Welcome gymnasts and families!

We are a recreational gymnastics club based in the Admiral District of West Seattle. Our goal is for each of our students to improve their self-confidence, body awareness, and hopefully learn a few gymnastics skills while having fun in a safe, positive environment. We look forward to seeing you soon.

Echo Balliett-Legge
West Side Gymnastics Academy LLC

Monday, December 26, 2011

Session 2 of Winter Camp Cancelled

Session 2 of Winter camp has been cancelled. We will be closed the week of December 26-30, but will resume normal classes on January 2nd.

Happy New Year.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

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Monday, November 28, 2011

First Half of 2012 Session Schedule

Session 1       January 2 – January 28
                       Tuition due January 2nd – January 7th

Session 2       January 30 – February 25
                        Tuition due January 30th – February 4th

Session 3       February 27  – March 24
                      Tuition due February 27th  – March 3rd

Session 4       March 26 – April 21
                        Tuition due March 26th – March 31st

Session 5       April 23 – May 19
                       Tuition due April 23rd – April 28th 
                     Spring Overnight May 4th

Session 6       May 21 – June 16
                        Tuition due May 23th – May 28th
                        No Classes Saturday May 26th nor Monday May 28th

Sign up for winter camps NOW!

We are offering two weeks of winter break camps in December. You can choose for your gymnats to spend the whole day with us, or just half of the day.

Week 1: Deck the Halls     December 19-23, 2011
                                           Full Day (9-5)   $250
                                           Half Day (1-5) $150

Week 2: Celebrate             December 26-30, 2011
                                           Full Day (9-5)   $250,
                                           Half Day (1-5) $150

Call, or email us to register. Space is limited.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Fall Registration Is Almost Here!

It's almost time for fall registration! The class schedule has been posted*. There are some fun changes to the schedule: the Beginning and Intermediate classes are a little longer, Boys Tumbling has returned to the schedule along with a new coach! 

Registration for returning students (those who were enrolled in spring classes 2011, sessions 5 or 6), begins August 1st. Registration for new or former (those students who have taken classes at WSGA previous to spring 2011) students, begins August 22nd.

We are requiring that tuition for session 7 (September 5th to October 1) be paid at the time of registration. We will not hold a space in class unless tuition has been paid. Remember that you can save 10% by paying three sessions at a time (and not have to remember your check book), give us a call for more details.

We look forward to see you all in September!

*Can't find the class schedule? Look to the right, there is a section of the site labeled archived posts. Click on July 2011, you'll find it there.

Fall 2011 Class Schedule

Prices are once/twice a week per set four week session
Classes listed are not necessarily open

Parent and Tot

Ages 2-3
45 Min.
Tuesday 10am - 10:45am
Saturday 10am - 10:45am


Age 3
45 Min.
Tuesday 10:45am - 11:30am
Wednesday 10am - 10:45am
Saturday 11am - 11:45am


Ages 4-5 Pre K
45 Min.
Monday 4pm - 4:45pm
Tuesday 11:30am - 12:15pm
Wednesday 10:45am - 11:30am
Thursday 4pm - 4:45pm
Friday 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Saturday 11:45am - 12:30pm


Ages 5-6 Grade School
45 Min.
Monday 4:30pm - 5:15pm
Tuesday 4pm - 4:45pm
Wednesday 5:30pm - 6:15pm
Thursday 5pm - 5:45pm
Friday 5:15pm - 6pm
Saturday 12:30pm - 1:15pm


Ages 7-11
1.25 Hrs.
Monday 5pm - 6:15pm
Monday 5:30pm - 6:45pm
Tuesday 4:30pm - 5:45pm
Wednesday 4pm - 5:15pm
Wednesday 6pm - 7:15pm
Thursday 4:30pm - 5:45pm
Friday 4pm - 5:15pm
Saturday 1:15pm - 2:30pm

Boys Tumbling
Ages 7 - 11
1.25 Hrs
Wednesday 6:15pm - 7:30pm


Ages 7-11
1.5 Hrs.
Monday 6:30pm - 8pm
Tuesday 5pm - 6:30pm
Wednesday 4:30pm - 6pm


Ages 7-11
1.5 Hrs
Tuesday 6pm -  7:30pm
Thursday 6pm - 7:30pm

Jr and Sr. High School

Ages 12 - 18
2 Hrs.
Tuesday 6:30pm  - 8:30pm
Thursday 6:30pm  - 8:30pm

Monday, February 7, 2011

Summer Gymnastics Camps 2011

It's that time of year again. Time to start thinking about our summer activities! Below, you will find not only our summer camp schedule, but also the deadlines for early bird discounts for our full day camps. Registration begins March 1st. Hope to see you all soon! ~Echo

Early Bird Discounts
Stage 1: Register before April 1st and receive $50 off the price of any full day camp.
Stage 2: Register Between April 1st and April 30th and receive $25 off any full day camp.
Stage 3: Register between May 1st and May 31st and receive $15 off any full day camp.
Please note that for the purposes of these discounts register is defined as having put a $50 non-refundable deposit down to hold your gymnast(s) space in camp. And "before" a particular date shall be defined as the end of WSGA's business day (ie. before April 1st is 7pm March 31st).
Summer Camp Schedule 2011
Pre-School Camps
Ages 3-5(pre-K)
Session     1        July 5th – July 8th ($100)            9am-Noon
Session     2        July 25th – July 29th             9am – Noon
Session     3        August 15th – August 19th            9am – Noon

Half Day Camp
Ages 5 – 11
Session     1        July 5th – July 8th ($120)        1pm – 5pm
Session     2        July 25th – July 29th         1pm – 5pm
Session     3        August 15th – August 19th        1pm – 5pm

Full Day Camp
Ages 5 – 11
Session     1        June 27th – July 1st             9am – 5pm
Session     2        July 11th – July 15th         9am – 5pm
Session     3        July 18th – July 22nd         9am – 5pm
Session     4        August 1st – August 5th         9am – 5pm
Session     5        August 8th – August 12th         9am - 5pm
Session     6        August 22rd – August 26th        9am – 5pm

To Parents and Families of the Gymnasts

The following is a collection of things you, as a parent or guardian, will want to know before enrolling in our academy. If you have any additional questions please feel free to ask.

Things you can do to help:

  • Be on time, maybe a little early. Warm up is a very important part of class. In addition all students should use the rest room before class.
  • Be sure you and any other spectators under your supervision remain in the spectating area. This helps keep everyone safe. Also try and keep the spectating area clean, put snack refuse in the garbage can.
  • Go over the attached safety sheet, and review proper behavior with your child on the way to class. Please, be sure your child has on proper attire.
  • One of the keys to being successful in the sport of gymnastics is repetition. Encourage your student to practice at home. Ask them to show or tell you about what they learned in class.
  • Please look for overall improvement. It is of no concern to us whether or not your child becomes an Olympian. Each student learns at his or her own pace. Some students will catch on very quickly, and some more slowly. If you are concerned your child is not progressing fast enough please speak to his or her instructor.

Communication: In addition to the things listed above, you can help us by keeping open lines of communication. Get to know your child’s teacher, use our comment box, or feel free to talk to or call Echo. Your input is what helps make changes and improvements to our program. I borrowed a slogan from a friend who runs a gymnastics club in Woodinville.

"If you like us, tell others.
If you don’t, tell us."

Policies and procedures: Here are the specifics of make up classes, payments, fees and closures.

Tuition and fees:

  • Tuition is due the first week of every 4-week session. If tuition is not paid by the end of the first week, there will be a $10 late fee added. If tuition is more than 30 days past due, your child will not be able to participate in class.
  • In addition to the tuition there is an enrollment fee of $25 for the first child and $5 for each additional child in the same family. This is a one-time fee as long as your child continues to be enrolled. If your child stops taking class the fee will be reassessed upon return.
  • Neither tuition nor enrollment fees are refundable.

Methods of Payment: We accept cash or checks at this time. Checks are preferred. We do not at this time accept credit or debit. There will be a $25 fee assessed for all returned checks.

Make up classes:

  • Please call the office and let us know if your child will be missing a class.
  • Only one make-up class will be allowed per 4-week session for classes missed because of illness or other personal reasons. If the gym is closed because a holiday (Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Halloween, and Thanksgiving) falls during the session, a second make-up class will be allowed.
  • It is the parents’ responsibility to arrange the make up class with the office. The make up class needs to be scheduled ahead of time.
  • The missed class must be made up with in eight weeks.
  • Tuition is never prorated because of missed classes.

Inclement weather: Class is almost never canceled because of poor weather. If you suspect that class may be canceled, call the office one-hour before the start of your class, and the machine will have closure information. If we do have a poor weather cancellation, it will be treated as a holiday for make up purposes

Proper Behavior and Discipline: We expect each of our students to treat other students, the staff, and the gym with respect. Each student is a part of creating and maintaining a positive atmosphere. If a student is acting in a manner that is either disrespectful or unsafe to themselves or others, they will be given a short time out. After which they will be asked if they would like to return. Children will always be given a second chance.

No Smoking: There is no smoking permitted on West Side Gymnastics Academy LLC premises.

Referral Policy: If you refer a friend to West Side Gymnastics Academy LLC who signs up for a gymnastics class and gives your name at the time of sign up, you will receive $5 off your next session tuition. It’s our way of thanking you for spreading the word.

Emergency Information: Please be sure to completely fill out the health, emergency, and liability forms when you sign your child up for classes. In addition be sure to update this information any time there is a change (emergency contact, address, or phone numbers).

Injuries, Illness, or Surgery: Please keep us informed about anything regarding your child’s health. This helps us keep everybody in the gym healthy. We especially need to know if your child has had any recent ear infections as that may impair their equilibrium.