Central Alberta Rhythmic Gymnastics Opportunity
CARGO (formerly Red Deer Rhythmic Gymnastics) has been offering rhythmic gymnastics instruction in the Red Deer area since 1991 beginning as a community program until a formal club was founded in 1994. CARGO is a member club of Rhythmic Gymnastics Alberta (RGA) and Gymnastics Canada (GCG). Our club is known for its caring coaches, creative instruction techniques and innovative choreography.
All classes consist of warm-up, flexibility training, group games, dance basics, rhythmic gymnastics apparatus technique and fundamental acrobatic skills delivered in a safe, fun atmosphere with lots of assistance from our coaches. We teach classes as a large group for warm-up and then divide into small teams based on age and ability to work on individual skills and choreography. Each small team is assigned a coach to help with instruction.
Our six week sessions allow participants the ability to be involved with rhythmic gymnastics without a full year commitment.
Each course can be taken on its own with a short choreography presented at the end of each session. Each course provides individualized instruction plan so that one course builds onto skills learned in the previous course.
Classes are held at Gaetz Memorial United Church 4758 Ross Street ( 50th st.) Red Deer T4N 1X2 unless otherwise noted.
CARGO supplies all equipment needed for participation. If you have your own equipment, please bring with you to class as requested by coach. Costumes for performance are provided by CARGO or created with input from participants.
Practice wear: bodysuit or close fitting t-shirt with shorts or leggings- preferably black. Clothing items with zippers, snaps or strings are discouraged.
Footwear: barefoot or rhythmic gymnastics slippers or gymnastics shoe or clean white socks.* Gymnastics shoe preferred for Special Olympics classes. Please consult with coaches before purchasing.
Hair: Long hair is to be secured away from face including bangs that may interfere with juggling apparatus or getting in your eyes when doing inversion moves.
All participants pay an annual RGA/GCG registration/insurance fee of $40.
Mondays 5:15 - 6:00 p.m. Intro to RG Ages 4 - 8 years Cost: $112 per 6 week session
COURSE CODE MIRG1 Fall Session #1 Sept 12 - Oct 24 (No class Monday Oct 10)
COURSE CODE MIRG2 Fall Session #2 Nov 7- Dec 12
Mondays 6:05 - 8:00 p.m. RG Performers Cost: $165 per 6 week session
Returning students and new students (age 7 and up). Adults welcome.
Ideal for older beginners with dance or other gymnastics experience.
Focus is on skills and choreography for the purpose of performance at community and gymnastics events.
COURSE CODE MRGP1 Fall Session #1 Sept 12 - Oct 24 (No class Monday Oct 10)
COURSE CODE MRGP2 Fall Session #2 Nov 7- Dec 12
Tuesdays 4:45 - 5:25 p.m. Intro to RG Ages 4 - 8 years Cost: $112 per 6 week session
COURSE CODE TIRG1 Fall Session Oct 25 - Dec 6 No class Tuesday Nov 8
Tuesdays 5:30 - 6:25 p.m. RG Basics Ages 8 and up Cost: $125 per 6 week session
COURSE CODE TRGB1 Fall Session Oct 25 - Dec 6 No class Tuesday Nov 8
Tuesdays 6:35 - 7:30 p.m. Special Olympics- Register through Special Olympics Red Deer
Program runs Oct 4 - Spring 2023 End date TBA
****Class was set to be at Red Deer Fencing Club in Cronquist Business Centre 5580 45 St, Red Deer, AB T4N 1L1.
At the moment, it is planned to re-locate back to Gaetz United Church. Coach will update participants closer to the start of classes.