Grand Rapids Gymnastics Academy Policies • Students must remain off of the equipment before and after class. • Students are expected to respect classmates and instructors. • No gum, food or beverages (except water in a closed container) are allowed in the training areas. Water bottles should have child's name or initials on the bottle.• Students not following gym rules will receive one warning. After one warning, student will sit for one turn. A third warning will result in sitting for the remainder of class. • Students with continued discipline issues will be asked to discontinue classes until a later date when they may be more ready. • Parents, please respect the instructor’s need to instruct class. If your child is unable to behave for class, please consider withdrawing from class until the child is ready for structured activities.
Enrollment and Payment: • Classes are open to ages 18 months-17 years. • Enrollment and tuition is for one full session (4 weeks). A one-time, non-refundable registration fee of $25 is due at the time of enrollment. A $25 membership renewal fee will be charged each September the following year. • All members are required to have insurance on their child in order to participate in classes at GRGA.• Tuition for the session must be paid in full by the first week of the session or a $10 late fee will be charged. Other payment arrangements can be made but must be approved through the office by week 1 of the four-week session. Credit cards, cash or checks made out to GRGA are accepted. Payments can be made in the office or online through the parent portal. • Checks returned to GRGA for insufficient funds will be charged a $25 fee along with full payment of the rejected payment. • Accounts that are more than one month past due will be sent to an outside collection agency unless arrangements are made at the front desk. Prior to this process, a letter will be sent to the address on file with an amount due, allowing time to rectify prior to collections. • There is a 20% discount off of classes for the second and subsequent child in a family. This can only be applied when tuition payments are made on-time, in the first week of the session or prior.• Private lessons, open gym and other gym programs must be paid for at the time of the lesson.• Registration Forms must be filled out and signed prior to children participating in class. • If school in District 318 is cancelled due to bad weather, GRGA will be closed as well. GRGA will reschedule these classes or offer make-up times. • If classes are canceled due to weather or other events, GRGA will work with each family to provide make-up class options. GRGA will not issue credits or refunds. • GRGA will roll over your child’s enrollment from month to month unless informed otherwise. If it is your intention to discontinue enrollment for the following session, please inform the gym at least 10 days prior to the start of the next session, so another child may fill the roster spot being vacated. • If a child does not attend the first day of a new 4-week session without notifying the office, GRGA will assume the child has decided to discontinue classes. The roster spot will be filled with a child from the waiting list and your account will be charged for the class session. Arriving and Departing: • Please do not arrive more than 5 minutes early for your child’s class.• All shoes, jackets and clothing should be kept in a cubby. Valuable items should be left with parents and not left unattended (Cellphones, I-pods, etc.)• GRGA is not responsible for any lost or stolen personal items from the cubbies or public areas.• Pick up students promptly after class. We are not responsible for students once they leave the building.
Class Attire:• Girl students should wear leotards with or without spandex-style shorts. If your child does not have a leotard, a tight fitting tank top and shorts can be worn. Loose clothing can pose a safety risk. Clothing must cover their stomachs, sports bras as a top are not permitted.• Boy students should wear T-shirts and shorts. No jeans or clothing with zippers or buckles..• No zippers, snaps or loose jewelry may be worn.• All participants must be barefoot.• Hair must be neatly pulled back from the face and secured• Inappropriate clothing with suggestive writing is not allowed
Observation: • We welcome parents to observe from our viewing areas. Due to current Covid restrictions and limited lobby space, we are allowing one spectator per gymnast to view one class per four-week session • Only staff and students are allowed in the training areas.• Please do not attempt to coach or speak to your child while in class – this creates a distraction for both the child, instructor and other class participants•We encourage you to be involved with your child’s progress in our program. If you have a question in regards to your child, please send us an e-mail and we will be happy to follow up with your child’s instructor or set up a meeting if needed. Please refrain from addressing your child’s instructor in between classes as they have limited time in between classes to take care of personal needs and prepare for their next group.• If you to take any videos or photos during your child’s class, please do not include other students or staff in your photos.
Missed Classes: • Missed classes will not result in a refund.• Make-up classes may be made up when advanced notice is given of your child’s absence only if there is room in another class of similar skill level. Open Gym may also be used as a make-up option. Students may make up one class per session. Please call ahead or email to notify the gym of your absence. • GRGA will NOT pro-rate tuition for student absences. If class is canceled due to weather or instructor illness, GRGA will offer a make-up class or pro-rate option.
Class Schedule and Advancement:• GRGA levels include Parent/tot (ages 18 months-3 years old), Preschool (ages 3-4), Preschool II (ages 4-5), Beginner, Intermediate, Intermediate II (ages 5-17) and Competitive levels 3-10 and XCEL..• Students must attain required skills to be placed into the next level. GRGA staff will continually monitor and evaluate children’s progress. The office will notify you through a phone call or e-mail when your child is ready to advance to the next level.
Private Lessons: • One hour, 45 minute or half-hour lessons are available. Cost is $40 per hour for single child or $50 per hour for shared privates. • Available by appointment only, check with the office for open times.• Cancellations must be made in advance or you will be charged for the lesson.• Please arrive on time, you will be charged for the full lesson, regardless of the start time.
Open Gym: • Open Gym is 1 hour for ages 5 and up, $10 per class and must be paid in advance or at time of arrival. Preschool open gym is 45 minutes, $8 per time and open to children 18 months-5 years old. Parents are welcome to accompany their child into the gym area for pre-k open gym.• Age 5 and up Open Gym is for members only and must be registered for in advance through the website• Pre-K Open Gym is open to members and non-members• Open Gym may be used as a make-up session for any regular classes that were missed by current members.