Ritmika's recreational programmes offer physical fitness and fun where basic level skills are taught in a friendly, playful and supportive environment. Recreational classes are offered in our Ritmika Centre location as well as school locations in the Richmond Hill and Toronto areas. We also run programmes in partnership with Richmond Hill and Vaughan Parks and Recreation departments at their communoty centres.
In our recreational programmes we take a non-competitive, progressive approach to skills development.
Our classes are designed for all ages from 3 to adults at all ability levels and are taught by expert coaching staff. Coaches work with gymnasts on their overall development on co-ordination, flexibility, strength, balance, musicality and basic techniques that allow them to experiment and work with different rhythmic gymnastics apparatuses such as balls, ribbons, hoops, ropes to scarves, flags and rhythm sticks. For the year end shows even more fun props such as umbrellas, beach balls etc. are used to make learning routines really fun and enjoyable. Rhythmic gymnastics also incorporates many dance movements, dancing with balls and ribbons. The dance becomes really fun - children don't even realize that they are learning skills and exercising - it is almost like playing.
Age appropriate equipment is used, and more intricate skills and combinations of skills and routines are added as children move to the next age group and level. Many of the recreational gymnasts are recommended to higher levels and advanced programmes. At the end of each year, coaches evaluate the progress of each child, and recommend the level and program for the next season.
At the end of each year, each child receives a certificate of participation and performs at a spectacular Annual Year End show in a theatre.
It is in these classes that the first "Gymnastics Bug" and love for movement is inserted into young gymnasts. If you like your child to have good posture, better co-ordination, improved flexibility, balance and self-confidence, then this is the safest and most fun sport to develop it.
Thousands of gymnasts of all ages have enrolled in Ritmika recreational classes over the years. Many of them have progressed through into elite or competitive programmes. A few have gone on to become competitive champions and olympians, but all enjoy the fun and friendship they have experienced.
- Parents and tots (2-3 yrs old)
- Tiny bugs (2.5-3.5 yrs old)
- Tiny tots (4-6 yrs old)
- Children (7-8 yrs old)
- Girls (9-13 yrs old)
- Teens (14-17 yrs old)