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Arlington Woodmont - Boys I (1)

The Boys I (1) 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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Arlington Woodmont - Boys II (2)

The Boys II (2) 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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Arlington Woodmont - Little Leapers

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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Arlington Woodmont - Little Sport Stars

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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Arlington Woodmont - Mom or Dad & Me

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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Arlington Woodmont - Recreational I (1)

The Recreational I (1) 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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Arlington Woodmont - Recreational II (2)

The Recreational II (2) class is for children who have mastered the Recreational I (1) skills list for floor, bars, beam, and vault and have been evaluated by a lead teacher of the Recreational II (2) 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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Arlington Woodmont - Recreational II/III (summer)

The Rec II/III class is a combination class for both Rec II (2) and Rec III (3) gymnastics ages 6 years and older.   During the class, gymnasts focus more on increasing strength and flexibility and learn more challenging gymnastics skills.  Permission from lead teacher required.
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Arlington Woodmont - Recreational III (3)

The Recreational III class is for children who have mastered the Recreational II (2) 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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Arlington Woodmont - Ringers (Rollers & Swingers)

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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Arlington Woodmont - Rollers

In the Roller 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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Arlington Woodmont - Swingers

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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Ayrlawn Advanced

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.

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Ayrlawn Beginners

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.

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Ayrlawn Boys Gymnastics

No girls allowed! This is a beginner through intermediate class in which they focus on building strength, and tumbling skills.
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Ayrlawn First Steppers

For our youngest participants, the mane of the game is crawling, climbing

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Ayrlawn Gym Tots

We are moving on up! This class is focused on increasing motor skill development and basic gymnastics fundamentals such as rolls and simple body positions.

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Ayrlawn Home School Gymnastics

It's the perfect class for the homeschool families in the area.  Come to Ayrlawn during the day and get your jumping and bouncing in.  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.
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Ayrlawn Intermediate

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.

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Ayrlawn Kindergym

These kids are getting ready for the Big Gym! They are continuing work on the basics, as well as some transitional skills needed for our school age program.

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Ayrlawn Mini Movers

Our parent/child classes promote early motor development, while they explore the gymnastics events. These mostly unstructured classes encourage free play  using age-appropriate gymnastics equipment. These kids are moving gaining independence. Come along as they hop, climb, swing, and balance in this fun filled class!

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Ayrlawn Pre-Team Gymnastics

Gymnasts will begin learning how to put skills together into combinations. Continued emphasis is on gaining strength and flexibility while working on walkovers, handsprings, front hip circles on bars, cartwheels and handstands on high beam. Please contact Keisha Thompson for information on tryouts at 301-530-8500 or keisha.thompson@ymcadc.org.

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Ayrlawn Tiny Tumblers

This is the first of our indepdent classes. Kids in this group will learn basic skills on the bars, beam, ring, vault, and floor.
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Competitive Gymnastics

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 keisha.thompson@ymcadc.org. 

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. 

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