At our gym there are classes that have more boys than girls. Some classes have very few boys. Ask the person who enrolls your child to please pick the class with the most boys in it.
It is the end of the school year so summer classes may be forming. It will be hard at first to see the ratio's.
In my grandson's class tonight there were about 7 boys ages 5, 6, and 7 and about 5 girls of the same ages. That was the 4pm class. The 5pm class had 3 boys and the rest were girls.
The 6pm class is pretty much used for cleaning. The owner will do private lessons and special groups that want to work on something, like getting ready for a competition, during this one hour. The rest of the week every hour of the evening is a class, maybe even 2 going at the same time, for gymnastics and/or tumbling.
Tonight the high school cheer team from a nearby town came to work.....tonight the class was almost completely made up of the football team. They play football during the football season then the rest of the year they compete and do the normal cheer stuff. They are fantastically good. They were bouncing and doing triple flips and having a blast tonight. The girls took the night off so the guys could focus on some special flips and stuff they want to do better. Tomorrow night the whole cheer squad will be there in full working their hiney's off.
Each gym will be different. You'll just need to ask and be up front. Tell them that if there are no other boys in the class that you will drop him and find another gym. They will know you mean it. He will feel much better once he is in a class where he finds a companion.
I would say call the local gymnastics places. Ask the person who talks to you about the classes for a 4 year old beginner. What days and times do they do that age group. Then if there is more than one day ask if you can come visit and observe those sessions. If they say parents are not allowed then see if there is another gym available. That way you can see how he is acting in class and see if it is a good fit for him.
I manage a FB page for our gym. Here is what is in our information box.
"Gymnastics is a natural sport for kids. They love to turn cartwheels, do flips, bounce, and balance on just about everything, even toddlers want to roll around on the floor.
Your children will develop in the areas of spatial awareness, body awareness, self-confidence; as well as increasing areas like strength, flexibility and endurance. They will be taught basic skills that will enhance their balance, strength, and flexibility. Gymnastics also develops bone strength that will last throughout their life.
Some of the equipment used at XXX Gym are:
inflatable (air floor mats) floor mats
triangle-shaped incline mats
Balancing beams of various heights
skill shapes, look like huge bolster pillows and are used to support beginning flips
rock climbing wall, foam cubes, air mountain
uneven parallel bars
Gymnastics is a sport both boys and girls can do. Taking gymnastics classes at XXX Gym is a great way for children to develop coordination, gain confidence, and stay healthy.
The discipline, poise and self confidence gymnasts develop are important to kids at any age. Training in gymnastics provides all of this wrapped in a fun package that they really enjoy! Come to the gym and check out some classes, your children will be sure to enjoy them."