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 afterschool 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:


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.

2018-2019 Session Dates:
Winter Session: November 26th - March 2nd

  Member   Non-member
30 Minute Class $102 $132
45 Minute Class   $126 $156
1 hour Class  $150 $180           

Spring Session March 4 - May 18

  Member   Non-member
30 Minute Class $85 $110
45 Minute Class   $105 $130
1 hour Class  $125 $150


Tumbling Tots - For children age 18-36 months, 30 minutes, once per week. Tots learn with the help of our instructors and their parents to follow an obstacle course format on preschool sized equipment allowing the children to develop gross motor skills, sensory exploration, body awareness, and listening skills. Parents will learn safe spotting techniques to help their child develop beginning gymnastics skills. Classes will incorporate music, games, parachute, trampoline, and our in-ground foam pit. Day/time: Tuesday 9:15am, Friday 10am, Saturday 9am

Lil Tumblers - For children age 3-5 years, 30 minutes, once per week. Classes are designed to help boys and girls develop coordination, balance, and body awareness while being introduced to the basic fundamental skills in gymnastics. Day/time: Tuesday 10am & 6pm, Thursday 5pm, Friday 9:15am, Saturday 9:45am

Lil Tumblers (Invite Only) - Each child is hand selected from a Lil Tumblers class who demonstrates advanced gymnastics skills along with excellent listening skills. Day/time: Saturday 10:30


Kindergym - For children age 5-6 years (Kindergarten Only), 45 min class, once per week. This class provides a transition from preschool gymnastics to instructional gymnastics. Students work with others their age on building coordination and strength. Proper progressions are followed on all gymnastics events in developing skills and self-esteem. Day/time: Wednesday 5pm, Thursday 4pm

Beginners - For children Grade 1st - 8th, One hour, once per week. These classes are structured to teach girls & boys basic gymnastics instruction with proper progressions and skills on all gymnastics events. The focus is on building strength, coordination, and self-esteem. Day/time: 1st - 3rd Grade - Monday 5pm, Tuesday 4pm and 5pm; 4th - 8th Grade - Wednesday 5:45pm

Intermediate - For children Grade 1st - 8th, One hour, once per week. These classes are structured to teach girls & boys with prior gymnastics experience, challenging them to learn more advanced skills and technical development. Day/time: 1st - 3rd Grade - Tuesday 4pm, and 5pm. Thursday 5:30pm; 4th - 8th - Grade Tuesday 6pm


For children Grade 1st - 5th, One hour, once per week. The class is open to boys & girls. We offer an obstacle course based class that incorporates basic gymnastics skills, strength, conditioning and flexibility. Gymnastics equipment including stackable mats, ropes, cargo net, and in-ground foam pit. Day/time: Thursday 5:00pm


For boys Grade 1st - 5th, One hour, once per week. Boys will learn all the basic gymnastics skills and technique on the floor, vault, and bars, with an introduction to rings. The class is designed to increase strength and flexibility while enforcing basic form and skill progressions. Day/time: Tuesday 5pm


Open to everyone grades K-8th. Open Gym is supervised free time in which your child can climb the rock wall and explore all the fun of gymnastics on their own and practice skills learned in class. All staff is USA Gymnastics safety certified and rock wall certified. Open Gym is offered on designated Fridays each month during the school year. 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! Pizza for sale $2/slice & $1/Gatorade or water. Order your pizza when you pre-register to guarantee availability.

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

See dates below for 2018-2019 school year:
September 14      December 14      March 8
September 28      January 11         March 29
October 12          January 25         *April 12
*October 26        February 8          April 26
November 9        February 22        May 10
November 30
*Special event open gym.                                

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 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


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

See dates below for 2018-2019 school year:
Friday, October 19
Wednesday, November 21
Friday, December 21
Wednesday, December 26 - Friday, December 28
Monday, December 31
Tuesday, January 2 - Friday, January 4
Monday, January 21
Monday, February 18
Friday, March 15
Monday, March 18 - Friday, March 22                                         


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 & mini ninja class, as well as some outdoor activities.

  • The program runs August 13, 2018 - May 24, 2019 (Sarasota County Schools). 
  • Age: Grade K - 5
  • Cost: School year - Includes no school days and holiday breaks $245 member / $295 non-member 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.

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


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!


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.