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Start of a New Session!

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Welcome to Carousel Gymnastics! We are excited to have you and your family as part of our community. As we kick off our fall session, we want to share a few reminders that will help everyone have a safe and enjoyable experience at Carousel! Our lobby area is a place for gymnasts and visitors to gather before and after classes, we love to see the camaraderie of parents, friends, and athletes, but in order to maintain a distraction free area we ask that you follow a few of our safety tips. Here are a few tips on lobby area etiquette:
  • Check in at the front desk. All gymnasts must check in at the front desk for attendance before entering the gym. This helps us to keep track of who is in the building and to ensure the safety of all of our members.
  • Store your belongings in the locker room. For safety reasons, gymnasts should not leave their belongings in the lobby area. Please use the locker room to store your child's backpack, coat, and other belongings.
  • No running, gymnastics, or ninja skills in the lobby area. The lobby area is a shared space, and we want to make sure that everyone is safe. Please remind your children to walk or run slowly in the lobby area, and to refrain from doing any gymnastics or ninja skills.
  • Use inside voices. The lobby area can be a busy place, and it can be difficult for the front desk staff to hear when they are on the phone. Please remind your children to use inside voices when they are in the lobby area.
  • Supervise your children. All children must be supervised by a parent or guardian when they are in or outside of our building. This is for the safety of your child and other members of our community.
  • We appreciate your cooperation in following these lobby area etiquette tips. By working together, we can create a safe and welcoming environment for everyone at Carousel Gymnastics.

Preparing Your Child for Class

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Are you excited to start your child in gymnastics classes at Carousel Gymnastics? We understand that the first couple classes can be hectic and that some children adapt to new surroundings more slowly than others. Here are a few things you can do to help your child prepare for their first class:
  • Dress your child appropriately. Your child should wear comfortable, fitted clothing that allows them to move freely. This could include shorts, pants, t-shirts, or leotards. Sports bras and leggings are not appropriate attire for class, as coaches need to spot children on skills and this can be uncomfortable for both student and teacher.
  • Remove jewelry and other accessories. Jewelry, fitbits, and watches should not be worn in class. These items can get caught on equipment or other children, and they can also be a distraction.
  • Bring a water bottle. If your child's class is 60 minutes or longer, they should bring a water bottle with them to stay hydrated.
  • Arrive 10 minutes early. This will give your child time to acclimate to their surroundings and get to know the other children in their class. Arriving late can cause stress and make it difficult for your child to participate fully in class.
Here are some additional tips for helping your child get the most out of their gymnastics classes:
  • Be positive and encouraging. Let your child know that you believe in them and that you are excited for them to start gymnastics.
  • Help your child warm up before class. This will help them prevent injuries.
  • Be patient. It takes time and practice to learn new skills. Don't get discouraged if your child doesn't master a skill right away.
  • Have fun! Gymnastics is a great way for kids to stay active and have fun.
  • Talk to your child about what to expect in gymnastics class. This will help them feel more comfortable and prepared.
  • Watch your child's class from the sidelines. This will give you a chance to see how they are doing and offer encouragement.
With your support, your child can have a fun and rewarding experience in gymnastics class. We hope these tips help you prepare your child for their first gymnastics class at Carousel Gymnastics. We look forward to seeing them soon!