Frequently Asked Questions

Please explore the frequently asked questions below. If you still need more information, feel free to contact us at 217.224.8491 or use this contact form.

Does Gem City Gymnastics & Tumbling have competitive teams?

Yes, we offer the chance to compete with three competitive teams. We have a competitive gymnastics team, tumbling team, and an all star cheerleading squad. To be on a team there are required skills that must be met. Whether those skills were acquired at another gym or at our gym does not matter. As long as you have the ability and you are interested in trying out for team, then an appointment is made to determine whether or not you can be on the competitive team. We do compete regularly. The gymnastics and tumbling teams participate in more than ten competitions per year. The all star cheer squad attends 2 to 5 competitions per season.

What does my child wear to class?

A t-shirt and shorts are fine. However, we do prefer leotards for girls. You can purchase leotards in our pro shop or in any other retail store. Your child will take off their shoes and socks. No jewelry is allowed. Hair must be pulled back so there are no distractions. Please do not wear jeans or any other kind of “street clothing” to class.

Where is Gem City Gymnastics & Tumbling?

Our address is 2010 Jennifer lane. We are located off of North 18th Street in Quincy, Illinois. As you go north on 18th Street you will go through intersections on Chestnut Street and again on Locust Street. After the intersection of 18th and Locust you will come to a four-way intersection. You can take a right at this intersection (it will be labeled Seminary Road). Go down the short road and you will come to a large building with a red awning on the side.

What if my child misses a class?

There are only two make-up classes allowed per year. There is one make-up allowed for the fall session and one make-up allowed in the spring session. You must schedule this make-up class by contacting the office.

Does your gym offer private lessons?

We do offer private lessons. To schedule a private lesson call our office at 217.224.8491.

Do you offer birthday parties?
How do the children advance to the next level?

For each level there are certain skills that must be mastered in order to advance to the next level. Each coach is focusing their lesson plans around those skills. Your child advances to the next level by mastering those skills needed. We give evaluations the week before registration starts for the next session. This way all parents are aware of which class will best suit their children for the following session.

When are your sessions scheduled?

We run three sessions that roughly follow the school schedule with fall, spring, and summer sessions. Athletes can enroll at anytime during the session as long as an open spot is available in the desired class.

The fall session is always 16 weeks and runs the middle/end of August to the middle of December. The spring session is always 19 weeks running from the beginning of January to the middle/end of May. The summer session is always ten weeks and runs from the beginning of June to the middle/end of August.

Registration for each session usually begins within 30-45 days of the session start date. There are three extended periods of time each year the gym is closed and that’s in between each session.