ATA Gymnastics Newsletter
   March 2016

March is Acro Month!

If you think doing a handstand on firm ground is hard ... try doing it while balancing on someone else's hands!!!  This is a common skill performed by ATA's team athletes!  Here at ATA, our team competes in the exciting sport of Acrobatic Gymnastics.  It is a combination of partner skills, dance and individual acrobatic and tumbling skills. Partners work in pairs or groups to perform skills of balance and of flight. 2016 will be our 4th year incorporating Acrobatic Gymnastics skills into our recreational classes. During the months of March, June and September, students will learn basic pair and group acrobatic skills in addition to their regular individual skill training. ***If you would like more information on our Pre Team or competitive team program, please stop by the front desk.  

Gymster Gymnastics

March Gymster Theme: Circus, Circus!
Come one come all to the ATA circus! March 4-14th Gymsters will jump, flip and tumble  under the Big Top! Students will love Circus themed stations, clowning around and practicing to be Acrobats!

Show and Tell
The week of March 21-26th students will have a chance to show off their favorite gymnastics skill as they share all they have learned so far this year! Students will receive a special ribbon to commemorate their achievements! 

Gym Closure
Due to our Spring Celebration Show, the gym will be closed March 18th and 19th and March 29th, 30th and 31st for spring break. 

Tuition is based on an average of 4 classes per month over a one year period so make ups are not needed for these scheduled days off. Please note there will be no Adventure hour these days. See our ATA calendar for all upcoming gym closures. 
Silicon Valley Classic Acrobatic Gymnastics Competition
ATA will be hosting its 21st annual acrobatic gymnastics competition on March 19,20 at Chaboya Middle School in Evergreen.  Tickets on sale at the door. Come and support our athletes!  Click here for more details.  

Vote for ATA in Bay Area Parent Magazine's "Best of the Best!"
It is time to vote for Bay Area Parent Magazine's, "Best of the Best".   Please take a couple minutes to fill out this survey. Below, find step by step instructions to help you fill out the survey. The deadline is May 5th, 2016.
2. Go to the section: Classes and Camps. Click on the drop down under "Gymnastics Class" and select Aerial Tumbling and Acrogymnastics.
3. Continue to fill out the Best of Best Survey - This is a great way to nominate your favorite business throughout the Bay Area. You can fill out as much or as little as you like.
4. Make sure to continue to the last page where you will be asked for your email address. These fields must be filled out to properly submit your survey. Click SUBMIT and now you have completed your Survey! Yay!
Thanks for voting and make us the best Gymnastics Center in Silicon Valley! 

Olympic Year Special

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To celebrate the Road to Rio, we are offering a huge 20% discount on selected 3:30 classes for a limited time.  Give us a call or stop by the front desk for more information.  This offer will extend through August 2016.
Achievement Week:

every student is a STAR and we want to acknowledge each student's accomplishments!  During the dates of March 21-26, all students will get an opportunity to perform a special/favorite gymnastics or acrobatic skill in front of an audience during their regular class time.  Students will then be given a special ATA award! Family and friends are welcome to come and watch!

Big Top Circus: Intro 4-6 yrs

March is Circus Month for our Intro Tumblers (4-6 yrs)!  During the weeks of March 4-17, students will use their imaginations to become circus acrobats, clowns, animals and contortionists!  Students will learn the following song and sing during circle time.  Sung to the tune of "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star"
Circus, Circus, here we come; We can't wait to have some fun
Animals and acrobats; Silly clowns in silly hats
Circus, Circus, here we come; We can't wait to have some fun!                      

Acrobatic Gymnastics Team

Meet season has begun!!  Development Team athletes made a great showing at the 2016 SLO Classic!  
Everyone performed qualifying routines and gained great experience!  We were so proud!  This past month we have been working extra hard nailing down many little details and working on improving skills!  It is really paying off with stronger routines and more confidence.  Congratulations athletes for all the hard work and "hit" routines!  

ATA Coaches challenged all pair/groups this month with the "Love Bug Challenge". 

Athletes earned special stickers and were awarded points with a prize for the top scores!  Special shout out to the following athletes who earned the most points and won!  Advanced Team:  Ansley, Jessica, Helen, Kaylee and Rylee!  Development Team:  Jordan Depue and Shelby Whitlock!  Way to go athletes!  You will feel those points out on the competition floor in results!!


This weekend our Advanced Team took off to Nevada to compete their first routines of the season at the 2016 Las Vegas Fly!  

It was a fantastic meet with clubs participating from all over the region as well as Canada and Maryland!  Some of the top athletes in the sport were there for a dry run as they gear up for World Championships next month!  Team ATA couldn't wait to get out there and test their skills and artistry.  We had terrific results!  Everyone received a "Nationals" qualifying score!  It was one of the strongest first meets EVER!  Special recognition to Eddie Cantor for working so hard with all the athletes on their artistry this season!  All the effort and attention paid off in strong artistry scores!  It really showed out there! 
Vegas has many talented acrobats working on a professional level and many folks had opportunities to see shows and soak in Acro inspiration!  ATA staff had the privilege to go see Le Reve.  Former athlete, Brennan Atsatt, is a professional cast member!  Not only was the show fantastic, but afterwards Brennan took us on a grand backstage tour!  All the cast was amazing, but watching Brennan was truly the highlight of our trip!  Seeing his success was so rewarding!  A powerful reminder for why we do what we do!

February's Safety Tip

Living in San Jose, it's easy to get confused and think it's summer when it's actually the middle of winter!  Even though we've been experiencing bright and sunny days, it's important to keep warm before beginning class.  In the short walk through the parking lot to the doors of the gym, kids should be dressed appropriately so that they don't get cold, causing their muscles to tighten up.  On  chilly days, be sure to keep jackets, sweatshirts, pants, etc. on until class begins. Following this safety tip will help students have the best class experience!

Have a Great Day! 

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




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