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Girls Recreational Gymnastics


Our Rising Stars Recreational Program was created for kids to have fun while learning the unique sport of gymnastics! Our talented instructors inspire our students to try new skills and develop new talents while building strength, flexibility, endurance, and confidence.

We’re proud to offer a wide variety of classes that enable our students to grow their skill sets in the four main gymnastics events: vault, bars, beam, and floor. Students’ skills are developed and trained on proper form. Students also get the chance to focus on conditioning and basic technique on trampoline and TumblTrak.

At Flying High we believe in supporting our students’ achievement. We provide our gymnasts with high quality instruction that enables them to master the skills at their level before moving up to the next, not only so that they perform the skills well, but so that they feel well prepared for the next level and never feel overwhelmed. We want each and every child to succeed. In this program, we teach that succeeding doesn’t always have to mean standing on the 1st place spot on the podium. It’s the learning, developing, and growing in a way that will stay with them for the rest of their lives.

Our Girls Recreational Gymnastics Program is open to Girls ages 1st Grade & Up. We also offer a Boys Recreational Gymnastics Program.


Class Descriptions

  • Beginner
  • 1st Grade & Up
  • 1 Hour & 15 Minutes

At this level of gymnastics, children are being introduced to each apparatus and all of the equipment in the gym.  The very first things they will learn in the gym are proper safety techniques used here in our facility. In addition to safety, participants learn the basics of gymnastics on each event while focusing on getting comfortable on each apparatus.  You will see your gymnast walking across the balance beams, climbing over the bars, learning cartwheels, front rolls, and handstands on floor.

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  • Level 1
  • 1st Grade & Up
  • 1 Hour & 15 Minutes

Once a Beginner feels comfortable and accomplished the basics on each event, they move to Level 1 where they focus on doing the basics with special attention on achieving proper form. Athletes will work on back walkovers and front limbers on floor, back hip circles on bars, handstands on low beam, as well as other skills.

*Students must be evaluated by a Flying High Instructor before being placed in this level.

  • Intermediate
  • 1st Grade & Up
  • 1 Hour & 30 Minutes

Gymnasts at the Intermediate Level demonstrate they can perform the basics of gymnastics and understand the importance of proper body mechanics, form, and technique. Athletes will work on flip flops and front handsprings on floor, front hip circles on bars, and even handstands on the high beam. These are skills they have been seeing the competitive girls working on - and now they are working on them too!

Once athletes have mastered the skills in Intermediate, they have the choice of continuing on to the Advanced Level within our Recreational Program, or moving towards the Competitive Program by being invited to join Pre-Team.

*Students must be evaluated by a Flying High Instructor before being placed in this level.

  • Advanced
  • 1st Grade & Up
  • 1 Hour & 30 Minutes

At the Advanced level, gymnasts will perfect the skills learned in Intermediate, and work on more advanced skills when ready. Whether they are working towards being on a high school team, or are just interested in having fun and learning a wide variety of skills, Advanced is the perfect choice!

*Students must be evaluated by a Flying High Instructor before being placed in this level.


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Recreational Gymnastics FAQ

Can I enroll right now or do I have to wait until the next month starts?

Flying High classes run year round with no long term commitments. You may enroll at any time and tuition is paid monthly. We do not charge more for “long” months nor less for “short” months. Over the year, all 12 months average 4 weeks. We will pro-rate tuition if starting mid-month.

An Annual Administration fee of $35.00 is due upon initial enrollment of classes and on the anniversary of each students start date (annually; non-refundable).

If my son/daughter joins class now, will he/she be behind all the other students?

Not at all! Each of our classes is designed for a specific age group and skill level. When a new student joins a class, they will begin working right away on the skills for the specified level with the other students. Each other student in his/her class is working on those exact same skills! Any student who has mastered the skills of a specific level has already moved up to the next level.

Can Parents/Family stay to watch a class?

Yes! We have viewing rooms available and you are more than welcome to come and watch a class in action! We also have a Café where drinks and snacks can be purchased while you watch class.

Why are children placed by age but move up by skill?

Flying High bases their class age groups on the developmental stages that occur naturally in child development. Each class has a skill sheet that lists each skill necessary to progress to the next level. All children learn/attain skills at different rates. Once a child is able to complete all skills successfully on the list, they are ready to proceed to the next level, regardless of age.

What are the uniform requirements?

We highly recommend that our female gymnasts wear a leotard to class. Leotards with skirts can get caught on the equipment; spandex shorts are a better option. In the colder months, girls are more than welcome to wear tight fitting leggings over their leotards. A wide variety of leotards, shorts, and leggings can be found in our Pro Shop!

For our boy gymnasts, a t-shirt and shorts without a zipper are recommended, just not too loose fitting. In the colder months, boys may choose to wear sweat pants or a long sleeve t-shirt. T-shirts and shorts are available in our Pro Shop!

What is the evaluation process?

At Flying High, being evaluated for the next level is a HUGE deal! We want to make every child feel like the star they are, so evaluations are done by an instructor who does not teach the child’s class. The evaluator will take the child through the list of required skills on each event, and assess the level of mastery that has been achieved. Evaluations are scheduled when the Instructor feels the athlete is ready to move up to the next level. If a child is ready to move up, they will get to ring the bell at the end of class, while ALL athletes in the gym cheer and clap for them!

How often should my child come to class? Once or twice a week?

How often your child attends class when they begin gymnastics is up to you. Flying High highly recommends attending two classes per week in order to help your child learn and progress more quickly. Coming to class twice a week also helps your child increase their strength and flexibility, as well as their knowledge of gymnastics terminology!

Our Add A Day Flex option is perfect for busy families who can’t always commit to attending class 2X per week. You can schedule your second class on a week-by-week basis by calling the week of class to find out if any additional days have openings for your star to attend. It is $15/class if under 60 minutes and $18/class if 60 minutes and over.

What are my options if my child needs extra practice?

If your child needs extra practice, adding a second day of class per week is a great option. Please see above to learn more about the benefits of adding a second day of class and to learn about our Add A Day Flex option.

We also offer Specialty Classes. Specialty Classes are short, finely tuned classes that focus on certain skills during the allotted class time. Your child’s instructor may recommend a Specialty Class if your athlete only needs one or two skills to move up. Specialty classes are good for bars work, backbends, and flip flops. Flying High also offers clinics during the holidays which focus on specific skills.

Private Lessons are another option! A Private Lesson typically consists of 30 minutes of one on one instruction. At Flying High we offer individual private lessons (one on one) or buddy private lessons (two students with one instructor). Private Lessons can be scheduled by calling the Front Desk. Private Lessons are recommended if your child only needs one or two skills to move up to the next level or if your child is having a difficult time with a certain skill. One on one instruction may help them better understand that skill, as well as give them more practice! Ask about our Private Lesson Punch Cards!


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