Classes & Activities
Why choose us?
Learn About Our Activities
Calypso Gymnastics club is a friendly and welcoming place for children to learn gymnastics.
The coaches are British Gymnastics affiliated and have a wealth of experience in teaching gymnastics.
The club has a range of equipment, which allows the children to develop their skills in a safe and comfortable environment.
The club also offers opportunities for the gymnasts to attend competitions and display events, which allows them to showcase their skills and develop their confidence.
How Do We Group Our Gymnasts?
Gymnasts are split into small groups depending on their age and ability. Our coaches to gymnast ratio are 1:8 for our recreational programme.
What Do We Work On Each Term??
Our Recreational Gymnastics classes follow the British Gymnastics RISE Gymnastics, which focuses on CORE – development of general core floor skills & tumbles, APPARATUS – gymnastics specific large and small apparatus, WORKING TOGETHER – partner & group skills, balances, and routines.
Each term, we focus on a different element of the RISE syllabus.
Autumn Term – In the Autumn Term, we focus on the Working Together syllabus. The elements in Working Together help prepare us for our Winter Performance.
Spring Term – In the Spring Term, we focus on the Core syllabus. This syllabus is floor skills, including jumps, tumbles and individual balances. We focus on the Core elements in the spring as it helps prepare us for upcoming competitions.
Summer Term – The Summer Term is where we focus on the Large & Small Apparatuses for assessments.
Classes For EVERYONE
We offer classes for children from preschool to teenagers! There’s something for everyone!
Our talented and qualified coaches will work with your 3-4-year-old on a Rise Gymnastics programme, as well as on all of the amazing equipment we have here. Your little one will have so much fun while they learn important skills like coordination, balance, and strength.
They’ll also develop their social skills as they interact with other children in the class. Our classes are the perfect way to prepare your child for a lifetime of enjoyment of the sport of gymnastics.
Thank you for considering our Pre School Gymnastics classes for your child. We know they’ll love it here, and we can’t wait to see them progress and grow!
The two main types of recreational gymnastics classes we offer are our Beginner and Intermediate classes.
Our beginner gymnastics classes are the perfect way to introduce your child to the sport. Our welcoming environment and skilled coaches make it easy for children of all abilities to learn and progress at their own pace. Your child will work towards the Rise Gymnastics syllabus, developing key skills such as strength, coordination, and flexibility. Our coaches are British Gymnastics qualified and experienced in working with various equipment, so you can be sure your child is in safe hands. With regular classes held throughout the week, there’s no excuse not to give gymnastics a try! So come along and see what all the fuss is about – your child will love it.
Looking for something a little more challenging than beginner gymnastics? Our intermediate gymnastics class is perfect for those with some previous experience. You’ll be coached by British Gymnastics qualified coaches and work towards the Rise Gymnastics programme. You’ll have access to a range of equipment, and you’ll learn new skills and techniques to take your gymnastics to the next level. So come and join us for some fun and challenge!
If you aren’t sure what level to put your child into, please see the handy skills matrix below.
Looking to give your child a competitive edge? Look no further than competition practice at our club! Our competition practice classes are open to all club members and are the perfect way to prepare for internal and external competitions.
At competition practice, your child will receive expert instruction from our experienced coaches, who will help them hone their skills and perfect their technique. With our competition practice classes, your child will be well-prepared to take on any competition they enter.
Floor & Vault competition practice is open to all club members. The Friday competition practice is not suitable for gymnastics performing a handspring vault. Please get in touch to find the best suitable venue.
Is your child constantly bouncing off the walls? If so, they might be ready to take their energy to the next level with a beginners trampoline! Trampolining is a great way for kids to burn off excess energy, and our beginner trampoline class is perfect for those new to the sport.
They will learn the key skills and elements of trampolining with no experience required. So if your child is always on the move and is ready to try something new, then a beginner’s trampoline class is a perfect choice!
We work towards the British Gymnastics Trampoline Proficiency Award Scheme. Participants will have the opportunity to earn badges and certificates, which you can order from the shop.
Our Teen Open class is a fun, relaxed-style class where the participants get to work on skills they wish to improve. The gymnasts will have the opportunity to socialise and catch up with friends during the class.
The class has a structured 10-minute warm-up and cool-down led by the coach, and the remaining 40 minutes will be free for the gymnast to decide on what they wish to work on. The coaches will offer guidance and support to the gymnasts throughout the session.
Due to the style of the class, previous experience is required as this is a more independent class.
PAYG Sessions are also available for the class. You will need to let us know in advance if you plan on attending so we can see if there is enough space in the class on that day.
Our Display Team is an invite-only class that trains to perform in internal and external events.
We hold trials for the Display Team annually.
Significant fees are associated with the Display Team as there are overnight stays and costumes involved that can become quite pricey. It’s worth keeping in mind before attending a trial.
Here is a video of Gym Fusion – one of the events we attend, to give you an idea of what Display Team is all about!
Our Tumble Class is a fantastic opportunity for gymnasts to work on their tumble and floor skills.
Throughout the session, gymnasts will work on preps and skills to help them achieve more advance tumbling skills. The class is open to all gymnasts over 7 years who can perform a round-off and handstand.
Skill Level Table
If you are unsure what level to put your child into, please look at the Skills Table below. This will give you a good indication as to what class to put your gymnast into. If it is their first time doing gymnastics, we suggest bringing them to a beginners class. The coaches will assess them over the first few sessions and decide if they are at the correct level or if they would benefit from moving up.
Once the coach feels like the gymnast is ready to move up, you will receive an email offering you a space in the next class.
|No Previous Experience Needed||Forward Roll||Handstand Forward Roll|
|Backward Roll||Backward roll through handstand|
|Handstand||Handstand to crab|
|Crab / Bridge||Back Bend Kick-overs|
|Squat On & Straddle On Vaults||Handspring Flatback Vault|
|Handspring Off Vault|