Welcome to Balance & Beam -
Teaching little people to cartwheel into a happy and healthy life since 2006

Welcome to Balance & Beam offering a gymnastics-based child development programme for children from 4 months to 12 years. Situated on Festival Park, next door to Waterworld we are in our 15th year and going from strength to strength. We have a wealth of experience building confidence and self esteem in children of all ages through our child development programme and have well over 500 children coming to classes on a weekly basis.

Using imagination, creativity, themed lesson plans and extremely motivating & encouraging instructors, children thrive in our non threatening purpose-built gym and with small class sizes, children receive individual attention and skill progressions develop week by week over the course of a term.

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Fun Filled Activity/Gymnastics Camps at Balance & Beam

SUMMER HOLIDAY CAMPS are underway.  Need some childcare over the summer holidays, then look no further.We have lots of super fun going on throughout August with our action packed holiday camps.  Need some last minute help, we can usually help out so book in online We're ready to take your booking RIGHT NOW so please head over to the Holiday Camp Booking Page to see what days we're running them & how to book in and More importantly make sure you do it sooner rather than later whilst we still have space.....here's some important information about our camps....SERIOUS WARNING: Only attend our camps if your child is ALWAYS  bursting with energy and looking for FUN, FUN, FUN!!!!!!We offer excellent, high energy, fun filled child care during the school holidays?We're OFSTED Registered & our staff are DBS checked. We also accept Child Care Vouchers / Tax Free Credits.Suitable for Children 3-10 yearsWHAT DOES A DAY AT CAMP WITH US LOOK LIKE?AM Camp 9.30am-12.30pmPM Camp 1.30pm-4.30pmCamp starts with a 1 hour 15 minutes fully instructor led gym session. Group activities give all the children time to settle in and get acquainted. Then group games and fun time to try out our full size gymnastic equipment. After that, it’s on into our party room for 45 minutes to recharge batteries with a freshly prepared healthy snack. (Food allergies are catered for on request) Children are encouraged to get creative in a themed craft activity too. Then it’s back into the gym for another hour of instructor led gym fun and games If children are staying with us all day, lunch break is from 12.30 till 1.30. This is a supervised FREE hour where children go into our party room to eat their own packed lunch or Pre-Ordered Subway Kidspak (charged extra at £3.50)   We then encourage children to take some quiet time. This will always be fully supervised and is a great opportunity for children to make new friends. So that's a typical day at one of our amazing camps. We guarantee your little people will leave Balance & Beam exhilarated, happy and probably shattered.Each camp day is different, so if you want to do the odd half or full day or 2 or 3 days per week, rest assured they will get to meet lots of new friends each day; and explore different activities day in and day out.So that’s our action packed Half Day Camp!Find out more & book here! 

We're Enrolling for Autumn + Prices

We're busy booking trial classes over the summer period ready for our Autumn term which starts on 5th September.If you are on our Wait List AND we have availability in the classes you require we will have made contact with you already by email so please check your inbox.To find out more about our classes and what we do and to arrange a free trial class please fill out our contact form hereWe'd love you to see how much fun we have on a weekly basis by offering you a free trial session in one of our regular classes, spaces permitting.  Our summer timetable is hereThe price for the Autumn term which starts 5th September and runs until February half term 2023 is £310.00 for 20 classes.  We offer an instalment options which would be £62 x 5 monthly payments.  If you're a new member, you will also need to pay our Annual family membership of £35 - which covers you for insurance in the gym for the whole year and gives you the ability to swap & change classes should you have to cancel through illness or holidays, free parking at Waterworld plus other member discounts & benefits.  If you have any questions please do not hesitate to let us know by sending us an emailWe'd love you to become part of our amazing Balance & Beam family.With classes starting at 4 months old there's no better time to get your little person into a social environment and encouraging them to interact in our classes post Covid-19.For term time & class information please go to – Parent child (4 months - 3 years), Pre-school (3 years - 6 years), Primary School (6+ years)To book your free trial class or for further information please call us on 01782 214452 or fill in the Contact Form https://www.balanceandbeam.co.uk/contactClick through to our Youtube channel to watch some of our videos & see some of our testimonials www.youtube.com/balanceandbeamCheck out our facebook page to see what we get up to in class & read our testimonials. www.facebook.com/balanceandbeamPlease contact us on 01782 214452 or by email to book your free trial or for more information

M Swim in Partnership with Balance & Beam

Here at Balance & Beam we are proud to announce that we have partnered up with M Swim, a brand-new swimming school, who provide 5-star swimming lessons across the city. Lessons will take place at Waterworld’s tropical-themed pool (outside of opening hours) and in the dedicated learner pool at M Club Newcastle, which is perfect for those little swimmers who like it extra warm!M Swim’s qualified and friendly instructors will ensure that your children become competent, confident and happy little swimmers!  Please see their proposed timetable of classes below.M Club Newcastle Tuesdays 2.30pm- Baby/Toddler3pm- Baby/Toddler3.30pm- Baby/Toddler4pm- Beginners Class Wednesdays 10am- Baby/Toddler1.30pm- Baby/Toddler2.00pm- Baby/Toddler2.30pm- Baby/Toddler3pm- Baby/Toddler3.30pm- Baby/ToddlerSaturdays 1.30pm- Beginners2pm- Beginners 3.30pm- Improvers4.30pm- Improvers5pm- ImproversWaterworld Mondays 6pm - Improvers6.30pm Beginners 7pm- ImproversTuesdays 4pm- Beginners6.30pm- Improvers7pm- ImproversFor more information please head over to their website M Swim - M Club Spa & FitnessAnd for more information about accessing your exclusive Balance & Beam discount, email scg@waterworld.co.uk and a member of the M Swim team will be in touch to further discuss your swimming requirements.

Rhythm Time Classes at Balance & Beam Gymnastics, Tuesdays, Thursdays & Fridays

Exposing your baby to early music making is very special. It’s the best gift you can ever give them...AND we’re thrilled to hold our classes at Balance & Beam on Tuesday, Thursday & Friday mornings during term time. It’s just £19.76 per month which spreads the cost of 36 weeks of classes across a whole calendar year. It works out at £6.56 per class, just give 30 days notice to leave..Class Times Tuesdays, Thursdays & Fridays: Toddler/Preschool at 9.45Tuesday/Thursday: Baby Classes at 10.35, 11.25Friday: Baby Class at 10.35Any parents wishing to book a Rhythm Time music class for their baby or toddler can visit www.rhythmtime.net/jd228 or contact Jo on 07947 525791.The importance of going to music classes with your babyMusic is a universal language that everyone loves and understands, but did you know that it is the only activity that can stimulate and activate every part of your baby’s brain?Contrary to common belief, every child is born musical and as parents, all you have to do is nurture this innate ability. In other words, it is your baby’s environment that will determine how musical they will become. Lots of simple activities can be done at home with your baby to help stimulate and encourage their development through music. However, being a new mum can be quite lonely so going along to a structured, educational music group will give you, as a parent, confidence and new ideas about what to continue doing at home while socialising and making new friends. Don’t forget that singing also releases the “happy hormone“ so singing together in a group with other mums is really beneficial for everyone. Making music with others is such a happy, joyful experience and there is no substitute for a child and parent taking part in a live music session. This is because you will both be experiencing music in the here and now and the benefits of being involved for both you and your baby are far reaching.It’s also never too early to join a baby music class in which you can learn all about how music can help stimulate your baby’s development. For example, Rhythm Time’s award-winning and unique music curriculum involve fun, structured and educational classes that will help you to understand how music can help your child’s development, as well as build their creativity, co-ordination and confidence.Here are some of the benefits early music-making and singing will bring:• Singing simple songs to you baby will help develop their speech and language skills. (Your baby will sing before they speak.)• Songs with actions are great fun but they also stimulate your baby’s auditory development and the actions will help them gain understanding and the meaning of the words.• Moving and rocking to music will help develop their vestibular system, inner ear and sense of balance.• Using various props will help stimulate their vision, eye tracking, co-ordination and motor skills.• Using simple percussion instruments will help develop their listening, small motor skills, co-ordination, sensory awareness, and determination as they try again and again to master playing the instrument.• Shaking small instruments, such as a maraca, will stimulate your baby’s auditory reflexes and help develop a sense of rhythm and pulse which is very important for language development and creative expression.• Exercising to music will help strengthen and develop their muscles, while at the same time instilling a sense of pulse, (which is like the heartbeat your baby was listening to in the womb.)• Playing peekaboo will help to develop their visual memory, listening skills, social interaction, and will give your baby a sense of themselves as being separate from you.Rhythm Time also offer Young Baby classes specially created for newborns up to 6 months.These have been specifically designed for infants at this very early stage.Written by a music teacher who is passionate about the benefits of music for babies and young children, the young baby classes, and older baby classes (6mths to 14mths) include a number of musical activities that will help a child’s early development: Babies can enjoy many multi-sensory activities to music involving equipment such as balls, mirrors, scarves, lycra, sensory blankets, lights, foil and bubbles. All these help to enhance all their senses, which is highly beneficial at this early stage in their development.

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