Looking for fun recreational gymnastics classes for school age (5 years +) children? You’re at the right place! 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. From Blue level, there are two stages per Rainbow Colour. Due to the increase in difficulty at these levels the skills often take longer to master, breaking the level up into two stages allows gymnasts to continue to progress and develop their gymnastics at an achievable pace.
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—DIAMOND. Gymnasts move to the next level when they have shown proficiency in all skills at their current level at the Rainbow Gymfest. Gymnasts can only enrol in the next level up once they pass their current level at a Rainbow Gymfest.
Gymnasts aged 8+ years of age are invited to join either the Girls Rainbow 8+, or Boys Yellow/Green/Blue. 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.
A leotard or close fitting clothing (shorts and t-shirt) are best for gymnastics. Clothes should not have buckles, buttons or zips that are exposed. Dresses, skirts, baggy clothing or beach shorts are not suitable for gymnastics. Bare feet are best for learning gymnastics. No shoes are allowed on the gym floor. Long hair MUST be tied up.
General Gymnastics Fees (inc GST)
Class Cost (10 week term)
1 hour class (Red & Orange & Parkour)………….…..……$220.00
1½ hour class (Yellow/Green/ Rainbow 8+)..…………… ….$260.00
1½ hour class (Circus & Acro)…………………………………..$310.00
2 hour class (Blue & higher)………………………………..…$310.00
Rainbow Gymfest Events take place at the end of Term 2 and Term 4.
Our Rainbow Gymfests are major club events where all gymnasts in our Rainbow Programme have the opportunity to demonstrate the routines they have been working on in a fun environment and to have the opportunity to qualify to move up a level if they are ready.
All gymnasts who attend the Rainbow Gymfest will receive a coloured Ribbon on each event; Vault, Bars, Beam and Floor. The colour of the ribbon will be indicative of their level of performance.
Gold – Excellence
Red – Very Good
Blue – Good
Green – Merit
They will also all receive a certificate and a T-shirt.
In order to move up to the next colour level, gymnasts will need a total of 4 Red or Gold ribbons. There is no guarantee that all gymnasts will be ready to move up to the next level, however this event is inclusive and about everyone giving it a go and having fun!
Rainbow Days usually take place on a Sunday and cost $35 to attend. This cost covers the cost of the ribbons, t-shirts, certificates and examiners fees.