Ayrlawn: Geared towards the more experienced gymnast, this class will work on more difficult skills and combinations as well as increasing strength, flexibility and self-discipline needed to progress to our team programs. Skills required for entry: Pullover on bars, Side handstand on low beam, Cartwheels on left and right sides, Handstand forward roll.
Woodmont: The Advanced class is for children who have mastered the Intermediate skills list and have been evaluated by a lead teacher of the Advanced classes. During the class, gymnasts focus on increasing strength and flexibility and learn advanced gymnastics skills.
Ayrlawn: The emphasis in this class is to teach solid basic skills while improving strength, flexibility and balance. They will learn basic skills and gymnastics concepts on all four events; beam, bars, vault, and floor.
Woodmont: The Beginners 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.
Ayrlawn: This class is for students needing more of a challenge. More difficult skills and combinations will be taught in this class. Skills required for entry: Strong handstands, cartwheels, bridges, and steady walks on high beam.
Woodmont: The Intermediate class is for children who have mastered the Beginners skills list for floor, bars, beam, and vault and have been evaluated by a lead teacher of the Intermediate 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.
Get involved in a gymnastics team at either YMCA Ayrlawn (Bethesda, MD) or YMCA Woodmont (Arlington, VA)!
YMCA Ayrlawn's team will either perform at exhibitions and will do one mock meet at the end of the season or compete in the Mason Dixon League Meets. Please contact Keisha Thompson for information on tryouts at 301-530-8500 or email@example.com.
YMCA Woodmont's Angels Gymnastics Team starts 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.
The Rollers/Swingers 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.
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.