Help Us Keep Kids Safe
First and foremost your child's safety is our main concern and responsibility while they are in class and in our building. Please read our SAFETY POLICIES to help us keep your child safe.
DURING YOUR CHILDS' CLASS
You are welcome to leave during your child's class; it is not mandatory for you to remain in the building. However, please have this discussion with your child before class so that they aren't worried if they don't see you. We had a scenario where a child left class to use the bathroom; they did not see their mother and left the building looking for her. The front desk was busy and they did not see the child leave nor did the instructor. The child was safe but the situation was scary and it might have been avoided if the child knew their parent would not be there during the entire class.
BEFORE YOUR CHILDS' CLASS
Our office staff have many responsibilities and are not available to watch children that have been dropped off early before class. We also do not have a space available for kids to wait or "hang out." Please do not drop your child off more than 10 minutes before their class begins.
AFTER YOUR CHILDS' CLASS
We are not available to care for your child once their class is over. Our staff has a quick turn around time to prepare for their next class so please pick up your child no later than 10 minutes from the time their class is over.
It is Aerials' policy that a child is never alone with an instructor for any reason. Private lessons can only be conducted during our regular scheduled gym time. If you have scheduled a private lesson for your child and the only adult in the gym is the instructor for your private lesson then you are required to stay and watch the entire length of their lesson. If there is another adult in the gym in a position to watch during the lesson you are not obligated to stay but we encourage you to.
SOCIAL MEDIA RULES
Our employees are not allowed any contact with Aerials child members through social media; they are not allowed to friend a child member or accept them as a friend on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or any other social media outlet. Our employees are not allowed to text child members. All communication with your child outside of gym related time must be done through you - their parent.
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PROPER GYMNASTICS ATTIRE
Girls Gymnastics - We require a full leotard and encourage girls to wear tights or shorts if they want. While dancers may wear two piece out fits, this is not appropriate for gymnasts because they need to be spotted often for safety reasons. No jewelry - this can be dangerous to the gymnast and the coach.
Boys Gymnastics - We require shorts or sweat pants and a t-shirt. Bare feet are optional. No jewelry.
Parkour - We require the Parkour participants to wear sport shoes for safety and wear attire they feel comfortable in for movement.
Silks - The fabric participants swing and hang on can get caught in loose clothing. Wear tights and a fitted clothes is best and bare feet is preferred.