All our classes work on a graded system. The best way to describe this is, it is very similar to learning your alphabet. Once you have mastered your alphabet, you move onto words, then sentences, and so on. Repetition in Dance and Gymnastics is a key factor. Teacher evaluation of students, their progress, their skill development and their proper placement is ongoing to keep students in the proper class and level.
- All Ages
- Beginner to Advanced
- Tumbling classes for cheerleaders
- Mommy/Daddy and Me
Spendwood School of Dance and Gymnastics offers a wide selection of Gymnastic class options, from preschool and Mommy/Daddy and Me programs to rhythmic gymnastics classes and cheerleading training. We also provide a June Gymnastics program and 6 week Summer Camp and Summer Class Schedule for those interested.
There is a year end In-House Gymnastics exhibition. This includes ALL gymnastics students, including Mommy & Me. Professional photo’s of students will be taken during classes in March. This is optional but most students do want to participate. Gymnasts may wear a leotard, gym shorts and/or footless tights with the leotard and bare feet. No baggy clothing and no shorts with buckles or zippers (they catch on the equipment) will be allowed. For your convenience these items are for sale in our store. Hair should be pulled back neatly and no jewelry worn during classes. This is for the safety of the gymnast.
Mommy/Daddy and Me (18mo – 3yrs)
Includes Mom’s, Dad’s or even Grandparents – 18 months to 3 years old. ½ hour classes
This is an interaction time for the parent and child. This experience teaches coordination thru games and drills. This provides a warm and comfortable beginning to the world of gymnastics. This is also a good idea if they are interested but not quite ready for a dance classes. This will help prepare them for classes.
- 3 & 4 year olds they take a ½ hour independent class. They learn to follow directions. Each child is given the opportunity to become familiar with all the gym equipment while developing strength, flexibility, balance and coordination.
- At Age 4½ they may be ready to do a 45 minute class. They would have successfully completed the basic skills and their attention span has increased to allow for a longer time. They continue to work on all equipment and skills.
- At age 5 years old and up they take one hour classes, they are divided by age and skill level. They continue to develop strength and skills to advance from Beginner, to Advanced, to Pre Team to Competition Team.
Tumbling for Boys and Girls
Tumbling for Cheerleading is fast becoming a big part of the cheerleading field. Proper skill is taught and must be mastered. This includes tumbling and stunts. Proper strength, endurance and skill development must be developed. Offered for both full squads and for individuals. Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced Levels and Tumbling for Adults.
½ hour at 3 and 4 years old
1 hour for 5 years old and up.
Beginner to Advanced Levels.