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DDGC Recreational Programs

 


 

Our club offers a wide range of recreational programs for children as young as 18 months old.

  • Our Active Start recreational classes are designed for children ages 5 and below, where young children will learn the fundamental movement patterns necessary for gymnastics and other activities through fun games and activities, as well as being introduced to foundational gymnastics skills in a safe and fun environment. These structured classes will also help develop confidence, discipline, strength and flexibility, among many other attributes that your child may benefit for life.

  • DynaGym recreational classes are 1.5- to 2-hour classes for gymnasts ages 6 and above. Participants will continue to explore the fundamental movement patterns essential to the sport of gymnastics, and will learn basic to advanced gymnastics skills progressively through fun activities and circuits. The three levels in DynaGym will ensure the safe and proper progression of gymnastics development of all participants.

  • Other programs that are offered include the Home-School Program, Holiday Camps, and Pop-up Acro Workshops

     


     

Active Start 1 (Parent & Tot)

 

These are 45-minute classes where an accompanying adult will participate in the class with their toddler who is between 18 months and 3 years of age.

Participants will explore various gymnastics equipment safely with the guidance of our instructors and the support of their accompanying adults. Fun activities and training aids will be utilised to help participants explore and develop basic athletic abilities (the ABCs - agility, balance, and coordination) and foundational gymnastics movements.

Active Start 2 (3-4 years old)

 

AS 2 are 45-minute classes for children ages 3 to 4 years old where they will participate independently.

This entry-level class will focus on fundamental movement patterns such as stationary positions, locomotion, swings, and rotations etc. that are the foundation of gymnastics. Fun games and activities will be incorporated to support the development of foundational gymnastics skills.

*Please note that all participants are required to be toilet-trained in order to take part in the independent classes.

Active Start 3 (4-5 years old)

 

AS 3 are 1-hour classes for independent 4 to 5 year olds who may already have some experience in gymnastics.

The classes will continue to refine the fundamental movement patterns necessary for sports and will introduce participants to some intermediate gymnastics skills with safe progressions.

*Please note that all participants are required to be toilet-trained in order to take part in the independent classes.

DynaGym 1 (6-13 years old)

 

DynaGym 1 is most suitable for those who have little to no gymnastics experience. The 1.5-hour class will include general and specific warm up, circuits at various apparatus (floor, beam, bars, trampoline, vault etc.) as well as fun games and activities to support the safe progression of foundational gymnastics skills. 

DynaGym 2 / DynaGym 3

(6-13 years old)

 

DynaGym 2 and DynaGym 3 are 2-hour classes for more experienced gymnasts. It is recommended that participants have at least two seasons of continued exposure to regular gymnastics lessons prior to joining these classes.

These 2-hour classes will begin with structured warm-ups and participants will explore intermediate to more advanced gymnastics skills through fun stations and circuits at various apparatus. Strength and conditioning exercises will also be incorporated to ensure proper physical preparation for more advanced gymnastics skills.

Home-School Program

 

Our Home-school Program is designed to meet the physical education requirements for home-schooling students who may have the flexibility to participate in morning or early afternoon activities.

Classes are structured similarly to our DynaGym classes which allow participants to learn the fundamental movement patterns in gymnastics and basic to advanced gymnastics skills under the guidance of our experienced gymnastics coaches, while also satisfying the curriculum requirements for the physical education portion of the home-school program.

*Proof of registration to a homeschooling program is required for registration to this program.

Holiday Camps (full- / half-days)

 

DDGC also offers full- and half-day camps during school breaks and Pro-D days. Full day camps usually run from 9am to 3:30pm while half-day camps are around 3 hours in the morning or afternoon.

These camps incorporate gymnastics activities, games, arts and crafts, as well as outdoor activities and movie time, and are the perfect way for any child to spend their holiday or day-off from school.

Please check back at our website for registration details about the following holiday camps:

  • Pro-D Day Camp
  • Winter Break Camp
  • March Break Camp
  • Summer Camp

Pop-up Acro Workshop

 

Once in a while, DDGC will host workshops in collaboration with other clubs. The Acro Workshop is one of them! These one hour workshops assist competitive dancers in learning and developing skills for their dance routines. 

Beginner level: participants must already be able to do the following skills: rolling forwards and backwards, holding a handstand and cartwheels.

Advanced level: participants must already be able to do: cartwheels, walkovers forward and backward, handsprings forward and backward, and will start to learn saltos forwards and backwards and aerials.

      DDGC Recreational Handbook

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