This “badge” developmental program, designed by Gymnastics Canada, allows kids to expand on their skills starting at a beginner level and working towards advanced levels of skill acquisition. Children must be six years of age to participate, and class placement is based both on badge level and age.
CanGym is a progressive program that is universal throughout most gymnastics clubs in Canada. It enables your child to earn badges for their gymnastics achievement in the presence of their qualified instructor. It focuses on the fundamentals of gymnastics while incorporating fitness and fun. There are 14 different coloured badges in the CanGym program. Each badge consists of approximately 30 different skills. Program skills have been selected to ensure a clear progression from one badge to the next, leading to the key skills that are contained in the GOLD badge. The key skills in this program can be considered “building blocks” for more advanced gymnastics, but can also stand alone as excellent recreational level skills.
Progress reports will be given to each gymnast at the end of each session. Coaches will complete the reports to indicate which skills the gymnast has “Attempted”, those they are still “Learning” and which he/she has “Mastered”. A participant has completed a badge when he/she has “mastered” each skill in that level. Some badges may take only one session to complete, while some may require multiple sessions.
IMPORTANT: Only the Burgundy badge requires no experience. All other badges require students to have completed the previous level.
Badge Level Progression:
Burgundy/Red – Tan/Bronze – Purple/Blue – Turquoise/Silver – Orange/Gold
This is an excellent gymnastics program for children of all ages and ability, beginner to advanced. This coed class offers kids the opportunity to work on the double mini trampoline, trampoline, tumbletrack and floor. Gymnastics experience is not necessary for the T&T Beginner class.
This girls only program has been designed to assist cheerleaders with their tumbling, stunting and jumping skills. No experience necessary.
Capital City is proud to now offer rhythmic gymnastics, a dynamic and graceful Olympic Sport. The combination of expressive body movements and colourful apparatuses in the gym is a good recipe for a fun and exciting experience in a safe environment. Twirling ribbons, spinning ropes, bouncing balls, flying hoops, clapping clubs and swinging scarves create visual excitement for all participants and spectators. Enjoy the fun with our equipment and experienced instructors. Please browse our rhythmic gymnastics section for more details or contact us with any questions.
“Rainbow Rhythmics”: Girls 4.5 – 6 years ( 1.5 hours)
The Rainbow Rhythmics program was developed by CCGC’s own Connie Bramer and is now taught throughout the country. The program follows the general gymnastics participation model and creates a fun, music-filled environment in which young children can learn through play. Participants learn basic hand apparatus handling with balls, ribbons, hoops, and ropes in a child friendly and fun way. In addition gymnasts will experience artistic gymnastics equipment such as bars, beams, rings as well as trampolines.
“Rhythmic Explorers”: Girls 5-8 years ( 1 hour)
Gymnasts learn basic gymnastics floor skills and combine them with hand apparatus handling with ropes, hoops, balls, and ribbons. Elements are taught in progressions and are mostly learned and performed with music. Girls learn to move to various rhythm. Gymnasts improve their overall strength, body alignment and flexibility.
“RG Pre-Comp”: Girls 5-7 years (2x 1.5 hours – 3 hours/week) – BY INVITATION ONLY
Young girls showing above average interest and talent for rhythmic gymnastics are invited to join our pre-competitive program. This developmental class focuses on more difficult floor skills, pre-acrobatic elements, balances, pivots and leaps. Girls improve their basic hand apparatus skills and will learn routines to perform at various events. Gymnasts may be able to participate in started friendship competitions at the end of the 10 month gymnastics year (September – June). The pre-competitive program is a stepping stone towards our competitive rhythmic gymnastics program.