FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

Can my child try a class before signing up for a full session?
Children who are new to our facility may take a free trial class. Please contact our office at 610-825-3023 to schedule it.

What should my child wear?
Female students do not need a leotard, although we sell them in our Gym Store if you’re interested. Sweat pants, shorts, or leggings (no feet) and a T-shirt or tank top are acceptable. Please no jewelry or accessories. Your child’s hair must be up and out of her face and she’ll go into the gym barefoot.

Male students can wear sweat pants or shorts and a T-shirt or tank top. Jeans, which are too restricting and clothes that are too baggy, are not acceptable attire. Your child will go into the gym barefoot.

What if my child is tentative about going into the gym?
It is normal for a young child to be apprehensive about coming into class. You may walk your child into the gym for the first couple classes if your child has difficulty detaching. If your child is pre-school age, often parents sit to the side for a few minutes. It is recommended that you try to leave the gym after a short time to wean your child away from this.

Can I watch my child in class?
You are welcome to observe weekly classes from our observation area.  This area is provided solely for observation of students during their classes. There is no food or drink allowed in observation room.  If you desire to talk with friends and play with younger siblings, it should be done in our outside waiting room.

What if my child misses a class?
PGC offers a make-up time for any class a student cannot attend.  Please call the office and schedule all make-ups. No student is accepted for a make-up if it is not scheduled. Please inform PGC if missing the scheduled make-up class or it will be recorded as your make-up.  A make-up class may not be carried into next session unless the absence occurs during the last two weeks of the current session.  THERE ARE NO REFUNDS FOR MISSED CLASSES!

What is the refund policy?
Refunds, less registration fee and classes taken, will be given up to and including the third week of class. Notification by parent must be received before Week #4.  Amount of refund is based on notification date.   

How will I know if your gym closes due to inclement weather?
If you are doubtful about weather conditions, we will send out an e-mail if we are closing for classes. You can also call our office at 610-825-3023.  If we are cancelling classes due to weather, there will be a message on our answering machine and notification on our Home Page in the "Bulletins" section.  All missed classes due to weather can be made up.

What is the class structure? (groups, size, evaluations)
Children registered for our Kindergym Classes will be put into groups according to their ages.

Children in our Kidnastics Classes and above will be evaluated and placed in groups ACCORDING TO THEIR PRESENT SKILL LEVEL.  This gives us the opportunity to give each student more individualized attention and to track their progress.  At times we must separate friends. We recommend you do not ask to move your child to another group because of friends but encourage them to make new friends while attending class in their appropriate group!

What will my child do in a typical class?

Kindergym (2 ¾ - 5 yrs): warm-up, followed by breaking up into groups of 5-6 per one instructor. Students will generally go to 3 events per class – trampoline and alternating between bars, beam, floor and vault. Stations are set up at each event to keep children from standing in line. Trampoline is the only event where students must sit and wait their turns, as it is only one student at a time. Kindergym students are taught the names of skills as they learn progressive gymnastics.
 
Kidnastics (5 -7 yrs): warm-up, followed by breaking up into groups of 7-8 per one instructor. Students will generally go to 3 events per class – trampoline and alternating between bars, beam, floor and vault. Stations are set up at each event to keep children from standing in line. Trampoline is the only event where students must sit and wait their turns, as it is only one student at a time. Kidnastics students are taught the names of skills as they learn progressive gymnastics according to ability.

Gymnastics (7 & older): warm-up, followed by breaking up into groups of 7-8 per one instructor. Students will generally go to 4 events per class – trampoline and alternating between bars, beam, floor and vault. Stations are set up at each event to keep children from standing in line. Trampoline is the only event where students must sit and wait their turns, as it is only one student at a time. Gymnastics students are taught the names of skills as they learn progressive gymnastics
according to age and ability.

Advanced Gymnastics (8 & older): warm-up, followed by breaking up into groups of 7-8 per one instructor. Students will generally go to all 5 events per class – trampoline, bars, beam, floor and vault – as well as do some mild conditioning. Stations are set up at each event to keep children from standing in line. Trampoline is the only event where students must sit and wait their turns, as it is only one student at a time. Advanced gymnasts are described as those with above average skills who desire to continue adding skills through more complex training. Advanced students have mastered the basics on all apparatus.