YMCA Arlington Woodmont Gymnastics Center

Kids & Teens Sports Classes Offered at YMCA Arlington Woodmont Gymnastics Center

Gymnastics

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Arlington Angels Competitive Gymnastics Team

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YMCA Arlington Angels Gymnastics Team is the girls team at the YMCA Woodmont Program Center. We start at Level 3 (old Level 4) and goes through optional levels. We follow the USAG curriculum and guidelines. To be a part of the team, you must be evaluated by the head coach and then be invited to participate. Regular attendance is expected of all team members. Fees vary
 
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Arlington Saints Competitive Gymnastics Team

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YMCA Arlington Saints Gymnastics Team is the boys' team at the YMCA Woodmont Program Center. We start at Level 3 (old Level 4) and goes through optional levels. We follow the USAG curriculum and guidelines. To be a part of the team, you must be evaluated by the head coach and then be invited to participate. Regular attendance is expected of all team members. Fees vary
 
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Beginner Rhythmic

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Girls learn how to operate with rhythmic gymnastics equipment:  balls, ribbons, hoops and ropes.  They also practice basic dance steps; jumps and leaps with music.  They practice pre-acrobatic skills; cartwheels, rolls, handstands, while working on balance, coordination, and flexibility. 
 
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Beginner/Intermediate Rhythmic

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Gymnasts continue to work on their balance, coordination and flexibility while improving their acrobatic skills; front limbers, bridge kickovers, learning new steps, jumps and leaps with more sophisticated music pieces.  Girls will work on more advanced skills with balls, ribbons, rope and hoops.
 
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Boys I

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The Boys I class is for just for BOYS who are 6 years or older and have never had formal gymnastics instruction before as well as advanced beginners.
 
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Boys II

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The Boys II class is just for BOYS who have been evaluated by a lead teacher of the Boys II classes. During the class, gymnasts focus on increasing strength and flexibility and learn advanced gymnastics skills.
 
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Intermediate/Advanced Rhythmic

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(Performance Groups)  Girls learn routines with different equipment that they practice 2-3 times per week and perform for their family and friends at an Annual Rhythmic Gymnastics performance.
 
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Little Leapers

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Little Leapers is a combination gymnastics and dance class for 3 to 6 year olds.  They will be introduced to various dance forms.  A variety of music will be used to develop body awareness, poise, grace and rhythm.  The children will need to bring ballet slippers to class each week.  Please write your child's name into the shoes.
 
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Little Sport Stars

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Little Sport Stars is a combination gymnastics and other sports class for 3 to 6 year olds.  They will be able to try out other sports in addition to gymnastics.  Each week a different sport will be taught to the children with a focus on introductory skills.
 
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Mom or Dad & Me

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The Mom or Dad and Me class is a 45-minute class for both parent and child (1 to 3 years old) to develop strength and motor skills.  Parents use games, playful exercises, and gymnastics equipment to develop your child’s motor skills, coordination, and physical strength.  Objectives of this class include for your child to have pride in physical achievement, develop a positive attitude toward exercise, and learn skills such as sequential motor planning.  At least one (1) adult should be in class per child.
 
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Recreational I

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The Recreational I class is for children 6 years or older who have never had formal gymnastics instruction before as well as advanced beginners. During the class, gymnasts learn gymnastics skills including rolls, both side cartwheels, and bridge kickovers on floor; pullovers and back hip circles on bars; and scales and jumps, forward rolls, and handstands on beam.
 
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Recreational II

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The Recreational II class is for children who have mastered the Recreational I skills list for floor, bars, beam, and vault and have been evaluated by a lead teacher of the Recreational II classes.  During the class, gymnasts focus more on increasing strength and flexibility and learn more challenging gymnastics skills including walkovers and handsprings on floor; mill circles, glides, and dismounts on bars; and split jumps, cartwheels, and dismounts on beam.  
 
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Recreational III

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The Recreational III class is for children who have mastered the Recreational II skills list and have been evaluated by a lead teacher of the Recreational III classes. During the class, gymnasts focus on increasing strength and flexibility and learn advanced gymnastics skills.
 
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Ringers (Rollers & Swingers Combo)

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The Ringers class is a combination class for both Rollers (3 to 4 year old) and Swingers (5 to 6 years old).  See descriptions of Rollers and Swingers classes.
 
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Rollers

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In the Rollers class, children 3 to 4 years old learn basic gymnastics skills and gain confidence.  During the 60-minute class, gymnasts warm up with basic motor skills and stretching, navigate obstacle courses, and work on skills on floor, bars, beam, and vault that focus on enhancing basic body movement, coordination, and muscle development.  Rollers classes have a student:teacher ratio of no more than 6:1.  Children must be potty trained (NO diapers or pull-ups) and able to follow instructions. 
 
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Swingers

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In the Swingers class, children 5 to 6 years old continue to learn basic gymnastics skills and gain confidence.  During the 60-minute class, gymnasts warm up with basic motor skills and stretching.  Then they work on some beginner gymnastics skills on floor and vault and negotiate obstacle courses.  Gymnasts also develop strength, balance, and focus with increased use of the high beam and bars.  Swingers classes have a student:teacher ratio of no more than 7:1 and focus on independent movement, muscle control, and body awareness.
 
 
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