ATA Gymnastics Newsletter

December 2013

Christmas Shows

  ATA will be celebrating the holidays with our annual Christmas Shows during the week of December 9th through December 14th. All students will perform a special routine during their regular class time (exceptions are listed below). These shows are a great way for students to demonstrate the skills that they have been learning in class. Each hour will also feature an exciting acrobatic gymnastics performance by our team athletes, as well as a crowd pleasing performance by our coaches. Family and friends are welcome!!!   Click here  for the flyer. 


Exceptions to performance time are listed in red.  All other performances are during their regular class time.  (Monday 3:30 students will be performing on Monday at 4:30. Tuesday 5:30 students will be performing on Tuesday at 6:30. Wednesday 3:30 students will be performing on Wednesday at 4:30.  Thursday 3:30 students will be performing on Thursday at 4:30.)


Gymster Gymnastics

This month your Gymster will love our festive holiday and winter themed classes. We will dance like snowflakes, roll like snowmen and gallop like reindeer all month long. We will also be practicing for our Christmas shows and each Gymster will and participate in our annual ATA Christmas shows the week of December 9th-14th! Check out our Gymster Gazette for more information by clicking HERE!  

Back this month from the North Pole, are our mischievous little elves, Flip and Flop! They will be helping us with our canned food donation drive. See if you can spot them when you're here in the gym, they're sure to be a hit with kids young and old again this year! Click here for the flyer. 


Happy Holidays!


Holiday Schedule

The gym will be closed December 23th-January 1st for the Christmas holiday.

No classes will be held on these days. No make ups are needed for these scheduled days off as our calendar is based on an average of 4 classes per month over a 1 year period.

Reminder: January tuition is due before the 1st. To make your payment during the break please mail your payment to Aerial Tumbling and AcroGymnastics, 422 Blossom Hill Rd. San Jose, CA. 95123. You may also call and leave a voicemail request to make a credit card payment over the phone. We will return calls periodically during the break. Payments made  after the 1st will be charged a $10 late fee.

Super Sunday

ATA will be hosting  a Super Sunday for students and their friends ages 5-12. Our experienced and safety certified staff will organize game, relays, crafts, and supervised free play activities for your kids. Pizza will be provided. Let us entertain your kids while you do your Christmas shopping! They'll have so much fun they'll be begging to come back!!!Sign up in advance!!!   


Date:  December 15th, 2013
Time:   11:00am-3:00pm 



$36 for enrolled students
$40 for non enrolled 



Sharing with Others in Need

At ATA we want to remember the true spirit of Christmas and focus on building character into our students by giving them the opportunity to experience the joy of giving to others. Beginning December 3rd and continuing throughout the month, we will be collecting non-perishable foods, which we will be donating to the Second Harvest Food Bank. Canned foods can be brought in and deposited in our barrel during your child's regularly scheduled class. Last year we filled 1.5 barrels with canned goods and we're excited to see your generosity again this year! Join us as we impact our community and set an example of giving and generosity for our children.




Acrobatic Gymnastics Team


ATA's team program has been very busy the month of November.  From Pre Team athletes learning their basics and preparing for Christmas Show performances, to our elite athletes traveling to Great Britain for competition, it's hardly given us time to catch our breath!


ATA's Pre Team worked on establishing partnerships and learning elementary acrobatic skills.  Dance, individual elements and tumbling were included in their weekly training.  Coaches Taryn, Jocelle and Katie have been busy preparing them for their final dress rehearsal the first week in December.  I feel certain they are going to shine bright at the annual ATA Christmas Shows.


Our advanced team athletes had an opportunity for learning by attending the National Team Training Camp in Houston, TX.  Karolyi's National Training Camp hosts the women's gymnastics program as well as Rhythmic, Trampoline/Tumbling and Acrobatic Gymnastics.  For several days, athletes were treated to training with talented clinicians and had opportunity to bond with fellow acrobats from around the country.  Campers also shared accommodations with wild turkeys, donkeys, camels and the camp dogs!



Six athletes from team ATA flew to Manchester, England in mid-November to compete at the first ever Pat Wade Classic International competition.  6 countries and 260 athletes participated in this inaugural event.  Countries represented were Great Britain, Australia, Belgium, France, Russia and USA.  We were all excited to watch the competition live from home on  Click here for recordings of the event.  


ATA's men's pair, Bryan Allen and Brennan Atsatt brought home gold with solid, impressive routines!  The trio of Shannon Kennedy, Kaitlyn Kennedy and Kendall Tarvin put out strong routines in the women's group 12-18 age group competition.  It was a tough division with 12 competitors, but the girls made finals with strong performances in the balance and dynamic routines.  We were so proud that they finished out in 6th place!  Way to go ATA Athletes and way to represent Team USA!  Click here for a copy of the Press Release. 

Have a Great Day! 

"Life needs balance.  Life needs strength.  Start with gymnastics and go anywhere"




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