Our mission is to share the beauty and grace of rhythmic gymnastics to children through dance, ballet, and exercise in order to nurture a healthy mind and body. We strive to help our gymnasts develop positive self-esteem, self-motivation, patience, and perseverance.
Our academy was established in 2007 at St. Edward Park Gymnasium in Kenmore, WA. Amidst the economic crisis in 2009, La Luna RGA found itself on the streets and held temporary homes at the Bellevue Children’s Academy and Emerald City Gymnastics, to which coach Arzu remains extremely grateful. In 2010, La Luna RGA found its permanent home in Kirkland, WA through the kind support of Ms. Yuka of the Bellevue Children’s Academy and Mr. Adrian Andrisan.
Since opening our doors, we have trained more than 1,000 gymnasts. Today, we have close to 200 gymnasts. In 2015, La Luna Maui Academy, the first rhythmic gymnastics program in Hawaii was established at Kid Zone Maui (www.kidzonemaui.com) under the direction of Arzu Karaali, coach Sue Martin and Ms. Suzi Bortz.
Our competitive gymnasts are consistent state and regional champions every year. We are proud that 80% of our competitive gymnasts become National Qualifiers at the Junior Olympics each year.
Our coaches have been awarded “Best Coach” and “Best Choreoraphy” by Region II USAG Rhythmics numerous time since 2005.