Morning 12-24 months
1 hr per week
First steps gymnastics is a Parent/Child program that helps your child develop coordination & cognitive skills in a safe, fun & friendly environment. Classes consist of a warm-up, stretching, games and learning of a dance routine. From week to week our age-appropriate curriculum is designed to facilitate child's ongoing skill development, assisting kids to better understand their surroundings and their body.
Morning 2-3 yrs old
Afternoon 4-5 yrs old
1-2 hrs per week
Rhythmic Fun classes help your child develop self-confidence while learning the basics of rhythmic gymnastics in a fun, creative and engaging way. Kids work on developing hand-eye coordination, body postures, flexibility, strength and cognitive skills. Kids train in small groups with their peers, which also helps them develop social and cognitive skills.
Morning 4-5y.o. (1 hr per class)
Afternoon 5+ (2 hrs per class)
The Dance Gymnastics program allows kids to learn basic body movement techniques required in Rhythmic Gymnastics. Kids learn to use handheld apparatus such as rope, ball, ribbon and hoop all in harmony with the music. In this program, kids perform at 2 Origami’s home events, Christmas and Summer Shows, where they showcase their group routines in a safe & welcoming supportive environment.
6 years old+
3-4 hrs per week
In Performance Program kids take their first transitional steps from beginner/recreational levels to competitive level gymnastics. Gymnasts learn a wider variety of body and apparatus skills as well as their first free dance routines (without the use of apparatus), which they will perform at multiple safe and friendly Invitational events, as well as Origami’s All Stars Invitational, Christmas & Summer Shows.
*All gymnasts will be tested by their coaches to determine their readiness for this more advanced level.
6 years old+
5+ hrs per week
Pre–Competitive Program is specifically designed for kids that would like to try competitive Rhythmic Gymnastics. This program introduces more competitive elements required for higher-level competitions. Gymnasts learn more advanced routines based on a Provincial scoring system. Gymnasts in this program will have an opportunity to perform at local Zone competitions, Invitational events, and Origami's Christmas and Summer Shows.
*All gymnasts have to pass required testing at the end of the term to determine readiness for competitive levels.
6-16 years old
9+ hrs per week
All competitive programs require full-time seasonal commitment. Throughout the year Gymnasts will participate in Provincial, Western, National & International competitions and events. Gymnasts will have an opportunity to travel with team Origami to other cities & provinces within Canada, as well as abroad for international events.
Prior to joining competitive programs gymnasts' performance will be tested to ensure they are ready to safely move up to the next level. Beginner & Performance programs are specifically designed to prepare gymnasts for higher level programs.
9hrs per week
Provincial-level program gymnasts learn more advanced elements, choreographies, apparatus handling and body skills. Technique, strength, and conditioning foundations are refined. Ballet classes are also included in this program. Provincial-level stream allows athletes to perform at 3-5 competitions a season as well as take part in multiple Invitational events, including All Stars Invitational, Christmas & Summer Shows. Athletes who take part in the Provincial Stream Program are required to commit to a 3 times per week – 3 hours per day program.
12-15hrs per week
The Western Level is an advanced competitive program which requires gymnasts to express dedication and a strong application towards the training and mastering of Rhythmic Gymnastics. At this level, routines are highly individualized to fit the personality and character of each gymnast. The program involves a strong focus on polishing gymnasts’ choreography skills, with emphasis on important qualities of routine performance, such as creativity, artistry and expression. At this level gymnasts also partake in ballet and private classes to improve the quality of their performances. Western level athletes will perform at both Provincial and Western level competitions, with opportunities to participate in National and International Invitational events. Athletes will also perform at all Origami’s home events, including All Stars Invitational, Christmas & Summer Shows.
16-24 hrs per week
All National level gymnasts would generally have prior experience in both Provincial and Western levels. This level requires a lot of passion and commitment to the sport as gymnasts must be willing to put in full effort and be ready to train for long hours. National Program within each level allows performance with both individual and group routines. At this level athletes will partake in ballet and private classes with their coach. National level athletes will compete in all Provincial, Western and National level events, as well as perform at Origami’s home events such as All Stars Invitational, and Christmas & Summer Shows. This level also allows an opportunity for the gymnasts to take part in International Invitational events, where the gymnasts have a real chance to compete with athletes from all across the globe and experience what it’s like to be a part of the world gymnastics community.
1-3 hrs per week
Ballet Classes are included in all competitive level programs. The ballet program was added to aid gymnasts in improving their flexibility, strength and balance when performing Rhythmic Gymnastics routines. The integration of ballet elements into gymnastics routines improves gymnasts' performance as well as provides additional confidence during high-level competitions.
1hr minimum For all competitive level gymnasts we offer a one on one private classes with our competitive level coaches. These classes are specifically designed to give gymnasts a unique opportunity to work on the areas that require improvement. Most gymnasts greatly benefit from these sessions as they allow for a significantly higher level of concentration that may be difficult to achieve in the group setting. Click here to book a private class.
For those of you who would like to dip your toes into the world of Rhythmic Gymnastics, we offer a 1 free drop-in/trial class. This class provides a great opportunity to experience what it means to be a part of the Origami Rhythmics family. You will be placed into a group of gymnasts according to your age and skill level for further evaluation by the coach. Please make sure to bring a water bottle, stretchy pants, a t-shirt and a neatly tied hair.