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Horizon Gymnastics & Dance Academy

  Best of Port Charlotte Award Winner

Horizon Gymnastics & Dance Academy, established 1984

Join us this summer...

Summer Camp 2021 - June 14 to August 6

All Summer Classes have begun!

Registration is now OPEN!!

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. 

  • Free Trial Classes are available, call to reserve 
  • Gymnastics
  • Trampoline & Tumbling
  • Acro
  • Theater
  • Ballet and Hip-Hop Classes
  • Competitive Teams


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.

Congratulations to these Horizon Gymnasts for making the “Top 100 Gymnasts in the USA” for the 2021 season!

2021 America's Top 100 Level XD Beam Scores

#2 in the USA!


Huber, Reilly

Horizon Gymnastics and Dance Academy

2021 Region 8 Xcel Championships

2021 America's Top 100 Level XD All Around Scores

#72 in the USA!


Huber, Reilly

Horizon Gymnastics and Dance Academy

2021 Region 8 Xcel Championships

2021 America's Top 100 Level 7 Vault Scores

#18 in the USA!


Jansen, Jozlynn

Horizon Gymnastics and Dance Academy

2021 Florida Level 7. P, D State Meet

2021 America's Top 100 Level 3 Floor Scores

#24 in the USA!


Facey, Arieana

Horizon Gymnastics and Dance Academy

2021 Team FL Spring Championships

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.

 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! "

                                                                                                                                                The Miller Family, August 2016
"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 alongside 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!!"