Recreational Program Info
Titans boasts one of Nova Scotia's largest recreational gymnastics programs. We offer classes daily for a wide variety of athletes, from pre-school to adult. We are proud of our commitment to high quality gymnastics, trampoline, and tumbling at the recreational level.
Preschool Gymnastics Classes:
Titans offers a comprehensive preschool program for children ages 18 months to 5 years old. Our classes teach co-ordination, speed, balance, endurance, and ocular-motor skills. More importantly, we enhance self-esteem, listening skills, problem-solving skills, and provide creative ways of using excess energy.
- Parent and Tot (ages 18 months to 3 years) : 50 minutes
- Tiny Titans (ages 3 and 4): 1 hour
- Kindergym (ages 4-5): 1 hour
Recreational classes at Titans are divided by both age and ability. Typically individuals enter at the beginner level, but due to our individualized progress evaluation they can advance through our levels at the pace most appropriate for them.
Titans Gymnastics Club follows the CANGYM Program. This program was created by Gymnastics Canada for the skill development of introductory gymnastics. It is widely used in clubs across the country and around the world.
The CANGYM program consists of eleven badges. These badges are divided up over the five class levels offered at Titans. Our class levels have been updated as of Fall 2017.
Beginner One: badges 1 (burgundy) and 2 (red)
Beginner Two: badges 3 (tan) and 4 (bronze)
Intermediate One: badges 5 (purple) and 6 (blue)
Intermediate Two: badges 7 (turquoise) and 8 (silver)
Intermediate Boys: badges 5 - 8
Advanced: badges 9 (orange), 10 (yellow), and 11 (green)
Please note, as of Fall 2017 Beginner 1 will only be offered as a mixed gender class. Boys only classes will be offered as of the Beginner 2 level.
Athletes work on skills specific to the badge they are working on, as well as other badges within their class level over the term. Once an athlete has mastered all key badge skills they advance to the next badge level. This means that athletes progress at an individual pace. There is no set or normal speed at which athletes progress through badges or levels. Some children may complete the required skills for Beginner over one term while others may take several terms to complete a specific badge. Badges typically take longer to complete in the higher levels. The final badge in a level is also typically more difficult to achieve (ie: badge 6, blue).
Athletes receive both a midterm achievement award and a final report card per term. The midterm is a general recognition of skill achievement. In our fall term the midterm is usually handed out the last week in November and gives the level recommended for re-registration for the spring term. The midterms in the spring term are usually handed out early April. Final report cards are issued the last day of term. These offer a very detailed list of skill achieved and areas that need improvement. Badges are usually passed out with final reports.
Titans coaches follow the Gymnastics Canada approved National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP). The NCCP is widely considered to be one of the best coaching programs in the world.
Trampoline - 1 hour class
Titans also offers classes dedicated to trampoline. Athletes use our large competition size trampolines, as well as the double-mini. Achievement in our trampoline program is charted using our specially designed ribbon program.
Tumbling - 1.5 hrs
This class offers athletes the chance to work on their tumbling skills with the aid of our equipment and trampolines. This class is popular with cheerleaders looking to advance their skill level in a safe environment. Tumbling is divided into beginner and advanced, with a backhandspring as the usual prerequisite for the advanced level.
Our adult drop in class in available to those over 16 years of age interested in working on gymnastics equipment including the trampolines. This class is popular with retired gymnasts, as well as cheerleaders, snowboarders and other athletes looking for cross-training.
How to Register:
We require a completed family account and payment in full to reserve a spot in one of our classes. Titans accepts credit card online; as well as cash, cheque, or credit card at our office.
Registration is ongoing and will be accepted at any time. Fees will be prorated according to the week in which your child begins. Classes are subject to change due to enrollment numbers. All members must create an online account in order to register. This can be accessed by using the Online Registration website.
- Payment in full by cash, cheque or 4 post-dated cheques (dated for either the 1st or 20th of Sept - Dec) must be received before the first class. The first payment made must include the GNS insurance and registration fee ($30) which is paid only once per year. Note that there is no longer a January cheque for first term nor a June cheque for second term.
- Effective for our Fall 2017 term: Anyone wishing to take two or more classes will receive a 25% discount on the base class fee of each additional class. If there is a difference between the class fees, the discount will be applied to the lower price class fee(s). This discount must be applied by our office.
- No one will be allowed to participate in class before payment has been made
- We offer a 10% discount to families with 3 or more members
- $20 fee will be charged for any NSF payments
- All prices are in Canadian dollars
Titans will offer a full refund until the first class of the term. After this time, you will have one month period to opt for a refund on the remaining class fee only, no refund will be given on the GNS or Fundraising fees. After the one month period, a credit for missed classes will only be given with a doctor's note.
Titans is a non-profit, parent-run organization for which fundraising is essential. Fundraising is vital to our operations; upgrading and replacement of equipment. Under our fundraising approach, each child will pay a fundraising fee of $25 upon registration. Thank you for your cooperation.
Safety note: Please ensure that all athletes are wearing appropriate athletic clothing. No denim, belts, buckles, hoodies, crop tops and skirts as these are a safety hazard. Bare feet or gymnastic slippers please! Shorts and t-shirt or bodysuits are best! Hair should be tied up without the use of bobby pins. No jewellery (except stud earrings) or watches.
Titans reserves the right to cancel one class per term without a makeup (weather or power cancellations only). This is built into the fee calculation.