The Dance & Gymnastics Academy of Tampa provides gymnastics, cheer, dance, & tumbling instruction for ages 18 months and up. Call to schedule a $5 preview class for new students 813-949-7875. DGA Tampa is proud to be a USA Gymnastics and USASF member since 1999. Here are some of the classes we currently offer:
Mommy & Me (18 months-2 years)
Mommy & me is specially designed for toddlers ages 18 months-2 years to promote movement education in the early years. The students joining this class will enjoy trampoline, floor exercise, uneven bars and balance beam activities during each 45 minute structured lesson. Each child must be accompanied by a caregiver 18 years or older who is willing to participate and assist the toddler on various apparatus and skills. Mommy & Me is kept to a strict 1:2 caregiver to student ratio and 10:1 instructor to partner ratio. Each Mommy & Me lesson is followed by supervised free play in the gym space for an additional fee.
Recreational Girl’s Gymnastics (Ages 3 & Up)
Recreational girl’s gymnastics is an independent, traditional gymnastics lesson which maintains a 8:1 student to teacher ratio. Students joining this class will follow an age-appropriate syllabus and participate on vault, uneven bars, balance beam, floor exercise and trampoline during their monthly syllabus rotation. Recreational girl’s gymnastics is designed to provide the student with a fun introduction to gymnastics basics while promoting safety and proper skill progression throughout the curriculum.
Recreational Boy’s Gymnastics (Ages 3 & Up)
Recreational boy’s gymnastics is an independent, traditional gymnastics lesson which maintains a 8:1 student to teacher ratio. Students joining this class will follow an age-appropriate syllabus and participate on vault, bars, mushroom (intro to pommel horse), rings, floor exercise and trampoline during their monthly syllabus rotation. Recreational boy’s gymnastics is designed to provide the student with a fun introduction to gymnastics basics while promoting safety and proper skill progression throughout the curriculum.
Co-ed Beginner, Intermediate & Advanced Tumbling (Ages 5 & Up)
Our co-ed tumbling program offers three level; each level includes proper skill progressions to promote a strong tumbling foundation for each student’s goals. All tumbling classes maintain a 8:1 student to teacher ratio. All students begin in our tumbling program at the beginner level and mandate by mastering the following skills:
Beginner: Forward Roll, Backward Roll, Cartwheel, Bridge Kick-over, Back Bend, Handstand, Round-off on trampoline
Intermediate: Back Walkover, Back Limber, Back Handspring, Round-off flatback to 8”mat connected on Floor Exercise, Handstand Pop,
Pre-Advanced: Back Back Limber, Back Handspring, Round-off Back Handspring connected on Floor Exercise, Handstand Pop and Front Handspring, Round-off Back Handspring Back Tuck Spotted on Floor
Advanced: All skills listed in the pre-advanced section must be performed independently to be eligible for advanced placement.
***All students will be evaluated in their first, free class with us. If you do not wish to attend the beginner class for a free evaluation, you may opt to schedule an appointment for an evaluation. Each appointment is 15 minutes in length and costs $10.00 per student. The student will then receive a recommendation for the appropriate class based on skill progressions.
***Private lessons are available upon request. See private lesson information for rates and information.
Riptide Tumblers Team
Riptide Tumblers is a fun competitive program that they will be learning skills and routines on trampoline and the rod floor.
Trampoline: Students will be working on jumps, flipping, and twisting combination to preform level specific routines designed by USAG.
Rod Floor Tumbling: Students will be working on forwards/backwards rolls, cartwheels, round offs, back handsprings, flipping, and twisting in routines that are level specific designed by USAG.
Riptide Tumblers is available for both boys and girls age 4 and up. Our competitive team is through USAGymnastics (USAG) from levels 3 and up. We will also have a non-competitive level 1 and 2 group which is are pre-team program.
Mini Stars, Super Stars, and Pre-Team
Students in our Mini Stars program enjoy a 60-minute class once a week, students in our Super Stars program will have a 75-minute class, and students in Pre-team will have a 2 hour class. Students are invited to our pre-team programs based on an evaluation completed by head coaches, which reveals that students are ready for an added challenge in their gymnastics training compared to the syllabus covered in recreational gymnastics classes. Students will be given semi-annual written evaluations to inform the parent of current progress in mastering pre-team skill requirements. In order to move to our Developmental 1 program, students must participate in the seasonal muscle meet and fulfill all the requirements of that level.
Our Developmental 1 program is 6 hours per week (3-hours – 2 days per week). Students are invited to our developmental programs based on an evaluation completed during our seasonal Muscle Meets where they are judged by head coaches, which reveals that students are ready for an added challenge in their gymnastics training compared to the syllabus covered in our Pre-Team gymnastics classes. Once a student is in Developmental 1 they are officially part of DGA’s Competition Gymnastics Team. Students will be given semi-annual written evaluations to inform the parent of current progress in mastering pre-team skill requirements. In order to move to our Developmental 2 or Xcel program, students must participate in the seasonal muscle meet and fulfill all the requirements of that level.
Students in our Developmental 2 program will practice 9 hours a week (3-hour class – three times a week). This class is essentially a training class for our USAG Level 3 class. Students will attend in-house Muscle Meets to test out the skills required to go to the Level 3 class. Once in level 3, gymnasts will begin attending competitions at locations outside of our own gym against other competitive teams at the local and state levels.
Girl’s Competitive Team
Our girl’s competitive gymnastics program competes in the USAG (Levels 3-10) gymnastics league. Our girl’s gymnastics team participates in numerous competitions throughout the state of Florida, as well as nationally. Please contact us to set up an appointment for an evaluation.
Our ballet and pointe students study the Russian Vaganova technique. Classes begin with an extensive barre stretch and warm-up, focusing on learning the proper body positions and strengthening core muscles. Students will then work on specific, age-appropriate skills in the center and across the floor and learn choreographed combinations.
This fun and fast-paced genre of dance includes a stretch and warm-up, isolations, and strength conditioning before learning age appropriate jazz kicks, turns and leaps. Classes are offered for ages 5 and up.
Children ages three through six will learn age appropriate fundamentals of tap and ballet in a fun and creative environment. Students will learn the basic essentials of dance, counting music, self-control in a group setting and how to perform in front of an audience. Classes are offered for ages 3 and up.
Advanced tap students will work on center warm ups, traveling combinations and center combinations focusing on speed, rhythm and advanced technique including time steps, riffs, turning progressions and much more!
This fun and fast-paced genre of dance includes a stretch and warm-up, isolations, and strength conditioning before learning age appropriate choreographed combinations while emphasizing each student’s ability to add their own style to movements.
Cheer Bugs (5-7 year olds)
This class focuses on beginning cheerleading and tumbling skills. Students will strengthen muscles and develop coordination skills, while learning handstands, cartwheels, round-offs and bridge kick-overs. The cheer class will also work on proper jump technique and basic jump skills. The cheer class will include motion placement and proper motion technique for cheers and chants.