Recreational programs

Why gymnastics?

Gymnastics is renowned for being one of the best activities to help young children develop. FDLC's gymnastics programs focus on providing a safe and fun environment for your child to develop coordination, strength, flexibility, balance, speed and discipline.  

Five Dock Gymnastics has a number of recreational programs available for boys and girls of all age groups. 

  • Play gym (Walking – 3yrs)
  • Junior gym (4 - 5yrs)
  • Foundations (5 - 7yrs)
  • Stages (8 - 13yrs)
  • Teen tumble (13 - 18yrs)
  • Adult gymnastics (16yrs+)
  • Holiday clinics
  • Private lessons

See our class timetable here

All enrolled gymnasts must be registered with Gymnastics Australia. 

Play gym

Play gym is designed for children from 1-3 years of age. Play gym is a program designed for children to develop socially, emotionally, cognitively and physically, in a safe, structured and multi-sensory environment. Play gym provides the opportunity for children to experience a wide range of physical activities which leads to developing confidence and co-ordination. As a result, social skills and integration with other children and play activities are enhanced. This class is 45 minutes in length and involves free play, music, games and gymnastics circuits with the support of a parent/caregiver.

Junior gym

Junior gym is structured as a progression from Play gym and is suited for children 4-5 years of age. With no parent involvement, the class encourages children to discover their own abilities in a gymnastics environment. Using music and gymnastic equipment the children learn to interact socially as well as develop their skills and physical strengths. This class is 45 minutes in length.


Foundations is a program for children of school age and is based on a progression of stages throughout the program. These stages help develop the children physically and mentally as they learn the fundamentals of gymnastics movement, develop co-ordination, strength, balance and gross motor skills. Each stage has a focus on fun as well as set criteria/skills to be obtained before progressing to the next level. This class is 60 minutes in length.


Stages is a progression from Foundations and is a program for girls and boys who wish to continue with their gymnastics skills in a friendly, supportive and challenging environment. The focus of the class is on interaction and fun with no competition aspect involved. This class is 1.5 hours in length.

Teen tumble

Teen tumble is a program for 13-18 year olds and is open to all ability levels. There is a particular focus on agility and power needed for aerial and strength based skills. Challenge your fitness and develop new skills in an enjoyable environment.This class is 1.5 hours in length.

Adult gymnastics

Adult gymnastics is open to any person over 16 years of age (16-17 yrs must show ID and have parental permission) and is available on Tuesday and Thursday nights for 2 hours per session. The class is open to all levels of ability, allowing participants to seek tuition in any area they have an interest. Casual classes cost $23 per session and run from 7:30pm to 9:30pm (10 and 20 visit passes available at a discounted rate). All Adult gym participants are required to hold a recreational gymnastics registration which is $50.

Holiday clinics

Five Dock Leisure Centre offers programs during each school holidays. For more information please see our ‘Holiday activities’ page.

Private lessons

Several of our coaches are available for private tuition, including gymnastics for children with special needs. Contact the gymnastics department on 9744 2622 or via our contact us page.