Scarlet Knights Gymnastics Academy
Our world-class facility is located in the RWJBarnabas Health Athletic Performance Center at 95 Rockafeller Road in Piscataway, NJ, in the home of Rutgers Gymnastics!
Our program is fun, educational, and maintains focus on proper technique as students develop strength, flexibility, and skills on all apparatuses. Our qualified staff is Safety Certified and background checked, and will give your gymnast both a positive and memorable experience. We offer a wide variety of classes for both boys and girls on weekday evenings and Saturday mornings. In general, students are registered for class according to age, and then ability. Registration for classes can occur at any time during the session and we prorate our tuition accordingly!
If you are unsure which class is suitable for your child, please contact us, and we can help you! We can evaluate your child in a trial class and make sure he/she gets put in an ability and age appropriate group.
Parent & Tot:Children 1.5 - 3 years old (45 minutes). In this class, the parent follows along, accompanying and supporting his/her child as he/she moves through obstacles that develop strength, balance and coordination on each apparatus. This class is great for developing gross motor skills and learning basic gymnastics.
Pre-School: Children 3-4 years old (45 minutes): Children in this class are independent in following along as the instructor guides students through exciting obstacles to learn basic gymnastics skills on each apparatus. Children also develop skills in following directions and turn taking.
Kindergym: Children 5-6 years old (Kindergarten) (1 hour): Students continue to gain independence as they move through challenging obstacles on each apparatus. Students also progress in technique and development of skills like bridges, handstands, cartwheels, etc.
Beginner Gymnastics: Children 6-8 (1st grade and up), or 9+ years old (1 hour): Students will work on the basic skills of gymnastics on each apparatus. They will work on perfecting their rolls, handstands, bridges, and cartwheels on floor; casting and pullovers on bars; walking, mounting and dismounting on beam; and basic vaulting. They will also work on developing strength and flexibility needed to further develop their skills.
Intermediate Gymnastics: Children 6-8 (1st grade and up), or 9+ years old (1 hour): Students continue to work on the basics as well as intermediate skills of gymnastics on each apparatus. These students have already perfected their cartwheels, handstands and the other skills (listed above) in beginner gymnastics. They will be introduced to skills such as round offs, and kick overs/walkovers on floor; hip circles on bars, jumping and basic tumbling on the beam; intermediate vaulting skills, etc.. They will continue working on their flexibility, technique, and strength needed to progress into more difficult skills needed for more advanced gymnastics. Placement in this class requires invitation and/or evaluation.
Advanced Gymnastics: (1 or 1.5 Hour): Students have a strong background in the basics of beginner and Intermediate gymnastics. They will work on more advanced skills on each event, including handsprings/saltos, beam tumbling, high bar skills, etc. They will work on further improving their strength and flexibility, as well as dance and technique. This class is also has an 1 ½ hours long option to allow for more time to work on each apparatus. Placement in this class requires invitation and/or evaluation.
Tumbling: Children 7-17 years old (1 hour): This class focuses on providing cheerleaders, dancers, and gymnasts with the skills necessary to become good tumblers. Students will spend time working on strength and tumbling drills that will help them get one step closer to better tumbling for classes and try-outs. Beginner tumbling will work on strengthening handstands, cartwheels, bridges, and rolls, as well as basic drills for round offs, and walkovers. Intermediate Tumbling have mastered these skills, and will work on perfecting their round-offs, handsprings and walkovers. Advanced Tumbling students have already grasped above skills, and will work on round off back handsprings, front handsprings, front/back tucks, twisting, and more.
ADVANCED PRESCHOOL/KINDERGYM, PRE-TEAM and COMPETITIVE TEAMS are available by invitation and/or evaluation only. Please contact to inquire.