Gymnastics, Cheer, Dance

The Venice Branch of the SKY Family YMCA is proud to host a 10,000 square foot, an air-conditioned center that houses the gymnastics, cheer, and rock climbing programs plus a pro-shop is designed for all gymnast's apparel needs. Classes are offered 6-days a week with birthday parties available on Saturdays. Full-day gymnastics camp is offered most days Sarasota County Schools are closed plus summer camp and gymnastics after school care. YMCA gymnastics and cheerleading classes are broken into three groups: Preschool, School-Age, and Competitive. The program is led by Gymnastics Director, Debbie Kotti, 941.375.9121.

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Here are more details, including pricing & times for programs located in Venice:

Gymnastics 

We provide quality instruction, fun first, and safety always. All athletes are encouraged to develop their skills in balance, coordination, flexibility, and strength of body and mind in a safe and nurturing environment that encourages the enjoyment of physical activity, self-confidence, and excellence in the sport of gymnastics. View our entire gymnastics brochure.

2019-20120 Session Dates:
8-week sessions:         
Session 1: August 26-October 19
Session 2: October 21-December 21
Session 3: January 13-March 7
Session 4: March 9-May 9
(no classes during the week of Thanksgiving, Christmas break, Spring break)

  Member   Non-member
30 Minute Class $84 $112
45 Minute Class   $116 $140
1 hour Class  $148 $172
90 Minute Class $160 $184

PRESCHOOL GYMNASTICS

Tumbling Tots: Parent & child class is for toddlers ages 2-4 years old as of August 1, 2019. Parents will be on the floor with their toddler with hands-on interaction during the entire class. Great bonding time with your child! Class is 30 minutes long.

Lil Tumblers I & II: Structured class with a warm-up and gymnastics circuits on the floor, beam, and bars while learning to follow directions, body awareness, and coordination. A child must be comfortable attending class on their own. I= ages 3-4yrs, II= ages 4-5yrs as of August 1, 2019. Class is 30 minutes long.

INSTRUCTIONAL GYMNASTICS

Beginners - Class introduces the basic skills and technique on vault, bars, beam, and floor. Flexibility and strength are also part of class instruction. I= ages 5-8yrs, II= ages 8-10yrs, III= 11-14yrs as of August 1, 2019. Beginner I class is 45 minutes long. Beginners II-III class is 60 minutes long.

Intermediate - Class is for those who have mastered Level 1 skills and technique and demonstrate readiness and strength for more challenging or advanced skills. I= ages 6-10yrs, II= ages 8-12yrs as of August 1, 2019. Class is 60 minutes long.

Advanced- Invite Only!: Class is for those who have mastered level 2 skills and technique and demonstrate strength and commitment to learning entry-level competitive skills. Class is invite-only, coach evaluation required. Ages 6 & up as of August 1, 2019. Class is 90 minutes long.

Tumbling- Beginner: Class introduces the basic tumbling skills like handstands, bridges kick-overs, back-walkovers, front-walkovers, cartwheels, and round offs as well as strength and conditioning. Ages 5-8yrs as of August 1, 2019. Class is 45 minutes long.

Tumbling- Intermediate: Participant must have all the beginner tumbling skills in order to register for intermediate tumbling and will learn Back handsprings, front handsprings, and round off back handsprings. Ages 9-11yrs as of August 1, 2019. Class is 60 minutes long.

MINI NINJA 

Boys & Girls learn balance, strength, and agility while running obstacles, swinging from bars and rings, climbing ropes, ladders, and the cargo net. Mini= ages 5-7yrs, class is 45 minutes long, Super= ages 8-11yrs as of August 1, 2019 class is 60 minutes long.

BOYS ONLY GYMNASTICS

Boys class only will learn all the basic gymnastics skills on floor, vault, bars, and rings. Flexibility and strength are also part of class instruction. I= ages 6-8yrs, the class is 45 minutes long, II= ages 9-12yrs as of August 1, 2019, class is 60 minutes long.

GYMNASTICS OPEN GYM

Open to everyone our Open gym is a supervised, non-instructional setting where participants come and practice gymnastics and tumbling skills, climb the rock wall and cargo net. Pizza is available to purchase by the slice. Pre-registration and a signed waiver are required. Ages 6-14 yrs as of August 1, 2019. Open gym is 2 hours long. All participants must have a signed waiver by a parent or guardian prior to entering the gymnastics center! Call (941) 375-9121 to pre-register for the open gym before 4pm that Friday! 

Day/time:  Friday 7:00-9:00      Cost:   $15

2019-2020 Dates
Sept 6
Sept 20
Oct 11
Oct 25 *special rate of $20, “Halloween Open Gym” 7-10pm. Wear costumes, games, contest, prizes, and open gym
Nov 1
Nov 15
Dec 6
Jan 10
Jan 24
Feb 7
Feb 21
Mar 6
Mar 27
Apr 3 *special rate $25, “Easter Egg Hunt” 7-10pm. Egg hunt inside the gym, games, prizes, and open gym
Apr 17
May 1 (last one)


Team Gymnastics

Team gymnastics is by invitation only and girls compete in local competitions within driving distance. There are advancement opportunities in team gymnastics. 

  • Team: Pre-team, Level 2-7, and Xcel.
  • Starting this 2019-2020 season, Acro Gymnastics! Offering recreation and competitive opportunities
  • Gymnasts Compete in AAU & USAG meets and we are current members of AAU and USAG Organizations. 
PRIVATE LESSONS

Private lessons are available for an individual to train one-on-one for 30 minutes or a group of 2-3 for an hour session to work a specific skill or on a specific event. Privates are offered Monday - Friday for gymnastics, tumbling for cheerleading. Dates & times are determined by each coach’s individual schedule. 30 minutes - $30, 60 minutes - $60

NO SCHOOL DAY CAMPS

Childcare for Sarasota County no school days. Gymnastics camps will be held throughout the school year on days Sarasota County Schools are closed. Activities include 3 hours of instructional gymnastics, rock climbing, crafts and games. All participants receive free lunch and snack. The camp is offered for K-8th graders from 7am-6pm in the gymnastics center.

Cost:   $25 per day members / $36 per day non members                                

GYMNASTICS AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAM

After sitting in school all day, growing bodies need a chance to let go!  Fun activities that are centered around physical fitness are the focus of our new afterschool program. Children will learn and participate in gymnastics, rock climbing, swimming, a youth fitness & fun class.

  • STARTS: Monday, August 12, 2019, through Friday, May 29, 2019 (Sarasota County Schools).
  • AGE: GRADE K - 5
  • COST: SCHOOL YEAR -INCLUDES NO SCHOOL DAYS & HOLIDAYS BREAKS $245MBR / $295 NMBR PER MONTH. Monthly fee includes all no school days*, holiday breaks, and transportation from most schools. Homework assistance, games, and craft activities will also be part of our program.
GYMNASTICS BIRTHDAY PARTIES

Come to celebrate your birthday at the Venice YMCA with a gymnastics party. Our birthday parties include a bounce house, trampoline, in-ground foam pit, a gymnastics obstacle course, and time in our party room. Rock wall can be added for an additional fee. For more party details and availability, call Debbie Kotti: 941-375-9121

  • Ages 3 - 12 years old
  • Parties available on Saturdays Only
  • Parties are 1 hour and 30 minutes long
  • Time slots range from 12pm, 2pm or 4pm
  • Cost is $175/members; $235/non-members
  • Cost covers up to 12 children *additional fee per child for larger parties

CHEER

Come join the Venice YMCA's newest Competitive Cheerleading program, Empire Elite. We are dedicated to providing an atmosphere where every athlete can reach their potential. Empire Elite is dedicated to molding well-rounded athletes and young adults on and off the mat. Through proper guidance and coaching, we will provide an atmosphere where athletes can thrive. Our goal is to create an environment where every athlete is rewarded for their effort and ensure that athletes learn the importance of hard work and dedication. Click Here For 2018-2019 Cheer Information!

TEAMS OFFERED:

Full Year Competitive Teams
The Full-Year Teams will include weekly practices and competitions throughout the year. The teams are based on the USASF levels of 1-6, 1 being the introductory level and 6 being the most elite.  

Half-Year Competitive Team
Our Half-Year teams are a great way to introduce the sport to athletes who may not have the ability to commit to a full year. The season will begin as the Pop-Warner season comes to an end and the teams will compete in the All-Star Prep Division. 

Tiny Exhibition Team 
Our Tiny Team is dedicated to athletes 4 to 6 years of age and will include their own unique uniform and a lighter practice schedule. The Tinys will be an exhibition team and will exhibit later in the competition season.