Horizon Gymnastics & Dance Academy

               2017 Best of Port Charlotte Award Winner

Team Horizon | USAG & AAU Competitive Gymnastics

Horizon offers competitive team levels 1-10. Horizon participates in the USA Gymnastics and AAU Program at all levels.

Join us the weekend of October 14th as we host the AAU 2nd Florida State Qualifier. The meet is open to the public and a great way to cheer on some locale talent. Call us for more details.

For more information contact Shelly Proa at 941-627-5342 or by email at [email protected]


Dear Horizon Team, Friends and Fans,

I want to share my pride with all of our Horizon Family. For those of you who do not know Horizon took 27 girls to the USA Gymnastics Regional Championships this past weekend in South Carolina. All of these girls had to qualify from attaining a all around score that would advance them from the Florida State Championships. Horizon took 28 gymnasts to Myrtle Beach along with four amazing coaches to compete against the best in the South! 

Congratulations to all the 2017 XCEL Regional Competitors! We are extremely proud of each and every gymnast for their performances at the meet. There were over 2000 competitors from eight states, only the best of the best and Horizon girls all shined so bright! I wanted to share some of the highlights from our weekend in South Carolina with everyone.

Among the medals that we brought home here are the athletes who finished 4th place or higher. This was no easy feat as the size of the groups were double of what the girls are used to competing against. 

Addison Proa-Beam 2nd, 3rd All Around
Emily Atherholt- Floor 4th
Emily O'Neal- Bars 4th
Faith Deacetis Vault 1st, Floor 1st and 1st All Around (Regional Champion!!!)
Lexus Sweet- Vault 2nd, Beam 2nd, Bars 4th, 3rd All Around
Macie Runyon- Floor 4th
Molly Focier- Vault 3rd

I would also like to recognize these gymnasts for their personal highlights/high scores:

Emily Atherholt-9.575 Bars
Paige Dumont-9.25 Vault
Paighton Knisley-9.55 Bars
Cassandra O'Neal-9.40 Bars
Lillian Schooley-9.525 Bars
Madison Slowinski-9.425 Bars
Madison Rassbach-9.30 Floor
Lexus Sweet-9.50 Beam
Isabella Cericola-9.20 Bars
Faith Deacetis-9.60 Vault
Savannah Granger-9.225 Beam
Reilly Huber-9.325 Bars
Madison McCombs-9.20 Floor
Addison Proa-9.30 Beam
Madeline Lewis-9.425 Floor
Abby Backstrom-9.575 Bars
Lia Cericola-9.375 Beam
Shelby Edminson-9.40 Bars
Molly Forcier-9.425 Bars
Alexis Lohr-9.675 Bars
Olivia Lonce-9.70 Bars
Leanna Nickelson-9.55 Bars
Betty Nolan-9.375 Bars
Emily O'Neal-9.775 Bars
Sophia Riggs-9.55 Bars
Macie Runyon-9.675
Mackenzie Sturges-9.525 Bars

As you can see our girls did amazing and represented Horizon well. I look forward to our continued success and thank all of our competitive team families for supporting these girls. I know first hand the commitment it takes to allow these gymnasts to reach their goals! Now it's back to the chalk bucket to work harder this summer with more practices and summer camps to develop new skills, continue to get stronger and prepare for the fall season!

BEAMing with pride!

Shelly Proa, Owner
Horizon Gymnastics & Dance Academy
285 Adalia Terrace
Port Charlotte, Fl. 33953