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    Gymnastics Classes

    The Downers Grove Park District offers many classes in Gymnastics & Tumbling. This program is designed to challenge each gymnast to achieve his or her personal best both on and off the gymnastic floor. Students develop concentration skills, coordination and self-confidence that serve them well in all facets of life. Classes are offered to children ages 18-months & up ranging from motor development to competitive routines.

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    Meet Our Gymnastics Instructors

    Laura Kanis

    Laura Kanis is currently a sophomore at College of DuPage and has been with the Downers Grove Park District gymnastics program for three years as an instructor. Laura competed as a varsity level gymnast for Downers Grove North for four years. Laura was also a member of the Park District Twisters Gymnastics Team and the Indian Boundary YMCA Team in which she was a state and national qualifier. Laura brings a lot of energy to our program and we are happy to have her at the Downers Grove Park District.

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    Amy Shearer

    Amy Shearer has been with the Downers Grove Park District for over 11 years and is currently the Gymnastics Coordinator, Lead Gymnastics Instructor and Twisters Team Head Coach. Amy started her coaching career as a YMCA Gymnastics Instructor and was a YMCA national team coach. She was a competitive gymnast for many years and was a member of the Downers Grove South Gymnastics Team. Amy has a Bachelor's degree from UIC in Physical Education (kinesiology) and Coaching and she also coaches at the UIC Gymnastics Camp in the summer. We are happy to have Amy as part of our team and look forward to her continued success with the gymnastics program.

    Dana Vahl

    Dana Vahl is currently a sophomore at the College of DuPage and has been working with the Downers Grove Park District for one year. Dana was a member of the Park District Twisters Gymnastics Team, varsity cheerleader and a varsity gymnast at Downers Grove North High School. Dana brings great enthusiasm for the program and we are happy to have her at the Downers Grove Park District.




  • Twisters Gymnastics Team

    Twisters Team (Invitation only) This session focuses on competitive routines for autumn meets. All gymnasts who wish to compete must participate in this session. Additional fees are required for meets, leotards and other team expenses. Parents are asked to volunteer for one home meet. Gymnasts must practice on Tues and Thurs to register for Saturday practice. Any new team member enrolled in this session will not be eligible for competition. Web registration is not available.