With our Y-Gymnastics classes, your kids will be cartwheeling all the way home!
These classes introduce children to gymnastics in a fun and exciting way. With a focus on a different piece of equipment /apparatus each lesson, children will build up their fundamental movement skills by balancing across beams, swinging on bars, jumping off boxes and rolling down wedges. To help encourage your child’s imagination and social skills, each week we run a different theme with songs and group warm-ups. Classes have a variety of free time and structure in which children can explore the equipment supported by their caregiver.
Wednesdays 9:45am - 10:45am Saturdays 8:30am - 9:30am
This is a skills based programme, designed to introduce kids of any ability to the sport of gymnastics in a fun and engaging environment. The instructors will teach kids how to roll, handstand, cartwheel and much more! During lessons, we will explore a range of equipment rotating around circuits, spending time on the beams, bars, rings, floor, vaults, and trampoline. Your child’s progress is tracked through the YMCA Colours Programme, which they work through at their own pace. There is opportunity for Colours Gymnasts to participate in an annual competition and end of term displays.
Advanced Preschool (4.5-5years)
Wednesdays 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Saturdays 9:30am -10:30am
Wednesdays 3:30pm - 4:30pm (5-7 years)
Saturdays 9:30am -10:30am (5-7 years)
Wednesday 4:30pm - 5:30pm (7+ years)
Saturdays 10:30am -11:30am (7+ years)
Once your child has progressed through the YMCA Colours Programme, they will move onto our Stages Programme. They’ll learn more advanced skills such as dive rolls, round-offs and walk-overs. Children will rotate around different apparatus circuits including beams, bars, rings, vault and floor. They will spend time developing and perfecting their skills and learning new ones. These classes are designed to provide your child with a challenge in a fun environment. There is opportunity for Stages Gymnasts to participate in an annual competition and end of term displays.
Wednesdays 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Saturdays 10:30am -11:30am
This programme is an extension of our Colours and Stages skills programmes. Children will progress to this class once they have mastered the required techniques. Advanced Gymnasts are encouraged to take initiative during classes by practicing and extending their skills on the beams, bars, vaults, rings and floor. There is opportunity for Advanced Gymnasts to participate in an annual competition and end of term displays. Please note: this class is by invitation only from your centre’s Recreation Manager.
Wednesdays 5:30pm - 6:30pm
We understand that it’s hard for parents to leave their kids in other people’s care, that’s why we take safety very seriously. YMCA Holiday Programmes are proudly approved and audited by Child Youth and Family (CYF).
All YMCA Holiday Programme Staff undergo police checks, inducted and receive on-going training which include Child Protection, Behaviour Management and Health & Safety.
At YMCA we believe that cost should never be a barrier for individuals and families accessing services in their community. YMCA provides fee assistance on an application basis to ensure that services are available to everyone.