Saturday Gymnastics Program



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Overview


Gymkana's Saturday Gymnastics Program extends the philosophy of the University of Maryland Gymkana Troupe by providing an opportunity for boys and girls and now adults of all abilities to learn gymnastics, while stressing healthy, drug-free living. Our program provides an environment to learn and participate in gymnastics without the pressure of competition.

Each six week session is packed with recreation, fun and gymnastics that match your ability level from beginner to advanced. Our classes are taught by our enthusiatic and talented University of Maryland Gymkana Staff and Gymkana Team Members. We guarantee a fun, progressive learning environment in a state-of-the-art, well maintained and secure facility. It is our hope that you and your children will continue to grow in this positive learning environment.


Youth Classes


(9:00 - 9:55AM), (10:00 - 10:55AM), & (11:00 - 11:55AM) GymTots:

Boys & Girls Gymnastics (ages 5,6 & 7*)

The Gymkana GymTots class is for children ages 5, 6 and 7*. These students will be taught basic motor skills as well as elementary gymnastics according to their individual skill level. Instruction areas include basic tumbling, trampoline, and gymnastic apparatuses.

*Students age 7 who have prior gymnastic experience may enroll in the older children's classes with special permission.


(9:00 - 9:55AM) Youth Trampoline:

Boys & Girls Trampoline (Ages 8-16) Beginner - Advanced

The Gymkana Youth Trampoline class is a co-ed program for boys and girls ages 8-16. These students will be taught skills in trampolining and acrobatics. Trampoline, double mini trampoline, and mini-trampoline vaulting will be the focus of this program.


Youth Gymnastics:

(10:00 - 10:55AM) & (12:00 - 12:55PM) Girls Gymnastics (Ages 8-16) Beginner - Advanced

The Gymkana Girls Gymnastics class is a program for girls ages 8-16. These students will be taught gymnastics skills according to their individual ability levels. Instruction for this class will be focused around tumbling, vault, balance beam and uneven bars.



(10:00 - 10:55AM) Boys Gymnastics (Ages 8-16) Beginner - Advanced

The Gymkana Boys Gymnastics class is a program for boys ages 8-16. These students will be taught gymnastics skills according to their individual ability levels. Instruction for this class will be focused around tumbling, vault, parallel bars, rings, pommel horse and high bar.


(11:00 - 11:55AM) Youth Tumblers:

Boys & Girls Tumbling (Ages 8-16) Beginner - Advanced

The increasing popularity of cheerleading, dance and gymnastics has led us to create a class focusing on elementary through advanced tumbling skills. The focus of this class will be teaching proper technique and improving all levels of tumbling, from basic to advanced, including handsprings, flipping and twisting motions.




Adult Classes



(9:00 - 9:55AM) Adult Gymnastics:

Men & Women (Ages 17+) - Beginner - Advanced

Gymnastics will improve performance in other sports, as well as overall fitness and functional strength. This class provides instruction on gymnastic apparatus, vault, and tumbling.


(10:00 - 10:55AM) Adult Trampoline:

Men & Women Trampoline (Ages 17+) - Beginner - Advanced

The Gymkana Adult Trampoline class is a co-ed program for adults interested in learning trampoline skills. This class will primarily provide instruction on trampoline and double mini trampoline.


(11:00 - 11:55AM) Choice Workout:

Youth & Adults (Ages 12 & up) - Beginner - Advanced

This session offers a unique practice experience that allows participants to work on the apparatuses and skills of their choice. Gymkana's instructors will assist in working with men's and women's gymnastics apparatuses, trampolines, and partner balancing skills. Tumbling instruction is NOT included in this session.


(9:00 - 9:55AM) Aerial Silks - Level 1

Adults (Ages 16 & up)

This class is designed for students who have no to minimal aerial silks experience. This class will focus on basic climbing, foot lock, slip knots, inversion skills, double foot locking and conditioning.


(10:00 - 10:55AM) Aerial Silks - Level 2

Adults (Ages 16 & up)

This class requires mastery of skills taught in Level 1, and will begin to introduce more challenging skills and basic drops. Prerequisite skills include:
Single and double foot locks
Crochet and same side knee hook from standing
Pullover in slip knot
Basic climbs
Half moon skill in single foot lock


(11:00 - 11:55AM) Aerial Silks - Level 3

Adults (Ages 16 & up)

This class requires mastery of skills taught in Level 2, and will focus on more complex skills in foot locks, hip keys, and various types of drops. During this session, students will begin to sequence aerial skills from the ground to the air. Prerequisite skills include -
Inversions from one climb in the air
Advanced slip knot
Crossback straddle
Hip key thread through
Basic crochet and single knee drops





Session Dates


2019 Spring I Session Dates:

  • Jan 26
  • Feb 2
  • Feb 9
  • Feb 16
  • Mar 2
  • Mar 9
  • *No classes on: Feb 23


2019 Spring Session II Dates:

  • Mar 16
  • Mar 30
  • Apr 6
  • Apr 13
  • Apr 20
  • May 4
  • *No classes on: Mar 23 & Apr 27


Tuition


  • One 6-week program session: $160.00
  • A participant registered for two or more programs - $145 per program

Registration

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Directions and Parking

Gymkana is located in the Gymnastics Gym, room 1120, in the School of Public Health building of the University of Maryland, College Park. The street address is:
4200 Valley Drive
College Park, MD 20742

For FREE PARKING, the recommended parking area for Gymkana Saturday Program is the Terrapin Trail Parking Garage (Lot 6) located adjacent to the Xfinity Center. This parking garage is easily reached from University Blvd (rt. 193).

  • If you are coming westbound from Greenbelt, take the Xfinity Center entrance on to campus at Metzerott Road. Take the first right, then left. The Terrapin Trail Garage is located at the top of the hill next to the Xfinity Center.
  • If you are coming eastbound from Takoma Park, take the Terrapin Trail Garage entrance off of rt. 193, the next right after Stadium Drive.

The School of Public Health building, where we are located, is on the other side of the pedestrian bridge at the base of the garage.

For driving directions by Google Maps click here.

Saturday Parking Map

Metered pay for parking spaces are also located directly in front of the School of Public Health.