Gymnastic classes equip children with life-long skills that lead to healthier development. Every child doing gymnastics, whether at the competitive or recreational level, has the opportunity to express themselves by taking physical and mental risks, testing their limits and enjoying the satisfaction of learning new skills. These experiences help kids succeed, and research also shows that kids who start a sport such as gymnastics early on are more likely to grow up to be active and healthy adults.

Danielle Holmes
Danielle Holmes Gymnastics Director

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  • Recreational Gymnastics Gymnastics
    For Babies & Toddlers
    • Tumble Babies
    • Ages : 6 months - Waking

    Developed to encourage babies to meet milestones, begin socialization, and work on coordination, come join this FREE class!

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    • Tumble Bugs
    • Ages: Walking - 36 Months

    This is our parent and child participation class! Come climb, jump, run, balance and explore with us! 

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    • Tumble Tykes
    • Ages: 2.5 - 3 Years

    Tumble Tkyes is offered for graduates of our Tumble Bugs course. These Tykes are ready to master new skills without Mom or Dad! 

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    For Preschoolers
    • Tumble Tots
    • Ages: 3-5 Years

    This is our traditonal PreK class for Preschool students. Ready to explore their world, gain confidence in new skills and make new friends, all while learning the physical skills of gymnastics, which will be fundamental to any sport they try!

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    • Tumble Kids - Boys
    • Ages 4-6 Years

    Tumble Kids are ready to start learning the different gymnastic events, but scaled down to their size! Tumble Kids classes are gender specific and introduce the use of the Big Kid apparatus. For boys, these events are Rings, Parallel Bars, Pommel Horse, High Bar, Vault and Floor.

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    • Tumble Kids - Girls
    • Ages: 4-6 Years

    Tumble Kids are ready to start learning the different gymnastic events, but scaled down to their size! Tumble Kids classes are gender specific and introduce the use of the Big Kid apparatus. For girls, these events are Vault, Uneven Bars, Balance Beam and Floor.

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    For Big Kids
    • Boys Gymnastics
    • Ages: 5-18 years

    American Kids has been Kern County's leader in gymnastics since 1984!  Gymnastics is the basis of all sports for boys and girls due to the broad range of physical activities. It will build overall body strength, increase coordination, agility, flexibility and teach mental focus.  

    Boys Gymnastics is offered in 3 levels at the recreational level. 

    Level 1 is a fun introduction to rolling, bouncing, twisting and all around movement awaits every child that enters our gym!  From warming up their muscles to going upside down on the rings, they will experience it all!  We focus first on knowledge of the equipment and their comfort level with each event they visit. After introduction to vault, parallel and high bars, pommel horse, rings, floor exercise and trampoline (oh yes, there are trampolines!), they will begin developing body awareness, along with fundamental and foundational skills that apply not only to gymnastics, but all athletics!  Every athlete progresses at different rates and times. For that very reason, there is never any pressure to attain certain skills, advance to another level or try and keep pace with any other participants in their class.  We embrace individuality and celebrate success at all levels!

    Levels 2 and 3 offer a progession of skills and difficulty for our students to learn and grow in the sport.

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    • Girls Gymnastics
    • Ages: 5-18 Years

    Our curriculum is designed to provide a high energy, non-competitive, achievement-oriented program full of life skills, conditioning and flexibility with lots of fun! Girls have 4 levels of classes which progress is skills and difficulty. All our students start in Level 1 and graduate to the next!

    Girls in Level 1 learn all the same exciting events seen at the Olympics, including Floor Exercise, Uneven Bars, Balance Beam, and Vault. They will develop the foundational skills needed for each event, such as body positions, running technique, upper body strength and balance. Students also utilize our Trampolines, Foam Pits, Spring Floors and our vast collection of mat configurations to learn proper gymnastics techniques.

    Level 2 students are typically advanced out of our Level 1 classes. Level 2 curriculum emphasizes developing strength and flexibility. Students will be introduced to back bend kick-overs, and working progression to develop a back-handspring. They will run, hurdle onto a spring board, forward roll into the pit on vault. On bars, students will master the pull over mount and other skills that develop strength in the upper body and core. Students will be taught a back hip circle while maintaining a proper hollow body position. Students will learn introductory beam connections, concentrating on body positioning, clean lines, and fluidity.

    Level 3 students are ready to take off! Our emphasis is placed on ensuring students continue to develop and maintain excellent form and technique as they begin mastering more advanced skills on all events. Students will demonstrate front and back walkovers and learn a round-off. Students will complete dive rolls and handstand to flat back on vault, while maintaining a tight body position. Students will continue to work their pullovers on bars and will be concentrating on keeping legs together and straight. Back hip circles, double back hip circles, single leg shoot through and mill circles will be mastered in this level.  On balance beam, students will begin to execute handstands, chasses, turns, leaps, and more advanced jumps.

    Level 4 is where technical fundamentals, combined with the hard-earned strength and flexibility developed in previous levels, begin to transform into powerful skills and graceful sequences. Students will work on back and front handsprings, aerials, and round-off back handsprings. Students will complete a front handspring on vault, while still concentrating on a tight, hollowed body position throughout. Students will continue to strengthen fundamental bar progressions to help in the process of learning more advanced skills such as kips, clear-hip circles, and flyaways. On beam, focus is on handstands, cartwheel turns, and leaps, adding back walkovers and various mounts and dismounts.

  • Gymnastics Tuition & Pricing Gymnastics
    Tuitions Rates
    • 4 Hours a Week
    • Totaling 16 classes Per Session

    $309.40 per Session

    Rate is based on 4 Level 1 one hour classes.

    • 3 Hours a Week
    • Totalling 12 Classes Per Session

    $242.60 Per Session

    Rate is ase on 3 Level 1 one hour classes.

    AKSC Recommended
    • 2 Hours a Week
    • 8 Classes Per Session

    $163.80 Per Sesson

    Rate is base on 2 Level 1 one hour classes

    • 1 Hour & Frequent
    • BEST VALUE!

    $115 Per Session

    Rate is based on 1 Level 1 class plus the add on. Allowing you to enroll into 1 class every day. This option allows you flexibility and up to 7 days a weeks of gymnastics!

    Entry Level
    • 1 Hour a Week
    • 4 Classes Per Session

    $91 Per Session

    Rate is based on 1 Level 1 one hour class.

    Add-Ons
    • Frequent Flippers
    • Class Add on

    $24 Per Session 

    Frequent is a program that allows our families to request additonal classes for their students. Students stay enrolled into their Base class and additional classes are requested the day before, this allows your child to attend potential 7 days a week!

  • Girls Competitive Team Gymnastics

    American Academy of Gymnastics has been the leader in competitive gymnastics in Kern County since 1984.  Our girls teams compete through the USA Gymnastics Junior Olympic Development program and have won numerous State, Regional and National titles.  

    • Class Name
    • Ages
    • Gender
    • Rockets
    • 4 - 6 Yr
    • Girls

    Rockets is a pre-competitive program for girls 4 to 6 who show above average atheltic talent. Goal is to prepare them for competitive team in the future.  Director's approval required.  Email for more info.

    • Compulsory Gymnastics
    • 5 Yr+
    • Girls

    This is the beginning levels 2 thru 5 that compete in meets thru the USA Gymnastics Jr. Development program. Director's approval required.  Email for more info.

    • Optional Gymnastics
    • Girls

    This is the upper levels 6 thru 10 that compete in meets thru the USA Gymnastics Jr. Development program. Director's approval required.  Email for more info.

    • Xcel Gymnastics
    • 6 Yr+
    • Girls

    Xcel is the perfect answer for girls that want to train and compete upper level gymnastics but less intensity than the traditional Jr. Development programs discribed above.  Less cost, less hours in gym, and more relaxed. Director's approval required.  Email for more info.

  • Boys Competitive Team Gymnastics

    The only boys gymnastics team in Bakersfield Metro, our boys team has a long and succesful history at State, Regional, and National competitions.  We are part of the USA Gymnastics Jr. Development Program.

    • Class Name
    • Ages
    • Gender
    • Rockets
    • 4-6 Yr
    • Boys

    Rockets is a pre-competitive program for boys 4 to 6 who show above average atheltic talent. Goal is to prepare them for competitive team in the future.  Director's approval required.  Email for more info.

    • Compulsory Gymnastics
    • 6 Yr+
    • Boys

    This is the beginning levels 4 & 5 that compete in meets thru the USA Gymnastics Jr. Development program. Director's approval required.  Email for more info.

    • Optional Gymnastics
    • Boys

    This is the upper levels 6 & 10 that compete in meets thru the USA Gymnastics Jr. Development program. Director's approval required.  Email for more info.

  • Key Gymnastics Staff Gymnastics
    Director
    • Danielle Holmes
    • Gymnastics Director
    Danielle Holmes
    Managers
    • Matthew Lowry
    • Boys Team Head Coach
    • Tom Ladman
    • Assistant Boys Team Head Coach
    Tom Ladman
  • Gymnastics - Events Gymnastics
    Gymnastic Meets at American
    • West Coast Team Challenge - Men's
    • IMAGINE that your athletes could experience a competition like the NCAA Championships. It all starts with an amazing march out with a Laser Light Show. Parents are cheering as loud as they can for the entire team, not just their child. They even have noisemakers and organized cheers. And everyone is focused on one thing: Team Glory! Now don’t just imagine it! Experience it!

    West Coast Team Challenge - January 5 - 7,  2018, Men's Gymnastics Levels 4 thru 10

    Join us on the West Coast Team Challenge Facebook Page

    Question?  Email Tom Ladman

    Entry Form (not avaiable yet)

    Hotel Info: When calling for reservations the best way is to click the link below.  If you call them direct mention West Coast Team Challenge or American Kids.

    SHERATON 4 POINTS  
    5101 California Ave.
    Bakersfield, CA. 93309
    Rooms for $89 per night
    661-862-7423

    • American Team Cup - Women's
    • IMAGINE that your athletes could experience a competition like the NCAA Championships. It all starts with an amazing march out with a Laser Light Show. Parents are cheering as loud as they can for the entire team, not just their child. They even have noisemakers and organized cheers. And everyone is focused on one thing: Team Glory! Now don’t just imagine it! Experience it!

    American Team Cup - Febuary 9-11,  2018, Women's Gymnastics Levels 2 thru 10, and Excel.

    Join us on the American Team Cup Facebook Page

    Question?  Email Vanessa Atler

    Entry Form (not avaiable yet)

    Hotel Info: When calling for reservations the best way is to click the link below.  If you call them direct mention American Team Cup or American Kids.

    SHERATON 4 POINTS 
    5101 California Ave.
    Bakersfield, CA. 93309
    Rooms for $97 per night
    661-862-7423

    Recreational Events
    • Springfest
    • A noncompetitive meet for our gymnasts! Great for family and friends!

    Springfest is our annual performance for our gymnastics program to show off what they have learned in front of a big crowd of family and friends. Everyone is rewarded for their success and hard work.  This event is open to all of our gymnasts enrolled during Session 5 or 6 (Late May or early June).  
    Athelete Fee: $10 for all participating students which this covers the cost for medals, rental equipment and the massive amout of labor costs to pull off the tremendous event. If your student does NOT wish to participate, please complete the OPT Out Form and return to the Hospitality desk no later than two weeks before.

    Spectator Tickets:  Yes we do charge a spectator fee.  We discount them for being bought weeks before Springfest and for multiple tickets.  Available for purchase at hospitality desk.
    (Anyone older than 10 needs a ticket)

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"Our coach is always smiling, always full of positive energy and encourages the kids with high fives and positive feedback."

-Miranda Hwang
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"My boys have been going to AKSC for a while and to say that we love it is an understatement.  Gymnastics is the highlight of our week."

-Camille Villasenor