Can my child practice at home?
We recommend for their safety that our students do not practice their gymnastics skills at home without proper equipment and matting. If you have access to mats or other types of equipment, never let your child use those items without proper supervision, and never allow your child to do skills that need to be spotted without a trained spotter present. We are not responsible for ANY injury resulting from practicing skills anywhere outside our facility. We also discourage our students from using home trampolines to practice or try skills. We feel they can cause students to "throw" skills they are not prepared to do alone, and may cause skills to be practiced with incorrect technique. However, basic strength and flexibility work can be done at home, such as push-ups, sit-ups, and stretching.
Can I watch my child's class?
You are welcome to watch your child's class at any time. However, we have an important safety rule that accompanies this policy: Anyone other than an enrolled student in a class with a Bailie's Instructor must stay in the seating area at all times. We will not make any exceptions to this policy! If your other children are unable to watch without getting on the equipment, we will have to ask you to wait for your gymnast outside of the gym. We are sorry for the inconvenience and we know it is hard for children to watch without "trying" it out for themselves, but this is a safety issue. We can only allow trained Bailie's instructors to take children on the equipment. Therefore, even if a piece of equipment is not being used, it cannot be played on while you are waiting. Thank you for your cooperation on this safety issue!
What if I have questions about my child's class/progress, who should I talk to?
If you have specific questions about your child's progress in class, you will need to speak directly to your child's teacher. The office staff will not be able to comment on your child's progress because they do not teach your child's class. The teacher of the class can discuss your child's check-off sheet and what skills he/she needs to accomplish before moving up to the next level. The teachers are generally available right before and right after class, but if you need a longer meeting please come into the office and we can help you arrange an appointment when the teacher has more time to talk to you.
Please keep in mind that our teachers are interested in providing the best environment for each child in the class. Our teachers will let the office know as soon as a student needs to be moved into the next level. They will make sure that the student has learned the skills both correctly and consistently in order to ensure the best chance of success at the next level.
What if I have questions about my account or schedule, who should I talk to?
During class times you can call or come to our office for questions about your account, making payments, scheduling make-ups, or arranging a permanent schedule change. Our teachers are unable to help with these aspects of your gymnastics class. Please note that the office is busiest at the top of each hour, as that is when the classes begin and end and we have a lot of customers needing help at that time. If you are unable to wait, you may want to call (801-572-4905) or come in a little later in the hour, or call in the morning or early afternoon when there are fewer classes. If you happen to reach our answering machine, please leave a message and we will call you back as soon as we can. You can also email your question to us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Can I leave my child at the gym before and after class?
Please try not to bring your child more than five minutes before class starts, or to leave your child for more than five minutes after class. This is important for your child's safety, as we are unable to provide a staff member for each individual child other than during scheduled class times. It also is very upsetting for children who are late getting picked up from the gym. If there is an occasion when your child needs to remain at the gym longer than usual, please notify the office ahead of time.
What about the parking lot?
If you are dropping your child off, please pull up to the door slowly and let your child out. Please do not park in the drop-off area. If you need to park for any reason, please park in one of the stalls. When picking your child up, a line will form in this drop-off area and you may pull through and pick up your child, or you may park in the stalls to wait. The parking lot gets very crowded during the pick-up and drop-off times, so please be patient and courteous of other parents. Also, please drive slowly and watch out for children in the parking lot.
What should my gymnast wear?
It is important for your child's safety that he or she wears comfortable and safe athletic clothing. Boys can wear T-shirts and shorts or sweatpants. Girls can wear a leotard alone or with tights (without feet), shorts, or sweatpants, or a T-shirt instead of a leotard. Shorts and pants with elastic waistbands are best. We ask that our gymnasts go barefoot to help prevent slipping on the equipment. Also, please be sure all medium or long hair is pulled back and secured tightly with an elastic. Fancy barrettes or clips may hurt your child's head during rolls. Please keep all jewelry and watches at home, as we are not responsible for them being lost or misplaced and gymnasts will be asked to remove these items for the safety of themselves and the spotters.