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Pajama Week for Rec Classes
Pajama Week for Rec Classes
Jan 27 – Feb 1 all-day
Wear your favorite pajamas to class.  Boys can wear bottoms and a top and girls can wear their leotard under their pajamas or bottoms and a top too.  Come ready for fun games and activities!
Team Autopay Runs Today
Miscellaneous Fees Run the 1st of Each Month 6:12 pm
Miscellaneous Fees Run the 1st of Each Month
Feb 1 @ 6:12 pm – 7:12 pm
Any outstanding fees on accounts registered for gymnastics classes will be charged to the credit card on your account the 1st of each month except January 2020 because tuition is due January 3, 2020 for that month. These fees can include: The Annual Anniversary Fee – $60 if it is currently due on your account.[...]
Bellevue Open Gym 6:30 pm
Bellevue Open Gym @ Bellevue Gym East
Feb 1 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
See our Open Gym Flyer for more detailed information by clicking here http://www.gymeast.com/classes/newsletters/.
Bellevue Open Gym 7:30 pm
Bellevue Open Gym @ Bellevue Gym East
Feb 1 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
See our Open Gym Flyer for more detailed information by clicking here http://www.gymeast.com/classes/newsletters/.  
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Summer Camp Flyers Available Today
Summer Camp Flyers Available Today
Feb 3 all-day
Our Summer Camp Flyers are available today. Click here to view or print it.
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Team Late Fees Applied
Issaquah Open Gym 6:30 pm
Issaquah Open Gym
Feb 8 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
See our Open Gym Flyer for more detailed information by clicking here http://www.gymeast.com/classes/newsletters/.
Issaquah Open Gym 7:30 pm
Issaquah Open Gym
Feb 8 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
See our Open Gym Flyer for more detailed information by clicking here http://www.gymeast.com/classes/newsletters/.
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Issaquah Summer Camp Reg. Begins Today
Issaquah Summer Camp Reg. Begins Today
Feb 10 all-day
Issaquah Summer Camp Registration begins today for all Gymnastics and Flying Ninja Camps. Camp Flyers –  click here Bellevue Summer Camp Registration begins March 1st through backstagedance.org  
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Gym Closed for Mid-Winter Break
Gym Closed for Mid-Winter Break
Feb 17 – Feb 23 all-day
Closed for President’s Day and Mid-Winter Break.  This closure has been worked into your yearly tuition.
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Mid-Winter Break Camp at Backstage Dance & Gym East Bellevue
Mid-Winter Break Camp at Backstage Dance & Gym East Bellevue
Feb 18 – Feb 20 all-day
Tuesday, February 18th – Thursday, February 20th TIME:  9:00am – 3:00pm Take a break from your Mid-Winter Break and enjoy days filled with dance, gymnastics and arts & crafts!  Wear comfortable clothing, pack a lunch, water bottle, snacks and have fun! For Boys and Girls in 1st – 5th grade Drop-off at Backstage Dance (13420[...]
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Gymnastics Class Statements Emailed Today
Gymnastics Class Statements Emailed Today
Feb 21 all-day
Please make sure your credit card is up-to-date on your parent portal so you don’t receive a $10 credit card declined fee.
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Mini Nationals Refund Deadline – February 22nd
Mini Nationals Refund Deadline – February 22nd
Feb 22 all-day
Deadline to withdrawal & get a refund for Mini Nationals is Feb. 22nd.
Special Open Gyms-Nov. 22nd (see details)
Special Open Gyms-Nov. 22nd (see details) @ Bellevue Gym East
Feb 22 all-day
Ages 3 – Kindergarten 2 – 2:45pm or 2:45pm – 3:30pm Cost $8.00 + tax/per child Location:  Issaquah Gym East Grades 1st – 5th Only 3:00 – 4:00pm or 4:00 – 5:00pm Cost $1o + tax/per child Location:  Bellevue Gym East For Falcons, Aerials, Springers or Middle School Gymnasts Only 5:15 – 6:45pm Cost $15.00[...]
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Autopay Runs Today for Gymnastics Classes
Autopay Runs Today for Gymnastics Classes
Feb 28 all-day
Tuition is due 1 week prior to the commencement of each 8-week billing cycle. Billing Cycle (Tuition) Due Dates: Upon registration for the dates 9/5 – 10/30 Closed 10/31/19 Due Oct 25th for 11/1 – 1/9 Closed 11/28/19 -11/30/19 & 12/23/19-1/1/20 Due Jan 3rd for 1/10 – 3/5 Closed 2/17/20 – 2/22/20 Due Feb 28th[...]
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DEADLINE to Register for Mini Nationals is Feb. 29th
DEADLINE to Register for Mini Nationals is Feb. 29th
Feb 29 all-day
This show is for girls 1st – 5th-grade girls with three showtimes available; 2:30pm, 4:00pm or 5:30pm. Experience the excitement of a gymnastics meet! Perform on Floor, Bars, Vault, Beam and Rope/Flexibility. Our team girls will be judging and awarding ribbons for their effort on all events. Special judges awards will be given for outstanding performances. Goodie bags for[...]
Issaquah Open Gym 6:30 pm
Issaquah Open Gym
Feb 29 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
See our Open Gym Flyer for more detailed information by clicking here http://www.gymeast.com/classes/newsletters/.
Issaquah Open Gym 7:30 pm
Issaquah Open Gym
Feb 29 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
See our Open Gym Flyer for more detailed information by clicking here http://www.gymeast.com/classes/newsletters/.

Recent News

Upcoming Important Dates & Closures

  • February 3rd – Summer Camp Flyers Available
  • February 10th – Issaquah Summer Camp Registration Starts
  • February 17th – 23rd – Closed for Mid-Winter Break (SEE EVENTS DURING OUR MID-WINTER BREAK CLOSURE BELOW)
    February 18th – 20th – Mid-Winter Break Camp at Bellevue Gym East with Backstage Dance
    February 22nd – Special Open Gym
  • March 1st – Bellevue Summer Camp Registration Starts through Backstagedance.org
  • March 2nd – Summer Class Flyer Available
  • March 7th – Spring Mini Nationals (for 1st – 5th Grade Girls)
  • March 16th – Summer Class Registration Begins (online only for the first 2 days.)
  • May 16th & 17 – Girl’s Gym Show @ Newport High School
  • May 22nd – 25th – Closed for Memorial Holiday
  • June 6th – Boy’s Gym Show
  • June 7th – Flying Ninja Show
  • June 27th – Last day of our 2019-2020 School Year Session
    June 27th – Last day to register for a summer camp or class and receive priority registration for the 2020-2021 School Year.
  • June 28th – July 5th — End of School Year Gym Closure
  • July 6th – August 28th – Summer Session
  • August 3rd – Priority Registration for the 2020-2021 School Year (online only for the first 2 days.)
  • August 10th – Open Registration for the 2020-2021 School Year (online only for the first 2 days.)
  • August 29th – September 7th – Closed for the End of Summer Break

Summer Classes

UPDATED DATES:  Our Summer Class Flyer will be available on March 2nd.  Registration for summer classes begins Monday, March 16th and will be online only for the first two days.  We will accept in-person, phone and email registration requests beginning Friday, March 27th.

  • Our summer session runs July 6th – August 28th
  • Please register your child for the grade he/she will be entering in September.
  • 3-year olds can start the Grasshopper class the month they turn 3 and 4-year olds can start the Cricket class the month prior to turning 4.
  • Tuition is due at the time of registration. Sibling or 2nd class discount of 10% off the lesser tuition.
  • Cancellation Policy: $25 per child per class up until 14 days before class starts. NO REFUNDS within 14 days of class start date.
  • We do charge the $60.00 Annual Registration Fee for summer classes if it is due on your account.
  • Summer Make-Up Policy: Open Gym (Kindergarten through Middle School) or in another summer class with availability (within one week in advance.)

Priority Registration for the 2020-2021 School Year.
Students registered for summer classes or a camp by midnight June 27th will qualify for priority registration for our next school year registration.  A family qualifies for this if one child from the family is registered. Priority Registration will begin August 3rd for both gyms and will be online only for the first 2 days. Open Registration will begin August 10th and will also be online only for the first two days.

Spring Mini Nationals is March 7th

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN AND THERE ARE ONLY A FEW OPENINGS LEFT!

This show is for girls 1st – 5th-grade girls with three showtimes available; 2:30pm, 4:00pm or 5:30pm.

Experience the excitement of a gymnastics meet! Perform on Floor, Bars, Vault, Beam and Rope/Flexibility. Our team girls will be judging and awarding ribbons for their effort on all events. Special judges awards will be given for outstanding performances. Goodie bags for all!

Register starting Feb. 3rd online only for the first two days and then by email, phone or walk-in.
COST:  $25 + tax
Day of Event Admission Fee:  $2.00 per adult 16 years and older.
The deadline to register for this event is Saturday, February 29th.
The deadline to register and receive a refund is Saturday, February 22nd.
Location:  Our Issaquah Team Gym at 1590 NW Maple Street, Issaquah  98027

To view the event flyer click here.

Mid-Winter Break Camp at Backstage Dance & Gym East Bellevue

Tuesday, February 18th – Thursday, February 20th
TIME:  9:00am – 3:00pm

Take a break from your Mid-Winter Break and enjoy days filled with dance, gymnastics and arts & crafts!  Wear comfortable clothing, pack a lunch, water bottle, snacks and have fun!
For Boys and Girls in 1st – 5th grade
Drop-off at Backstage Dance (13420 SE 32nd St, Bellevue, WA 98005) & Pick-up is at Gymnastics East Bellevue (13425 SE 30th Street, Bellevue, WA  98005)

COST:  $250 + tax
Payment in full must be made at the time of registration.
Register online at backstagedance.org or call  (425) 747-5070

Click here to view the camp flyer.

 

Summer Camps

Our Summer Camp flyers are now available to view or print by clicking here.
Registration for our Issaquah Summer Camps start Monday, February 10th and registration for our Bellevue Summer Camps start March 1st at backstagedance.org

2019-2020 School Year Tuition Information

The 2019-2020 School Year is underway.  Once you are registered in a class, you are automatically enrolled and responsible for payments through June 27, 2020, unless a withdrawal notice is given to the office (a minimum1week notice is required to withdraw).  There are 40 classes in our school year divided into 5 payments with 8 classes per payment cycle.  If during each payment cycle 8 classes are not offered, you will be prorated accordingly.  If you register for a class in the middle of an 8-week billing cycle, your tuition will be pro-rated.  Gym Closures are NOT counted as one of these classes.  All classes for our 2019-2020 School Year will end on June 27th.  If you would like to continue for summer classes or camps, registration starts in the spring of 2020 for these programs.  A $25 fee is applied for any class cancellation refunds.

Tuition is due 1 week prior to the commencement of each 8-week billing cycle.

  • Billing Cycle (Tuition) Due Dates:
    • Upon registration for the dates 9/5 – 10/30
      • Closed 10/31/19
    • Due Oct 25th for 11/1 – 1/9
      • Closed 11/28/19 -11/30/19 & 12/23/19-1/1/20
    • Due Jan 3rd for 1/10 – 3/5
      • Closed 2/17/20 – 2/22/20
    • Due Feb 28th for 3/6 – 4/30
    • Due April 24th for 5/1 – 6/27
      • Closed 5/22/20 – 5/25/20

A $60 annual registration fee per family is applied to your account.
Siblings discounted at 10% off the lesser tuition.
Any declined credit card charges will incur a $10 fee, so please make sure your credit card is up-to-date on your parent portal.
Tuition is PAST DUE 7 days after the tuition due date at which time a late fee of $20 will be applied to your account. Payment not received 14 days after due date, your child will be withdrawn from class.

  • Make-up policy for Kindergarten through Middle School
     Open Gym (click here to view our Open Gym Flyer)  We do NOT offer make-ups in other classes.
  • Make-up policy for Preschoolers – Kindergarten
    Make-ups can be done in other classes with openings but can only be scheduled one week in advance or
    Issaquah Tiny Tots –  must register to attend as space is limited.
    *Every Thursday @ 11:00am – 11:45am
    *Grasshoppers/Crickets – Thursday, March 12th or Tuesday, April 14th from 4:45pm – 5:30pm or 5:30pm – 6:15pm
    *Bumblebees/Hummingbirds – Thursday, March 12th or Tuesday, April 14th from 6:15pm – 7:15pm
  • Bellevue Tiny Totsmust register to attend as space is limited.
    *Every Monday at 11:15am – 12:30pm
    *Grasshoppers/Crickets – Wednesdays, February 12th and March 4th from 6:45pm – 7:30pm
    *Bumblebees/Hummingbirds – Wednesdays, February 26th and March 11th from 6:45pm – 7:45pm
  • Make-up Policy for Parent & Tot Classes must be done in another Parent & Tot Class with an opening.
    All class make-ups must be done while your child is currently registered or by June 27th.

February 22nd- Special Open Gyms

Ages 3 – Kindergarten
2 – 2:45pm or 2:45pm – 3:30pm
Cost $8.00 + tax/per child
Location:  Issaquah Gym East

Grades 1st – 5th Only
3:00 – 4:00pm or 4:00 – 5:00pm
Cost $1o + tax/per child
Location:  Bellevue Gym East

For Falcons, Aerials, Springers or Middle School Gymnasts Only
5:15 – 6:45pm
Cost $15.00 + tax/per child
Location:  Bellevue Gym East

Open gym is for current students as well as the general public!  Jump on the trampoline, practice a cartwheel, balance on the beam and swing on the bars.  Open gym as a make-up class must preregister through the office during business hours.

All kids must have a current open-gym waiver on our website’s parent portal to participate.  Cancellation is required by end of day Thursday, February 20, 2020 (if the gym office is closed, please call and leave a voice message or email) or your account will be charged the Open Gym fee plus tax.  If Open Gym is scheduled as a make-up, you will lose that make-up!  Please click here to see our flyer.

 

Acro/Dance & Conditioning Class

This class is on Sundays at our Issaquah Team Gym for girls 1st -Highschool.
Location:  1590 NW Maple Street, Issaquah, WA  98027
*1st— 4th grade: 9:30am-10:30am
*5th—Highschool: 10:30am-11:30am
This program runs on a punch card system, which can be purchased at the Issaquah Gym office on Mall Street.
*Punch-cards are $108 for 4 punches and $216 for 8 punches.
All punch cards expire in six months from the date of purchase.
An annual registration fee of $60 is also required.
This class is centered on fundamental acrobatic technique and will increase flexibility, strength, balance, coordination, endurance, timing, body awareness, self-discipline
and confidence.

2019-2020 School Year Class Schedules & Registration

Click here to view or download and print a class schedule for either gym location.

  • We are now registering for all classes.  To register for classes, you must create an account on our Parent Portal (click here).  From there go to our class filters to make your class selection.  Once you choose your class(es), it will come to us via a request.  Once your request is approved, we will send you an email confirmation and email receipt for the credit card charge.  If your credit card declines, your account will be charged a $10 credit card rejection fee, so please make sure it is current.  You will be registered in this class until June 27th and charged every 8 weeks.  If you need to withdraw from your class, a minimum one week notice is required and must be given to the gym office.

TINY TOT PROGRAM
*18 months to 3-year-olds – Parent & Tot Class
*3-year-olds (must be potty trained/no pull-ups) – Grasshoppers

4-year-olds – Kindergarten (Skill-Based Program):
Crickets (beginners)
Bumblebees (intermediate-must pass a skill evaluation for this level to register)
Hummingbirds (advanced-must pass a skill evaluation for this level to register)

GIRLS PROGRAM (1st – 5th grade)
Beginner Levels
*1st & 2nd Grade Girls – Mini Bounders  – Beginners
*1st – 5th Grade Girls – Mini Bounder/Bounders  – Beginners
*3rd – 5th Grade Girls – Bounders – Beginners

Intermediate Level – Skill Test Required
*1st & 2nd Grade Girls – Mini Flips – Intermediate (must pass a skill evaluation for this level to register)
*1st – 5th Grade Girls – Mini Flips/Flips – Intermediate (must pass a skill evaluation for this level to register)
*3rd – 5th Grade Girls – Flips – Intermediate (must pass a skill evaluation for this level to register)

Intermediate/Advanced Level- Skill Test Required
*1st – 5th Grade Girls – Aerials – Intermediate/Advanced (must pass a skill evaluation for this level to register)

Advanced Level – Skill Test Required
*1st – 5th Grade Girls – Springers – Advanced (must pass a skill evaluation for this level to register)

*6th – 8th Grade Girls – Middle School Program (all levels)
*High School Girls – BELLEVUE GYM ONLY (all levels – punch card system)

BOYS PROGRAM (1st – 5th)
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1st – 5th Grade Boys – Mini Eagles/Eagles  – Level 1 Beginner
*1st – 5th Grade Boys – Falcons/Hawks – Level 2 (must pass a skill evaluation for this level to register)

NINJA PROGRAM for Boys and Girls – see different box
HOME-SCHOOL CLASS
– 1st – 5th Grade Boys/Girls (all levels)

TRIAL CLASSES – available for a $20 trial class fee and the class must have availability.  If you are on a wait-list for a class and are contacted about an opening in the class, you can request your first class be a trial to ensure it is a good fit for your child.

Come Play at an Open Gym

Open gym is a non-instructional time for your child to practice skills independently and play with new kids of all ages in a fun and safe environment. Supervising coaches are CPR/First Aid certified.  Open to Kindergarten age children through Middle School for current students as well as the general public!  Jump on the trampoline, practice a cartwheel, balance on the beam and swing on the bars. 

Open Gym meets on several Saturday nights each month at either gym location.
2 sessions:  6:30pm-7:30pm and/or 7:30pm-8:30pm
$11.00/hr (includes tax) – can be applied to your account, cash or check, no credit cards.
All kids must have an account on our parent portal to participate.
Open gym as a make-up class must pre-register through the office during business hours.
Cancellation is required by end of the day the Thursday prior to your Open Gym date or your account will be charged the Open Gym fee of $11.00 (includes tax) per student/per hour.  If Open Gym is scheduled as a make-up, you will lose that make-up!
See the News/Events calendar (above) for upcoming Open Gym dates and gym locations.

Open gym tips and guidelines:

  • The business office and phone are not open during open gym time.
  • If paying, please have payment ready if paying with cash or check when checking in your child.
  • Open gym waiver is on file from September –August on your parent portal.
  • Tie all long hair back and remove socks and shoes before checking in.
  • Foam pit (Bellevue Gym) is not available during an open gym.
  • One person on the trampolines and rings at a time.
  • No jumping off equipment to swing on rope.
  • Only coaches and students are allowed on the gym floors.
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Mini Privates – Bellevue Gym

This is a 30 minute, one-on-one instruction with a Senior Coach.  Kids must be registered in a class and are 5 years old – 5th grade.
Cost:  $45 (payment due upon registration)
Registration online or at either gym office!  Maximum: 1 mini-private lesson per student/per month.
We require a minimum of 48 hours to cancel your scheduled mini-private or you will be responsible for this payment.

2019-2020 School Year Session Mini Privates:
Most Saturdays from 2:30pm – 3:00pm at the Bellevue Gym with Coach Greg

High School Drop In Program

This program runs on a punch card system which can be purchased at the front desk.   An annual registration fee of $60 is also required and all skill levels are welcome!

  • 2019-2020 School Year Session Classes begin September 5th with classes on Mondays & Wednesdays from 6:45pm – 8:45pm.  The School Year punch cards are $132 for 4 punches and $264 for 8 punches and expire six months from the date of purchase.  These classes will end October 30th for the High School Gymnastics Season and resume March 16th.

Dress Code

For Girls:
Either a leotard (no 2-piece leotards allowed) or T-shirts & shorts/leggings.  T-shirt must be snug-fitting or tucked into shorts.
Shorts should be snug-fitting, no zippers, snaps or buttons.
No jewelry with the exception of studded earrings.  If  hair is longer then shoulder length, please have it up in a ponytail.  All kids are barefoot out on the gym floor.

For Boys:
T-shirt & shorts.  The T-shirt must be snug-fitting or tucked into the shorts  Shorts should be athletic shorts, no sagging, no belts, zippers, snaps or buttonsAll kids are barefoot out on the gym floor.

 

Flying Ninja Program

Inspired by “American Ninja Warrior Show” we bring to you our own Ninja program full of obstacle courses to challenge mind and body, teaching students to move through obstacles with fluidity, prowess and stealth using skillful spins, rolls, jumps, and flips.

The 2019-2020 School Year Session for 1st – 5th grade boys & girls:  These classes will develop critical thinking, improve strength, coordination and air sense. The ever-changing obstacles and challenges will build self confidence as they learn to accept and master each challenge presented.

  • Flying Ninja Level 1 – Boys 1st & 2nd Grades: 45 minute class
    Tuesdays 7pm – 7:45pm, Saturdays 10:45am – 11:30am & 12:45pm – 1:30pm
  • Flying Ninja Level 1 – Boys 3rd – 5th Grades: 45 minute class
    Tuesdays 7:45pm – 8:30pm & Saturdays 9:00am – 9:45am
  • Flying Ninja Level 1 – Girls 1st & 2nd Grades: 45 minute class
    Saturdays 12:45pm – 1:30pm
  • Flying Ninja Level 1 – Girls 3rd – 5th Grades: 45 minute class
    Saturdays 9:45am – 10:30am
  • Flying Ninja Level 2 – Boys 1st – 5th Grades: 1 hour classes teaching on-axis and off-axis flipping, spinning and movement on a larger scale.
    Thursdays 7:15pm – 8:15pm & Saturdays 11:30am – 12:30pm (All students must move through Flying Ninja Level 1 to graduate to the Flying Ninja Level 2 class.)
  • Flying Ninja Level 2 – Girls 1st – 5th Grades – Will add as needed and all students must move through Flying Ninja Level 1 to graduate to the Flying Ninja Level 2 class

Click here to view the flyer.

Class Waitlist Procedure

Wait-List Policy

  • If you are on the waitlist for a class and a spot opens up, you will be notified about the opening via email. This notice will be sent to the email address in your account so be sure your email is one that you check regularly.  You will generally have only 2 business days to respond before your child is dropped from the waitlist.  To avoid these emails going to your junk folder, add WaitList@gymeast.com to your contacts.    
  • If you receive a Group Waitlist Notice, this means that several families have received the same notice. We will offer the opening to the family highest on the waitlist from among those who reply via email by the closing day and time shown in the notice.  If you do not reply by this time, your child will be dropped from this waitlist. 
  • DO NOT PHONE IN unless you are having an email specific problem!  Phoning in will not guarantee you will be offered this opening.  Email responses are required as this is not done on site.

We are closed February 17th-23rd for Mid-Winter Break
Our Summer Camp Schedules are now available with Issaquah Camp registration starting Feb 10th and Bellevue Camp registraton starting March 1st.
*The 2019-2020 School Year Schedule is available here
See our News & Events page for upcoming events, closures and other information.