CLASSES WE OFFER
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PRESCHOOL STRINGS (under 3 years – drop in, pay as you go) @ The Dolphin Centre
Strings is a drop in, pay as you go, fun filled semi structured session which requires the assistance of a parent/guardian. We will use a loosely themed set up and stand back method, which will vary each week. Parents are encouraged to guide the children around the apparatus under the coaches guidance. Fun, exploration and physical play are key to our Strings classes. These classes provide special time for you to bond with your littles ones. All these classes begin and end with group time, we use music, toys and games during each Strings session. All children are encouraged to learn at their own pace and we help guide them towards reaching their next milestone.These classes are a great way to introduce your child to the wonderful world of gymnastics.
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PRESCHOOL BOWS (2 – 4 years) @ The Dolphin Centre
Bows is a fun filled structured session which requires the assistance of a parent/guardian. We will use themed structured gymnastics circuits in the class, which will vary each week, parents are encouraged to guide the children around the course under the coaches guidance. Our bows gymnasts will have an opportunity to have free play at the end of the session to encourage independence. Each child will work towards a Virtue Gymnastics Pre school reward card once a term. This helps the children gain confidence and understand the fundamental building blocks of movement – Action, Balance and Coordination. During these classes children are introduced to elements of structure to help prepare them for our Arrows classes. These classes are specifically designed to develop all the motor skills through various gymnastic activities.
PRESCHOOL ARROWS (3 – 4 years) invite only @ The Dolphin Centre
Arrows is a fully structured session for young children who are ready to work independently. Our coaches will escort the children around the themed stations enabling them to further their basic physical movements into more advanced gymnastics elements and sequences as well as progressing their skills further on the apparatus. Once a term the children will be working on a Virtue Gymnastics Pre school reward card. Games are introduced in our Arrows class to help develop children on a social, emotional and physical level. These classes are designed to provide a smooth transition into our General gymnastics Recreational Classes as soon as the children reach school age.
RECREATIONAL GYMNASTICS (school starters – teens) @ Denefield School
Our recreational gymnastics classes are action packed full of fun they are suitable for both boys and girls wishing to do gymnastics outside of a school environment. All children aged rising 5’s upwards are welcome to these recreational classes regardless of their ability. Our aim of these classes is to make gymnastics enjoyable to all children while striving to develop their confidence as well as progressing in gymnastic core skills. Our recreational gymnastics programme is broken up into 5 recreational classes; REC O (school starters aged 4-5) ,REC 1 (rising 5-6year), REC 2 (7-8 years), REC 3 (9+ years) and REC 4 (12+ years). These classes will be run based generally on age but also on capability. Doing this will enable classes to be more flexible to suit individual gymnasts abilities if need be. Once a term the gymnasts will be given the opportunity to work towards completing a Virtue Gymnastics award, and they will also have the option to compete in our annual club competition.
Virtue School Clubs
VIRTUE SCHOOL CLUBS (foundation – year 6) @ Various locations
We offer freestyle and gymnastic classes at a range of primary schools within the area. These classes can be either breakfast or after school clubs. Children have to be in attendance of the school to enrol into one of these classes. Please see our timetable to see which schools we have Virtue classes running from. Each school lesson will be productive, structured and most of all lots of fun for all gymnasts involved, regardless of their ability. These lessons will be lead by a BG qualified coach and as well as being fun they will also be structured and progressive. Once a term the gymnasts will be given the opportunity to work towards completing a Virtue Gymnastics award.
FREESTYLE (7 – 16 years) @ Denefield School
These classes are suitable for participants aged 7+ and have an interest in tricking, parkour or freerunning. Our freestyle programme is split up into 3 classes Juniors, Youth and Seniors. Classes will follow a ‘semi structured’ lesson consisting of a structured warm up and class activity followed by an opportunity for the participants to express gymnastics in a very free and individual manner. They will choose what they wish to focus on that lesson and use the equipment and set ups how they see fit. Coaches will be on hand to provide help and feedback where required and they will ensure the environment remains safe, positive and most of all FUN. Our freestyle classes are all about freedom and they encourage participants to learn challenging skills and through achievement fosters confidence, self-discipline and motivation.
Teen drop in
TEEN DROP IN (11+ years) @ Denefield School
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These classes are suitable for participants aged 11+ and have an interest in any gymnastic discipline. Classes are unstructured however they will begin with a structured warm up and end with a structured cool down. During the session participants will be able to express their gymnastics in a very free and individual manner. They will choose what they wish to focus on that lesson and use the equipment and set ups how they see fit. Our trained and skilled coaches will be on hand to provide feedback where required and they will ensure the environment remains safe, positive and most of all FUN. Our teen drop in classes are all about freedom and encouraging participants to gain confidence, self-discipline and motivation.
SQUAD (invite only) @ Denefield School
We have both a boys and a girls squad here at Virtue gymnastics. Our Squad gymnasts train between 1.5 and 2.5 hours per week and complete an additional conditioning programme at home. Both squads compete at both county and regional competitions through out the year, they also perform displays over the course of the summer. Gymnasts will be invited to join our squad through a potential recognition program from a member of our coaching team. Once a member of the team has concluded that your child shows potential they will inform the director of the club or the head of squad who will then assess your child during their general gymnastics session, if successful your child will then be invited along for a trial, potentially followed by a terms trial. Our squad coaching team strongly emphasise a strong team spirit whilst encouraging each gymnast as individuals to achieve and succeed. Our squads are very successful and hold numerous titles.
PE/EXTRA CURRICULAR SCHOOL CLUBS (foundation – year 6)
These classes are suitable for all ages and abilities and gives participants the opportunity to express gymnastics in a very free and individual manner. Our qualified coaches will develop inclusive and engaging session plans that meet the national curriculum. They will teach each class and provide help, positive progressive feedback and challenges where required. All our PE lessons are safe, positive and most of all FUN. Our philosophy is based about freedom and encouragement, we believe in movement. Children will increase their all round strength, co ordination, agility, balance and fitness whilst enjoying every second of their sessions. We believe all children can achieve and that this fosters confidence, self-discipline and motivation.All our coaches are experienced and highly qualified, they all hold a current DBS, safeguarding award and are first aid trained.
If you would like to book either Freestyle or Gymnastics for your PE classes next term, as either a one off or a weekly booking please get in touch.
DISPLAY TEAM (invite only) @ Denefield School
Our display team classes are 1.5 hour per week and are full of fun and team spirit. Our display team perform numerous times over the course of the year. Gymnasts will be invited to join our Display team through a potential recognition program from a member of our coaching team. Once a member of the team has concluded that your child shows potential they will inform the director of the club or the head of display team who will then assess your child during their general gymnastics session, if successful your child will then be invited along for a trial, potentially followed by a terms trial. Our display sessions focus of acrobatics and choreography, our display team will also have the option to compete in our annual club competition.
PRIVATE SESSIONS (5 years+) @ The Dolphin Centre
Virtue offer private sessions on a ‘as requested’ basis so if you have the need for extra coaching please let us know and we will happily accommodate! These sessions can be on an individual basis or for groups of up to 4. Our private lessons will be available to all Virtue members who have current BG insurance, from the age of five right up to adult. It is important that when choosing to go ahead with your private lesson you have clear goals and objectives you wish to achieve in order to make these sessions as constructive and appropriate to the individual as possible, our coaches will be more than happy to discuss targets this with you. Whether you are intent on learning a new skill, perfecting a skill, tumbling, increasing range of movement and flexibility, body conditioning or concentrating on your technical performance we can help you. Virtue pride ourselves on having the best coaches on hand to help you achieve your goals.
For more details or to book please visit our private session page.
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To book onto Summer camp 2018 please send us an email