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artistic team track

junior olympic and RECREATIONAL competition tracks



At Dynamite, we believe that every athlete can achieve their goals with the right attitude and hard work. We also understand that while some gymnasts would live in the gym if they could, others have other interests outside of gymnastics. For these reasons, we offer advanced classes and competition options that provide flexibility in hours, commitment and competition. USA Gymnastics (USAG) has two tracks: Xcel (recreational competition) and the Junior Olympic program (more competitive). Xcel gymnasts practice fewer hours than JO gymnasts and create their own routines at every level (Gold, Silver and Bronze). For the first five levels of the JO program, USAG creates the routines, while levels 6 and up have required elements and the gymnasts create their own routines. Practices are typically 3 - 4 hours per day, 2 - 4 days per week. 

xcel track

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ADVANCED rockets

Advanced Rockets is for advanced gymnasts who have graduated from Rockets and want to learn advanced skills or who are working towards Pre-Xcel and eventually competition.


Pre-Xcel is for gymnasts who want to compete recreationally. This track is typically for older (10+) gymnasts or younger gymnasts who participate in other sports or activities. 

xcel team

Xcel Team members practice 2 - 3 times per week. Meets are typically in the DMV area and a separate assessment fee is required to cover competition fees. 

These classes are Invitation Only. For more information or to try out, please email or call 301.770.2700.

Junior Olympic Track


mini missiles, missiles, advanced missiles

Beginning at the age of 3, girls can begin training for high-level gymnasts. These classes are instrumental in developing the strength, flexibility and shaping necessary to build and maintain a healthy body and strong mind. 


Our pre-team program focuses on strength, flexibility, shaping, and key gymnastics elements (i.e., levers, handstands, bridges). With these critical foundational elements, gymnasts will learn skills more quickly and, more importantly, correctly and safely. 


Building on the foundation established during pre-team training, team athletes begin focusing on skills and dance elements required for competition and are expected to attend practice 2 - 4 days, depending on the level. A separate assessment is required to cover meet fees. 

These classes are Invitation Only. For more information or to try out, please email or call 301.770.2700.