Dream Big Academy

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There is nothing more awe-inspiring than watching a young gymnast leap, flip, swirl, spring and bound off of mats, bars, beams, pummel horses, vaults and rings! The confidence and skill that it takes to do these complicated maneuvers is not something that happens overnight. It takes a dose of natural talent, but it also takes commitment, dedication, practice and mostly, the help of equally talented and dedicated coaches. It also takes a heavy load of passion.
Watching a Ninja Warrior master a piece of daunting equipment is just as inspiring and impressive. It also requires practice and passion and guts! Like gymnasts, Ninja Warriors come in all ages and sizes ~ boys and girls alike.
For both gymnasts and Ninja Warriors, there is no better place than Dream Big Academy in Cranston to refine their skills, to stoke a passion for these sports and to be taught by the best coaches and instructors around.
One of those coaches is Shannon Cornicelli, the owner and founder of this long-standing academy in Cranston. Shannon is herself an accomplished gymnast whose love of the sport and lifetime of experience have made her uniquely qualified to lead a team of other coaches at this state-of-the-art gym. Dream Big Gymnastics is a fully-equipped, modern gym in Cranston that is owned by Shannon Cornicelli. Cornicelli has used her many years of experience in the gym to create a place where prospective athletes of all ages can come to feel the excitement and thrill of the sport of gymnastics. Her classes are not only instructive, they are also fun. Her classes are not only competitive, they are also about “gymnasts supporting gymnasts.” They are not only about skill-building, they are also about team building.

What sets Dream Big Academy apart from its competitors is its’ objective that gymnastics are meant to be fun, unifying and growth-promoting. The way they accomplish these goals is through planned activities such as their popular Cartwheel and Pullover clinics (January 8th and February 5th from 2:00pm to 4:00pm) and Back Handspring clinics (from 4:00pm to 5:00pm, following the Cartwheel/Pullover clinics).

There are even Parent’s Nights Out for your child to attend while you head out for a night on the town. Parent’s Nights Out are held from 5:00pm to 10:00pm once a month including next month on the night of January 22nd. Mark your calendars!

While it has always been a place of fun and learning, Dream Big is also a place of friendly competition where true potential is realized and revealed. The gym planned four meets this year; check out the Beauty & the Beast Invitational (January 15th to the 17th) and the Mardi Gras Invitational held on February 12th & 13th.

For more details about these events and to register for upcoming classes, check out their website at or call 401-228-8946. Dream Big Academy is located at 41 Comstock Parkway in Cranston.


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