FreeState Gymnastics Class Program
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FreeState Gymnastics uses its own well established, proven curriculum which is developmental, age and gender appropriate. We have identified and incorporate the essential components of advanced gymnastic skills in a wide variety of lead up skills and activities on each piece of apparatus. Children of every age and ability are continually rehearsing the necessary shapes and sequences to safely and successfully advance to the next level of gymnastics. And all the while they are experiencing the joy of accomplishment in skillfully performing sequences of increasing complexity and difficulty appropriate to their age and ability. Since the vast majority of our students continue session after session our curriculum anticipates students continuing their gymnastic class all 36 weeks September to June.
All classes have size limits to maintain our student/teacher ratio. Ratio is based on class level, students age, and facility capacity. All classes will be filled on a 1st paid basis and we will not hold space without payment. Some classes may be combined or canceled according to enrollment.
Consult the class chart and choose the appropriate age, level, day, and time. The office will confirm your choice or suggest alternatives if your first choice class is full. New students are added when space is available and pay a prorated fee.
To continue after your first session, return the provided re-registration envelope with payment by the prioroty renewal deadline. Class renewal envelopes are given out 4 weeks before the session ends and are due back 2 weeks before the next session begins. After that date and without payment your class spot may be given to people on the waiting list.
Pre-register by phone, fax, mail or email. Registration card, available from office or online here, must be completed, signed and returned to our office with full payment to complete registration prior to class start. Cash, Check or Card--Master/Visa/Discover/AM EX.
Class tuition is priced per 12 week session. Payment required for registration and before attendance. New students joining midterm may pay a prorated tuition calculated by the office. Continuing students must pay the full fee by the deadline. There are NO REFUNDS OR CREDITS allowed. Late payment, declined Credit Cards or returned Check Fee $25.
Discount $10 from full session fee for each additional child or class registered in the same transaction. Discounts apply to Full session fees only, only one discount may apply per student and discount does not apply to Team siblings, prorated sessions or additional transactions for the same session.
Dress for Success! Safety requires Gym clothes for Gym class. Students without proper attire may be limited or restricted from participation. Pre Schoolers should wear gym shorts, T shirt, bare feet. School age Girls must wear a gymnastic leotard without any dangling trim, skirt or tutu and white socks. T shirt & appropriate gym shorts may be worn over leo. Boys should wear gym shorts, T shirt, white socks. No jewelry, No jeans, No external pockets, rivets, grommets, zippers or draw strings! No hats, hooded T's or sweats! No metal or hard plastic hair accessories that would hurt or break when compressed against the scalp. No Jewelry! Parents in Parent/Toddler Classes must dress for gym activity!
In order to protect the unique instructional quality of each class and the low student teacher ratio makeups are restricted. We will try to provide one (1) make-up per session, on a case by case basis and only if and when the gym can accommodate it. Prior approval for specific make-up day, class and time is required.
In the event of severe weather conditions (snow, ice, etc.), please call the gym (301-987-7060) and listen to the recording. Should we be forced to close due to the weather, we cannot guarantee class make-up opportunities or credit for missed classes. We do not follow Montgomery County Public School closings.
CLASS OBSERVATION LIMITED:
There is EXCELLENT observation available from the upstairs waiting room, no spectators in the gym. For reasons of safety and successful instruction, children must focus on their skills and their teacher. So that the students and their teachers attention is not divided between class and parents, parents are politely excluded from the gym floor. Insurance regulations really do restrict the gym to students and staff only.
Supervision is provided by FreeState only in the gym during class time and for enrolled class students. Parents are responsible to supervise their children in the office/ lobby/ restroom/ waiting areas/ parking lot before and after class or whenever the student has to leave the gym floor without their teacher. Instruction time begins with the warm-up so please arrive on time. Late arrivals who have missed significant lead up activities may be excluded from portions or entire remainder of that day's class.