Rolly Pollies Of Mooresville...
Our 5,000 square foot facility is the PREMIER Children's Fitness and Activity Center in Lake Norman; and we can't wait for you and your children to come and play and learn and grow with us!
What is Rolly Pollies?
Introducing a new spin on the traditional gymnastics center concept, Rolly Pollies® offers dynamic, fun-filled Motor Skills, Creative Arts and Music programs for kids 6 months through 8 years old in a safe, nurturing environment.
Centered around age-specific weekly classes, our structured, instructional and non-competitive programs have been created to maximize your child's physical, intellectual, emotional and social growth. Self-esteem and confidence soar as our Gymbugs™ meet and exceed goals and challenges specifically designed for their individual abilities and readiness levels.
At Rolly Pollies®, fears are conquered, new skills are discovered and SUCCESS is the word of the day ... Every day!
Our visually stimulating, clean and bright facility has been developed exclusively to provide our Gymbugs™ with the best atmosphere in which to learn and thrive. Using pre-school sized, customizable gym equipment tailored expressly for our individual programs and our stand alone Creative Arts and Music rooms, our highly trained, support-oriented staff will lead you and your child on a journey of growth and discovery.
In our world of fun and creativity, fitness, music and exploration are meshed so your child will be learning without even knowing they are doing so! But don't take our word for it ... let your child be the judge.
Our Programs & Classes
Rolly Pollies® structured, movement-based curriculum is divided into two 18-week sessions and one 9 week summer session, each of which highlights one major skill theme (such as orientation, hand/foot-eye coordination, jumping/landing, rolling and others), while covering all fundamental movement categories including strength, flexibility, agility, rhythm, endurance, balance, physical awareness and more.
The equipment set-up changes weekly and features standard stations as well as new activity stations where particular movements are solicited and practiced.
Our age-appropriate class activities are based on principles gathered from the latest research in child development, physiology and physical education and are arranged to maximize the individual goals of each age group.
Our Caterpillars class for kids 6 months to walking is centered around group activities including singing, games, instructor led discussions and individual activity stations. Development categories covered in this class include brachiation (chest muscle/lung development), vestibular system stimulation (balance/inner ear mechanism), inversion, spatial relationships and body awareness among others.
From there, we move into our toddler programs for 1 and 2 year olds that are more exploration based, incorporating singing, dancing, games and activity stations in a semi-structured format.
Our 3 year old program builds an instructional bridge between our toddler and pre-school programs adding socialization activities and increased structure to build their confidence and independence.
Finally, our 4 – 6 year old programs continue this pattern as instructors help our Gymbugs™ perform more advanced activities independently from their parents/caregivers in a nurturing class atmosphere with clear and firm task presentation.
CREATIVE ARTS PROGRAM
"The joy is in the process, not the product . . ."
The Rolly Pollies Creative Arts Adventures program is designed to provide our Gymbugs™ with the opportunity to experiment, create, get a little bit messy and have FUN! Modeled on the pre-school format, our self-paced classes utilize Creative Arts as a medium to teach socialization, language development, fine motor skills and cognition. It is the perfect learning environment where emphasis is placed on the process, not the product and the kids are given guidance without guidelines.
At Rolly Pollies, there simply is no “wrong way” to do something. Giving our children an atmosphere where they are free to create and express themselves is what our program is all about.
Kids derive as much value and pride in their ability to manipulate different mediums as they do in their finished product. How our little artists choose to fill up the space on their paper, move that paintbrush, chalk or crayon reflects their own unique style and imagination. Come join us and help foster, encourage and develop that style in a creative, stimulating and fun environment.
MUSIC ADVENTURES PROGRAM
"The gift of music . . ."
Come experience the joy of making music! Music Adventures is a child-centered, age-appropriate program that allows children to actively participate in the art of making music. A carefully sequenced curriculum introduces children to a wide variety of musical sounds, styles, and tonalities in a fun and engaging class environment. Family Packets contain a wealth of information about the musical content of each class, so parents can continue the music learning at home.
Each class includes:
• 45 minutes of music making through songs, stories, movement, and instrument playing
• Variety of quality music from different styles, time periods, and cultures, including music with unusual meters and tonalities
• Child-centered, developmentally appropriate activities sequenced to cultivate each child’s musical potential
• Family Packets containing song information and activities to accompany each class
• Rhythm instruments to continue the music making at home
Rolly Pollies of Mooresville is owned by a sister/brother/wife team. We are a true "family" business.
In creating Rolly Pollies, Joe Dondero and John Mann wanted to put a new spin on the traditional gymnastics concept. Coupling the Gym portion with the best Music and Creative Arts programs anywhere, they felt they could add that much more to the Rolly Pollies experience and give kids a more well-rounded development opportunity. Providing an atmosphere that promotes fun and creativity, exposes kids to music and art and teaches them to enjoy physical activity and establish healthy habits as they grow older is what Rolly Pollies is about.
We are thrilled with how our vision has come to life, and are very excited about where our program is headed. Please let us know if you have any comments/recommendations for how we can improve and get better. Additionally, if this is something you can see yourself doing in your life, please Contact us. . . we would love to speak with you!