- What should my child wear to gymnastics?
We recommend girls wear a body leotard (without an attached skirt) or shorts and T-shirt. We recommend boys wear a T-shirt and elastic waist shorts. Participants should not wear buckles, belts, or zippers or jewelry. All participants must be in bare feet for safety reasons. Hair must be pulled away from the face into a ponytail with an elastic band.
- What are the benefits of gymnastics?
Gymnastics is one of the best sports a child can ever experience because it builds strength, balance, co-ordination, flexibility, muscle-tone and a general boost to overall fitness. Gymnastics teaches self-confidence, body awareness and discipline. It also encourages athletes to set and achieve personal goals. One of the best cross-training sports in the world, gymnastics provides many wonderful building blocks that lead to and provide support for other sports. It’s also satisfyingly fun!
For more information, read Parent Resources, courtesy of Gymnastics Ontario.
- How do I know which class is right for my child?
At Dynamo, we take pride in ensuring your child(ren) are placed in the most age and skill-appropriate class to ensure each child feels physically challenged yet confident enough to push themselves to develop their skills — with a smile! We always recommend a well-rounded gymnastics program before deciding on a specialty classes like trampoline or tumbling as a great introduction to the sport.
See our classes descriptions here.
Our experienced coaching staff is happy to help you choose the right program. Did you know that we provide free assessments? If you need help to choose a program or would like to book an assessment, please email us at email@example.com or call us at 519-658-4670.
- Can my child try a class for free? Is there a cost for a trial?
You bet! Dynamo offers free trials in classes where space is available. Trial classes will need to be confirmed on the day of the class to ensure space is available. We will not overbook classes to maintain our safety standards. For information about trials, please contact us at 519-658-4670.
- What is a session and why are fees higher for some sessions?
Dynamo offers four sessions a year based on seasons: Summer, Fall, Winter and Spring. Summer and Winter sessions average about 8-9 weeks, while Spring and Fall average about 14-15 weeks. Fees for each session are based on the number of weeks per session.
We post a new schedule for every session which explains session dates, class times and fees. See our session page for more info.
- What is the G.O./Admin membership fee? What does it cover and how long is it valid?
The $50 (plus HST) Gymnastics Ontario/Admin Fee is required to participate in any gymnastics program in Ontario. The membership fee must be paid once during the Gymnastics Ontario year, which runs July 1 to June 30. (This fee cannot be pro-rated).
This fee ensures every member and club is covered by liability insurance as well as accident medical coverage. No other sport association in North America provides such extensive coverage at this price. A valid Gymnastics Ontario membership is transferrable between any gymnastics club in good standing.
Find out more here.
- Do you offer discounts for siblings?
Yes, Dynamo offers discounts on our gymnastics classes. We offer a 5% discount on the second class, and 10 per cent discount on the third class booked (per season). These discounts can even be applied to multiple classes, so one child can receive discounts on multiple classes booked. (5% and 10% discounts are applied to the lowest class fees respectively.) Please note: Discounts are not offered for camps and clinics.
- How can I find out if classes have spots available?
That’s easy! There are three ways.
Call us to inquire at 519-658-4670, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or view our convenient online registration section and select from the classes, clinics, camps or parties. Any classes or camps shown in Green still have space available. Anything shown is Red is full, however, you can add your child’s name to a waiting list. Names will be drawn from the waiting list in order.
- I'm trying to register online but I've run into a problem. Can you help me?
Logging in: If you’re having trouble logging in to your account, ensure that you are using the email address set up as the main user email (the primary email and the one which received the instructions on how to set up your password).
Password: Forgot your password? You can click “Forgot Password” button and the online program will send an email providing instructions on to reset your password.
Adding payment info: Our online registration program accepts Visa and MasterCard payments. Be sure not to add any spaces between numbers when inputing your credit card number.
If you have any questions or require assistance regarding our online registration program, please email us at email@example.com or call us at 519-658-4670.
- Do you offer refunds, credits and make-up classes?
Refunds: are offered for enrolment cancellations with no less than one week’s notice prior to start of first class. (Mandatory $50 admin fees are non-refundable.) Refunds will not be offered after start of the session. (No cash refunds.)
Credits: may be offered toward another class if requested within first two weeks of program start (new members only.) Credits must be used in current session and are non-transferable. Credit only applies to remaining classes.
Cancellations: Dynamo Gymnastics Inc. reserves the right to cancel or change class times due to insufficient enrolment. If we cancel a class due to insufficient enrolment, a full class fee refund will be offered. Classes may be cancelled in the event of inclement weather (when schools are closed). No make-up classes offered due to weather/power outage related gym closures.
Make-up Classes: Unfortunately, we do not offer make-up classes for participants who cannot make their scheduled class as we are required to maintain coach:gymnast safety ratios.
- Can I switch classes?
Yes. Dynamo offers one courtesy class switch per season. We do our best to accommodate the needs of every gymnast and family to ensure every experience at Dynamos is a great one. Requests for subsequent class switches will be subject to a $10 administration fee.
- Do you offer birthday parties?
You bet! Our parties are awesome! Birthday Parties are 2 hours in length. The birthday child and guests spend the first hour exploring our fantastic gymnastics facility under the guidance of our certified and energetic coaching staff. For the second hour, party guests have exclusive use of our decorated party room. And better still, we do all the clean up, leaving all the fun to you!
What do we supply? We supply plates, cups, utensils, serviettes, tablecloths and one helium balloon per guest.
What do you bring? You bring any food or refreshments you’d like to serve at the party and you’re welcome to use our fridge and freezer to keep your treats fresh.
Prices: Birthday parties are $150 for up to 8 guests including the birthday child. Every additional child is $15. (Maximum is 16 children per party.)
For Birthday Parties time slots, see our Parties section. To see availability or to book a party online ($50 deposit required) visit our online registration section here.
- Does Dynamo offer private lessons?
Why yes, yes we do! Dynamo offers private and semi-private lessons to help members and non-members boost their strength and skills.
Our fully-certified and experienced coaches can help athletes learn everything from basic skill foundations to advanced flipping and twisting skills. These lessons are great for gymnasts, dancers and cheerleaders.
- Do you have open gym times?
Dynamo does not provide an open gym or drop-in program to ensure our club maintains important safety and coach ratio guidelines as set by Gymnastics Ontario.
- Does Dynamo offers camps and other specialty programs?
Yes we do! Dynamo offers award-winning summer camp programs, PD Day camps and Winter and March Break holiday camps. We also offer special visitation programs that offer opportunities for groups to book special one-time visits to experience our gym. Our Dynamo at Your Door program also brings the love for gymnastics to your school or non-profit organization. To find out more, see our Camps and Specialty Programs pages.
- What are your hours at Dynamo?
Dynamo offers classes seven days a week from September to June and from Monday to Thursday in July and August (with birthdays on Saturdays only). For a complete list of office hours, see our Hours section.
- Does Dynamo sell any swag or spirit wear?
Yes, we have an entire line of Dynamo Gymnastics wear, ranging from T-shirts, hoodies, shorts and tanks, as well as tote bags and backpacks. See our lineup of swag gear here.
- Could my child be a good candidate for Dynamo's competitive program?
Dynamo’s competitive team is always on the lookout for girls who could be a good fit for our competitive program. Our club’s coaches assess students within our recreational program who might be good candidates for our competitive team, and we often do assessments upon request.
- What makes a good candidate for your competitive program?
Coaches seek athletes with natural ability, strength and flexibility, and gymnasts who possess potential for growth in the competitive stream. Family commitment to a long-term program is also a consideration when inviting students into the competitive program.
- Who can I contact for information about Dynamo's competitive program or book an assessment?
For information about our competitive program, please email our Competitive Co-ordinator Erin Jarvis at firstname.lastname@example.org.