Best Gymnastics for Kids, Cheer & Aerial Arts in Grand Rapids

High Flying Kids Will Love Gymnastics & Cheer Classes

Gymnastics for kids is pretty popular in Grand Rapids. There are many area facilities offering gymnastics, cheer, ninja, aerial gymnastics and more.

And you don’t have to be an aspiring Simone Biles to participate. (Though really, what kid doesn’t aspire to be like her?)

From recreational classes to team and even Junior Olympic level gymnastics, area facilities have the instructors and passion to take your kid as far as they want to go with these aerial sports.

Gymnastics is just one of many sports offered in the area.

Gymnastics for Kids in GR: Recreational and Competitive Levels

Find some of the best instructors for Grand Rapids gymnastics here.

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Grand Rapids Gymnastics in Grand Rapids

Preschool Gymnastics, Toddler Gymnastics, Baby Gymnastics, Open Gym, Ninja Classes, Trial Class Classes

1601 Galbraith Ave, Ste 301, Grand Rapids MI 49546


Great facility. The staff is enthusiastic, the facility is clean and maintained. They prioritize respect and kindness too. It’s a great atmosphere. I couldn’t be happier.


Grand Rapids Gymnastics teaches the correct principles of gymnastics at all levels.

Our goal is to help each participant reach his or her potential. Our focus is to create great student athletes.

We provide girls and boys opportunities to gain strength, flexibility and coordination.

Our facility is cleaned and disinfected regularly. Our coaches are CPR, AED, and First Aid Certified.

Programs for Girls and Boys Include:
- GRG Babies (FREE Class)
- Parent Tot (18mo-3 yrs. Co-ed)
- Preschool (3-5 yrs. Co-ed)
- BumbleBee Camp (3-5yrs. Co-ed. Mobility-based learning program)
- Recreational for Girls and Boys/Tumbling (6yrs. and up)
- Ninjas (3-14yrs. Co-ed)
- Trampoline and Tumbling - Classes and Team
- Competitive and Recreational Teams

We partner with the Saugatuck, Niles, Hamilton and Jenison Homeschool Cooperatives.

We also offer open gym, field trips, parents night out, birthday parties, summer camps, clinics and more.

FREE trial class and placement evaluation.

Caledonia Dance & Music Center in Caledonia

Preschool Gymnastics, Toddler Gymnastics Classes

131 E Main St SE, Suite E, Caledonia MI 49333


"Both my daughters attend CDMC, and they look forward to going to class every week. All of the CDMC staff are kind, friendly, and knowledgeable. They help build confidence in the students and technique all while having fun. ~Angela R.


From your child's first class to their graduation performance, Caledonia Dance & Music Center has a class for everyone!

We specialize in beginners of all ages and offer training through pre-professional levels. But CDMC is about More Than Just Great Dancing®, Music®, and Gymnastics®!

Our students go beyond technique to develop important life skills, and learning to be respectful, confident and conscientious young people who share their gifts and talents with the community.

Gymco Sports in Grand Rapids

Preschool Gymnastics, Toddler Gymnastics, Open Gym, Ninja Classes, Aerial Gymnastics, Trial Class Classes

2306 Camelot Ridge Ct SE, Grand Rapids MI 49546


"We love the encouraging staff and welcoming environment and the activities available for all ages and levels!"


From first steps to front flips, we have a program for everyone, beginning with our parent and tot program designed to foster an appreciation of fitness and physical literacy, through our progression-based gymnastics classes.

In addition to the traditional gymnastics curriculum, we offer a ninja-freestyle program, focusing on adventure and agility, and aerial arts classes for those who wish to climb to new heights, defying gravity in the silks.

We also feature a full complement of programming utilizing our equipment and expertise including movement-based preschool, open gym, birthday parties, field trips, and school-break day camps. Free Trial classes are available!

Champion Force Athletics in Byron Center

Cheerleading Classes

8980 Byron Commerce Rd SW Ste 1, Byron Center MI 49315


We offer a fun and exciting cheer program for beginner, intermediate, and advanced level students. We focus on the fundamentals of cheers, chants, jumps, stunts, and dance routines.

Each class learns at least one full routine and will showcase their skills for parents and at competitions.

Classes are available for all ages, and no experience is necessary for Recreation Levels.

Champion Force Athletics is dedicated to empowering all kids with strength, confidence, and self-esteem. All classes are taught by certified coaches.

Karin's Horse Connection at Legacy Stables in Caledonia

Aerial Gymnastics, Trial Class Classes

8001 Patterson Ave, Caledonia MI 49316


Equestrian Vaulting

Gymnastics - Dance - Horses

It’s a combination of dance and gymnastics on a moving horse.

This exciting, unique sport helps boys and girls to develop coordination, balance, strength, confidence, and flexibility while working in harmony with the horse. It brings happiness and promotes teamwork.

No experience required!

Newton Aerial Academy in Grand Rapids

Preschool Gymnastics, Toddler Gymnastics, Baby Gymnastics, Open Gym, Cheerleading, Ninja Classes, Aerial Gymnastics Classes

6001 Coit Ave. NE, Grand Rapids MI 49525


Full service gymnastics center for all ages!

We offer classes starting at 18 months and going through advanced level, as well as trampoline and tumbling, ninja/parkour classes, open gyms, birthday parties, diving and more!

We even have outdoor trampolines so you can enjoy the weather! Come see us!

How Gymnastics for Kids & Aerial Arts Classes Work

What Age Can Kids Start Taking Gymnastics?

Kids can start gymnastics as early as toddler age, when they can take tumbling class or even enjoy open gym at many area facilities.

By preschool age, kids can attend classes solo, but don’t expect advanced techniques, their classes focus on balance and gross motor skills.

Recreational Vs. Competitive Gymnastics for Kids

Once kids are five and older, they can choose from recreational gymnastics or get competitive on the team level. Both forms are offered through high school at many gyms..

Want to stay on the recreational route? You can do that, too. And it doesn’t end at a beginner level. Coaches can often teach recreational gymnastics through high levels.

Recreational gymnastics classes usually run in 8-week segments, and are offered throughout the year. (Summer camp options are also available.) If you want to go competitive, expect a year-round commitment.

Kids in the rec programs can expect a much lower time commitment than competitive.

Competitive gymnastics can be as low as two hours twice a week, to 20 hrs+ a week for the top level performers.

How Much to Gymnastics and Cheer Classes Cost?

Cost varies depending on what classes you take.

Recreational classes are typically once a week for 6-8 weeks, with each lesson lasting about an hour. Those are around $125-$175/class for most levels. Upper tier kids can plan on two hour practice sessions, with the cost ranging from $250-$275.

For teams, expect to pay monthly team fees and also meet fees. Costs range widely, depending upon age and number of hours spent training. This does not include equipment or travel expenses.

Some gyms also offer drop-in classes; those average $10 per session.

What Equipment is Needed for Gymnastics? Is Travel Involved?

Normally all that is needed to participate in gymnastics is a uniform and comfortable practice clothes that are not loose fitting.

More experienced gymnasts will need additional equipment such as grips to help with bars and rings. Travel gymnasts will also need to purchase competition attire.

Can My Child Be a Cheerleader Outside of Their School?

Yes. Local organizations and gyms offer cheerleading teams, classes or clinics in cheer, starting with elementary school-aged kids. These can include skills practice or competitive cheer teams.

Top Voted Gymnastics Facilities in Grand Rapids

Following are the area’s top rated gymnastics facilities, as voted on in our annual Best of Grand Rapids Awards.

Best Gymnastics Lessons

winner icon 70x70 Winner: Rising Starz Gymnastics & Fitness

1. Rising Starz Gymnastics & Fitness
2. For the Kidz Gymnastics
3. Caledonia Dance
4. GR Gymnastics
5. Gymco
6. Newton Aerial Academy
7. Kids Unlimited Activity Center
8. R-Athletics
9. A Vaulting Connection @ Legacy Stables/Karin’s Horse Connection
10. Horizon Complex

Full Gymnastics Classes Directory

A full list of gymnastics facilities in Grand Rapids.

Grand Rapids Gymnastics in Grand Rapids

1601 Galbraith Ave, Ste 301, Grand Rapids MI 49546
• Preschool Gymnastics, Toddler Gymnastics, Baby Gymnastics, Open Gym, Ninja Classes, Trial Class
• Preschool, Grades K-2, Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12

Caledonia Dance & Music Center in Caledonia

131 E Main St SE, Suite E, Caledonia MI 49333
• Preschool Gymnastics, Toddler Gymnastics
• Preschool, Grades K-2, Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12

Cassell Training Center in Muskegon

710 Alberta Street, Muskegon MI 49441
• Preschool Gymnastics, Ninja Classes
• Preschool, Grades K-2, Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12

Champion Force Athletics in Byron Center

8980 Byron Commerce Rd SW Ste 1, Byron Center MI 49315
• Cheerleading
• Preschool, Grades K-2, Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12

Champion Gymnastics in Holland

2424 Van Ommen Dr, Holland MI 49424
• Preschool Gymnastics, Toddler Gymnastics, Cheerleading
• Preschool, Grades K-2, Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12

Flipside Gymnastics in Zeeland

600 E Riley, Zeeland MI 49464
• Preschool Gymnastics
• Preschool, Grades K-2, Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12

For The Kidz Gymnastics in Wyoming

1391 Gezon Parkway, Wyoming MI 49509
• Preschool Gymnastics, Toddler Gymnastics, Open Gym, Cheerleading, Ninja Classes, Aerial Gymnastics
• Preschool, Grades K-2, Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12

Gonyon's Gymnastics in Muskegon

622 Chatterson Rd, Muskegon MI 49442
• Preschool Gymnastics, Toddler Gymnastics, Cheerleading
• Preschool, Grades K-2, Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12

Gymco Sports in Grand Rapids

2306 Camelot Ridge Ct SE, Grand Rapids MI 49546
• Preschool Gymnastics, Toddler Gymnastics, Open Gym, Ninja Classes, Aerial Gymnastics, Trial Class
• Preschool, Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12

Gymnastics In Motion in South of Grand Rapids

3207 N. M-37 Hwy, Middleville MI 49333
• Preschool Gymnastics, Toddler Gymnastics, Open Gym, Cheerleading, Ninja Classes
• Preschool, Grades K-2, Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12

Horizon Kids Complex in Jenison

6462 Center Industrial Drive, Jenison MI 49428
• Preschool Gymnastics, Toddler Gymnastics, Baby Gymnastics, Open Gym, Cheerleading, Ninja Classes, Aerial Gymnastics
• Preschool, Grades K-2, Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12

Karin's Horse Connection at Legacy Stables in Caledonia

8001 Patterson Ave, Caledonia MI 49316
• Aerial Gymnastics, Trial Class
• Preschool, Grades K-2, Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12

Kids Unlimited Activity Center in Jenison

596 Baldwin St. Ste #2, Jenison MI 49428
• Preschool Gymnastics, Toddler Gymnastics, Ninja Classes
• Preschool, Grades K-2, Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12

Newton Aerial Academy in Grand Rapids

6001 Coit Ave. NE, Grand Rapids MI 49525
• Preschool Gymnastics, Toddler Gymnastics, Baby Gymnastics, Open Gym, Cheerleading, Ninja Classes, Aerial Gymnastics
• Preschool, Grades K-2, Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12

NorthStar Gymnastics in Rockford

724 Byrne Industrial Dr, Rockford MI 49341
• Preschool Gymnastics, Toddler Gymnastics, Open Gym, Cheerleading
• Preschool, Grades K-2, Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12

R-Athletics in Cascade

2845 Thornhills Ave SE, Grand Rapids MI 49546
• Preschool Gymnastics, Toddler Gymnastics, Open Gym, Cheerleading, Ninja Classes
• Preschool, Grades K-2, Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12

Red Arrow Youth Gymnastics and Cheer in Lowell

P.O. Box 87, Lowell MI 49331
• Preschool Gymnastics, Toddler Gymnastics, Cheerleading
• Preschool, Grades K-2, Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12

Rising Starz Gymnastics and Fitness in Comstock Park

943 West River Center Dr., Comstock Park MI 49321
• Preschool Gymnastics, Toddler Gymnastics, Open Gym, Ninja Classes
• Preschool, Grades K-2, Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12

Young athlete taking best gymnastics for kids in Grand Rapids.

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