Yes, we love when parents stay and watch their child's class. We ask that parents refrain from interacting with their child during class, though. It is important for students to be listening to their coach and fully engaged in class. Following the coach's instructions helps build trust between athlete and coach. Having distractions from the bleacher area creates an unsafe environment for both the coaches and students. Our coaches are highly trained and can handle issues that arise in class. Please allow our coaches to maintain control and order of their class. If your child's behavior becomes distracting or dangerous, they will be sent to sit with the parents in the bleachers (if the parent is present) and sent for when their behavior improves. Anyone observing classes must remain outside of the gym area at all times, this includes all children. Children not participating in class are the responsibility of an observing adult and are not permitted in any part of the gym area at any time. We strictly enforce this rule.
Classes at Oxford Hills Gymnastics are for members only. If you do not wish to become a member of our gym, you are welcome to attend special events, open gym or schedule a private lesson.
We don't do sessions. Enrollment is on-going. You may register at any time, so long as there is room in your desired class. We keep the same schedule throughout the school year and may make slight changes in the summer months, if needed.
Do you cancel class when school is closed?
How many classes are included in my tuition?
If your child misses a class, they may attend open gym for no additional charge, or contact us to schedule a make up in another class. Unless choosing open gym, make ups must be done in the same program as the class your child missed. For instance, if your child misses an Explore class, the make up must be done in another Explore class. We will make special arrangements for make ups for boys, Build and tumbling classes. Your child must be currently enrolled in a class at the time of the make up.
Are parents allowed in the gym area and on the equipment?
Tumble Tikes: $54/mo
Tumble Tots: $59/mo
Boys Beginner: $65/mo
Rec Team: $100/mo
Please send your child to class with athletic attire. Leotards for girls are great but not required. We ask that clothing be relatively form-fitting as baggy clothing gets in the way and can cause safety hazards. Shorts and leggings (but not tights) work well. If your child is wearing a shirt, please ensure it will be able to stay tucked in for the duration of class. Absolutely no zippers, rivets, hoodies, jeans or skirts. Please note that if your child is not properly dressed for class, a change of clothes will be requested. If proper attire is not worn, your child will not be able to participate in class. Proper attire is important for the safety of the gymnast, coach and integrity of the equipment. Long hair must be pulled back away from the face, neck and back. If your child's hair is especially long, it may need to be braided or put in a bun. We take water breaks during classes so students are encouraged to bring a water bottle to class. We sell bottles of water at the gym for $1, which can be purchased from any one of our coaches prior to the start of class.
Which class should I enroll my child in?
274B Lewiston Street
Mechanic Falls, ME 04256
What should my child wear/bring to class?
When you register your child, s/he is enrolled in ONE class that meets once a week on the specified day and at the specified time (i.e. Wednesday Explore class that meets from 6:30-7:30 PM). Due to the way the calendar falls, your child may get more classes in some months than others. We do not prorate for shorter months, nor do we charge extra for longer months. To get the best value, we recommend your child remains enrolled in gymnastics throughout the entire year.
How much is tuition?
We offer private lessons on a very limited basis. Our main focus is on our existing programs and enrolled students. Private lessons are not a suitable replacement to weekly classes but rather a way to refine existing skills. We believe in sound progressions as safety is our #1 priority at Oxford Hills Gymnastics. We will work with the athlete at their current skill level and provide the opportunity to do drills to help refine and build on those skills. Private lessons are a half hour in length and we charge $40/30 mins. Contact us to discuss your athlete's goals and schedule a private lesson with one of our skilled coaches.
The only time parents are allowed in the gym area is while assisting their own gymnast in the TUMBLE TIKES class and open gym. The only parents allowed on the floor during open gym are those assisting their child who is under 5. If a parent has a child under 5 and other children who are over 5, the parent is ONLY permitted to be hands-on with the child under 5. We do not provide a space for parents to coach their kids. Adults are NOT permitted on the equipment at any time. Doing so may result in being asked to leave without refund. This is a safety measure and we strictly enforce this rule.
- If your child is 18 months to 3 years of age: Tumble Tikes
- If your child is 3-5 years of age: Tumble Tots
- If your son is school-aged: Boys Beginner or Tumbling
- If your daughter is school-aged: Explore or Tumbling
If you feel your child is advanced and should start in a higher class level, please contact us to schedule an evaluation. A staff member will assess your child's skills and determine which class would be the best fit.
My child missed a class. What options do we have to make it up?
Are parents allowed to stay and watch their child's class?
When does your next session start?
Do you offer private lessons?
We do not follow the school schedule. We have students from several school districts. We will e-mail all families who have classes on a day when we cancel for any reason. We also announce cancellations on our website, Facebook page, and on our voice mail. We encourage you to check those sources periodically if you have any doubt about your child's class. Decisions about cancellation are made no later than one hour prior to the start of the class. If Oxford Hills Gymnastics cancels a class, everyone enrolled in that class will be responsible for scheduling a make up or requesting an open gym pass.
Do I have to buy a membership?