to show off what they have been working on.

Once your child has achieved all the skills required to move up to the next level, their coach will suggest signing up for a skill evaluation. Our skill evaluations are scheduled through the office and are coach recommended only. If you are curious where your child stands, feel free to speak with his/her coach. We post our move-up skill requirements in the lobby area of both locations.

We allow a child to be placed on up to 4 waitlists per location. Once a class has an opening, we will be sure to call or email you and then you may accept the spot. Once we give you a call or email, you will have 2 business days to reply and accept the spot.

Yes, we sell leotards, sweatshirt, backpacks, duffle bags and hair ties.

We also sell grips, wristbands, tape, pre-wrap and tigerpaws.

If your child is 3 years old, in accordance with the USA Gymnastics rules and regulations, parents must stay in the building during his/her class.

If your child is 4-6 years old, and needs assistance using the bathroom, a parent or guardian must stay.

If your student is 1st-5th or older, parents may leave and come back at the end of class. Please keep in mind there is a late fee for late pick up(15 minutes or more).

We have a new class management system and need your help.  Please go to our Events Page to see more information and required actions.

 

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