December Newsletter – 2017
December Cobra Gymnastics and Dance 2017 Newsletter – Happy Holidays!
Pro Shop Sale! – Holiday shopping at Cobra!
Please take a peek at all of the new product we are getting in daily! We will have sweatshirts and T-shirts for toddlers up to adults! We have pajama pants, tank tops, and new leotards! Holiday ornaments will be arriving shortly. Gift Certificates are always available as well.
Sale Alert! Buy two items and receive 10% off of your order. But 3 or more items and receive 20% off your order! Items included in this sale are Sweatshirts, T-shirts, Tank Tops, Sweatpants, Jammie Pants and Leotards!
Registration for Session 2
We are happy to start accepting priority registration for Session Two starting December 11th. If you are currently registered in our program, your child’s place in class is guaranteed ONLY UNTIL January 13th. Afterward, our waiting lists will fill any vacant spots. Please check in with the desk to complete your registration if you are continuing into Session Two. If you are a new student or know of a new student who wants to become a part of Cobra, please have them join our waiting list for their most desired class time!
Skill Testing, Advancing Levels or Changing Classes
As you may have noticed, our coaches have begun their skill testing. We have designated skills for each level of gymnastics at Cobra and have further divided those skills into three categories, Balance & Agility, Strength & Coordination, and Big Skills. We feel it’s important for your gymnasts to feel the progress of their learning, so we award these three certificates before they obtain their Level Medal. During our award ceremony in January, students who have achieved the respected skills in the respected categories will be awarded the certificate(s). Please remember it may take two or more sessions before a student advances to a higher level of class or certificate.
Workshops in our Studio!
December 16th – Restorative Yoga & Yoga Nidra with Stephanie Jones, E-RYT – Restorative Yoga is the yoga of un-doing. Though the use of props, we will surrender into completely supported postures for several minutes at a time. The focus of this practice is to foster total relaxation, rather than stretch and tone muscles. The workshop will culminate with Yoga Nidra, which translates to yogic sleep. Yoga Nidra is an excellent way to calm anxieties and access the serenity within. Open to everyone!
December 21st – Sun Salutations for the Winter Solstice – Come celebrate the shortest day of the year with 36 surya namaskar (sun salutations) interspersed with 18 chandra namesake (moon salutations). This is a great opportunity to be in community and re-dedicate yourself to your yoga practice during this busy season.
January 6th – Noyes Nature Rhythm Workshop with Emily Mott – A movement class of meditative and inspiring flow. This 100 year old system, developed by Florence Fleming Noyes, strengthens and releases the body and spirit. Learn strengthening techniques like Forest Breathing and the Panther, and be led on a creative movement unfoldment based on earth’s nature and accompanied by beautiful music. Skills provided.
To find out more about these workshops and all our studio classes, please visit the Studio Serpentine at Cobra page on Facebook!
Cobra will be closed starting Thursday, December 21st, 2017 through Wednesday, January 3rd, 2018. We will have limited desk hours during this time and they will be posted on our website. Our Studio closures for holiday period will be posted shortly on our website and Facebook.
Winter Weather Policy
Please note that in the event of inclement weather, morning classes will be cancelled by 8:00am, evening classes will be cancelled by 2:00pm. Please check our website, Facebook, or our phone message for cancellation updates. We do not make personal phone calls or emails.
Show Week for Session 1
Please mark your calendar that Show Week is the week of January 22nd-27th. Plan on arriving about 20 minutes before class ends to see what your child has learned this session. More details to follow.
Parent’s Night Out and Pre-school Open Gym
Don’t forget, this Friday, December 8th is Parent’s Night Out. Ages 5 and up. 6:00-9:00 PM. $18 members/$20 non-members/$45 for families of 3 or more. Pizza Included!
Pre-school Open gym is every Friday from 9:15-10:30am. Ages 18months-6 years (up to 8 years old for homeschool). 18-36 months need to be accompanied by an adult. $10 member/$12 non-member/$8 registered student
Congratulations to the Cobra Competitive Gymnasts for two successful meets so far this season! They competed at The Harvest Classic on November 18-19th at Northern Lights in White River Junction, VT. And our Optional team just competed at the Thompson’s Holiday Invitational in Holyoke, MA. Look for our story in the Mountain Times!
Next up for the team:
Sectional 1 at Sunrise Gymanstics in Barre, Vt on December 10th, 2017.
World Class Invitational at Siena College in Loudonville, NY on December 15th-17th, 2017
Thank you! ~Coach Shelby and Staff
November Newsletter – 2017
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We will be closed November 20th – 26th for Thanksgiving break. Enjoy your holiday!
Cobra will also be closed December 21st – January 3rd, 2018. Desk hours will be available on Facebook and our website for that time period.
Pro-shop – Sale!
We are having a leotard sale in our lobby! All leos on our white sale rack are $22 or 2 for $40! We will also be getting new leotards in soon along with sweatshirts, t-shirts and more for your holiday shopping!
Session Two Registration – Mark your calendar!
Session Two begins the week of January 27th. Priority registration for the next session will be December 11th – January 13th, Open registration begins on January 15th!
Studio Serpentine News
Upcoming workshops in our Studio!
November 18th – A journey through Chakras Workshop with Stephanie Jones
December 2nd – Body Percussion Rhythm Workshop with Margaret Francoeur-Dunne
December 16th – Restorative Yoga & Yoga Nidra Workshop with Stephanie Jones
Please call for more info and to register and also visit and like our studio Facebook page “Studio Serpentine at Cobra” for all of the latest studio happenings and schedule updates!
We are running a promotion for some of our Parent/Child and Preschool classes! If you are a current student in one of the following classes, please bring a friend to try out our classes the week of 11/27-12/1! If your friend registers for a class for the remainder of session 1, the current student will earn $5 in Cobra credit!
Tuesday – 9:30-10:15am – Parent/Child Class
Wednesday – 9:30-10:15am – Preschool Class
Wednesday – 1:00-1:45pm – Preschool Class
Wednesday – 6:00-6:45pm – Preschool Class
Thursday – 4:00-4:45pm – Parent/Child Class
Saturday – 10:05-10:50am – Preschool Class
Share the fun you have in our classes with your friends! Please register your friend 24 hours in advance of class!
Pre-school Open Gym/Parents Night Out
- Friday Mornings 9:15am-10:30am
This 75 minute gym time is designed to let your little ones explore our gym. 18 months – 6 years old are welcome to enjoy free play under the supervision and guidance of our coaches. 18-36 month must be accompanied by an adult.
Registered Cobra Members: $8 Cobra Members: $10 Drop-In: $12
- 2nd Friday of the Month, December 8th is our next one! 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Drop off the kids for three hours of fun every second friday of the month from 6-9pm. Dinner, games and gymnastics for all! No need to pre-register – just drop in!
$18 member price, $20 non-members, $45 family rate for 3+ kids. Ages 5+
The Serpentine Dance Troupe and The Really Big Show!
Please help us in congratulating our amazing group of gymnasts that transformed into powerful dancers for The Really Big Show. These girls dedicated extra hours, patience, dedication and passion to deliver a beautiful message and performance. We are all exceptionally proud of these eight amazing girls – Maleah Jones, Karena Kuehl, McKenna Greene, Mia Marsh, Charlotte Swenor, Jamisyn Baker, Nadia Tarbell and Lili Zens!
With anticipation and joy, our girls competitive team will begin their season this month with the Harvest Meet at Northern Lights Gymnastics on November 18/19th. Competing in VT, NY, MA & NH, they love fans and support! If you have a future Cobra Team athlete, check out our schedule online and come watch some meets!
Happy Thanksgiving! –
Coach Shelby and Staff
Cobra Gymnastics & Dance