Level 1

Level 1 classes for children from Primary 1 to 3.  

Following on from the Pre-school classes, children will further develop skills and abilities in a fun environment.

Our classes are based around floor, beam, bars and vault, and all gymnasts work towards the Scottish Gymnastics Proficiency Award

General Gymnastics is probably the best-known branch of the sport and is one of the biggest crowd pleasers at the Olympic Games. It is an exciting, aesthetic, yet extremely demanding discipline incorporating vault, asymmetric bars, beam and floor.

Our classes work towards Scottish Gymnastics Proficiency Award on the apparatus described below. 

Vault
This is a dynamic exercise from a springboard over a vaulting table 125cm high. It demonstrates power and accuracy, combining height and length, sometimes with multiple rotations or twists to finish with a controlled landing.

Bars
This exercise is performed on two bars, one high, one low, over and between which gymnasts perform swinging movements and breath-taking skills where the bar is released and re-caught.

Beam
This awe-inspiring piece of apparatus is 5m in length, 125 cm high and only 10cm wide. Requiring tremendous nerve and balance, the exercise combines artistry, acrobatic elements, balances, leaps, jumps and turns and finishes with a dismount demonstrating flight and precision landing.

Floor
The floor exercise is performed on a 12m x 12m sprung floor. A sequence of dance movements, tumbling, acrobatic elements, jumps, spins and leaps is choreographed to music expressing the gymnast’s personality, style and flair.

 

More information is available in our Gymnastics brochure.