With the opening of haydens International Gymnastics Academy, the Haydens dream of opening a gymnastics and cheerleading gym came true in September of 1994. The Haydens have visited many gyms throughout the United States and abroad. With that knowledge the Haydens have designed a wonderful gym to teach others the sport of gymnastics. The Haydens have implemented the most effective techniques and have provided the most advanced equipment.
In the many years that Haydens International Gymnastics Academy has been opened, our athletes have experienced tremendous success. Our teams are highly competitive with the top gyms in the Southeast. Our gymnastics and cheerleading teams have achieved national recognition both, individually and collectively. We are proud to have one of the few clubs that offers an outstanding boys and girls team program as well as active cheerleading, recreational, and preschool programs. In 2012 Haydens will be introducing the Excel program. The Excel program enables larger numbers of girls to continue to compete in the sport of gymnstics through their high school years without the pressure and extended hours required for girls JO gymnastics.
Dennis and Dan Hayden competed in the sport of gymnastics for 22 years. Dennis Hayden was on the Junior Olympic Team for 6 years and he represented the USA Team at competitions for 4 years. He has traveled to over 10 countries resprsenting the United States at various international meets. In 1986, Dennis was ranked #3 in the nation. Dan Hayden won National Championship titles in both NCAA and USA competition, winning the all-around gold medals in still rings, high bar, and parallel bars at the 1988 McDonalds Championships of the USA. He competed in the 1987 World Championships and earned a spot on the 1985 World Team. Dan was also on the Junior Olympic team for six years and represented the US Team at international competition for over four years. He was an Olympic alternate in 1988.
Tanya Hayden has 26 years of gymnastics experience and 20 years of choreography experience. Tanya is a former USA Gymnastics Judge and a Regional Choreographer Clinician. Throughout the years Tanya has choreographed for many colleges, including the NCAA Champions, University of Georgia. Dennis and Tanya have been married for 20+ years and have 3 beautiful children.