Private lessons are available on a limited basis. Coach availability and gym availability must align. We evaluate this request on a case-by-case basis. Please call our front desk for more information.
We have room to rent you space for everything from Cheer groups who may want private gym time, to classes or meetings. Please contact our front office for more information on how we can help you host a great gathering or a special gym class!
Students should wear tight-fitting workout-style shorts or pants, and a tight-fitting t-shirt. Shirts should be long enough to tuck-into pants when necessary. NO BUCKLES, ZIPPERS, BUTTONS or SNAPS! Hair must be secured away from the face and shoulders. Bare feet are required in the gym. No jewelry.
Beginning at 18 months, you may bring your little one to our specialized Tiny Tots class! We begin working with your child at an early age to help develop gross motor skills, listening, turn-taking, rhythm and music skills and following-direction skills. One (1) authorized parent or guardian is required to participate in class with the child, and this person acts as a helper and guide to the child. Your child will remain in this class until the class coach and Flipstar's head coach determine if the child is ready to be moved into an independent class.
Payment for classes is due-in-full at the time of registration and enrollment into the class. Payment is the only way to reserve your child's spot in any given class. Class spots are limited, and are first-come, first served. Your child will not be permitted to participate if you owe a balance for the class. Once your balance is paid in full, your child will be permitted to resume class participation. NO EXCEPTIONS.
FAMILIES HAVE ONE-WEEK TO REQUEST A REFUND ONCE CLASSES BEGIN. AFTER WEEK #1 OF THE TERM, REFUNDS ARE NOT AVAVAILABLE IN FULL.
Once your child is developmentally ready, our coaches may recommend we move them into the Tumble Tots class. One (1) authorized parent or guardian is required to participate in class with the child, and this person acts as a helper and guide to the child. This class builds strength, confidence, listening skills, memory and overall independence. Children move into this independent class when they are ready, not necessarily at a birthday or when a friend does. We work closely with you as the parent to insure we make the best decision at the right time for your child's ultimate success. Music is used in this program, too. Your young gymnast will learn without realizing they are working hard! Your child will remain in this class until the class coach and Flipstar's head coach determine if the child is ready to be moved into an independent class.
These classes are designed to introduce your child to the foundational skills needed for the sport of gymnastics. Since gymnastics is a sport built upon mastery of basic skills, you will see kids working on cartwheels, handstands and other drills almost non-stop during their class "career." These are just a couple examples of the basics and, once mastered, we then introduce additional skills that build upon the basics. You can never do too many perfect pull overs on bars, perfect jumps onto the vault, perfect full turns on beam or perfect leaps on floor! Mastery is what matters here, and we will work the skills and drills until your child had developed a natural muscle-memory of the proper way to execute the skill! We change-up the practice drill to keep class interesting and keep kids on their toes!
With a gym full of children ranging in ages, sizes and working on different skills, we always have safety at the forefront of our minds. All coaches have a constant eye on what each child is doing, where they are, and if it's a safe scenario for everyone. We will take action to address any situation deemed unsafe. WE USE TIME-OUTS and/or other safety measures. If/when a child is corrected by a coach but does not respond to the coach's behavior request, this may cause a safety concern. If you see a coach taking a disciplinary action with a child (time-out, sitting aside, etc.) this is for the protection of that child and for all other children in the gym.
WE WILL USE DISCIPLINE TO MAINTAIN CHILD SAFETY!
Your child is expected to show up for their registered class each week ON TIME. WE DO NOT CREDIT FOR MISSED CLASSES. Your family is given ONE (1) MAKE-UP CLASS PER TERM*, regardless of the reason for missing class. Make-up classes must be pre-scheduled with the front desk at least one (1) week ahead of time. Your make-up class date and time options will be determined by our office manager. Make-up classes are only available if there is room for an extra child in an age-equivalent class. We will do our best to accommodate your needs.
*Due to Covid-19 provisions, make-up classes MAY not be available. Please inquire with the gym.
Flipstar offers a full competitive program for women's gymnastics. These classes are by invitation only. We are constantly evaluating and discussing the progress and potential of each child in recreational classes. If your child shows mastery of the basics, the parent is usually the last to find out! If we think your child is a good candidate for our competitive program, we will ask the parent if your family might be interested in having your gymnast evaluated for team. If you agree, our head coach will test her and make a determination based on the mastery of skills. If she proves to be ready to "move up", we will contact the parent and discuss placement options.
Team placement is solely based on skill mastery, coachability and the overall potential demonstrated by the child. We still keep things fun, but the child who has been invited to join our team program will have additional expectations that must be met. We go over everything with the parent to make sure those expectations can be met before official placement on team.
The gym is a great place to hold your child's next birthday party! For $125, you get 10 kids and 90minutes in the gym to play, eat and do gifts! We provide all paper products and a little giveaway for each child. Please see this Birthday Party Info Packet for additional downloadable information.
VIRTUAL CLASS VIEWING: www.ZOOM.US
When you drop off your child, look for the Zoom Meeting ID and PW. Login from any compatible device to view your child's class. IDs and PWs are only good for their assigned date. Please contact us with questions.
Parents are welcome to watch classes but MUST RESERVE THEIR SPOT AHEAD OF TIME. We continue to limit spectators inside the building. Please contact us at 231-845-1385 if you wish to observe your child in class. NO SIBLINGS may come observe: ONLY ONE ADULT PER CHILD IN CLASS. If you choose to observe, you mustremain in the parent viewing area and/or waiting room. PARENTS AND UNENROLLED CHILDREN MAY NOT ENTER THE GYM AREA FOR ANY REASON.
If we have inclement weather which forces the cancellation of classes, we will try our best to have the class cancellation announcement made by 2pm. We almost always follow decisions made by Ludington Area School District. Please call us (231) 845-1385 &/or check Facebook: http://www.Facebook.com/FlipstarGym
CLASSES CANCELLED DUE TO ANY WEATHER-RELATED CIRCUMSTANCE IS BEYOND OUR CONTROL AND WILL NOT BE SCHEDULED FOR A MAKE-UP DATE.