Recreational Classes

Glastonbury Gymnastics is proud to offer many classes that follow the progression guidelines developed by USA Gymnastics. The emphasis of our recreational gymnastics classes is on individual skill development in tumbling, floor, balance beam, vault, and bars.  Interested in competing but not sure your child is qualified?  Ask about out Xcel Bronze team which allows the recreational level athlete the opportunity to participate in competitive gymnastics.

Children must be 5 years old by the start of the session, with the exception of our Tuesday 3:45-4:45pm class which is open to 4 year old children. Our classes are divided by ability level to ensure that all gymnasts progress in a safe and appropriate manner.  All of our classes are combination classes of all ability levels.  Gymnasts will be evaluated on the first day of class and will be grouped based on their evaluation. 

FALL 2021 Update:

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, parents may not be permitted to observe the first and last class of our recreation classes. An update will be provided to registered participants as we get closer to the start of the session in September. 

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Beginner

Everyone enters the program at the Beginner level. The basics of gymnastics are taught at this stage. Gymnasts must master these skills to advance to Advanced Beginner:

  • Forward Roll to sit

  • Backward Roll on Wedge

  • Cartwheel over Block

  • Donkey Kick

  • Round-A-Bout Cartwheel

Beginner Classes are offered:

  • Tuesday 3:45-4:45pm (open to ages 4+)

  • Tuesday 5:00-6:00pm 

  • Wednesday 4:10-5:10pm 

  • Wednesday 5:15-6:15pm 

  • Friday 4:10-5:10pm 

  • Friday 5:15-6:15pm

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Advanced Beginner

Gymnasts enter Advanced Beginner after they have mastered a forward roll to sit, backward roll on wedge, cartwheel over a block, donkey kick, and round-a-bout cartwheel.  Gymnasts must master these skills to advance to Intermediate:

  • Forward Roll to Stand

  • Backward Roll to Feet

  • Straight Arm Bridge

  • Cartwheel

  • 3/4 Handstand

Advanced Beginner Classes are offered:

  • Tuesday 3:45-4:45pm (open to ages 4+)

  • Tuesday 5:00-6:00pm 

  • Wednesday 4:10-5:10pm 

  • Wednesday 5:15-6:15pm 

  • Friday 4:10-5:10pm 

  • Friday 5:15-6:15pm

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Intermediate

Gymnasts enter Intermediate after they have mastered a forward roll to stand, backward roll to feet, straight arm bridge, cartwheel, and 3/4 handstand. Gymnasts must master these skills to advance to Pre-Team:

  • Backward Roll to Push-Up Position

  • Vertical Handstand

  • Round-Off

  • Standing Backbend

  • Arch Up, Kick-Over on Incline

  • One Pull-Up (chin must pass over the bar)

Intermediate Classes are offered:

  • Tuesday 3:45-4:45pm (open to ages 4+)

  • Tuesday 5:00-6:00pm 

  • Wednesday 4:10-5:10pm 

  • Wednesday 5:15-6:15pm 

  • Friday 4:10-5:10pm 

  • Friday 5:15-6:15pm

Pre-Team (USAG Level 1)

Gymnasts enter Pre-Team after they have mastered a backward roll to push-up position, vertical handstand, round-off, arch-up kick-over on incline, and one pull-up.  

Pre-Team is the highest level of our recreational program.

To be eligible for the Glastonbury Gymnastics Club Level 2 Competitive Team, gymnasts must be tested by the Gymnastics Director and must be able to do these skills:

  • Back-bend, Kick-Over

  • Handstand Forward Roll

  • Pull-Over Mount on Bars

  • Cast, Back Hip Circle on Bars

  • Three Pull-Ups (chin must pass over the bar)

  • One Split

Pre-Team Classes are offered:

  • Tuesday 3:45-4:45pm (open to ages 4+)

  • Tuesday 5:00-6:00pm 

  • Wednesday 4:10-5:10pm 

  • Wednesday 5:15-6:15pm 

  • Friday 4:10-5:10pm 

  • Friday 5:15-6:15pm

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