Airborne Gymnastics has been a female, family-owned business since 1994, serving the Santa Clara community for over 25 years. Owners Melanie Ruggiero and Leah Tanquary discovered a love for competitive gymnastics at a young age. Both women graduated from San Jose State University, where Melanie competed on the NCAA gymnastics team as a Spartan.
Opening Airborne was a dream for both sisters hoping to inspire young girls by sharing their passion for the sport of gymnastics.
After 15 years in our original location, we were fortunate enough to move into a beautiful 25,000 sq. ft. facility with the ability to add additional programs for Boys and Parkour. However, our mission remains the same.
Our goal is to nurture and create the desire in each child and young adult to be the best they can be when they walk into Airborne.
It is our top priority to provide a positive environment where the health and well-being of all children are at the forefront of what we do. We take tremendous pride in being a part of what we consider an Airborne Family. At the heart of who we are, is a staff of experienced, passionate instructors with the common goal of sharing our love for this amazing sport. At Airborne, we employ one of the most experienced groups of instructors in the Bay Area, providing a refined curriculum created to inspire children in our community to be active while having FUN. This model has allowed us to watch eager-to-learn toddlers develop into thriving young adults.
From little girls to adult women, Airborne represents the largest number of NCAA scholarship athletes from any gym in Northern California.
Airborne is unique in the relationship and collaboration between owners, managers, and staff members (many have been employed with us for 15-25 years!) In addition, you will find both owners are present and accessible throughout the week. We are committed to maintaining a clean, safe, state-of-the-art facility year-round.
Airborne offers a variety of classes for children from crawlers to 17 years old. Airborne offers recreational gymnastics classes for both boys and girls of all ages and abilities to learn the sport. We offer a specialized tumbling and trampoline class for those children wanting to learn specific tumbling skills. Our parkour program is available to children ages 2 ½ and older to experience the new sport of parkour. Airborne also offers adults the opportunity to learn gymnastics through our adult program. Our competitive girls’ team competes in artistic gymnastics meets throughout the state and country.
We are not offering trial classes. Your family is welcome to observe classes before choosing to register! Please contact the office with questions about our classes.
Please note that when you sign up for a class, you are signing up for a class day, time, and level, not the instructor. Instructors may change, but our intention is to keep instructors as consistent as possible.
Many of our classes may have a waitlist to enroll. If there is no waitlist for the class, we can enroll your child for the next available start date. If there are no spaces available, students are allowed to be on a maximum of 3 waitlists. We will contact families from the waitlist as space becomes available.
Yes! Our programs are year-round and can be entered into at any time of the year for recreational students. Your child’s monthly tuition will be pro-rated appropriately if they start the class in the middle of the month. Multi-student discounts do not apply when fees are pro-rated. Airborne does not pro-rate fees for absences or missed classes.
Airborne Gymnastics has a $50 non-refundable annual registration fee that is due for each child prior to starting any class. This fee includes secondary coverage through K & K Insurance Group Inc. and is required for all students. Registration fees are renewed each year on the anniversary of your child’s enrollment.
We accept Visa, MasterCard, cash, or check for monthly tuition. A credit card must be kept on file to be used for Automatic Payments. Automatic payments will be run on the 1st of each month. If your family would prefer to pay by cash or check, please do so before the 1st of each month to avoid being charged using the card on file.
We do not prorate tuition for holidays or gym closures.
We are unable to accommodate in-person make-up classes. Make-ups can be completed through our online Airborne Zoom program. Make-up classes are offered as a courtesy. Please contact the office for more information regarding our current make-up policy. (Pre-Team and Team programs are not offered makeups)
We require written notice at least 7 days prior to the month you would like to cancel. We do not drop students mid-month. In order to process your cancellation and avoid being charged for the following month, you must file your cancellation by email. You may email us your child’s full name and class name. The office will confirm your cancellation upon receipt. Refunds will not be issued for late cancellation notices.
Airborne does not have a “hold policy”. Monthly tuition is required to remain active in classes. If you do not wish to pay regular monthly tuition to guarantee your child’s spot, you must submit a cancellation notice at least 7 days prior to the month you would like to cancel (See cancellation policy). If you know you are leaving for an extended period of time, you can place your child on waiting lists for the same level class, ahead of time, in order to increase your chances of getting back into classes upon your return. All students can be on up to three waiting lists at one time.
Students should dress in comfortable and athletic clothing such as a leotard, or shorts and a t-shirt. Please do not send your child to class wearing jeans, khakis, or any attire with belts, buckles, buttons, or zippers. Long hair should be tied back into a single ponytail. No jewelry is allowed on the floor and should be removed prior to the start of class along with socks and shoes.
Airborne has parking spaces available in the front, right side, and back of the building. Please do not park in the Windustrial building’s parking lot (left side to Airborne) as cars may be towed. Parking is permitted on Windustrial’s side Monday through Friday after 5:00 pm and on weekends. For safety, all children must be accompanied by a parent/guardian when walking through the parking lot.
Our preschool program classes (Diaper Dynos, Minimights, Dynamights, and Dynamos) are age-based. Each child will be promoted to the next level when they meet the age requirement for that level.
All classes, from the Beginning level to the Advanced level, are based on skill acquisition. Each level has a specific list of skill requirements. All skills for that level must be consistently mastered before the student is promoted to the next level. Students can be promoted to the next level at any point in the year once they have the skills required.
Students are continuously being evaluated during their classes. We do provide families with Progress Reports twice per year(late Spring and late Fall) to provide feedback on their student’s current progress in the class. In skill-based classes, students can be promoted to the next level at any point in the year once they have the skills required for the next level.
If you would like feedback on your child’s progress, please speak to your child’s coach before or after class.
Please let the office know you wish to speak to your child’s coach. They will let your coach know to speak to your family before or after class. You may also request an instructor’s e-mail address from the office to communicate with them about your child.
Yes. Private lessons are scheduled directly with the coaches during designated times. You may contact any coach for their availability for private lessons. You may also request a coach’s e-mail address from the office to communicate with them about private lessons. All students MUST have a completed registration form and a non-refundable $50 annual registration fee prior to starting any private lessons or sessions. Please contact your coach directly to inquire about availability and rates.
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Policies and Procedures
Airborne Gymnastics welcomes you to a positive and enriching year-round program, which can be entered at any time of year for recreational and competitive gymnasts. Airborne Gymnastics is also a great supplement for Martial Arts, Cheer-leading, Dance, Diving, and all other sports.
Registration: All registration can be completed online using our Online Registration Form, or our Parent Portal for returning students.
Trials: In-person trials are not being offered at this time in order to keep stable and consistent groups. We are offering free trial classes for our online Airborne Zoom program. Please contact the office to schedule a free trial.
A parent/guardian must complete a Registration and Medical Insurance Information form for each child attending classes. This form is vital in ensuring your child’s welfare and is due with your initial payment.
Fees and Payments
Our program is based on a 4-week month. The months that offer 5 weeks compensate for the holidays when the gym is closed. Tuition is payable on the FIRST of the month. If payment has not been received by the 10th of the month, a $10 late fee will be added to your account. Tuition, camp, and special event fees are NON-REFUNDABLE and NON-TRANSFERABLE.
A non-refundable fee of $50 is due for each child attending classes. This fee is secondary insurance and will pay all fees not covered by your primary policy. This fee is due annually and is renewed every year on the anniversary of your enrollment.
Prorating of Fees
The proration of fees is only allowed for new students that are starting mid-month. Airborne DOES NOT prorate fees for absences or make-ups.
Families with more than one child enrolled in gymnastics will receive an eight-dollar ($8) discount per child when paying the month in full.
A ten-dollar ($10) late fee will be assessed to your monthly tuition if not received by the 10th of the month.
Airborne Gymnastics only accepts checks, cash, or credit card (Visa, MasterCard). A returned check will result in a twenty-five-dollar ($25) fee. This fee and your child’s tuition fee must be paid in full before your child will be allowed to participate in class. We encourage all families to keep a card on file for AutoPay.
To register for Automatic Payment, please fill out the “Automatic Credit Card Registration” form with the front office. We cannot enter your credit card information into our database unless you fill out this form. Automatic Payment is processed between the 1st and 5th of each month. If your credit card information changes, we will need notification prior to the 1st of the month. We accept Visa or MasterCard.
Securing your spot
Due to our strict student-to-teacher ratios, tuition must be paid by the 1st of the month, to secure your child’s spot for the month. If payment is not received by the end of the month, the child will be dropped from their current class. Once your balance has been cleared they may re-enroll in available classes.
Late Pick-Up Charge
Please be prompt when picking up your child. The gym closes at 8:45 pm sharp Monday-Friday. On Saturday the gym closes at 5:00 pm. On Sunday the gym closes at 5:30 pm. The late pick-up charge is $7.50 per 15 minutes (or a portion of).
To keep our participants and employees safe and healthy, we ask that you keep your child home if they exhibit any symptoms of illness and they are not feeling “well”. If you are ill, or someone in your family is ill, please stay home.
In-person make-ups due to missed classes are not being offered. In-person Special Make-up sessions are only offered to students that will miss the 4th class in the month due to Airborne’s Holiday closures. If your family misses a class, make-ups can be completed through our online Zoom program. All Zoom classes are live, instructor-led, and will be catered to the students scheduled on that date.
Your child must currently be enrolled at Airborne to do make-ups. All make-ups must be completed within the current month. Zoom make-ups are scheduled by appointment. Please email the office to schedule a Zoom session. Pre-Team, Xcel, and Team classes are not offered make-ups.
In order to stop the next month from being charged, please send an email no later than one week (seven days) prior to the month you are dropping for. We will not refund processed tuition for late cancellations if you are on Automatic Payment.
Students should dress in comfortable clothing such as leotards, shorts, T-shirts, or warm-up suits. Please do not send your child to class wearing jeans, khaki, or any attire with belts, buckles, and buttons. Hair should be secured away from the face, ponytail preferred. No socks or shoes will be allowed on the gym floor.
Your child will receive a promotion certificate upon completion of each level when their skills are accomplished. Progress Reports are handed out twice a year for all Recreational classes. These are typically conducted in late Spring and late Fall of each year.
Airborne has parking spaces available in the front, right side, and back of the building. Please do not park on the Windustrial side of the parking lot (left side to Airborne), before 5:00 pm, as cars may be towed. Parking is permitted on Windustrial’s side Monday through Friday after 5:00 pm and all day on weekends. For safety, all children must be accompanied by a parent/guardian when walking through the parking lot.
Children are not allowed to play on the gymnastics equipment when not part of a class, in the parking lot, or around the perimeter of the building, even when accompanied by a parent or guardian.
General Photo/Video Release
Airborne Gymnastics may film or take photographs during classes, events, or other activities for promotional use. You may contact the office if you want your child removed from any promotional material they may appear in.