What You Need to Know

KidSpirit Reserves the right to cancel or combine classes that are below the minimum participant requirement.

 

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Class & Pick-Up Location

All Recreational Gymnastics classes are held in Langton 310 on the 2nd floor, where they should be picked up at the completion of their class. Langton Hall is on Jefferson Way across from the Memorial Union. Can't find us? Look at this map or contact the KidSpirit office.

Parking

Wondering where you can park? Find out at our KidSpirit parking page! Or check out OSU's visitor parking page.

What to Wear

To participate fully in gymnastics, clothing should be easy to move around in and be free of zippers and buttons. Additionally, long hair should be pulled back, jewelry should be removed, and feet must be bare on gymnastics equipment.

Class Make-Up Policy

To ensure appropriate instructor to student ratio, participants can make-up classes only if their class level has an availability at a different day/time. Please contact the office to make these arrangements ahead of time.

Visiting Classes

There is a designated viewing area for non-participants, and we ask that non-participants stay in this area. This viewing area has many seats for parents and others to stay during the gymnastics classes. The outer gymnasium is reserved for use by Oregon State University physical activity classes and is not available to KidSpirit Families without prior reservation.

Class Levels and Skill Testing

There are many class options in Gymnastics, so a good place to start is by looking at our Class Descriptions (below)! If your child has not taken Gymnastics ever before, or if you just are not sure what level they should go in then you may contact our office to correspond with a gymnastic supervisor to set up a skill test.

Age Dependent Classes (Ages 2-5)

Age Dependent Classes (Ages 2-5)

Level Description

Head Over Heels
Age 2
35 min

This is a parent/child class where participants develop motor skills and practice social interactions. This class will focus on introductory gymnastics skills, incorporating balance, coordination, and flexibility. KidSpirit asks that one adult participate with each child in this class.
Tiny Tots
Age 3
40 min
This is a parent/child class where participants continue working on skills developed in Head Over Heels. Further emphasis is placed on gymnastics fundamentals. Skills include rolling, jumping, holding positions on the bars, and various walks on the beam. KidSpirit asks that one adult participate with each child in this class.
Kindergym
Ages 4-550 min
Participants in this class will become familiar with all gymnastics apparatus while developing independence. Skills include introductory vault skills, support holds on bars, balancing on the beam, and forward rolls on the floor, squat ons, casts on the bars, jumping off the beam, and backward rolls on a cheese mat.

 

Skill Dependent Classes (Ages 6+)

Level Description
Level 1
Ages 6-18
60 min
This is an introductory class for school-age children. The class will familiarize students with gymnastics equipment as well as basic gymnastics skills. Skills include squat ons on the vault, pullovers on the bars, levers on the beam, backward rolls, cartwheels, and handstands on the floor.
Level 2
Ages 6-18
60 min
This is a continuation of our Level 1 class. Students will master basic gymnastics skills and acquire new skills such as handstand hops, stride circles, pivot turns on the beam, backbend to bridge, bridge kickover, and backward roll to pike stand on the floor. Students can enroll in this class upon recommendation of KidSpirit gymnastics staff.
Level 3
Ages 6-18
90 min• 2x per week
Students will master skills learned in Level 1 and Level 2 while learning more advanced skills. An emphasis will be placed on skill connection and technique. Skills include glides on bars, cartwheel on the low beam, roundoff rebound, and back handsprings on the floor. Students can enroll in this class upon recommendation of KidSpirit gymnastics staff.
Level 4
Ages 6-18
90 min • 2x per week
This class continues to work on advanced gymnastics skills including hurdle to front handspring on the vault, glide kip, cartwheel and roundoff dismount on beam, front walkover, and roundoff back handsprings. Gymnasts can enroll in this class upon recommendation of KidSpirit gymnastics staff.
Boys Tumbling
Ages 6-18
60 min
This class is just for boys and focuses on vault and floor skills. Skills include introductory tumbling on the floor and handstands on the vault.

 

Open Gymnastics (Ages 4-18) SCHOOL YEAR ONLY

Open Gymnastics$9 ● Fridays 6:20-8:20pm • Ages 4-18 ● online registration is available, or you can come into the KidSpirit office to register!

Children can enjoy supervised time in the Langton Gymnastics Room to practice skills, meet new friends, and to have fun! Participants must be at least 4 years of age for the guardian to leave the facility during Open Gymnastics. Pre-registration is not required, but participants must have a signed release form. Release forms are available in the KidSpirit office before and during Open Gymnastics. Open Gymnastics will not be offered on the nights that the OSU Gymnastics Team has home meets; we encourage your family to go to the meets and support the Beavers!

Fall 2016 open gym dates: 9/30, 10/7, 10/14, 10/21, 10/28, 11/4, 11/18

Winter 2017 open gym dates:  2/3, 2/17, 2/24

Spring 2017 open gym dates: 4/14, 4/21, 4/28, 5/12, 5/19, 6/2