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Horizon Gymnastics & Dance Academy

  Best of Port Charlotte Award Winner

Horizon Gymnastics & Dance Academy, established 1984

Welcome to Horizon Gymnastics & Dance Academy,

Horizon Gymnastics & Dance Academy is a strong believer of the Positive Coaching Alliance. We strive to follow their ideals and teach with the focus of developing the athlete as a person and create success from within first. 

Horizon is a year round program offering classes and competitive team all year long. 

  • Fall Classes have begun
  • Join us for Ballet, Tap, Lyrical Dance Classes
  • Free Trial Classes are available, call to reserve 

Gymnastics-Dance-Trampoline & Tumbling-Cheer Tumble-Acro


A positive approach gets the most from youth and high school athletes, which is what coaches, parents and the athletes themselves want. Staying positive also helps youth get the most out of sports.

Encouraging athletes with positive reinforcement helps them hear and heed the necessary corrections. With that winning combination of truthful, specific praise and constructive criticism, athletic performance improves and so do the chances that kids stick with sports longer and learn all the valuable life lessons inherently available through organized competition.

Welcome to Horizon Gymnastics & Dance Academy
call us today 941-627-5342

Gymnastics, Dance, Trampoline & Tumbling
Acro, Cheer Tumble, Boys Ninja, Toddler Playdates
Competitive Teams in Gymnastics, Trampoline & Tumbling, Arco


Good luck to Level 9 gymnast, Hayley Gabbard as she has earned the honor of attending the USA Gymnastics Level 9-10 Regional Training Camp this weekend in Atlanta, Georgia.

This outstanding accomplishment has come from lots of hard work and Hayley is honored to be the only gymnast in our area to be represented at the Regional Training Camp. Horizon could not be more proud of this young athlete!


Hayley Gabbard, Class of 2022

2019 Gymnastics Playdates for Kids 6 & under

Thursday mornings-9:30-10:30 am

When: Every Thursday Morning 9:30-10:30 am, pay per class

Who: Girls and Boys; Ages 6 & under, Toddlers, Pre-school, Elementary Age

Cost: Horizon Members $6.00 per class, Non-Members $8.00 per class

How to Register: Call our office to reserve your child’s spot as space is limited for each playdate

What: Gymnastics group warm up will be followed by basic gymnastics instruction on floor exercise. Children will then have time for free play on balance beams, tumbletrack, uneven bars, foam pit and bounce house. We will gather at the last part of the class for a fun group activity and parachute time. This is a great introduction to the sport of gymnastics and offers social interaction, physical development and coordination.

For more information on this or any Horizon Gymnastics & Dance Academy program please contact us.

Competitive Teams are available for Gymnastics, Trampoline & Tumbling and Acro Gymnastics

Gymnastics Teams; Level 1-10, All Levels of XCEL, USA Gymnastics, AAU Gymnastics

Trampoline & Tumbling Teams; Level 1-10, USA Gymnastics
Acro Team; Level 1-8, AAU Gymnastics

For more information on our competitive team program contact Shelly Proa, Owner 

Beautiful state of the art equipment

Ninja Gymnastics Classes


Our Ninja Gymnastics program has been very successful and we are now excited to announce our list of NEW classes for Spring 2018.

Monday 4:00-5:00 pm 

Tuesday 4:00-5:00 pm  

Wednesday 4:00-5:00 pm

Please contact the office with any questions. 941.627.5342

Class Description:

The Horizon Ninja Gymnastics Class combines all the basics of tumbling, trampoline and gymnastics while focusing on developing personal fitness goals using cross fit, plyometric stations, rope climbing and obstacle courses. Ninja Gymnastics Class will keep your child moving! This is a great class for athletes who want to cross-train for other sports and improve their strength, flexibility, agility, and coordination.

The benefits of the Ninja Gymnastics:

  • Fitness-Experiencing fun associated with fitness activities can create life-long positive fitness habits.
  • Mental Focus-Learning how to concentrate on task and achieving goals.
  • Balance-Gymnastics like balancing skills can transfer later to riding a bike.
  • Social Skills-Taking turns, working with partners, sharing, making friends and acknowledging the accomplishments of others.
  • Strength-climbing on the bars and ropes develops muscle strength.
  • Flexibility-Improved range of motion throughout stretching and holding body positions.
  • Coordination-Hand-eye coordination improves writing ability while eye-tracking improves reading readiness.
  • Burn Calories-Help jumpstart a life of fitness.
  • The Sport of ALL Sports-Gymnastics Ninja Classes prepare kids for ALL Sport!

uneven bars builds upper body strength
Horizon is honored to be awarded for 2018

Horizon Gymnastics & Dance Academy Receives

2018 Best of Port Charlotte Award

Port Charlotte Award Program Honors the Achievement

Congratulations to Horizon Gymnastics & Dance Academy for being awarded  the
"2018 Best of Port Charlotte Award".

We are so happy to be awarded into the "Business Hall of Fame" for winning this award three years in a row!

Each year, in and around the Port Charlotte area, the Port Charlotte Award Program chooses only the best local businesses. Focusing on companies that have demonstrated their ability to grow their business a provide outstanding service to the community. Horizon Gymnastics & Dance Academy has been selected within their field of expertise and exemplifies the best of small business for 2018.


My Two children have been team members at Horizon Gymnastics since 2012. Practices are consistent the athletes stay busy learning new skills while having fun! Horizon's coaches have been there for my young athletes, pushing them to set and achieve goals, while rejoicing along side them as they succeed. Horizon has truly become a second family. We couldn't be happier with our initial decision enrolling our children at Horizon Gymnastics!!

The Miller Family, August 2016

"Callie started your Tumble Tots class last month and LOVES it.

 I had caught this picture of pure joy on Callies face because she "finally did the flip and didn't let go of the rings".
Miss Charlotte is amazing! Thank you! "
Valente Family, April 2018