General Gymnastics is for school age children. If your child has never tried gymnastics before, or if they have some level of experience, ESGC will have a class to suit all school aged children. Our General Gymnastics classes run from 3:30pm Monday to Friday, and there are also a range of times available on the weekend. Classes range from 1-2 hours in length depending on the level of the gymnast.
ESGC is proud to offer the unique RAINBOW programme which is based on the progression of fundamental gymnastics skills and its pre-requisites of strength and flexibility. There are 8 levels of difficulty, each named after rainbow colours, each with approximately 15 skills per level.
Age 5-7 year old girls and boys, who are new to gymnastics, start in a RED class, in which they learn basic gymnastics skills and get to experience their new environment, gym rules and procedures. From RED Level they progress to ORANGE, then YELLOW, aiming at the very last one—GOLD. Gymnasts move to the next level when all the skills have been achieved and assessed at the formal Rainbow Test. Gymnasts can only enrol in the next level up once they pass their current level at a Rainbow Test.
Gymnasts aged 8+ years of age are invited to join either the Girls Rainbow 8+, or Boys Rainbow 8+ class. Here gymnasts will be in a class with children closer to their age and ability.
If your child has previously attended gymnastics classes, is outside of the age for Red or Rainbow 8+ or you are unsure which class to place them in- please contact the office first before enrolling online.
Rainbow Tests take place at the end of Term 2 and Term 4. Only gymnasts who have shown a proficiency in their Rainbow level are invited to participate in this test. Gymnasts cannot progress to the next Rainbow level without passing this test.