Oakland Rhythmics offers recreational classes for gymnasts of all ages, no experience needed! Our programs are for girls who like to dance, leap, spin and tumble. The girls perform routines to music using various hand apparatus including the ball, ribbon, hoop and jump rope. The classes promote the development of strength, coordination, and flexibility for girls in a safe, fun and progressive setting.
Girls arrive to class with their hair in a neat pony tail, wearing close-fitting, stretchy clothing. Rhythmic apparatus (hoops, ropes, ribbons, etc...) are provided. The girls perform a show for parents and friends on the last day of the session and at the ORG Gymnastics Gala in the spring.
Classes are held at East Hills Middle School Field House.
Ribbon Dancers Introductory Class
Ages K - 4th grade
This 1 hour/week beginner program combines creative dance movements with basic Rhythmic Gymnastics apparatus skills.
Gymnasts develop hand-eye coordination, body awareness, strength, flexibility and learn basic ballet and tumbling elements.
Ages 1st - 5th grade
This 2 hour/week program challenges girls with prior experience to progress in the fundamentals of Rhythmic Gymnastics, tumbling and dance.
Gymnasts learn more advance warm-up stretches to enhance flexibility and strength. They coordinate apparatus technical movements, while performing turns, leaps, and balances frequently used in Rhythmic Gymnastics.
Rhythmic Stars & Fitness
Ages 4th - 8th grade
Rhythmic Stars and Fitness is a non-competitive level for older girls who are excited to learn and perform the sport of Rhythmic Gymnastics and may have prior experience in related sports. With a 2 hour/2x week commitment, this class focuses on the fundamentals of Rhythmic Gymnastics with safe and quicker progressions.
Gymnasts perform to music by linking ballet inspired body skills and pre-acrobatic tumbling elements, with apparatus technical movements.