We’ve got something for everyone during this February Midterm Break! Continue reading for full information on what’s in store! We expect that these classes, camps and workshops will book out quickly like those previously held during the summer and at Halloween will book out quickly!
A reminder that no recreation classes are running during 17th – 22nd February inclusive.
COMPULSORY CAMP & WORKSHOP FEE
*Any child who is not a current member of Kilkenny Gymnastics Academy must have this included with their booking. This fee is per child. This can be seen as the first option in the drop down menu in the payments section.
20th & 21st February 10am – 1.30pm age 5+
€55 member / €65 non member*
Camp caters for children from beginners to experienced gymnasts. For beginners camps are a great way to have fun and to try the wonderful sport of gymnastics out. For experienced gymnasts camps are a great way to get that extra bit of training in to help improve their skill level and work to get closer to achieving their gymnastics goals! Gymnasts will work on all apparatus in the gym. Children will be grouped together by age and experience level in order to allow the best possible progress, challenge and enjoyment from camp.
Camp begins with a group warm up and stretch to prepare the gymnasts for the day ahead where they will work on Floor, Vault, Bars, Beam and Fast Track (trampoline). In the middle gymnasts will have a snack break to replenish their energy! As with our classes, our camps are progressive with lots of new skill development happening throughout every day at camp, every day is fun, different and never the same!
Beam Confidence Workshop
February 17th 4pm – 5pm €11
This workshop is designed to help children who are lacking in confidence on Beam. We will concentrate on building balance and confidence through games and fun. Suitable for for children ages 4 to 6 years old.
18th February 3.30 – 4.30pm €11
A chance to focus solely on this very important gymnastics skill which some children can find tricky. If gymnasts master the cartwheel they will move on to work round off’s, giving them the essential link skill to a round off back handspring! A strong cartwheel on floor will be easy to do on the beam.Suitable for children aged 5 – 9 yrs.
17th February 5.45 – 7.30pm €11
18th February 4.40 – 5.40pm €18
Gymnasts will have the opportunity to focus solely on learning and improving their forward and backward walkover skills. Walkovers are key to learning the much sought after forward & back handsprings, we recommend taking both classes. Suitable for girls age 7+.
Dan-astics Group Floor Routine Workshop
Friday 21st February 3.30 – 6.00pm €22.50
Gymnasts can learn how to put together a competitive style floor routine like seen on the television where skills, dance and choreography come together! Gymnasts will learn a group routine during this workshop to then show to Parents / Guardian at the end of the workshop. We kindly ask parents to arrive promptly just 10 mins before the end of the workshop for the performance. Suitable for age 8+.
February 18th 7.15 – 8.30pm
The number one skill all gymnasts want to achieve is the back flip! Our coaches will help gymnasts get closer to mastering that all important and most desired skill! Flip workshop will cover both forward and backward tumbling skills such as front handsprings, back flips and front somersaults!Tumbling is built on a framework of skill development—one leading to the next. Everything will be broken down into all the fundamental shapes and pre requisites needed to master these cool skills and we will strip away those bad habits learned at home on trampolines all in the safest learning environment possible! For current members or children with gymnastics experience age 7+
GYMNASTICS TRY IT OUT CLASSES
February 17th 3.00 – 3.45pm Age 3-5 years boys & girls €8.50
February 19th 3.00 – 3.45pm Age 3-5 years boys & girls €8.50
February 19th 4.20 – 5.20pm Age 6-8 years boys & girls €11
February 17th 5.45 – 7.30pm Age 8+ boys & girls €18
February 19th 5.25 – 6.25pm Age 8+ boys & girls €11
Has your child wanted to try gymnastics and you are apprehensive about signing up for a term as you are unsure if they will like it? These once off weekly classes are the perfect way to introduce children to gymnastics! Book 1 class, book 4, it’s up to you!
Gymnastics teaches the fundamental movement and sports skills that are at the core of every other sport. Fundamental movement skills include skills like climbing, swinging, balancing and landing. It develops the ABCs of athleticism: agility, balance, coordination and speed.Children can swing on the bars, jump on the trampoline, learn a cartwheel or a handstand! Artistic gymnastics is an amazing sport to be involved in, whether you are a beginner, a gymnast with previous experience or a current member hoping to improve your skills, we’ve got a class for you!
PARENT & CHILD PLAY SESSION
Thursday 20th February 2pm – 3pm
These 1 hour weekly sessions allow your young child to discover the world of gymnastics with you by their side. You will enjoy unstructured play in a friendly setting with coach guidance on hand. These sessions give parents the chance to have fun with their young children in a safe and stimulating gymnastic environment! Children have 1 hour of unstructured play becoming familiar with the equipment, climbing, crawling and walking.
Parents attend with children and there are always qualified coaches in attendance to assist and advise but during this session parents are responsible for their children. Suitable for young children from crawlers, furniture surfers to walkers! Our little gymnasts currently attending range in age from a couple of months old to 3 years.
There are 3 steps in attending Parent & Child Sessions:
1️⃣Ensure you have booked “Parent & Child First Registration”
2️⃣Also book into the session date
3️⃣Ensure to bring €5 cash to the training centre, we do not have card facilities
All places must be booked online before attending.
21st February 2pm – 3pm age 4 – 12 boys & girls
A new addition this midterm! An opportunity for Mums and Dads to take part in a gymnastics class alongside your gymnast, they’ll show you what they’re working on, you can come around the equipment with them and take videos and pictures to show friends and family!
€12 per child and €5 for each additional child.