Kalamazoo Gymnastics Guide: Acro, Cheer, Gymnastics + Tumbling Classes in SW Michigan

Toddler Gymnastics

Find The Best Places to Tumble and Flip in Kalamazoo

No doubt about it, gymnastics classes give kids an early fitness foundation.

Somersaulting off the furniture, balancing walking along the curb, or making a bee-line for the monkey bars at the park – kids love to tumble.

Gymnastics can be a fun extracurricular activity for your child to develop muscle strength, coordination, and confidence and burn off some of their non-stop energy.

From parent and me to preschool gymnastics to competitive teams, there are many different options for gymnastics, tumbling, and cheerleading classes in greater Kalamazoo.

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We’re here to help you find the perfect place for your child to tumble, stretch and bounce their way to fitness. We’ve also highlighted centers that offer cheerleading and acro classes.

Branch Gymnastics in Kalamazoo

Gymnastics Classes

6712 Financial Pkwy, Kalamazoo MI 49009


"Branch’s facilities are state-of-the-art! My kids love their well-trained staff who continuously push them to be their best. Branch’s positive culture and supportive environment are second-to-none."


There is something for everyone at Branch Gymnastics & KidsSports USA. From traditional gymnastics classes to tumbling, ninja-nastics, open gyms and birthday parties, Branch Gymnastics is the best facility for kids of all ages and abilities to learn and train.

Branch’s program is focused on fun and safety. Instruction by knowledgeable and experienced coaches promotes proper skill development and sets the groundwork for advanced learning. Classes not only encourage aspects of social development like listening, teamwork, perseverance and goal setting, but also incorporate fitness, fine and gross motor skills, coordination, and body awareness. At Branch Gymnastics, kids love the fun and parents love the learning!

The Little Gym of Kalamazoo in Portage

Gymnastics Classes

408 W Centre Ave, Suite B, Portage MI 49024


"Great space for our toddler to grow her strength, coordination, and problem solving skills. Teachers are wonderful at balancing specific lessons with freedom to explore on their own!" -Daniel V.


The Little Gym of Kalamazoo, our environment is fun, but our purpose is serious.

That’s why we embrace a proprietary philosophy called Three-Dimensional Learning, in which physical activity is a conduit for nurturing your whole child. The Three-Dimensional Learning approach to skill development means that every class we offer fosters growth in three holistic dimensions—Brain Boost!, Get Moving! and Citizen Kid! Read on to see how each dimension of learning helps your child grow into a well-rounded, well-adjusted super kid.

Gymnastics + Cheer Classes

All That Athletics
87 10th St, Plainwell, MI 49080
Branch Gymnastics
393 Helmer Rd N, Battle Creek, MI 49037
6712 Financial Pkwy, Kalamazoo, MI 49009
Creative Gymnastics Center
900 W Chicago Rd, Sturgis, MI 49091
Kalamazoo Elite Gymnastics Academy
616 E Vine St, Kalamazoo, MI 49001
Kids Gym, Inc
9027 Portage Industrial Dr, Portage, MI 49024
Portage Champion Force Cheer
Portage, MI
The Little Gym of Kalamazoo
408 W Centre Ave, Portage, MI 49024

Tumbling + Acro Classes

Academy of Dance Arts
536 Romence Rd, Ste 109, Portage, MI 49024
Excel Dance Centre
6775 W Q Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49009
Expressions Dance Center
114 N Michigan Ave, Hastings, MI 49058
Mosaic Dance Center
10097 Oakland Dr, Portage, MI 49024

Gymnastics for Kids FAQs

Is your child ready to cartwheel and somersault? We’ve got answers to the most frequently asked questions from families about this sport:

What Age do Gymnastics Classes Start?

Gymnastics can start early with infants, in parent and child-style classes. These courses can include babies as young as four months old.

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

Once kids are five or older, they will begin specific gymnastic skills, including cartwheels, handstands and beam work.

Can My Child Participate Without Travel Competitions?

Yes. Many centers offer classes without the requirement of team competition or travel.

How Much Does it Cost to Participate in Gymnastics?

For a young, recreational gymnast, classes average $15 to $20 per class.

Competitive gymnastics costs average $150 or more per month for classes, 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?

Gymnasts typically need tight-fitting clothes, as they will be moving a lot and frequently upside down.

For girls, most centers recommend a leotard and compression shorts. For boys, a compression shirt or tee shirt and shorts are all that is needed when starting classes.

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.

What is Acro?

Acrobatic dance, frequently referred to simply as acro, combines classical technique with fluid, acrobatic movements.

Those looking for an athletic, tumbling experience should likely choose gymnastics instead; acro’s primary focus is dance.

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.

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