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Deerness Gymnastics Academy, Ushaw Moor, Durham

Deerness Gymnastics Academy 
Ushaw Moor, Durham

Home to World, European and British Champions.

Developing happy, healthy, confident children.

About Deerness Gymnastics Academy:

The aim of the academy is to offer children of all ages and abilities the opportunity to participate in gymnastics at a recreational or a competitive level in a supportive and friendly environment.

The Academy currently embraces a range of gymnastic disciplines and has consistently produced World, European and British Champions with more than 60 “Team GB” members. The facility comprises a 15,000 sq ft purpose-built gymnasium, a dance studio, a preparation gymnasium, activities room, various fitness rooms, a sauna and changing rooms with showers.

Our gymnasts have lots of fun learning the basics and are given the opportunity to progress to elite level should they have the potential and determination to do so. Through structured and progressive training children develop a range of skills, speed, strength, endurance and agility while at the same time making new friends and increasing in self-confidence.

All our staff are CRB checked and all sessions are taught by highly qualified British Gymnastics coaches including some of the best coaches in the world. For more information visit

New members are always welcome so why not get in touch or call 0191 373 9419

Recreational Gymnastics Classes for Children include:

Fundamental Gymnastics – 3- 8yrs

These are mixed classes that aim to give your child fundamental skills in gymnastics and movement with an emphasis on FUN and enjoyment. These classes are split into two age groups:

3-5 years Fundamental squads

5-8 years Fundamental squads

Foundation Squads – 8yrs+

These sessions are mixed classes that aim to boost your child’s self confidence, co-ordination, balance, strength and gymnastic skills. We offer the opportunity to develop through various badge and certificate schemes in a fun and challenging environment.

Boys Only Sessions

For boys to participate in activities including vaulting, tumbling skills and physical challenges.

Mini Spartans – 4yrs – 7yrs

Spartan Warriors – 7yrs+

Youth Squad Classes

These are mixed classes for 11+ yrs. This is a more skill based class focusing on progressing individual gymnastic skills.

NEW!! Recreational Tumbling classes!

The Academy now runs tumbling sessions for novice level gymnasts. All gymnasts must start at level 1 but can  quickly progress.


These sessions are mixed classes that aim to teach the basic skills of Trampolining. The trampoline is sunken into the floor for added safety and goes directly into a foam pit for everyone to enjoy. Numbers are restricted to a maximum of 14 gymnasts so book early to guarantee your place.

Freestyle Gymnastics 

Freestyle Gymnastics is the name adopted by British Gymnastics to describe a fantastic new, exciting and rapidly growing activity which incorporates aspects of other popular ‘street’ activities such as Parkour, Free Running and Urban Gymnastics.

Deerness Gymnastics Academy is offering a freestyle gymnastics class, which places an emphasis on freedom, individuality and creativity with regards to the skills that each participant learns and performs. The focus will be on acrobatic and vault work.

Parent and Toddler Preschool Gymnastics

Pre-school Gymnastics

Using a multi-sensory approach and a variety of specialist and play equipment, these classes will enhance the natural development of your child and encourage the development of basic motor skills in a structured environment.

These are drop in sessions where parents and carers can bring their children to explore the large and small apparatus in a soft and foam pitted environment. A variety of toys are also available to enhance this exciting and stimulating experience. As this is not a coach led session, the responsibility for child supervision is with the parent/guardian.

Classes are available for children aged 6 months – 4 years.

Holiday Camps

An oppor­tu­nity for cur­rent mem­bers and those out­side the club to give Gym­nas­tics a go over the hol­i­days! Cater­ing for chil­dren aged from 4 to 12, all camps are super­vised and instructed by qual­i­fied coaches within a safe, fun envi­ron­ment. The chil­dren will be able to try out all of the equipment, as well as have fun play­ing lots of games!

Childrens Gymnastic Birthday Parties

Deerness Gymnastics Academy has a fantastic facility which will be exclusively yours in order to make your child’s party one to remember. We are able to offer the whole facility for birthday parties with soft play, foam filled pit and a trampoline. We taylor parties to suit all ages from babies to teenagers.

Elite Performance, Adult and Youth classes also available call for details 0191 373 9419​

All our staff are CRB checked and all sessions are taught by highly qualified British Gymnastics coaches including some of the best coaches in the world.

“Excellence in Gymnastics Coaching.”

For more information visit


Valley View, Ushaw Moor, Durham, Co Durham, DH7 7LS

5.11 miles  
  0191 373 9419    
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