Coach Damarcus did a very good job balancing free play with structured games. He asked our girls which games they wanted to play and paid attention to the right level of environmental stimulation. For instance, he turned off the music when giving instructions.
We've been to other kids birthday parties at the Little Gym where coaches did not do this and were there were too many structured games. Our girls picked Coach D, even though he's not been a regular teacher of theirs, which shows how much he radiates fun, silliness and kid-friendliness.
All the staff did a good job of setting up and taking down in an unobtrusive way. Another party's theme was set up when we got there but it was easily and quickly changed with no fuss.
I am glad that the kids have fun and don't feel the pressure of competition and perfection that they may feel at a typical gymnastics center. However, I would like to for my daughters skills to be improving faster and more observably. I think this should be a given as the kids get older and especially in the "advanced" class. I can't say that I see any marked ability improvements this season.
I liked the staff coordination of the event, the friendliness and professionalism of the staff.
My only critique might be to let the kids run a bit longer before having them sit down - especially for 2 and 3 year olds. But the party was really great and thanks for supporting our daughter's birthday!
The kids really had a lot of fun. Several parents told me that. It's all about the kids. I wish there was more time for eating though. It felt rushed in the end. Probably because I had two birthday kids. The restroom ran out of paper towels.