About

The Heart of the Business

Flipside Gymnastics, Music, & Dance is a safe place to grow healthy minds and bodies from the inside out and upside down through the arts.

Everything we do supports this mission. The mission is our beacon. Gymnastic, music, & dance are the vehicles which we use the achieve our goals.

We offer Gymnastics, Music, & Dance Lessons for Children and Adults. We also offer songwriting, fitness, & yoga classes. We have many camps, workshops, and special events throughout the year.

Flipside staff members are comprised of highly trained and knowledgable teachers and administrators. They are constantly planning and working hard to make sure that students experience the growth they need from each lesson they take.

Our teachers have many certifications in their field of expertise as well as many years of professional performance experience in their individual genre of art. The diversity of our faculties experiences is a strength. They are a powerful group of people and we feel fortunate to have this staff.

About the Owners: Chuck & Stacy Alvarez

Chuck Alvarez has been performing music as his profession since age 18. He has played his music around the world. He also has a long list of accolades including co-writing songs with Michael McDonald, The Emotions, & many talented artists as lead guitarist on a Grammy nominated album and a musician for several Grammy winning bands, USO-MWR tours, writing a dozen musicals, recording 4 albums (with two more on the way), producing albums for local artists, film & radio play, including a recent interview on NPR radio. To learn more about Chuck visit his Website or visit his YouTube Channel.

Stacy Alvarez has danced since she was five and has been a gymnastics teacher since she was 17. She was a successful competitive gymnasts on the Elite training team at SCATS. In college she took dance and guitar lessons focusing on dance. She took her dance to a professional level for many years. Coaching competitive gymnastics was her main career. Stacy later went on to traveling around the world with a  professional magic show. Between travels she danced with the world renown Dance Company Diavolo Dance Theatre directed by Jacque Heim as well as a few other avant- garde groups, all the while teaching gymnastics and becoming a successful and well known USA Gymnastic Balance Beam and Floor Exercise coach and choreographer.

Both of Chuck and Stacy attended Jr. Colleges to study their artforms. Later in their careers (before they even knew each other) they attended UCLA and furthered their education.

They continually look for avenues to grow as artists and grow their community of San Pedro, the town Chuck was born and raised in and the port where Stacy’s father planted his business for 30 years while she was growing up.

Chuck and Stacy thought a brick and mortar business would serve the community best. Through the recognition of an apparent need and with the encouragement of the community, our school was born. It was an idea in 2015 and now Flipside Gymnastics, Music, & Dance School is flourishing thanks to the support of the entire community.