Free Trial Class for new members. We invite you to try our
program and find out how Berks East Gymnastics can be an important part of
your child's development. Instructional classes
are available for boys and girls, tots through teens. Our
programs are designed to be developmentally appropriate, yet challenging
for even the most talented athletes. Class placement is determined by both
age and ability. We offer free trial lessons to assist you with determining
the most appropriate class for your child. The Master Staff also conducts
individual evaluations when necessary. All of our classes use standard
gymnastics apparatus, including the new Vault Table. In addition to our
spring floor, foam "marshmallow" pit and tumbling strip, bars and
beam, gymnasts learn to bounce correctly on trampoline and our tumbling
Should your child miss a lesson, we offer
make-up classes (excluding gym holidays). Make-up classes must be
scheduled in advance. Because we strive to maintain the optimal
student-teacher ratio in each class, there are specific class day/times
that are available for make-ups. No drop-in make-up classes will be
accepted. All missed lessons, for whatever reason, must be made-up within
30 days. Thank you for your understanding.
Should Children Wear?
should wear a leotard or shorts and a t-shirt tucked in. Boys wear shorts
and a t-shirt tucked in. For tumbling bare feet are best. Hair should be
pulled back for safety, as long hair interferes with rolling
somersaulting and twisting skills. Please no gum or jewelry.
Parent and Tot - Walking through 2½
and tot movement class emphasizing gymnastics skills for tots walking
through 2 ½ years. Our developmentally appropriate curriculum includes
music and games along with an introduction to size-appropriate gymnastics
apparatus. An adult accompanies the child while exploring the gymnastics
equipment and participating in group activities. The class is 45 minutes in
TumbleBear Tots - 2½ - 4 year olds
A preschool gymnastics curriculum for children 2½-4
years old. Young athletes discover movement patterns and are introduced to
skills on gymnastics apparatus. Rolling, jumping, and swinging – all on
gymnastics equipment and mats. This class and all our preschool classes
challenges youngsters to experience their world in a whole new way and
begin to understand how their bodies move. Beyond gymnastics, children
practice how to stay in line, take turns, and follow instructions from the
teacher. The class is 45 minutes in length.
Kindergarten - 4½-6 year olds
This 1-hour class parallels the physical, cognitive,
and social development of the 4½-5 year old. Students explore all the
gymnastics activities - vault, bars, beam, tumbling, and trampoline - while
taking advantage of their new social and listening skills.
Beginner - 6 and up – First Grade and Older
A great introduction to gymnastics for children of all
ages. This 1- hour class focuses on developing basic skills on all the
apparatus including trampoline. We offer girls, co-ed and boys only classes.
and Boys Intermediate - 6 and up
This 1- hour class builds on the foundation skills in gymnastics and
introduces more complex skills. We recommend that students at this level
take advantage of our 2nd class discounts to enroll in more than one class
6 and up
Special 1-hour classes designed for the child ages 9 and up who wants to
work only on tumbling and trampoline skills. A fantastic class for
rates available for enrolling entire cheer squad.
Open Gym - 6 and up
For ages 6 and older, non-members are welcome! A great opportunity
to practice the skills of your choice. Staff is stationed at various
apparatus to supervise and assist gymnasts during this 90-minute class. A
fun evening of gymnastics that's a great supplement to regular classes.
Rates are $10 for Members and $15 for Non-Members. Open Gym
is offered every Friday from 7:00 -8:30 p.m. during the school year
sessions. During our summer schedule Open Gym is offered every Thursday
from 7:00 - 8:30 pm. Unless otherwise posted.
Pre-school Open Gym
Children ages 18 months to 5 years.
PLEASE NOTE – we do not currently
have any PS Open Gym Sessions scheduled, however, we will run them
periodically throughout the year and will post times and dates here on the
website in advance.
Private Lessons - 6 and up
Private and semi-private lessons are available for
students interested in specialized instruction.
Developmental Classes - By invitation only
Students who have mastered basic and intermediate skills and also show a
special interest in gymnastics.
Team Programs - By invitation only
for All (GfA) Team
A great opportunity to participate in group activities, performances, and
Berks East is known for producing top caliber athletes.We
offer team opportunities for the beginning compulsory level gymnast to the
world-class athlete. Positions on the team are by try-out and invitation
only. Call for an appointment. Our teams are the
most competitively successful in the area with many state championship