Got a query about Dynamics Gymnastics? Then check the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) below to see if you can find an answer. If not, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
Can my son/daughter try out a session before joining Dynamics Gymnastics?
Potential gymnasts are more than welcome to come and view a session before joining a Dynamics Gymnastic class or waiting list. When enrolling for a class, the Dynamics Gymnastics membership fee and term fee is collected in order that gymnasts are insured to join the class.
How do I enrol my son/daughter for Dynamics Gymnastics classes?
At the current time all Dynamics Gymnastics classes are full. To add your potential gymnast to a waiting list, please contact us by using the details on the Contact Us page. We will need to know the club and class which the gymnast would like to join, the potential gymnast’s name, date of birth, prior experience and as many contact details as possible. Please provide an e-mail if at all possible as this is the quickest and cheapest way to communicate.
What do gymnasts do during a Dynamics Gymnastics class?
Dynamics Gymnastics classes give gymnasts the opportunity to experience General Gymnastics. General Gymnastics is a British Gymnastics discipline that encourages gymnasts to learn a variety of low level skills from other British Gymnastics disciplines such as Artistic Gymnastics, Acrobatic Gymnastics, Trampoline Gymnastics and Rhythmic Gymnastics. During the classes, gymnasts progress towards achieving badges 8 – 1 of the British Gymnastics Proficiency Award Scheme followed by the Dynamics Gymnastics Award Scheme. Gymnasts demonstrating particular potential will be directed towards local competitive Gymnastics Clubs.
Can I watch my gymnast during a Dynamics Gymnastics class?
On arrival at the first session, you will be invited to watch your gymnast participate in order that you can see what Dynamics Gymnastics is all about and whether or not your gymnast settles into the classes. For Health and Safety reasons, however, beyond the first week parents are asked not to be present in the gym unless there are exceptional circumstances that have been discussed with the Class Manager or Head Coach. On an annual basis (typically in the summer term), parents will be invited to watch a display session in order to catch up on their gymnast’s progress.
How much will it cost for my son/daughter to do Dynamics Gymnastics classes?
All Dynamics Gymnastics classes cost £55 a term with the exception of the shorter 9.10am Saturday Cambridge class which costs £50 and the 2 hour Friday class which costs £100. An additional annual fee of £15.00 is collected every July to cover Dynamics Gymnastics affiliation fees which are used to cover insurance requirements. Fees are due either in the form of a lump sum or two cheques, one post dated for half term.
What are gymnasts expected to wear during Dynamics Gymnastics classes?
We simply ask that gymnasts wear sports clothing that allows for freedom of movement. To minimise potential hazards, however, we do request that gymnasts’ clothing is buckle, clasp and zip free and not so loose that it could catch on apparatus or a coach. Leotards are obviously suitable as are well fitted t-shirts, shorts, leggings etc. Gymnasts are asked to participate in bare feet or gymnastics slippers, remove any jewellery and tie long hair back. We do offer a range of club clothing, including a leotard, t-shirt and girl’s shorts but these are not compulsory.
Do Dynamics Gymnastics run holiday programmes?
In August 2004 we ran the first Dynamics Gymnastics holiday programme for one week in Cambridge. Following its success, we now run holiday programmes in Cambridge every February half term, Easter and Summer. During the summer of 2010 we also extended our holiday programme calendar to include a week in Linton. You will be informed of any future Holiday Programmes by email or checking the website if your gymnast is on our waiting list or in our term time classes but dates and details can also be found on the holiday programme page of this website.
Do Dynamics Gymnastics know of any Level 2 + coaches who can run after school clubs or support teachers in delivering the National Curriculum?
There is not an abundance of gymnastics coaches qualified to Level 2 or above so the answer is typically no but its always worth asking. At the moment, the few Level 2 + coaches we do have are mostly in full time education themselves during the day and tend to work at Dynamics Gymnastics classes during the few hours after school. Viktoria has, however, recently been employed by the Cambridge City School Sports Partnership to work 10 hours a week in schools to assist teachers with the delivery of the National Curriculum. In addition to this, former Dynamics Gymnastics co-owner Nikki Linsdell has left Dynamics Gymnastics to further her work as an Educational and General Gymnastics consultant with a view to developing already established links with the Local Authority, School Sports Partnerships and individual schools and teachers. With the recent introduction of the British Gymnastics Award Scheme Course for teachers, Nikki is now running regular courses to provide teachers with a qualification to deliver extra-curricular gymnastics in schools. Please contact us if you would like us to put you in contact with Nikki regarding curricular or extra-curricular gymnastics in schools.
Does Dynamics Gymnastics offer private one to one gymnastics coaching?
Considering that the aim of Dynamics Gymnastics is to give as many people as possible the opportunity to enjoy learning a variety of basic gymnastics skills, it is not within our ethos to limit the number of participants (except within health and safety recommendations) and therefore we do not offer one to one coaching sessions.