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Kids Classes

The registration links below are for our summer classes, which run July 6 – August 22. Want to register for a June class? Click here!

In-person classes are $200 for the seven week semester, or $30/drop in.

Online classes meet via Zoom and are $15 per drop in or $50 for four weeks. Financial aid is available!

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Access all of the in-person and online classes below for just $99/month. Cancel anytime.

Circus Arts

In Person

2nd Grade (Beginner): Mondays 5:30 – 6:15pm
2nd Grade (Beginner): Tuesdays 5:30 – 6:15pm
3rd-6th Grade (Beginner): Fridays 4:15 – 5:15pm
3rd-7th Grade (Beginner): Saturdays 12 – 1pm
4-9th Grade (Intermediate): Saturdays 10:30 – 11:30am

Online

4-9th Grade (Intermediate): Saturdays 10 – 10:45am

Experience all things acrobatic in our Circus Arts classes! Each week includes training in the foundations of tumbling, ground skills, and aerial skills. This class is perfect for those interested in training strength, flexibility, and balance across a wide variety of skills: gymnastics, silks, lyra, trapeze, Spanish web, rolling globe, juggling, stilt walking and more.

Flexibility/Contortion

Online

Flexibility: Thursdays 6 – 7pm (Ages 10+)
Contortion: Thursdays 6 – 8pm (Ages 10+)

Get ready to get bendy! In this all levels class we will focus on building a balance of flexibility and strength to increase mobility and work towards becoming a human pretzel. Different classes will focus on different body regions including hip, back, and side bending/twisting.

IMaginastics

In Person

Ages 4-5: Tuesdays 4:15 – 5pm or Saturdays 10:45 – 11:30am

Explore theatrical expression through gymnastics and tumbling skills! Each class begins with a warm-up game and tumbling instruction. Students then read a story and act it out using their new-found skills. This class is great for creative kids who love physical activity.

Juggling

Online

Beginner: Thursdays 4:15 – 5:00pm (Ages 8+)
Advanced: Thursdays 5:15 – 6:00pm (Ages 10+)

Bored of twiddling your thumbs in quarantine? Expand your juggling skills in this online class. Learn new throws, balances, patterns and develop your own style with the impressive David Chervony!
New!

Parent-ToT Gymnastics

In Person

Ages 2-3: Saturdays 9:15 – 10am

In this intro to gymnastics class, parent and child work and play together in a fun, safe, structured environment. Your child will develop strength, creativity, and self-esteem while learning new skills and having fun! Parents will also enhance flexibility and strength while spending quality time with their child.

Parents are required to have hands-on participation in every class as their child is given the opportunity to try several pieces of gymnastic equipment. Parents learn how to help their child practice these new skills safely outside of class.

*Please make prior arrangements for siblings not registered for class!
Free!

Parkour

In Person

7th Grade and Older: Saturdays 1:30 – 2:30pm

Art du Déplacement and Parkour are disciplines in which practitioners use their bodies to interact with and traverse all types of environments while simultaneously focusing on mental and spiritual development. You will overcome physical and mental obstacles, face fears and discover creative and natural human movements in our classes. You’ll strengthen and condition yourself so that you can last in this healthy and positive lifestyle. Students will work together competition-free, never giving up and always improving.

Tumbling

In Person

1st Grade: Mondays 4:15 – 5pm

Learn early tumbling skills in this fun and creative class! Students will play games, practice basic tumbling skills and meet friends in this class designed to introduce fundamental circus skills.

“I don’t think my daughter would be the fearless, confident, athletic girl she is today without her years of training and experience at The Actors Gymnasium. Could there be a better self-esteem booster than learning how to fly?”

– Peggy N.

FAQs

Please note that the following FAQs only apply to our in-person classes, not the current online ones.

Yes! Adult students can purchase $30 drop ins online or over the phone.

Families who are considering taking their first class at the Gym can purchase a $30 taster class for their child. Tuition can be pro-rated should you decide to enroll in the remainder of the term. Please note that this option is only available for purchase over the phone: 847-328-2795

In general, students start with and repeat recreational-level classes until they develop a higher level of confidence, strength and proficiency. While a background in dance, gymnastics or other athletic pursuits will be an advantage, circus arts and physical theatre employ our muscle groups in different ways than other activities and it most often takes several sessions for students of all ages to adapt and master skills necessary to move to the advanced level.

Students need to receive instructor permission to take advanced classes and in some cases, advancement is subject to passing a skills test. If you feel ready to advance to an advanced-level class, we encourage you to talk to your instructor, who can assess if you are ready.

We recommend wearing clothing you are comfortable moving in, that is not too loose fitting.

Close-toed gym shoes should be worn to Parkour and all Circus Arts classes to use during stilting and unicycling. All other classes require bare feet.

Yes! If you register online after the class has started, your tuition will be automatically pro-rated.

Unfortunately, we are unable to allow make-ups for missed classes, as it makes it challenging for us to ensure a safe ratio of students to instructors in each class.

At the Actors Gymnasium, we operate on a philosophy that using multiple apparatus in conjunction with each other builds the increased strength, confidence, and performance skills critical to help artists achieve a level of competence that allows for the meaningful concentration on a specialized skill or apparatus. Because of that, most of our classes teach multiple apparatus.

Foundational skills remain constant from one apparatus to another. Wraps, climbs, hangs and most baseline tricks can be learned and improved on any apparatus. Until students reach an advanced skill level with sufficient strength and knowledge, the benefits of specializing will be minimal.

If you are ready to start focusing on one particular apparatus, we encourage you to consider taking private lessons with us.

No, the parking lot at the Noyes Cultural Arts center is easy for students to be dropped off and picked up before and after class.

For those who want to stay nearby, there are benches throughout the building where you can wait for your child as well as Tallmadge Park just outside our doors.

No, parents are not allowed to sit in on their child’s class, unless the class is a parent-participation class.

Parents, friends and guests are invited to attend class on parent observation days only, which takes place on the last class in each session. An email reminder will be sent.

A full refund, minus the $25 administrative fee, will be issued for students cancelling prior to the start of the first class session. If cancellation is made prior to the start of the third class session a refund, minus the $25 administrative fee and the prorated cost of the first classes, will be issued.

We do not offer any refunds after the the third class session has taken place.

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