Gymnasts enjoy the holiday program put on by the Warwick Gymnastics Club.
Gymnasts enjoy the holiday program put on by the Warwick Gymnastics Club. Georja Ryan

Kids in for a spin

FOR some, flying across the room in a choreographed sequence of handsprings and cartwheels is an everyday occurrence.

For the gymnasts at Warwick Gymnastics Club, this is very much the case.

Equipped with their tights and flexible abilities, 14 local gymnasts and dancers enjoyed the first day of the Gymnastics Holiday Program yesterday.

Program organiser Petra Kuziw said the holiday program was a great way for kids to have an enjoyable school holidays and stay active. "It's a good opportunity to give kids who haven't done gymnastics before a taste, without committing to fees and to see if they would like to commit to it," Kuziw said.

Kuziw said it was not just for regular gymnasts to attend but anyone, aged five and up, wanting to see what gymnastics is all about.

"Today we have a mixture of gymnasts and kids who do dancing who want to have a bit of a taste of gymnastics," Kuziw said.

"The majority of it is learning gymnastic skills but and we do arts and crafts and games to break it up but I don't think this lot would mind doing gymnastics all day."

Gymnast Emily Lane said she loved the holiday program.

"My favourite thing is doing lots of cartwheels and doing lots of vault routines," Emily said.

Emily will be attending the program a couple of days this week, along with many other participants.

Dancer and acrobat from the Killarney School of Dance Eve Kelly said although she was not a regular gymnast, she was able to apply her dancing skills to her gym routines.

"We can learn more techniques than what we already do," Eve said.

Kuziw said she had been with the Warwick Gymnastics Club for about six months and the family atmosphere of the club was unmistakable.

"This club has a really good family bond; it's just like your second family," Kuziw said.

The program runs for two weeks, with this week's classes yesterday, today and tomorrow and next week's Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.

Classes run from 9am to 3pm and cost $35 per day, or $100 for three.

This is the second year the program has been running, with proven success last year.

All are urged to come along and enrol their children in the program, to give them a fun and active way to enjoy the holidays.

For more information or to sign your child up, call Petra on 0411 111 406.


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