Frequently asked questions

When can my child start classes?


Children may start classes at any time of the year as long as there is a class open that fits your schedule.




What class should I enroll my child into?


For a description of our classes, please click on the “ Our Classes” tab on the home page. Classes are broken down by age, gender, and ability. The typical break down is as follows:
Age: 18 Months - 5Yrs – Tiny tots/Pre-School
Age: 5/6 Yrs (Kindergarten) – Level 1
Age: Boys 6 to 12 Yrs – Beginner Boys/Advanced Boys
Age: Girls 6 to 12 Yrs – Level 1, 2, & 3
Age: Girls 7 to 18 Yrs - Pre-team (this is an invitation or try out only class)
Age: 7 to 18 Yrs – Team (this is an invitation or try out only class) If your child has previous gymnastics experience, please give us a call at (308)207-0333, and we will be happy to assist you or set up an evaluation.




Do you offer classes in Alliance?


Yes, we currently offer classes on Tuesday's in Alliance at the ARC. You can find our class schedule at the top right of the page by clicking on the button class schedule. If you are unsure of which class would be a good fit for your child, you can find information on our different levels at the top of the page on our classes.




How much is tuition?


Tuition is based on your class level and the number of days per week attending. Please click on the “ Our Classes” link. Tuition prices will be listed for each level. Please note that all tuition prices shown are per month. Tuition is do on the 23rd of the month.




How do I register for classes?


To register for classes you will first need to set up an account if you have not already done so. Please click on the “ Create Account” button located on the top of our home page and follow the instructions. Once your account is set up you can register for classes.




Do you charge a Registration Fee?


Yes, we charge a $30.00 annual registration fee per child. The yearly fee runs from August 31 to September 1. The annual fee may be pro-rated depending upon your class start date.




How do I make payments


We recommend making your tuition payments from your “ Parent Login”. You can log into your account and make payments from a check or credit card. You can also set up the auto-pay feature from your parent portal. Auto pay is run on the 23rd of each month. We also accept cash and credit cards at the gym.




How do I set up auto-pay


To set up our Auto-Pay feature, you will first need to log into your parent portal. Once in the parent portal, click on the “Manage Payment Options” button under the Payments section. From here you may enter your credit card or checking account information which will then be saved to your account until you delete it. Please note that you will still receive a billing statement at the end of the previous month, letting you know how much has been billed. Autopay is run on the 23rd of each month. If you receive a reminder statement around the 10th of the month, then more than likely, your credit card was declined. The majority of the declined credit cards are due to either invalid expiration dates or invalid card numbers. Don’t forget to log in and update your credit card information if your bank has sent you a new card.




When are classes offered


For a complete listing of our classes, please click on the “ Class Schedule” button on the right side of the home page. You can narrow down your class search by using the class filters. Please remember to press the submit button each time you change a filter to update the class listings. Classes will be marked Full or Open. Please contact us via phone or email if you would like to be put on a waiting list for a full class.




Is there a contract to sign?


We do not require any signed contracts for Preschool, Ninja, Boys or Girls through level 3. We run two sessions throughout the year. The first session runs during the school year, and the second session runs during the summer. All of our billing is done monthly. You are not required to attend the entire session. We do have a code of conduct Team contract that our Girls Competitve Team are required to sign. A copy of that contract can be found by clicking here or looking in our menu under Forms & Documents.




Can I stay and watch class?


Absolutely! We have a parent viewing area upstairs above our front entry. During Covid-19 we do ask that you use an antibacterial wipe to clean your seat when you are ready to leave.




What if my child wants to do competitive gymnastics


We are home to a girls competitive team at this time. We are always on the lookout for students who can be considered for one of our teams. Please contact the office or your child’s instructor if they are interested in the team, and they will be happy to give you more information.




What if my child has to miss a class?


If your child has to miss a class, we can offer a makeup class. Be sure to call the office before the absence to arrange for a make up class. Make-up classes are based on availability.




How do I drop a class?


If you are going to drop your class for any reason, please let us know by the 15th of the month so that we may offer your class spot to someone on the waiting list. This will also allow us to cancel your auto-pay as well. You can drop a class from your parent portal or by emailing admin@panhandlegymnastics.com or calling the office.




Are you closed when school is out?


We are closed for Christmas Break and Spring Break, based on Chadron's schedule for our Chadron gym and Alliance's school for our Alliance location. Please see the front page of our website, facebook or instagram for Holiday and Weather-related closings.




What should my child wear/bring to class?


All Gymnasts You will need to supply a water bottle for your child for their class, as drinking fountains will not be available. It is highly recommended that you put their name on it, to prevent mix ups with other children Girls Leotard and bare feet. Tight fitting athletic active wear is acceptable. Tights are acceptable as long as they have no feet. For the safety of your gymnast we require no loose clothing. Boys Sweatsuit, or "T" shirt, shorts, and bare feet. For the safety of your gymnast we recommend tight fitting athletic active wear. Ninja Boys Uniform is required and can be purchased at this link. https://theninjazone.store/ Tiny Tots/Preschool Comfortable clothing (No metal, zippers, belts, etc) and bare feet. NOTE: - Hair MUST be tied back and kept out of the gymnasts' eyes. - No jewlery - Cubbies are provided but we are not responsible for lost or stolen items.




What if there are only 3 classes offered in a month?


Our billing structure accounts for the gym being closed for holidays and breaks between sessions. There are a few months that only have 3 weeks of classes, however, there are also several months that have 5 weeks of classes. In the end, everything balances out to an average of 4 weeks per month.




What if the gym is closed due to bad weather?


Your child will be able to attend an open gym to make up for their cancelled class. Please call or email the office to arrange which open gym your child will attend.




Can I schedule my Group/Daycare/Homeschool?


Panhandle Gymnastics is excited to work with all of the children within and around the community. We also support all of our local businesses, non-profits, schools and homeschools by offering a special “ group” option. You can find more information about our group options by click on " Our Classes" in the menu bar. Contact us to learn more.




How can I tell if my child has a concussion?


Guidelines for how to tell if you child has a concussion can be found by clicking here.




Does USAG have a safe sport policy?


You can find out about USAG's safe sport policy by clicking here.





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