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Recreational - FAQs

What should I wear to class?

For rhythmics classes, gymnasts must wear a black bodysuit. These are available at the following stores:

For all other classes (Ladies, Strength & Stretch, Martial Gym & Basic Tumbling), a tight fitting t-shirt and shorts or yoga pants are best (no jogging pants or jeggings please).

Bare feet or gymnastics shoes only-no socks or tights.

Hair should be tied back and kept off the face (ponytail or bun).

Do I need to buy apparatus?

No, all apparatus is provided for recreational classes however, RG equipment is available at United Cycle in Edmonton (10323 78th Ave, Edmonton).  

Do you offer classes for boys?

Boys are welcome to sign up for any of our recreational classes, especially the Parent & Tot and Rainbow Rhythmics classes, as they help teach participants many of the fundamental movement skills that will be useful in ANY sport. 

What time should we arrive before class?

Classes start promptly - please make sure you arrive 5-10 minutes early so that she/he can fully participate in warm-up (good exercising habits start early!). Participants who are more than 10 minutes late may not be able to fully participate in class.

What is the next step after recreational rhythmics classes?

Do you:

Tu the Pointe (4226 66th St, Edmonton)
On Stage (10004 79th Ave, Edmonton)
United Cycle (10323 78th Ave, Edmonton)
TripleFlip (Edmonton and Spruce Grove)
Practise your splits in front of the TV?
Roll oranges up and down your arms?
Impress your family and friends with all the new skills you learn in class?
Then the PreTeam is the place for you!
Gymnasts who show interest and desire in pursuing rhythmics at a higher level (learning more complex skills, gradually increasing training commitment, opportunities to compete and perform locally, regionally and internationally), will be encouraged to try-out for the PreTeam. Try-outs will occur each year at the end of the spring session. PreTeam commitment will be for 1-2 years depending on age, ability, desire, skill level - our focus is to make a decision that is in the best interest of the overall development of each gymnast individually. For more information about the PreTeam, please click here.

I'm not flexible, how can I do gymnastics?

That's the beauty of it - you don't NEED to be flexible, we can help you improve your flexibility (especially in the Strength & Stretch class).  Stretching is a great way to help you relax, we'll help you build good habits that you can use in the gym or at home.

I have no hand-eye coordination, how can I do this?

You'll be surprised at how quickly hand-eye coordination can improve in just a few weeks.  Our coaches are encouraging and will help you start at a level that's comfortable and gradually challenge you to improve.  And not to worry, the apparatus runs away from everyone at some point...even the coaches!

Are there performance opportunities outside of class?

All recreational gymnasts (5 years of age and up) will be encouraged to participate in our club Winter and Spring Shows as well as in local events (e.g. Devon Days Parade). Information about how to sign up and details about the events will be handed out in class.

How do I know if a class is cancelled or the location is changed?

As a general rule of thumb, during the winter months, if school is cancelled, gymnastics classes will also be cancelled.  Participants will be emailed as soon as possible (we try to give 24 hours notice) with the latest information.  A follow up phone call will also be made.

What if I miss a class?

There are no scheduled make-up classes for days missed by participants. 

Can I get a refund on missed classes?

For all registration and financial questions, please go to the Register page (see Cancellation, Missed Classes and Refunds) or click here.