Frequently Asked Questions
Where/when are classes held?
Classes are held weekly. Please see our classes page for details.
What do I need to wear to class?
The recommended attire for class is black leotard, black or skin coloured stockings/tights and a crossover/tight long sleeved top in the cooler months. Hair should be pulled back off the face.
What do I need to bring to class?
All students should bring a filled water bottle, rod and a smile! Students in Sub-Juniors and above will also need clubs, and depending on the item rotation, teams will need aesthetic skirts to practice in. If you do not own any of these, don't worry! Ask your coach or team manager for advice on where to purchase.
Are your coaches qualified?
All our coaches are Level 1 accredited coaches through the Australian Institute of Sports. They all hold First Aid Certificates and Working With Children Checks. Helpers and assistants also have Assistant or Cadet training. For more information please see our Coaches page!
What are your term dates?
Term dates coincide with school terms. We do continue to have lessons during the school holidays.
Can we still join after term has commenced?
We welcome new members anytime throughout the year. Please discuss with your coach in relation to competing if commencing after May each year.
Are there extra practices?
As competitions draw closer, extra lessons will be scheduled with ample notice. The girls are also given the opportunity to rehearse items on stage during a compulsory stage rehearsal, in addition to weekly classes.
When/where are competitions?
in 2020, the CASA State Championships will be held in October/November at the Royalty Theatre - 65 Angas Street, Adelaide. Dates will be finalised closer to competition.
Are competitions compulsory?
Golden Heights Calisthenics Club is a competitive calisthenics club. All of our teams (except Minnies) compete in the State Championships, which encourages a sense of team spirit and accomplishment for items taught throughout the year.
Can parents watch?
At Golden Heights, we have an open door policy. Parents are welcome to watch during lesson as long as they remain quiet and do not distract the students. However, we find that the children concentrate and perform better when their parent is not in the room.
It is not recommended for siblings to be in the hall during lesson.
Will I have to make costumes?
We have a variety of experienced costume makers that do majority of the sewing and decorating for the teams. However, we certainly appreciate any contributions made across costuming and props and can certainly assist in teaching those who are willing to learn.
What makeup/hair styling will my child have to wear?
Calisthenics is an artistic performance sport therefore during competitions and concerts students are required to wear basic stage makeup so features can be seen under the strong stage lights. This is varied amongst the age levels and will be supplied by the coach. Hair and makeup is tailored to the age level and uniformity is key.
Are your classes insured?
All coaches are insured through the Calisthenics Association of South Australia Inc and Calisthenics SA Coaches Association.
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