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.
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.
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
The Triana Family, August 2020"We have been at Horizon Gymnastics & Dance Academy for over 6 years. Both of our children started in the Mommy and Me classes. They continued with Tumble Bugs and moved onto the competitive teams. We have found that Horizon is a very special place, an extended family of sorts. Our children love being there and we feel confident in the excellent training and safe environment provided at this gym. The coaches care and treat the gymnasts like individuals applauding and celebrating new skills and encouraging them to continually grow. Individual plans for gymnasts are constantly implemented by the coaching staff. Finally, most of all, the owner and head coach, Shelly Proa is approachable. She manages to make personal connections with gymnasts and parents. She will either take the time right there and then, or return a call or text in response to questions or concerns. This personalized and caring approach is what makes the Horizon team a gym we have trusted for our children for many years."The Mattessino Family, August 2020"Our daughter has been attending Horizon for over a year now. At first I will admit that I was very hesitant. She was not always so open to meeting new people, or following directions the first time and she would get distracted very easily...(your typical 4 year old!) I was totally shocked to sit back and watch how well she was following directions and actually trying during her first few classes. She has learned so many skills in such a short time and we couldn't be more proud of her! She now looks forward to attending gymnastics every week. We are able to use this as a rewards system- it always works...she never wants to miss class ! Special thanks to Coach Shelly- you really care about your kids here at Horizon and that's amazing! "
Valente Family, April 2018
"Callie started your Tumble Tots class last month and LOVES it.
We are proud to announce that Horizon has been awarded 2020 Best Gymnastics Club/Dance Studio in Port Charlotte! We would like to thank all of our families for your support of our program each year. Horizon was established in 1984 and we continue to work hard to provide the VERY best learning, facility and staff for our community for the last 36 years. We humbly thank you and are so excited to accept this award for 2020.
Shelly Proa, Owner
Horizon Gymnastics & Dance Academy