Sugar Land Gymnastics, Dance and Karate Expands to Sienna

Three years ago, Robert Gifford purchased the Bill Austin Gymnastics and Dance facility, which is located next to the Sugar Land Ice Center in First Colony. Gifford named the new center Sugar Land Gymnastics, Dance and Karate (SLG). Since then, enrollment has skyrocketed and continues to climb. Gifford explained, “We have reached the 1,000 student mark, and available spots in our program will now be limited.” The reason for his success? “Quality. When you have quality instruction and a quality curriculum housed in a quality, state-of-the-art facility, word spreads quickly.”

Last August, Gifford opened a second multi-purpose facility in Sienna. The 7,000 square foot facility offers gymnastics, cheerleading, tumbling, summer camp, birthday parties and Safety America Karate.

SLG’s head coach, Coach Mei Liu, competed as a member of the Chinese National Team and is a USAG certified national judge. She also has 26 years of experience and has coached levels four through seven State Champions. Gifford said, “We don’t believe in screaming at the kids. Positive reinforcement will get us there, and we will have a bunch of fun along the way.”

Mom-and-Me classes at SLG starts kids off at eighteen-months-old and builds skills at each and every level. SLG also offers competitive girl’s team programs, as well as recreational classes and tumbling. For more information, call SLG at 281-240-0999 or visit