Active Classes for Children in Acton, Ealing and Chiswick

We are well known for our patience and understanding. We welcome children of all abilities. Stimulating and fun classes for 6 months to young teens

Our class timetable
Monday 16th April - Monday 9th July (last day) |
Autumn term - Monday 17th September - Friday 7th December |
Half term - 22nd - 26th October
All classes 40 minute £70 per term unless listed as 1 hour class, £77 per term
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Elthorne Sports Centre
Acton Baptist Church
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Monday
Monday
Twisters 1 (ages 1-2) at Acton Baptist Church

Our Twisters 1 class is an introduction to gym for 1-2 year old children along with their parent/carer. We carefully structure our classes to encourage the children to become confident in climbing, rolling, jumping and balancing. You and your child can discover together all the aspects of gymnastics under our guidance. We use songs and music to enhance our classes, along with hand apparatus and a wide variety of colourful small and large equipment which we use to aid our teaching in many ways.
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Twisters 2 (ages 2-3) Acton Baptist Church

Our Twisters 2 is a gym class for 2-3 year old children with their parent/carer. This is a more challenging gymnastics class where in addition to teaching climbing, rolling, jumping and balancing, we introduce shape, colour and number. Encouraging the children to become confident and to be happy and enjoy their time with us is a main objective for all of us at Twisters. As your child nears three years of age and is wanting to work more independently we offer classes without the parent/carer: Dance Drama and Gymkids.
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Dance Drama Acton Baptist Church (ages 3-4)

The sessions begin with a song to encourage participation in a variety of movement and dance to bring story books to life! We carefully select stories to suit all temperaments and devise ways to encourage the children's imagination and creativity. The stories gradually unfold to music. Songs, words, movement, dance and our wide variety of small and large colourful equipment all play a part in involving children in the magic of books. Your child could sail away, fly on a magic carpet, become a bird, a fish, a lion, a dragon, a policeman a 'wild thing', playing the role of many story book characters, all in a 40 minute session! During the term we cover several stories, at the end of each term you can come to see your child 'perform' the latest story at a demonstration class.
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Gymkids Acton Baptist Church (age 3-4)

A lively, fun and energetic introduction to gymnastics. We cover all aspects of gymnastics using each term to focus on rolling, jumping or balancing. Our carefully structured classes encourage the children to gain confidence in working independently whilst having consideration for others. Classes include • Warm up song/activity • Small hand apparatus • Team work • Floor work for necessary skills leading to handstands, forward rolls etc. • Equipment circuit • Stretch

Elthorne Gym 1 (40 mins) and Gym 2 (1hr) ages 4-5 and 5-6

Classes are structured to bring out the best in every child, regardless of their gymnastic experience. We cover all aspects of gymnastics and have colourful and versatile equipment to enrich our classes. At the end of each term we invite you to come and watch your child in a demonstration class.
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Elthorne Gym3 and Advanced 1 (ages 7+ and 8+)

Classes are structured to bring out the best in every child, regardless of their gymnastic experience. We cover all aspects of gymnastics and have colourful and versatile equipment to enrich our classes. At the end of each term we invite you to come and watch your child in a demonstration class. Check availability

Elthorne Advanced 2 (10+) and Senior (by invitation)

General gymnastics working on more advanced gymnastics skills and combinations using a broad range of equipment including air track to support our classes. We are lucky enough to have elite Gymnsasts, Danusia Frances, Nicole Hibbert and Elliz Nail coaching these classes. At the end of each term we invite you to come and watch your child in a demonstration class.
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Tuesday
Tuesday
Twisters 2 (ages 2-3) Acton Baptist Church

Our Twisters 2 is a gym class for 2-3 year old children with their parent/carer. This is a more challenging gymnastics class where in addition to teaching climbing, rolling, jumping and balancing, we introduce shape, colour and number. Encouraging the children to become confident and to be happy and enjoy their time with us is a main objective for all of us at Twisters. As your child nears three years of age and is wanting to work more independently we offer classes without the parent/carer: Dance Drama and Gymkids.
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Gymkids Acton Baptist Church (age 3-4)

A lively, fun and energetic introduction to gymnastics. We cover all aspects of gymnastics using each term to focus on rolling, jumping or balancing. Our carefully structured classes encourage the children to gain confidence in working independently whilst having consideration for others. Classes include • Warm up song/activity • Small hand apparatus • Team work • Floor work for necessary skills leading to handstands, forward rolls etc. • Equipment circuit • Stretch

Gym 1 ages 4-5 Acton Baptist Church

Classes are structured to bring out the best in every child, regardless of their gymnastic experience. We cover all aspects of gymnastics and have colourful and versatile equipment to enrich our classes. At the end of each term we invite you to come and watch your child in a demonstration class.

Gym 2 ages 6-7 Acton Baptist Church

General Gymnastics for ages 6-7. Our structured, energetic & fun gymnastic classes help to improve balance, strength & co ordination aiding confidence to learn a broader range of gymnastics skills using our wide range of versatile equipment. At the end of each term we invite you to come and watch your child in a demonstration class.

Gym 3 (1 hour) 7+ Acton Baptist Church

General Gymnastics for children aged 7+. Classes aim to challenge and inspire our gymnasts aiding wether they have been training for years or are new starters. Working on increasingly challenging gymnastic skills while ensuring gymnasts continue to build balance, strength, agility, power, flexibility and co ordination in happy and rewarding environment. At the end of each term we invite you to come and watch your child in a demonstration class. Check availability

Wednesday
Wednesday
Twisters 1 (ages 1-2) at Acton Baptist Church

Our Twisters 1 class is an introduction to gym for 1-2 year old children along with their parent/carer. We carefully structure our classes to encourage the children to become confident in climbing, rolling, jumping and balancing. You and your child can discover together all the aspects of gymnastics under our guidance. We use songs and music to enhance our classes, along with hand apparatus and a wide variety of colourful small and large equipment which we use to aid our teaching in many ways.
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Twisters 2 (ages 2-3) Acton Baptist Church

Our Twisters 2 is a gym class for 2-3 year old children with their parent/carer. This is a more challenging gymnastics class where in addition to teaching climbing, rolling, jumping and balancing, we introduce shape, colour and number. Encouraging the children to become confident and to be happy and enjoy their time with us is a main objective for all of us at Twisters. As your child nears three years of age and is wanting to work more independently we offer classes without the parent/carer: Dance Drama and Gymkids.
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Baby ballet (ages 3-4) Acton Baptist Church

Twisters ballet begins at 2 years of age when we invite you to stay with your child as they take their first ballet steps. From three years onwards they come independently to class. To make ballet fun and enjoyable for all ages we endeavour to make our classes relaxed and happy. We use a wide variety of music, our emphasis being that the children learn to express themselves using their imagination through dance. Each week the children learn new steps, ballet mimes and movements. For the end of each term we work towards a group dance and invite you to come and watch your budding ballet dancer/ballerina! See the improvement in posture, concentration musicality and poise in your child. We welcome boys and girls of all ages and abilities.
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Ballet (ages 4-6) Acton Baptist Church

Twisters ballet begins at 2 years of age when we invite you to stay with your child as they take their first ballet steps. From three years onwards they come independently to class. To make ballet fun and enjoyable for all ages we endeavour to make our classes relaxed and happy. We use a wide variety of music, our emphasis being that the children learn to express themselves using their imagination through dance. Each week the children learn new steps, ballet mimes and movements. For the end of each term we work towards a group dance and invite you to come and watch your budding ballet dancer/ballerina! See the improvement in posture, concentration musicality and poise in your child. We welcome boys and girls of all ages and abilities.
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Ballet (7 +) Acton Baptist Church
Thursday
Thursday
Gym 1 and 2 (ages 4-6) Acton Baptist Church

Our classes are structured to bring out the best in every child, regardless of their gymnastic experience in an energetic & fun environment. We cover all basic aspects of gymnastics and have colourful and versatile equipment to enrich our classes. At the end of each term we invite you to come and watch your child in a demonstration class.
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Gym 3 (1 hour) 7+ Acton Baptist Church

General Gymnastics for children aged 7+. Classes aim to challenge and inspire our gymnasts aiding wether they have been training for years or are new starters. Working on increasingly challenging gymnastic skills while ensuring gymnasts continue to build balance, strength, agility, power, flexibility and co ordination in happy and rewarding environment. At the end of each term we invite you to come and watch your child in a demonstration class. Check availability

Advanced Gymnastics Acton Baptist Church

By invitation. Coached by Danusia Frances, Elliz Nail & Nicole Hibbert inspiring our Gymnasts to achieve their best. Working to a higher standard of Gymnastics requiring a disciplined approach on moves such as aerials, handsprings, front summies, beam work and vault.
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Friday
Friday
Twisters Drop In at Acton Baptist Church (6 months - 3 years)

Twisters drop in Gym - £5 + £1 per extra child payable at the door 6 months to 3 years

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Our Gym Classes

Twisters 1
Age 1-2 years

Our Twisters 1 class is an introduction to gym for 1-2 year old children along with their parent/carer. We carefully structure our classes to encourage the children to become confident in climbing, rolling, jumping and balancing. You and your child can discover together all the aspects of gymnastics under our guidance. We use songs and music to enhance our classes, along with hand apparatus and a wide variety of colourful small and large equipment which we use to aid our teaching in many ways.

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Twisters 2
Age 2-3years

Our Twisters 2 is a gym class for 2-3 year old children with their parent/carer. This is a more challenging gymnastics class where in addition to teaching climbing, rolling, jumping and balancing, we introduce shape, colour and number. Encouraging the children to become confident and to be happy and enjoy their time with us is a main objective for all of us at Twisters. As your child nears three years of age and is wanting to work more independently we offer classes without the parent/carer: Dance Drama and Gymkids

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Gymkids
Age 3-4 years

A lively, fun and energetic introduction to gymnastics. We cover all aspects of gymnastics using each term to focus on rolling, jumping or balancing. Our carefully structured classes encourage the children to gain confidence in working independently whilst having consideration for others. Classes include
• Warm up song/activity
• Small hand apparatus
• Team work
• Floor work for necessary skills leading to handstands, forward rolls etc.
• Equipment circuit
• Stretch

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Gymnastics
Age 4 -Teens

We run gymnastics classes that cover all age groups. The classes are structured to bring out the best in every child, regardless of their gymnastic experience. We cover all aspects of gymnastics and have colourful and versatile equipment to enrich our classes.
At the end of each term we invite you to come and watch your child in a demonstration class.

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Our Ballet Classes

Twisters ballet begins at 2 years of age when we invite you to stay with your child as they take their first ballet steps. From three years onwards they come independently to class. To make ballet fun and enjoyable for all ages we endeavour to make our classes relaxed and happy. We use a wide variety of music, our emphasis being that the children learn to express themselves using their imagination through dance. Each week the children learn new steps, ballet mimes and movements. For the end of each term we work towards a group dance and invite you to come and watch your budding ballet dancer/ballerina! See the improvement in posture, concentration musicality and poise in your child. We welcome boys and girls of all ages and abilities.

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Dance Drama age 3-4 years

The sessions begin with a song to encourage participation in a variety of movement and dance to bring story books to life! We carefully select stories to suit all temperaments and devise ways to encourage the children's imagination and creativity.
The stories gradually unfold to music. Songs, words, movement, dance and our wide variety of small and large colourful equipment all play a part in involving children in the magic of books. Your child could sail away, fly on a magic carpet, become a bird, a fish, a lion, a dragon, a policeman a 'wild thing', playing the role of many story book characters, all in a 40 minute session!
During the term we cover several stories, at the end of each term you can come to see your child 'perform' the latest story at a demonstration class.

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Hermione Murray: 07375 401 701

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Our Team

Twisters has the same group of extremely dedicated teachers that they began with and pride themselves on providing a range of classes for children who they feel really benefit from their vast wealth of experience.

Hermione Murray

Gymnastics teacher

Hermione opened Twisters in 2003 with fellow teachers Louise O’Flaherty & Isobel Booth and has been delighted to be teaching children's classes in Gymnastics & Dance ever since.
Hermione trained in Dance Education at The London College of Dance, where she also met Helen Kennedy.
Whilst bringing up her four children Hermione taught adults classes after completing the Exercise to music course.
Hermione is a British Gymnastics Level 3 coach in both General and Pre School Gymnastics.

Louise O’Flaherty

Ballet teacher

Louise attended Elmhurst Ballet School and then was fortunate to be accepted by the Royal Ballet School. This training was invaluable¸ teaching discipline, hard work and dedication. She is also trained in tap, jazz, modern, Spanish and contemporary dance and qualified to teach aerobics. After school Louise worked as a professional dancer all over the world. She finished her performing career in London where she married and settled in Ealing. Louise began teaching at Crackerjack when she started her family and in 2003 decided to open her own school in West Ealing with her fellow teachers.

Helen Kennedy

Helen has loved dance and gymnastics since she was a young child. She
attended the London college of Dance and Drama where she qualified as a
dance teacher. She then spent 10 years dancing around the world as well as
uk trade shows and TV - Helen can even be seen dancing with Colin Firth in
the BBC production off Pride and Prejudice.
After having her 2 children she qualified as a Level 3 gymnastics coach and
has been teaching at Twisters ever since.

Cindy Williams

Gym coach

Cindy is a qualified level one and two gym coach. She has been teaching for 17 years working with children of all abilities. She is also a qualified aerobics instructor and teaches a variety of classes during the week. Cindy has been part of the Twisters team from day one and was instrumental in the setting up of the school. She works with a fantastic team, dedicated to providing unique classes for children .

Liz Easton

Liz trained in contemporary dance and ballet and received a BA (Hons) in Dance Theatre from Laban Centre, London, and an Associate teaching qualification from the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing. She has performed with a variety of companies, including Transitions Dance Company and The Royal Opera, touring nationally and internationally. Liz has taught dance at all levels from professionals to students and from youth groups through to babies. She now teaches ballet and assists gym classes at Twisters, as well as teaching creative dance at Montpelier School. She also teaches SwingTrain, a dance fitness class based on vintage swing, jazz and lindyhop styles of dance.

Danusia Frances

``Inspired by my own experience, to pass on all the advice I can to the next generation!``

Here is a list of her top achievements in her career so far

2016 NCAA Balance Beam Champion
UCLA's winner of the Tom Hansen Pac-12 Conference Medal
NCAA Woman of the Year Nominee
AAI Award Nominee
Scored 2 perfect 10s on beam (3/6/16 and 3/16/14)
Six-time All-American
Two-time NACGC/W Scholastic All-American
2015 World Championships for Jamaica- qualifying Jamaica's first ever spot at the Olympic Test Event
2014, became the first gymnast to do a sideways side aerial to a layout full dismount
2013 World University Games floor finalist
2012 Great Britain Olympic Team reserve
2012 European Championships, Team 4th
2011 World Championships for Great Britain helping to secure a team spot in the 2012 Olympics
2011 European Championships AA finalist
2010, 2011 British beam champion

Elliz Nail

Gym coach

Elliz began her training at Heathrow Gymnastics Club at 3 years of age. She has competed across the world in many competitions also including British Championships. Highlights for her have been, making the English National Squad and training with SCATS Gymnastics Club in the USA.
Elliz has been coaching with Twisters Gymnastics since 2015.

Nicole Hibbert

Gym coach

British Gymnastics level 2 coach Nicole spent 15 years of her life training to become a gymnast at Heathrow gymnastics club . Travelling around the world for most of her gymnastics career are some of the best highlights of her life. She competed at the European championships and came home with a silver medal from a team's accomplishment. She went on to compete at the world championships and was placed 20th around the world at the age of 16. She is now coaching, which she enjoys as she wants to pass on the knowledge she was given when she was young to the next generation.

Testimonials

Thanks so much to all of you for the wonderful show last week. We were so proud to watch Anushka and all the girls in baby ballet - you have done wonders with them and we were amazed at their confidence and energy. Thank you for the opportunity you have given my daughter and most of all it was clear to the audience that everyone on stage was having such fun - what more could we ask for! So glad she had the chance to be part of this professional and brilliant show.

Jaishree

Thank you so much for all your hard work putting together the shows. It was delightful to watch and see the joy on the children's faces. I was so impressed by the skill they all showed, and I can only begin to imagine how much effort this must of been for you all.

Meg

I just want to say what a fantastic job you do and both of my girls have come on leaps and bounds since they have been with you. I can't wait for demo week next week - Eleanora is so excited to show us how she has progressed.

Karen

Thanks - the children love their classes so thank you for having such a great formula!

Emily

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