December Cobra Gymnastics and Dance 2017 Newsletter – Happy Holidays!
Pro Shop Sale! – Holiday shopping at Cobra!
Please take a peek at all of the new product we are getting in daily! We will have sweatshirts and T-shirts for toddlers up to adults! We have pajama pants, tank tops, and new leotards! Holiday ornaments will be arriving shortly. Gift Certificates are always available as well.
Sale Alert! Buy two items and receive 10% off of your order. But 3 or more items and receive 20% off your order! Items included in this sale are Sweatshirts, T-shirts, Tank Tops, Sweatpants, Jammie Pants and Leotards!
Registration for Session 2
We are happy to start accepting priority registration for Session Two starting December 11th. If you are currently registered in our program, your child’s place in class is guaranteed ONLY UNTIL January 13th. Afterward, our waiting lists will fill any vacant spots. Please check in with the desk to complete your registration if you are continuing into Session Two. If you are a new student or know of a new student who wants to become a part of Cobra, please have them join our waiting list for their most desired class time!
Skill Testing, Advancing Levels or Changing Classes
As you may have noticed, our coaches have begun their skill testing. We have designated skills for each level of gymnastics at Cobra and have further divided those skills into three categories, Balance & Agility, Strength & Coordination, and Big Skills. We feel it’s important for your gymnasts to feel the progress of their learning, so we award these three certificates before they obtain their Level Medal. During our award ceremony in January, students who have achieved the respected skills in the respected categories will be awarded the certificate(s). Please remember it may take two or more sessions before a student advances to a higher level of class or certificate.
Workshops in our Studio!
December 16th – Restorative Yoga & Yoga Nidra with Stephanie Jones, E-RYT – Restorative Yoga is the yoga of un-doing. Though the use of props, we will surrender into completely supported postures for several minutes at a time. The focus of this practice is to foster total relaxation, rather than stretch and tone muscles. The workshop will culminate with Yoga Nidra, which translates to yogic sleep. Yoga Nidra is an excellent way to calm anxieties and access the serenity within. Open to everyone!
December 21st – Sun Salutations for the Winter Solstice – Come celebrate the shortest day of the year with 36 surya namaskar (sun salutations) interspersed with 18 chandra namesake (moon salutations). This is a great opportunity to be in community and re-dedicate yourself to your yoga practice during this busy season.
January 6th – Noyes Nature Rhythm Workshop with Emily Mott – A movement class of meditative and inspiring flow. This 100 year old system, developed by Florence Fleming Noyes, strengthens and releases the body and spirit. Learn strengthening techniques like Forest Breathing and the Panther, and be led on a creative movement unfoldment based on earth’s nature and accompanied by beautiful music. Skills provided.
To find out more about these workshops and all our studio classes, please visit the Studio Serpentine at Cobra page on Facebook!
Cobra will be closed starting Thursday, December 21st, 2017 through Wednesday, January 3rd, 2018. We will have limited desk hours during this time and they will be posted on our website. Our Studio closures for holiday period will be posted shortly on our website and Facebook.
Winter Weather Policy
Please note that in the event of inclement weather, morning classes will be cancelled by 8:00am, evening classes will be cancelled by 2:00pm. Please check our website, Facebook, or our phone message for cancellation updates. We do not make personal phone calls or emails.
Show Week for Session 1
Please mark your calendar that Show Week is the week of January 22nd-27th. Plan on arriving about 20 minutes before class ends to see what your child has learned this session. More details to follow.
Parent’s Night Out and Pre-school Open Gym
Don’t forget, this Friday, December 8th is Parent’s Night Out. Ages 5 and up. 6:00-9:00 PM. $18 members/$20 non-members/$45 for families of 3 or more. Pizza Included!
Pre-school Open gym is every Friday from 9:15-10:30am. Ages 18months-6 years (up to 8 years old for homeschool). 18-36 months need to be accompanied by an adult. $10 member/$12 non-member/$8 registered student
Congratulations to the Cobra Competitive Gymnasts for two successful meets so far this season! They competed at The Harvest Classic on November 18-19th at Northern Lights in White River Junction, VT. And our Optional team just competed at the Thompson’s Holiday Invitational in Holyoke, MA. Look for our story in the Mountain Times!
Next up for the team:
Sectional 1 at Sunrise Gymanstics in Barre, Vt on December 10th, 2017.
World Class Invitational at Siena College in Loudonville, NY on December 15th-17th, 2017
Thank you! ~Coach Shelby and Staff