FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions

FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions

How long is a session of gymnastics?

Our gymnastics classes run in a two month session.
There are six sessions in a year

When is payment due?

Payment is due before the first class of the session.
Payment can be made by check or cash in the front office,
or may be made online, or by visa, mastercard and discover. 

Will I be billed?

In an effort to save the expense we do not bill.
Tuition is due before the first class of the session. Please pay promptly.
After the first week of the session your payment will be considered late
and a late charge of $15 will be assessed to your account. At that
time you will receive an email statement stating your tuition is late.
You can make your tuition payment online by setting up your own account from our website. Or you can stop by the office and sign-up for auto-pay
and we can charge your credit card at the beginning of each session.

When can I enroll my child?

You can enroll your child at any time during the session.
We will pro-rate the cost of the classes for you if some classes have
already passed.

What is the yearly membership fee and why do I have to pay it?

Every student who enrolls in a class at S.C.G.C. pays a yearly
membership fee of $50. This fee helps to pay the high cost of
liability insurance that a gymnastics school must carry. It also
entitles your child to discounted prices on our activities, open
gyms, and camps.

Do I need to re-enroll my child at the end of every session?

No.
Once you are enrolled in a class we will hold that spot for you unless:
A) You fill out a drop slip telling us you do not want to continue in your class
or
B) If in the next session you miss the first two classes and have not paid
the tuition the computer will automatically drop you from your class and
give your spot to the next person on the list.

What are make-ups and how do they work?

Each two month session your child gets two make up classes.
So if your child misses a class for any reason you may schedule
a make-up class on a different day and time than your regular
class. If possible it is preferred for you to do these during the
same session as the classes you have missed, this way your
child does not fall behind. We do not give credit for classes
missed. We do not give make-ups for holiday closures.

FAQ: Parties

How are the party rooms set up?

The upstairs party room has two picnic style tables and two futons.
There is also another table for cake, snacks, presents etc. and a
refrigerator / freezer.
The downstairs party room has one picnic style table and some seating for adults. There are also two card tables for cake, snacks, presents etc.

What should we bring to the birthday party?

We suggest that you bring one to two table cloths for the picnic style
tables and all of the plates, cups, napkins, and silverware that you will need.
It is up to you what you would like to serve. Some people bring snacks or
even pizza and some people just bring cake and ice cream.

What are the most commonly forgotten items?

Matches are probably the most forgotten item, but forks, a knife to cut
the cake and candles also get forgotten quite a bit.

Will I be charged for little babies or younger siblings attending the party?

Any child that is participating in the party will be counted toward the
number of guests. However, if a child is too young (under three) to
participate and is with the parent the whole time, they will not be counted
toward the number of guests.

How far in advance do I need to book my party?

Our parties have a tendency to book very quickly, especially
during the school year. We recommend that you book your party two to
three months in advance.
Book your party now

Are there any restrictions on what I can bring to a party?

We try to put very little restrictions on the things you can bring to the party.
However, we do ask that you refrain from bringing confetti, silly string or poppers because they can cause too much debris.

FAQ: Recreation Activities

What should my child wear to class?

We ask that students wear something comfortable that they can move
around in. Leotards are recommended for girls and pants or shorts
with an elastic waistband are recommended for boys. Hair needs to
be pulled up out of the gymnasts’ face and we ask that no jewelry
is worn and no clothes with zippers or belts as they can damage
the equipment.

How do I know when my child is ready to move to the next level?

Assessments are done once a session and students should receive
a progress report toward the end of the sessionIf they are ready to move to the next level, they will receive a move
up card with their progress report.

What if I feel this is not the right class for my child?

If you feel that your child is not in the appropriate level, you may
contact the Recreation Director, to set up an assessment to have your child’s skills tested. If you feel that the day, time or
instructor is not the right fit, then you can check with the office or
website to find a day, time or instructor that works best for your child.

My child has been in gymnastics, what level they should start in?

Contact our Rec Director, (Lauren) to set up an assessmenttime to have your child’s skills tested.

Is there anything my child can do to help them move up faster?

Attending classes multiple times a week greatly increases a child’s strength
and coordination and therefore improves their overall gymnastics skills.
Camps, activities and open gyms are also a great place for students to
work on and master the skills they are learning.

FAQ: Preschool Programs

What is the difference between Rising Stars and Comets?

While they are both entry level classes for 4 & 5 year olds which focus
on basic gymnastics skills and coordination, Rising Stars is for both boys
and girls. Our Comet program is specifically geared towards little boys
and their physical and social development coached mainly by our male coaches. While Rising Stars focusses on all apparatus, Comets spends
more time on boys’ events such as pommel horse, rings and parallel bars.

What should my child wear to class?

Girls: Leotards and shorts or sweat pants and bare feet.
No socks or tights as they are slippery when using the equipment.
Boys: T-shirt and shorts or sweatpants and bare feet.
Boys or Girls: All long hair needs to be neatly pulled back out of the face
in ponytails or braids.
No zippers or buttons.

Is it ok for me to leave the gym during my child’s class?

Yes. Please let your child know that you are leaving and be sure to return before class is over.

When will my child be ready to move up?

Starbursts may move to Rising Stars or Comets when they turn 4.
Rising Stars and Comets must have their teacher’s recommendation
before moving to Shooting Stars, Super Stars or Rockets, however,
when your child turns 6, he/she may register for Girls Rec1 or Boys Rec1.
Please only move your child at the beginning of a session.
If you have any questions regarding your child’s progress, please
see his/her teacher.

My child is new and won’t join in. Is this normal?

Yes, It is very normal for a child to be nervous in a new class situation
where he/she doesn’t know anyone. The first thing is to be patient and
don’t force participation. Introduce yourself and your child to the
instructor and let him/her know that your child is very nervous.
This may comfort your child enough to at least sit with the instructor
which will ultimately lead to full class participation.
The biggest thing is don’t give up!

How long will it take for my child to want to participate?

Each child is different, but our experience is that it takes a class or two,
sometimes three for most children to want to fully participate.