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When is the Right Time to Start Your Child in WNY Gymnastics Classes?

Hello and welcome back to the Dansations blog, the home of the premiere pre-professional dance school here in WNY! Dancing and gymnastics are closely intertwined, and as we provide lessons and classes for both, we’re creating a blog about gymnastics classes and when the right time to get started may be. 

Gymnastics is physically demanding and requires a high degree of flexibility, strength, and coordination. Gymnastics allows our children to learn new skills, build confidence, and stay active.  So, let’s dive in! What’s the best age to start your child in gymnastics?

Gymnastics Classes Depend on When They’re Ready!

Really, it’s that simple, it entirely depends on your individual child and when they feel ready to begin. Every kid is different, and they develop at different ages. This is as true in school as it is in sports! Before enrolling, look out for:

Your kid verbally being intrigued! If your child has mentioned gymnastics, that is one surefire sign that they may be interested in joining up. Even if they’ve watched a lot of the Olympics, it could be an idea to bring up with them. 

Having the basics down! We won’t expect your kids to be the most adept gymnasts coming in, but if they’re running around and displaying some of the basics like hand-eye coordination, climbing and crawling, and jumping, then they might be ready to talk tumbles! We do develop these skills in class, but having these basics down could be helpful. Plus, their bodies need to be strong enough to handle the demand of gymnastics! 

Make Sure Your Child is Socially Ready for Gymnastics Classes

We also need to keep in mind your child’s social and emotional readiness, in addition to physical. Gymnastics can be demanding and children who aren’t ready could struggle under the pressure. Instructors and parents alike are needed to encourage an environment of safety for our athletes, so that they can build their confidence and self-esteem.

Remember, there is no single answer to this question. Every child is unique and develops at their own pace. These are just some general guidelines that you can use to determine when your child may be ready to start gymnastics. The right age for a child to start gymnastics depends on a variety of factors, including physical readiness, interest, and emotional maturity.

By taking these factors into consideration, parents can help their children enjoy the benefits of gymnastics while staying safe and healthy.

Get Moving Today! 

Here at Dansations, we don’t only have these gymnastics available, we also have the best acrobatics and dancing classes around! Our youth program is perfect for your child and can provide lifelong benefits. 

Contact DansationsWNY today by calling us at (716).694.5196 or filling out a contact form! No matter the age of your child, there’s a program for them to get started dancing in WNY today. You can also sign up right away! Make sure to check out our schedule so you don’t miss a thing. 

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