At Bright Stars Academy, once your child enters Kindergarten, they will be part of our school-age program. At this time the girls and boys classes are generally split into based on age and level criteria. All of our carefully thought out classes are designed to foster your child's love of physical fitness and gymnastics in a fun, challenging environment.
Based upon the premise that ALL children benefit from training their young bodies and minds, emphasis is placed on body awareness, speed, agility, flexibility and strength. Classes are modeled after the USA Gymnastics level progressions. The athletes will train on the actual gymnastics apparatus for their level and gender.
Gymnastics training enhances many other sports, including soccer, football, dance, basketball and track. "Fast twitch' muscles, necessary for explosive speed and quickness are naturally awakened through vault and floor training. Early training in upper body strength can be crucial for the future diver, pole-vaulter or baseball star, and can begin with early gymnastics training.
Our Tumbling Classes can be found under our Tumbling Academy Tab
KinderBeginner 55-minute class
This class is appropriate kindergarten girls. Students will be taught the basic essentials of gymnastics including but not limited to proper rolls (forward, backward, dive and straddle), squat on vaults, casting on bars, mounts, dismounts and jumping on beam.
“Bright Stars is very clean and always has exciting events. We are very happy with everything at Bright Stars!”
Beginner 55-minute class
Beginner classes are appropriate for students who have are in first grade and beyond. This introductory level class will allow children to learn progressions and skills appropriate for their age and ability.
“Even though it’s a commute from Mays Landing, I wouldn’t go anywhere else!” – M.K.
Intermediate (1st grade and up: Invitation Only) 60-minute class
Our Intermediate classes are designed for student who have successfully learned the skills taught in our Novice 2 program. This class is a great opportunity to experience new skills, while perfecting old ones. A gymnast must achieve certain skills to be invited to this program.
“She has learned more here in the short time she was enrolled than in the other place she was enrolled for 6 months. Bright Stars is clean and everyone is friendly.” – L.F.
Advanced (7 & up: Invitation Only)60-minute class
Our Advanced class focuses on more advanced skills on all four Olympic events (vault, bars, beam and floor. At this level, self-discipline and internal motivation become emerging benefits for the athlete. Gymnasts enrolled in this class must be able to perform the following skills: Bars: chin-up pull-over, hollow body cast push away, back hip circle, and 3 chin-ups. Floor: back bend kick-over, consecutive cartwheels, run, hurdle, round-off, and rebound. Vault: sprint, dive roll, sprint, hurdle, and straight jump onto mat stack. Beam: handstand or cartwheel on low beam, skipping, and tuck jump.
“Bright Stars is clean, the staff is friendly and highly skilled. It is a beautiful gym!” – A.S.
Top Notch (7 & up: Invitation Only)60-minute class
Our Top Notch class focuses on advanced skills on all four Olympic events (vault, bars, beam and floor. At this level, self-discipline and internal motivation become emerging benefits for the athlete.
“My experiences at Bright Stars have been so much better than other local gyms. They are helpful, inclusive, and professional.” K.B.
Building upper body strength will eventually allow him to swing a bat harder...lookout outfielders!
*Boys should wear comfortable athletic clothes free of buckles, belts and zippers.*
NOTE: All students progress at varying levels. Children will advance to the next level when they attain specific skills. Please understand Bright Stars teaches skill progressions leading up to specific skills on all events. For example, if a child is unable to do a round-off but has been working on it for a period of time, he/she is likely able to do several of the progressions leading up to that skill. Please understand children reach milestones prior to attaining a specific skill and we pride ourselves on celebrating growth which builds confident children.
Jump Start Tumbling Clinics..... The Fastest Way to Achieve Your Goals!
Bright Stars’ unique Jump Start Clinics are specially designed for girls looking to gain a new tumbling skill! They’re a great way to introduce kids to the fundamentals and drills for a specific skill.
Jump Start Clinics include three consecutive days of 30-minute tumbling lessons that focus on everything that willl assist your child in gaining that new skill! These clinics are so effective, we are sure you’ll see significant improvement in just three short days!
We are so sure your child will love their class that we stand fully behind our programs. If after attending your child's class you are not completely satisfied, we ask that you please let our Hospitality Staff know. We’ll do everything we can to correct the situation. If you are still not satisfied, and we have been notified within 10 days of your child's enrollment, we’ll refund your money (tuition for the class and membership fee) to show our appreciation for choosing to do business with us.