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Whether you're a beginner or a competitive gymnast, the Y has a program for you!
To find a class for your child select the branch below.

We teach kids to tumble, run, jump, and twist in our gymnastics programs. From children beginning to walk and up, kids learn movement, fine motor skills, tumbling and advanced gymnastics elements in our progressive-based classes.

Gymnasts who are ready to take their skills to the next level can get involved in competitive gymnastics where the whole person is developed and competition and winning are kept in healthy perspective

See Program Guides for a listing of class offerings by selecting your location below.

Branches that offer Gymnastics

North Canton

Select a Category for a list of classes and class descriptions.

Preschool GymnasticsCompetitive Team
School Age GymnasticsCheer, Dance, & Baton
Girls GymnasticsPreschool Dance
Boys GymnasticsSchool Age Dance
Skills Classes


Just Beginning

  • Walking to 24 months
  • Adult participation required


  • 24-36 months
  • Adult participation required

3 & 4 Years Old 

  • Young 4’s and those just starting gymnastics should choose this class

4 & 5 Years Old 

  • Older 4’s and those with gymnastics experience should choose this class


  • For children 4 to 7 years old
  • Coach recommendation only & team leotard required
  • Skills and body shapes taught that are necessary for competitive USAG routines



  • 6-10 years
  • 11 years & older - see “Aged Individualized Gymnastics”


  • For ages 5-6, Boys & Girls
  • A challenging class for advanced preschoolers
  • Combines fun preschool activities with beginning gymnastics skills to prepare the gymnast for progressive gymnastics


GIRLS Gymnastics

Girls 1

  • 1st time students.  Basic skills taught on tumbling, bars, beam, spring board, trampoline, strength and flexibility

Girls 2

  • Advanced beginner skills taught on tumbling, bars, beam, spring board & trampoline

Girls 3

  • Intermediate skills taught on tumbling, bars, high and low beam, vault, tumble trak

Girls 4

  • Advanced skills taught on tumbling, bars, high and low beam, vault, & tumble trak


  • Advanced skills taught. This group is working on skills needed to move on to Pre-team. 

Age Individualized Gymnastics             

  • 11 years & older; will be challenged at their own level
  • Skills will be taught from beginner thru advanced levels 

Pre-Team Gymnastics (Girls Only)    

  • Must progress out of Girls 5
  • Practice 2 days a week
  • Try-outs for YMCA Girls’ team are held in the spring from this class



Beginner Tumbling 

  • Ages 6-12 years, Boys & Girls
  • Skills taught – rolls, cartwheels, handstand, bridge, round-off.

Tumbling 1

  • Boys & Girls 6 years and up
  • Beginner tumbling. Skills include: rolls, cartwheels, handstands, round-offs, bridge kickovers

Tumbling 2

  • Boys & Girls 6 years and up.
  • Intermediate tumbling. Skills include: power round off, front and back walkovers, front and back handsprings. Tumbling 1 skills must be mastered first

 Tumbling 3

  • Boys & Girls 6 years and up
  • Learning back tucks, and connecting round off to back handspring to back tuck in drills with spotter

Girls Bar Skills

  • Special attention to improve bar skills needed at student's level

Back Handspring Class

  • For girls in grades 4th and up
  • Must pass skills check from beginner tumbling
  • Learn more advanced tumbling; back handsprings, round off back hand springs and back tucks


BOYS Gymnastics

Boys 5 & 6 year olds

  • Introductory skills are taught on men’s equipment 

Boys Level 1

  • 7 years and up
  • Beginner skills are taught on men’s equipment

Boys Level 2 & 3

  • 7 years and up
  • Intermediate skills taught on men’s equipment. Must pass out of level 1 to register for this class

BOYS pre-team

  • Must be recommended by boy's instructors

  • Will be working on the finer points of boys' gymnastics and preparing them for team

dudes that flip

  • 7 years and up
  • Non-competitive, energetic, fun class  
  • Learn basics of tumbling, using trampolines, springboards, blocks and mats.

COMPETITIVE TEAM - north canton & louisville

 Girls Competitive Gymnastics Team

  • Girls Levels 3-10 and Xcel
  • Compete in local YMCA league and USA Gymnastics sanctioned competitions
  • Must be a member of the YMCA of Central Stark County


Cheer, Dance & Baton Classes

 Tiny cheer

  • For children 4 & 5 years of age
  • Learn basic motion, dance, jump, tumble
  • Choreographed cheer, chants & dance using developmentally appropriate music

Youth cheer

  • For children 6 & up
  • Emphasis on fundamental technique
  • Choreographed cheer, chants, dance
  • Great use of developmentally appropriate music

Cheerleading Class

  • For ages 5-7 & 7-9
  • Learn motions, proper arm positions, jumps, starts, chants and cheers
  • Great for girls who are interested in cheering


  • For children 6 to 12
  • Seasonal participation.  Nov. - March
  • Practice every Wed. & 2 Sun. per month
  • Cheer Uniform will be worn at local venue

Cheer Tumble & Technique

For children 11 years and older

  • Emphasis on tumbling needed to be a middle or high school cheerleader
  • From beginner to advance tumbler
  • Emphasis on technique of jumps & chanting


  • Separate dance studio with mirrors and dance floor
  • Creative movement, ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop,
    combo offered
  • All dance classes are held at the Gymnastics


preschool dance

Pre-school Ballet

  • Fundamentals of ballet

Pre-school tap

  • Fundamentals of tap

Pre-school dance / Gymnastics combo

  • Fundamentals of dance and gymnastics


  • Progressions are followed and dancers will be tested and challenged at their level


school age dance

Hip Hop

  • Progressions are followed and dancers will be tested and challenged at their level

 ballet / tap combo

  • Fundamentals for Ballet and Tap
  • Progressions are followed and dancers will be challenged at their level


  • Intro & Ballet 1
  • Progressions are followed and dancers will be tested and challenged at their level

INTRO Jazz / Tap Combo

  • Progressions are followed and dancers will be challenged at their level

Intro Dance / Gymnastics Combo

  • Progressions are followed and dancers will be challenged at their level


  • 7 Years and older
  • Must have instructors permission
  • Seasonal activity (October— May)
  • Weekend performances
  • Practices 2 times a week


See your child’s instructor for more information