School Year Program Runs from September through June with Open Enrollment into any Available Class.
Session 1 dates: 11/23, 11/30, 12/7, (No class 12/14), 12/21)
Session 2 dates: 1,4, 1/11, 1/18, 1/25
The Preschool program is designed to give your child the best learning experience within a class that is jam-packed with fun and excitement for boys and girls ages 2 to 3 years old (Little Dippers) and 4 years old (Big Dippers). The teacher guides the class through our educational curriculum learning skills on vault, bars, beam, floor and trampoline! We use specially designed preschool-sized equipment just right for the growing bodies of our smallest athletes while building muscle coordination, body awareness, and motor skills.
Requirements: There are no skill requirements for this level. This class is for students new to gymnastics or students leaving the preschool program.
Supplementary skills: cartwheel, wall handstand, bridge, straddle roll
Requirements: Understand basic gymnastics terminology.
Vault – Perform a straight jump from spring board with or without hurdle and stick landing.
Bars – Hang from bar 5 ft. in height for 10 sec and release grip to arrive in a standing position without assistance.
Beam – The ability to mount and perform a straight jump dismount properly without assistance.
Floor – Forward roll, cartwheel
Supplementary skills: near & far arm cartwheels, 5 sec wall handstand (facing wall), backward roll (incline)
Vault – Squat vault on to straight jump dismount (to be performed on regulation vault table 110 cm)
Bars – 5 tap swings with re-grip in backswing to counterswing dismount (low bar only)
Supplementary skills: static chin hold
Beam – Perform basic traveling exercises such as walking forward, backward, sideward, also in relevé, grapevine and pivot with proper technique
Floor – Roundoff, straight arm bridge with hands shoulder width apart, 10 sec wall handstand (facing wall), backward roll
Supplementary skills: Bridge with leg swings, Bridge rocks
Vault – Handstand flatback from springboard to mat stack minimum of 16 inches
Bars – static chin hold 10 sec, pullover, back hip circle, underswing dismount
Beam – Lever to T position, straight jump, leg swing above horizontal (forward & backward), candle stick, side handstand dismount from kneeling position
Floor – Handstand to bridge, handstand roll, split jump 120°
Starting in the spring USA Gymnastics level 2 compulsory routines will be added to the class curriculum in preparation for an optional in-house practice competition for Stepping Star students. All participants receive a participation trophy, a level 2 certificate and score range ribbons.
Vault – Handstand flatback from springboard to mat stack minimum of 24 inches
Bars – 1 pull up, 1 leg lift, forward leg cut, single leg drop kip from stride support with or without bending the knee, straddle sole dismount
Supplementary skills: Mill circle
Beam – swing to push up position mount, lever, side handstand dismount
supplementary skill: forward roll, cross handstand (no angle requirement), round off dismount
Floor – Handstand hold 1 sec, bridge kickover, backward roll to pike stand, split leap 120°, 1/4 heel snap turn
Supplementary skills: Handstand roll with straight arms, straight arm back extension roll to push up position (incline) handstand hold 5 sec, tock
Level 3 & Up
Starting in the spring USA Gymnastics level 3 compulsory routines will be added to the class curriculum in preparation for an optional in-house practice competition for Stepping Star students. All participants receive a participation trophy, a level 3 certificate and score range ribbons.
Vault – Handstand flatback from springboard to mat stack minimum of 32 inches
Supplementary skills: Straight jump on front handspring dismount
Bars – 3 stalder pulls, cast to horizontal, single leg squat through, backward leg cut, front hip circle
Supplementary skills: no cast back hip circle (straight arms), 1 cast two back hip circles (continuous)
Beam – Cross handstand to vertical, cross handstand to side handstand dismount, side handstand 1/4 turn dismount, handstand forward roll, heel snap 1/2 turn, split leap
Supplementary skills: Side handstand to straddle stand, front handspring dismount
Floor – Handstand roll with straight arms, straight arm back extension roll to push up position, tick tock, front limber, back limber, back walkover, front walkover, bridge from standing, handstand walks 5 (forward, side, back)
Supplementary skills: Front handspring, back handspring, round off backhandspring
Strength/Flexibility – 1 split, 5 push ups