Our Festivals each year are our favourite opportunity to work with our gymnasts in a fun and non competitive event.
For those of you who haven’t been to a gymnastics Festival before it’s a group routine performed to music for fun in a large arena. It encourages team work and boosts confidence. You can see some of our previous festivals by clicking on the link below and looking at the videos
For 2020 the theme we have chosen is QUEEN. Your child will be in the SENIOR display team who will perform three times. Only a small number of Gymnasts have been selected so it is a real honour.
The routine will be split into four sections with each gymnasts being in 2 different sections.
Rehearsals will take place on Sundays 4.30-8.30 for 6 weeks (details below) with half the gymnasts practising 4.30-6.30 and half practising 6.30-8.30. As soon as all the gymnasts have confirmed their attendance then we will let you know which time your child’s rehearsal is.
Performance Dates and Venues
1) London Gymfusion (Copper Box Arena, The Olympic Park, London) Saturday 9th May 2020
2) Guildford Gymfusion, (G Live Centre) Residential Weekend Saturday 28th November 2020
3) Catleaps Gala Show at Competition (19th & 20th December)
We will send out details about buying spectator tickets to watch the show once British Gymnastics publish them. Parents will be responsible for taking children to the venues and collecting them.
Payment and Deadline Dates
The Total Price will include:
- Festival Entry Fees for Gymnasts
- Coaches Contribution (This is an amount to cover Coaching costs during the events)
- Costume, Make Up & Props
- Hotel Room for One Night
- Food for Overnight Stay
- Two Activities during Residential
- Travel to and from Guildford
- All training sessions
- A festival Hoodie & bag
The total is £270 for all Festival Activities in 2020.
We will break this down into 9 payments of £30 per child. This will be due by 1st of each month from March-November. We will send details out about how to pay to those that sign up.
Once you have committed no refunds will be possible and the full amount will be due. If you fall behind with training fees (without prior agreement) then your child will be unable to participate.
The routine will be split into two halves with different weekly rehearsal times. As stated above your daughter will either be in the 4.30-6.30 or 6.30-8.30pm group at Robert Clack Leisure Centre. This will be confirmed next week.
The gymnasts will only practise the festival on the days in red below. We have avoided the Easter Sessions.
Week 1 – Sunday 8th March
Week 2 – Sunday 15th March
Week 3 – Sunday 22nd March
Week 4 – Sunday 29th March
Week 5 – Sunday 5th April – NORMAL TRAINING NO FESTIVAL (Easter Holidays)
Week 6 – Sunday 12th April – GYM CLOSED EASTER DAY
Week 7 – Sunday 19th April – NORMAL TRAINING NO FESTIVAL (Easter Holidays)
Week 8 – Sunday 26th April
Week 9 – Sunday 3rd May Dress Rehearsal Whole Group Practise 4.30-8.30pm
This will mean that the whole routine for the year is complete in time for the first performance. There will then need to be minimal practices before the other performances, just a reminder for the gymnasts.
Proposed Schedule for the Residential Trip (all times approx)
Saturday 28th November
9.00am – Meet at Robert Clack Leisure Centre
9.15am – Travel to Guildford (Hotel to be confirmed)
During the Day Festival Performance at G Live, 1 activity, lunch and dinner.
Saturday 29th November
8am – Breakfast
8.30am – Leave Hotel to travel to Activity 2
Activity 2 and lunch
3pm Approx – Arrival back at Robert Clack Leisure Centre