It’s Fun
Develops strength
Develops Flexibility
Develops Coordination
Teaches Listening Skills
Gain Self-esteem and Confidence
Provides social interaction with peers
Teaches goal setting
Develops cognitive abilities in the classroom
Develops skills to enhance other sports

 

 

There is a program for everyone at Gymnastics and Cheerleading Academy!

 

Adaptive Edge

The Adaptive Edge Program was developed, for children (ages 4-10) and adolescents (ages 11-18) with intellectual and physical disabilities, to promote self-control, increase self-esteem and physical activity through Gymnastics, Parkour, and Dance. 

 

What are the Benefits of Participating in the Adaptive Edge Program?

Improved social skills by following 1 & 2 step directions and interacting with coaches and peers.

Improved motor skills and self-confidence by overcoming physical & mental obstacles one step at a time.

We encourage everyone to try new activities and actively participate in the Adaptive Edge Program.

 

 

Recreational Therapy

Recreation Therapy is therapy based on participation in recreational programs, especially to enhance the functioning, independence, and well-being of individuals with disabilities. 

The class is run by Coach Brendan. Coach Brendan is a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist. He received his BS in Therapeutic Recreation from Southern Connecticut State University.

 

 

Mind and Motion

M&M’s – Learn, Grow Play at GCA

3-5 year olds

Mind and Motion Gym combo class is the perfect mix of both creative learning and physical activity. This curriculum is design for children to learn socialization skills, creative science and gymnastics. The class will consist of 45 minutes of action in the gym and 30 minutes of classroom activities.

Mind and Motion Ninja combo class is the perfect mix of both creative learning and physical activity. This curriculum is design for children to learn socialization skills, creative science and ninja zone. The class will consist of 45 minutes of action in the gym and 30 minutes of classroom activities.

 

Mini M&M 2’s – Learn, Grow, Play at GCA

2-3 years old Drop Off

For young learners to grow confidence and begin to fully engage in the learning centers of the classrooms.

The Mini M&M’s class is the perfect mix of both creative learning and physical activity. This curriculum is design for children to learn language and listening skills, math and gymnastics. Children will be introduced to letters, word recognition, reading readiness, counting, recognizing numbers and socialization skills. Children should bring a snack and a change of clothes. This is a drop off program.

 

Mini M&M – Learn, Grow, Play at GCA

18 mo-3 years adult participation required

For young learners to grow confidence and begin to fully engage in the learning centers of the classrooms.

Th Mind and Motion Gym combo class is the perfect mix of both creative learning and physical activity. This curriculum is design for children to learn socialization skills, creative science and gymnastics. The class will consist of 45 minutes of action in the gym and 30 minutes of classroom activities.

 

 

Cheerleading

Our mission is to provide high-quality coaching and teaching areas such as tumbling, jumping, stunting, but more importantly, to teach them the life lessons of hard work, team work, sportsmanship, leadership, and commitment.  We encourage each cheerleader to build friendships, have fun and enjoy every moment of this journey!  As a result, we as coaches get watch our cheerleaders excel in the sport they love while they grow in their accomplishments and self-esteem. We as coaches will emphasize and teach the importance of safety, discipline, tumbling, hard work, dedication and responsibility.  Our goal is for you to become amazing athletes but even better adults.  

 

 

Dance

We have dance classes that can accommodate those as young as 3 years old! And we offer many different styles such as Ballet, Jazz, Tap, HipHop, Combo classes and more! Whether you’re an experienced dancer or you’re just starting off, we have a class for you. Do you truly have a passion for dance? Or are you looking for a fun way to exercise? Doesn’t matter, we’re here to make you move!

 

 

Gymnastics

GCA offers gymnastics classes for children 18 mo – 18 years old. If you are looking for recreational or competitive gymnastics there is a program for everyone.

 

 

Ninja Zone

Ninja Zone Classes for Kids are here! By opening up the world of Ninja to your child, you are providing a unique way to focus their energy. Practicing the sport of Ninja exercises the body and mind, builds character and cultivates discipline. Ninja Zone is a ton of fun for kids and instills discipline, values and techniques that provide an important foundation for your child’s success. 

GCA’s Ninja program is dedicated to instructing students in a safe and progressive manner. Our coaches run a disciplined class teaching safety first, and progressing from there. Our unique movement-based curriculum aims to, mentally and physically challenge and engage all students of any ability level.  

 

 

Parkour

GCA Parkour is dedicated to instructing students, of any age or ability, in a safe and progressive manner. Our coaches run a disciplined class teaching safety first, and progressing from there. Our unique movement-based curriculum aims to, mentally and physically challenge and engage all students of any age or ability level.  

Parkour is the act of using ones environment to get from point A to point B as quickly and efficiently as possible. Parkour integrates focus, momentum, style, precision and power into controlled physical movement.  Learn to run, climb, jump, swing and flip in a controlled, safe and progressive environment with our Certified Parkour coaches.

 

 

Tumbling

GCA offers beginner through advanced levels of tumbling for kids, teens, and adults. Brush up on your skills and learn new ones. In GCA’s tumbling classes, you will roll, cartwheel, handstand, back handspring, tuck, layout, and full. The tumblers will practice on various levels of floors from a trampoline, tumble track, rod floor, to a spring floor. The gym has all the advanced apparatuses to help each tumbler achieve their goal.

 

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