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Gymnastics

Welcome to the Glen Ellyn Park District Gymnastics program. Classes, located in the Gymnastics Center at the Spring Avenue Recreation Center, are a fun way for boys and girls to learn basic gymnastic skills under the supervision of trained professionals. Gymnastics improves strength, balance, and flexibility while helping children build self-confidence and new skills. From Parent/Tot to our competitive tumbling team, our coaches and staff strive to give each student superior instruction in a fun and enjoyable manner.

Early Childhood Gymnastics Programs

Parent/Tot Gymnastics is offered for ages 18-36 months and is a fun-filled parent/tot play time program that introduces your child to the exciting world of tumbling and gymnastics through traditional gymnastics equipment, balls, hoops, circles and parachute play. Tiny Tumblers, for age 3, is an introductory gymnastics class that helps develop gross motor skills and body awareness and teaches self-confidence while having fun. A variety of gymnastic and tumbling stations will be set up each week to introduce your gymnasts to the basic skills used in this sport. Children must be able to attend class without a parent present.

Youth Gymnastics Programs

Preschool Gymnastics, for ages 4-5, features a variety of gymnastics and tumbling stations each week to introduce your gymnast to the basic skills used in this sport. Kindergarten Gymnastics, for ages 5-6, was designed to help refine and develop the gross motor skills taught in previous classes. A higher skill level of gymnastics stations will be set up each week to increase strength, flexibility and coordination. Pre-Developmental Gymnastics is a beginner program for ages 6-8 that focuses on floor exercise, springboard skills, bars and beam. Developmental is an advanced program for age 8-12 that focuses on Olympic events including beam, floor exercise, vault and bars. Participants must be able to perform cartwheels, round-offs, forward/backward rolls, and a bridge.

Tumbling Programs

Tumbling 1 and the more advanced Tumbling 2 programs are available for ages 7-14.


Grasshoppers Tumbling Team

The Glen Ellyn Grasshoppers Tumbling Team, for ages 6-14, focuses solely on tumbling and competes in meets through the Illinois Park District Gymnastics Conference. The season runs from September to early March, with practices on Mondays and Fridays (Fridays only for Newcomers). Additional practices may be added. Please contact Christine Hartnett at chartnett@gepark.org or (630) 942-7268 for more information.