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Aerial Gymnastics Club is owned by Don and Patrice McPherson and are proud to announce the addition of “Aerial Gym Tots” the new Pre –School program managed by Josh Levin and Tim O’Connell. Tim has designed and managed programs throughout the United States. Tim’s programs have delighted children, at the same time assuring parents their kids receive all the advantages of a complete gymnastics program. Kids excel in the high-energy, active environment created by well-trained teachers. Tim and Josh are proud to offer a low student-teacher ratio in their classes. Music and movement combine to create a unique and diverse curriculum designed to benefit children -- not only with motor skill development, but also with intellectual growth and improved social skills as well as gymnastics basics. They're committed to the total development of your children.
Tim comes to Aerial with over 20 years of national and international competitive gymnastics experience. The Montague, Mich., native has been coaching since 1981, with stints at the University of Michigan, Central Michigan University and the University of Illinois at Chicago providing the bulk of his collegiate coaching background. Besides coaching, O'Connell has established himself as a renowned recruiter and leader in the sport. He is a former director of men's gymnastics for the state of Illinois and has served with the men's Junior Olympic gymnastics program. Resently O'Connell has served as a manager of the Bartlett Gymnastics Center in Bartlett, Ill. Tim graduated from Central Michigan University in 1982 with a bachelor's degree in education and has a master's degree in kinesiology.
Josh brings his strong leadership qualities to our program as well as 14 years of gymnastics coaching and teaching. Josh graduated from The University of Michigan in 2002 with a Bachelor’s degree in English and Psychology and attained his Masters degree in Administration from National Louis University. A native of Glen Ellyn and competed in gymnastics for Glenbard West High School. He was the AA high school state champion and was the first and only Illinois high school gymnast to receive a perfect 10. He competed for the University of Michigan where his team won the NCAA championship in 1999. Josh believes that gymnastics teaches leadership skills and all you need to know about life you learn in gymnastics
Babies are born explorers, and as a parent, you are their first guide. That's why Mom or Dad participates right alongside their little one in all our Parent and Tot classes. Right from the start, our fun-filled classes are packed with activities that develop motor skills, physical fitness and early social skills. In an environment loaded with songs, smiles, bright colors, clapping hands and plenty of encouragement. With the guidance of a trained instructor, parents help their child develop gross motor and pre-gymnastics skills. You and your child can work on a great combination of strength and coordination. With four different skill stations each week, parents are needed to encourage, cheer and assist their children while promoting the development of basic listening skills!
In this first age where the child participates in class without a parent, building strong physical skills is coupled with basic motor skill development. Following directions, staying with the group and listening to the teacher play an important part, and of course, kids learn while having fun! While building self-confidence, children will develop coordination, body awareness, and gross motor skills through basic gymnastics. Teachers and children will have fun together utilizing all of the equipment.
Parent & Tot Classes - Ages 2-3 1/2:
$60 (45 mins)
Pre-Beginner 1 Classes Ages 3-4
Pre-Beginner 2 Classes Ages 5-6
$ 65.00 (1 Hour)
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