Term 2 MEMBER UPDATE
Term 2 was jam packed with events and activities! Have a read through our member update to get an idea of what has been happening here at Aerodynamix.
TERM 3 DATES
Monday, 15th July: Term 3 classes start
Saturday, 21st September: Last Day of Term 3 classes
OPEN GYM AND STRUCTURED SESSIONS
Feeling cold and bored these winter holidays? Come down for some fun and fitness in our heated facility! These school holidays we will be running a number of Family Open Gyms and Structured Sessions. Perfect to get the kids out of the house!
Follow the link here for a little more information on our holiday programs and how to book in!
GYMNASTICS PYJAMA PARTY!
On Saturday, 6th of July from 6pm-9pm we will be hosting a Pyjama Party here at Aerodynamix. Pack your PJ’s and get ready for a fun night of swinging and bouncing, pizza eating, and movie watching!
Be sure to book in quick because you will not want to miss out on this one!
In term two the Aerodynamix aerobics program presented our annual display night. The night was a huge success and our biggest display night yet with over 150 spectators and 40 athletes making the night possible!
The display was a great way to prepare our senior athletes for the 2019 National Championships as well as a great way to kick off the competition season for our junior and intermediate athletes.
Having the opportunity to perform in front of such a supportive audience allowed our senior athletes to get some valuable stage experience and gave our junior athletes a clear picture of their future pathway in the sport. We would like to thank all of the spectators that came along and made our display night so wonderful. Our athletes and coaches are very grateful for the warm and supportive environment you provided!
From the 29th of May to the 31st of May, our senior aerobics class competed at the Australian Gymnastics Championships. It is an incredible effort to be selected to represent Victoria and a huge credit to our coaching team to have all of our senior class members selected for the team this year. Our girls performed some outstanding routines, representing Aerodynamix and Victoria very well!
Some of the results from the Australian Gymnastics Championships are;
Level 6 Intermediate Individual
15th - Paige Casey
Level 6 Senior Individual
NATIONAL CHAMPION - Chanse Mathers
2nd - Madi Henwood
8th - Kirra Beacom
Age Group 2
6th - Jessica Casey
We want to give a very special mention to the officials involved. Lana Roden and Elle Casey represented Victoria on the judging panel, Mel Mason was selected as one of the Victorian State Team coaches, and Madison Henwood was selected as one of the State Team captains! We are so proud of the strength of this program and congratulate everyone involved.
Our junior and intermediate athletes attended their first competition of the season this term! For some athletes it was their first- ever competition! Our athletes have been working really hard on their straight legs and pointed toes in preparation for Aerochallenge and stepped onto the floor feeling confident due to their hard work, performing some outstanding routines!
We would like to congratulate all of our aerobics athletes that participated in the Aerochallenge competition. There was lots of cheering and support for each of our athletes and we are sure that there were many friendships strengthened and memories made!
Our athletes are now back in the gym working hard for the Victorian State Championships in August.
MLC Training Camp
These holidays our level 4-6 WAG gymnasts were invited to take part in the MLC training camp. This is a great opportunity for skill development, competition preparation and personal growth. This training camp brings athletes from all over Victoria together to work with some expert coaches such as ex-National coach Peggy Liddick and some high profile athletes that are ready to inspire! We know that our athletes will get a lot out of it!
Our gymstar athletes are getting ready for the start of their 2019 competition season and have been working hard out in the gym preparing their routines.
Gymstar Practise Event
This practise competition allowed our athletes to experience the fun & excitement of competition! It gave them the chance to learn to manage their nerves and to understand the procedure & etiquette involved in competing. Best of all, this event allowed our athletes to make and strengthen friendships!
We want to thank everyone who participated in the event - You all look so great in your team t-shirts!
Gymstar Inter-Club Events
Next term, our Gymstar athletes will be involved in some inter-club events. If your child is in a Gymstar class, be sure to note these dates down in your calendar!
August 11: Grips GymStar Competition
September 15: Highett GymStar Competition
We wish these competitors the best of luck!
This term our Kindergym gymnasts explored four different themes:
Transport, construction and space
We love using themes to spark imagination and give meaning to movement. Each theme provides opportunity to focus on fun activities while learning important new movements. This term our Kindergym athletes enjoyed knocking things down, flying through space and dressing up as clowns!
Each of our themes runs for three weeks. This enables the gymnasts to get familiar with skills covered in each of the themes by allowing a week for introduction, a week for consolidation, and a week for extension. This ensures that each of our gymnasts can learn, create good habits, and develop skills.
We love welcoming new members into our team and are passionate about sharing the benefits of gymnastic movement during this important developmental stage. If you have a little friend who might like to join us, direct them to follow our Facebook page for semi regular new member promotions.
In Term 3 we will be piloting an exciting new program with our 2 hour Gym Star classes. Each 2 hour Gym Star athlete will be welcomed into one of our four Club Tribes;
IGNIS, TERRA, AQUA & AURA.
Our in-club Tribes will add excitement & motivation within classes, foster friendships and create some good spirited competition. Throughout the term, gymnasts will earn their tribe points by demonstrating team spirit, good behaviour in class and by winning challenges. At the end of the term, points will be tallied and the winning tribe will be invited to attend a celebration for their collective efforts!
To start Term 3 off with a bang, we invite all 2 hour Gym Star athletes to participate in our “Tribe Tournament and Sorting Ceremony to be held on Saturday 13th July - 10am - 12.30pm. Don’t miss this - book your place here:
Our hope is that this new initiative will be a big success in bringing extra enjoyment to our classes, so much so that we can invite more gymnasts across the gym to take part next year!
TERM FEE INFORMATION
Term fees are due in full by the end of the first week of each term. Fees are issued including a 10% pay on time discount. This discount is automatically removed if fees are not received by the due date indicated on the invoice.
Term fees are emailed to families in the final week of each term. Families can also access account information via our parent portal.
To best look after your child when they are with us, please ensure that you provide us with information about any medical conditions that may affect your child’s participation.
A reminder that children with a medical management plan (for example an asthma plan) should provide a copy of such plan along with any medication that may be required.
MAKE UP POLICY
Refunds or credits are not available for missed classes.
Make up classes are not guaranteed, however can be arranged if a suitable alternative class is available. In order to be eligible for a make up class, your child's absence must be recorded as an excused absence in advance of your class. For this process to work efficiently, a minimum of 24 hours notice of absence is appreciated.
Make up classes can only be offered in a class that has an available position and must be taken within the term that the excused absence is recorded.
All requests for a make class must be booked in advance through the front desk or by email. Under no circumstances can a make up class be requested in retrospect.
Fees for missed classes are not refundable except under exceptional circumstances.
Missed classes due to illness, injury, travel/holidays will be considered only for absences for a period of 4 weeks or more in a single term. Applications for a reduced training fee due to extended absence must be made in writing in advance of the absence. A credit will be placed on the family account which can be applied to the following term fee. No refunds are possible.
Credits will be applied to the family account for any classes cancelled by Aerodynamix Gymnastics.