FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)
Q. How does the class enrollment process work?
A. You can request enrollment through the Parent Portal link on our website. Once we have received and reviewed the request, we will approve the enrollment, and you will receive an email with payment information and a request for how you would like to pay.
Q. Can I enroll my child mid-session?
A. You can enroll at any point in the session as long as there is space in the class. Payment is prorated based on when they start.
Q. Do you offer trial classes?
A. Yes! You may request a trial in any class with availability through our parent portal. The cost is $25 and if you register for a class within four weeks of the trial, that money is credited towards your tuition.
Q. What payment options do you offer?
A. Customers can pay for a session in-full, or choose the monthly installment plan.
Q. How long is a session?
A. C.S. offers Fall, Winter, Spring and Summer enrollment sessions. Fall thru Spring are 13 weeks long each, Summer sessions are 9 weeks long.
Q. What is the difference between gymnastics and tumbling?
A. Tumbling classes focus solely on tumbling skills on Floor and Trampoline. Gymnastics classes provide instruction for all apparatus.
- Girls gymnastics – Vault, Bars, Beam, and Floor.
- Boys gymnastics – Floor, Pommel Horse, Rings, Vault, Parallel Bars, Horizontal Bar.
Q. What qualifications and training do C.S. instructors have?
A. The staff at C.S. possess extensive experience in various sports including gymnastics, cheer, ninja, dance, personal training, and general fitness. All class instructors must complete mandatory student and equipment safety training as well as beginner- advanced spotting training. Any class instructor over the age of 18 is also subject to a background check. Team coaches must maintain an active USAG membership, which includes advanced instruction certification, background check, and SafeSport certification. All team coaches are also required to maintain CPR/AED/First Aid certification.
A. My child can do flips on the trampoline, why arent they doing them in class?
Q. At C.S., our top priorities are safety and proper instruction. Often, children will teach themselves skills on the trampoline/bed and expect to be able to do those skills on a gymnastics floor, but that is not the case. Our highly trained instructors will work with your child to ensure that they are learning proper skill progression and form, and as soon as they are ready to safely perform a skill, they will be allowed to do so.
Q. My child has good skills on Floor, why arent they moving up to the next level of gymnastics?
A. It is important to understand that gymnastics is a multi-event sport. The focus is on developing all-around athletes who are proficient on all events. Students will always be challenged at their level to ensure that they continue to develop skills with proper form and safety in mind. If a student is only interested in focusing on Floor skills, a tumbling class or private lesson is a better option.
Q. When do you hold team tryouts?
A. C.S. holds annual tryouts for our team programs in mid-March. We send out email notifications and social media posts with the specific date and time, and hold a mandatory information meeting before the tryout. This way, parents go into the process fully educated!
Q. What are your spectator policies?
A. C.S. has a large spectator mezzanine offering a full view of the gym! We have a few basic rules:
- Children must be supervised at all times and refrain from running and horse play.
- No spectator under the age of 16 is allowed in the mezzanine without an accompanying adult.
- No flash photography is allowed – it is distracting and dangerous to gymnasts performing high level skills.
- Any trash or food debris must be cleaned up and disposed of properly.
- Please refrain from calling down to/coaching your child from the mezzanine (let the coaches do their jobs).
Q. What is your sickness policy?
A. We ask that all students and spectators exhibiting any signs of contagious illness stay home. This includes but is not limited to:
- Runny nose
- Sore throat
- Unexplained rash
- Excessive head scratching
*Warts are a common issue with children and are contagious, so we ask that warts be completely covered before participating in class.*
Q. Why do I have to include my child’s medical history in their account?
A. Having access to a child’s medical history, which includes physical and developmental diagnosis, is extremely important. It will allow our instructors to prepare any necessary accommodations in advance, and/or be on the lookout for symptoms which may require immediate attention.
Q. How can I request a make-up for a missed classed?
A. Each student is allowed two make-up classes per session pending availability, and they can be requested via email at email@example.com.
Q. Why are children dismissed from the rear exit instead of leaving through the front?
A. Some parents/caretakers stay to observe their children in class, others drop off and pick up at the end. To ensure that all students stay together and are accounted for at dismissal, instructors take them to their parents and dismiss them one by one at the rear exit. This allows them to be dismissed safely and avoids crowding in our entryway and staircase area.