Instructional Gymnastics Programs
What is the gymnastics program?
Our gymnastics program provides an opportunity for children in the New River Valley to learn how to tumble, get some exercise, and just have fun! Our friendly and experienced instructors provide children with guided instruction on various events to improve comfort, flexibility, and strength while giving positive reinforcement. We pride ourselves in providing a quality program that is fun and safe.
Is this program for beginner or experienced gymnasts?
We welcome all levels! No previous experience is necessary.
What is the structure of a typical gymnastics class?
Each class is led by two enthusiastic instructors to ensure every child participates and receives positive corrective feedback. On the first day of class, there is a parent/guardian orientation that all parents are encouraged to attend. If you or your child is a person with a disability and desire assistance or accommodation, please notify Krista Gwilliam.
When do the gymnastics sessions begin and end?
Spring Session I begins January 25th and ends March 5th. Registration is now open!
Spring Session II begins March 21st and ends April 30th.
Does VT Rec Sports offer open gym sessions?
Yes! We offer both adult and youth open gym at only $5 per day. Our open gym sessions are designed for gymnastics of all skill levels to practice or improve skills without class formality. Open gym may be attended in addition to regular lessons. Sessions are limited to 30 participants. Register Online.
- Adult Open Gym: Fridays 3-5 pm (January 29th - April 29th) No classes on 2/19, 3/4, 3/11 and 3/25
- Youth Open Gym: Sundays 3-5 pm (January 31th - May 1st ) No classes on 2/21, 3/6, 3/13 and 3/27
Are private gymnastics lessons available?
Yes. Our private lessons provide one-on-one instruction 30-minutes of instruction for intermediate and advanced gymnasts. Private lessons allow adult and youth participants to explore their gymnastics potential. Private lessons may be taken in addition to regular lessons or may stand alone. Lessons are set at a time convenient for both the instructor and the participant. Multiple participants are not allowed to split the cost of a package. Register Online for private gymnastics lessons.
- 1 Session Package - $25.00
Is the gymnastics program hiring?
Yes, we are now accepting applications for gymnastics instructors for Fall 2016. Apply online!
What kind of payments are accepted?
You must register online. Payments can be made online or in person at 142 McComas Hall with cash, credit card, or check prior to the first day of class. Please make checks payable to: Treasurer of Virginia Tech.
What is the refund policy?
All sales are final. Partial refunds (subject to an administrative charge) will only be given if medical documents are provided stating that the participant can no longer continue with the physical activity program.
What gymnastics classes and levels are offered?
Tumble Tots, Tumble Foundations, Tumble Basics, and Tumble Advanced. See descriptions below.
$45 per session
Designed for 2 and 3 year olds to help build coordination. This class uses various mats, beams, trampolines, and obstacles on the floor. Parent participation is REQUIRED. Sessions are limited to 8 participants.
- Tuesdays from 5:00-5:30pm
- Thursdays from 5:00-5:30pm
- Saturdays from 9:00-9:30am
$60 per session
Designed for 4 – 6 year old beginning gymnasts. This class aims to improve flexibility, coordination, and balance. Basic gymnastic skills are taught on the floor, beam, bars, vault, and trampoline. Additionally, girls will learn balance beam and boys will learn rings and pommel horse. Sessions are limited to 32 participants.
- Tuesdays from 5:40-6:40pm
- Saturdays from 9:45-10:45am
$60 per session
Designed for 7 year olds and older intermediate gymnasts. This class aims to improve flexibility, coordination, and balance. Basic gymnastic skills are taught on the floor, beam, bars, vault, and trampoline. Additionally, girls will learn balance beam and boys will learn rings and pommel horse. Sessions are limited to 32 participants.
- Thursdays from 5:40-6:40pm
- Saturdays from 11:00am-12:00pm
$100 per session
Designed for children who have progressed past the intermediate level. These classes are offered twice a week and include strength exercises. All women's events are practiced with females and all men's events are practiced with males. Sessions are limited to 10 boys and 10 girls.
- Mondays and Wednesdays from 5:00-6:30pm
For more information, contact the Department of Recreational Sports by calling (540) 231-6856 or visiting 142 McComas Hall (0358) Blacksburg, VA 24061 Monday-Friday, 9-5pm.