Youth Classes

Gymnastics

The YWCA gymnastics philosophy: The gymnast first; the sport second. This is a noncompetitive program in which the gymnast learns skills in a positive and safe environment. Classes include floor, balance beam, uneven bars, and stacked mat vaulting and are for boys and girls.

Parent and Child Classes are for young children (2-4). We will focus on large motor skills and develop confidence on equipment. Parents must participate in class with their child.

Beginner 1 Gymnastics is for young athletes (4-8). We will focus on learning forward rolls, backward rolls, pull-overs, and beginning handstands, and cartwheels, and establishing confidence on beam.

Beginner 2 Gymnastics is for older students (9-14). We will focus on handstands and cartwheels, pull-overs and back hip circles, basic vaulting, and establishing confidence on beam.

Tae Kwon Do

Tae-Kwon Do for Girls and Boys (Ages 6+) Learn discipline, respect, self-confidence, and self-defense. A uniform is not required. Beginner and Advanced classes.

Dance

All dance classes are noncompetitive, promote self-confidence and freedom of expression, and teach students fun and healthy ways to stay active.

Ballet/Tap Ballet/Tap is for ages 3-6 or 6-10. Tap dance is a form of dance characterized by using the sounds of tap shoes striking the floor as a form of percussion. Students will learn rhythm, timing, and balance along with the basic tap steps. With ballet, students will learn basic positions and steps, posture, and terminology. It is advised to have ballet and tap shoes for this class. Clothing should be comfortable and easy to move in. All genders are welcome to join.

Hip Hop/Poms (ages 6-10) is a slightly more advanced dance class, but beginners should be able to join in. Hip-hop dance started in the ‘70s as street dancing and consists of break dancing, popping and locking, and robot style moves that fit to hip-hop music. Poms is based on cheer style moves with pom-poms and goes to the rhythm of music. Students will learn various arm positions, kicks, and leaps along with jazzy, hip-hop style dance moves. Pom-poms will be provided. Clothing and shoes should be comfortable and easy to move in. All genders are welcome to join.

Registration is required for all youth classes. Payment due at time of registration. Click here for our youth program schedule. Contact Member Services to register at (920) 432-5581, ext. 0.