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.
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)……………………………………$200.00
1½ hour class (yellow/circus & acro)..….………$240.00
2 hour class (green/R8+ & higher)………..……….………..…$285.00
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.
Our Rainbow test is a major club event at which our kids get to experience the challenge of being assessed and a feeling of being successful after they pass this test. It is a great pleasure for the club, the coaches and the parents seeing their kids progressing, being formally tested and successfully passing the test.
Rainbow Test’s usually take place on a Sunday and cost $20 to attend. This cost covers the cost of the ribbons, certificates and examiners fees.
Mini Tramp & Tumbling Competition
Each year ESGC also holds a Mini Tramp & Tumbling (MTT) Competition where our general gymnasts compete against other clubs based on their age. This event is a major fundraising event for ESGC. All ESGC general gymnasts are invited to take part in this fun event as a way of enjoying a competition environment as well as a great way to show their parents the skills they have developed. An ESGC training leotard or a plain white t-shirt with black tights/shorts must be worn to this competition as the gymnasts are representing the club. Leotards can be purchased from the office.