Our teams can usually be broken up into 3 main categories:
Acro Performance, Competitive Gymnastics, and Competitive Dance.
The Roots Acro Performance Teams,
affectionately referred to as RAPT, is a fast paced and flexible track for students who enjoy the thrill of performance, but are not necessarily interested in the travel requirements for competitive routes.
Here at Roots we host both Men's Competitive Gymnastics, as well as Women's Competitive Gymnastics. Our Men's team is Level 3+ in the JO program. The Women's Team begins with Xcel and then progresses into JO.
The Roots Acro Dance Teams, (R.A.D.) are the perfect fit for the serious dancer. Students on the R.A.D. team travel to compete as well as attend several dance conventions. In addition, they also perform locally.
Roots Acro Performance Teams
Director: Mara Lee Stark
The Roots Acro Performance Teams are an unique opportunity to pursue gymnastics skills without the intensive requirements of many competitive programs. In these teams, students have multiple chances each year to showcase their sills on stage and work together with their teammates to learn and perfect choreography.
Boy's & Girl's
Director: Stephan Bushard
The Junior Olympic Program is organized into ten different levels of training or competition. Each level has multiple age groups and opportunities for participation and competition. Competition is carried out at the local, state, regional and national levels through USA Gymnastics sanctioned invitational meets and championship level meets. The Men’s Junior Olympic National Championships are held in May of each year for eligible athletes in Levels 8, 9 and 10 who have qualified through their Regional Championships. The season culminates for eligible Level 10 athletes at the P&G Gymnastics Championships.
The Xcel program is a part of USA Gymnastics (the national gymnastics governing body). From USA Gymnastics “The Xcel Program is designed to offer a broad-based, affordable competitive experience outside the traditional Jr. Olympic Program to attract and retain a diverse group of athletes.” The Xcel program is broken up into 5 levels beginning with Bronze (our preteam level), Silver, Gold, Platinum and Diamond. Your child will progress through the levels at her own pace, not necessarily as a group. We have a list of skills required to compete at each level and as your daughter masters those skills she will be moved into the next level. The coaches will conduct monthly skill evaluations to track each gymnast's progress.
Director: Chris Bushard
The Junior Olympic program was developed with the belief that all athletes, regardless of their potential, must have a solid foundation of basic skills in order to advance safely. The program allows the gymnast to advance at her own pace, competing in more than one level in a year, if she so chooses.
In order to compete in a sanctioned competition, an athlete must be a registered USA Gymnastics Athlete Member or Introductory Athlete Member (Levels 1-2 & Xcel). A gymnast may compete in a maximum of two (2) State meets per competitive year (one per season), either at the same or higher Level. The Women's Junior Olympic Program is divided into three major segments; developmental, compulsory, and optional.
Roots Acro Dance Teams
Director: Mara Lee Stark
For the aspiring dancer, the Roots Acro Dance Teams offer the ability to pursue advanced dance techniques and bring those skills to the main stage. These teams travel across Montana and neighboring states to compete with their routines. R.A.D. is the perfect path for the student who takes their love for dance seriously.