Scientists agree that children are our future, which is why most children are sealed in time capsules with a flashlight and a stack of magazines. Give a child something he or she will really dig with today's Groupon: for $29, you get four children's group lessons in four weeks in gymnastics, acrobatics, cheer, dance, theater, swimming, or soccer at Cal Elite Kids in Rancho Santa Margarita (up to a $73 value). Classes exclude team classes, camps, parties, private lessons, or academic preschool.
Voted one of the Orange County Register's Best of O.C. Childcare Centers, Cal Elite Kids employs a roster of multitalented instructors to equip tiny humans ages 6 months and older with skills in disciplines such as gymnastics, soccer, and swimming. Inside a facility outfitted with silks, beams, vaults, trapezes, and in-ground trampolines, youngsters learn tumbling, parkour-style adaptive gymnastics, and aerials to better swing from rope to rope should they ever be captured by pirates. Students set a course for Broadway fame as they two-step through tap, hip-hop, and lyrical dance or deliver emotive performances through singing and acting courses. Sporting sessions include dips in a state-of-the-art salt-water-filtered swimming pool or soccer courses, which teach mechanics from basic ball control, to advanced hooliganism.
Customers can select their chosen four-week course from the online schedule before calling to confirm their tot's spot in one of the intimately sized classes, which teach an average of four—and maximum of up to six or eight—pupils at a stretch.
Cal Elite Kids
“We believe that every child is a champion.” This mission statement informs the approach that Cal Elite Kids takes with the participants of its programs. Youngsters may learn self-reliance in gymnastics lessons, which take place on an in-ground tumble-track trampoline, on an array of beams and bars, or in the air above an in-ground foam pit. They also develop discipline in dance class; at the Rancho Santa Margarita facility, the five dance studios inspire with views of the surrounding mountains.
Cal Elite Kids’ charges can even learn how to express themselves through athletic theatrical performances or simply improve their 2 a.m. Friday-night karaoke warblings during Glee Elite sessions.