Artistic gymnastics is a discipline of gymnastics where gymnasts perform short routines (ranging from approximately 30 to 90 seconds) on different apparatus, with less time for vaulting.

 

Artistic Gymnastics

  • Enhances co-ordination and agility, for body awareness and balance

  • Develops posture and confident body movement, including the ability to land safely

  • Enhances creativity and builds self-confidence, for sport and life

  • Develops strength and flexibility, for life's constant challenges

  • Develops healthy minds and bodies for now and later life

 

 

Girls Artistic Gymnastics consists of four pieces of apparatuses:

Vault - a 20m sprint to the vaulting table followed by springing onto and off the hands and landing perfectly on the other side. Extra rotations at any point increase the difficulty. 

 

Uneven Bars - requiring strength, precision, rhythm, concentration and courage; the gymnast moves from one bar to the other, alternating grip changes, releases and regrasps, saltos and changes of direction with circular swings.

 

Beam - balance at its most extreme, adding an extra element to the acrobatic sequences, gymnastic jumps and turns. It is an exercise not only of flexibility, but also of concentration, rhythm and expression. 
  
Floor - a creative combination of expressive dance, daring acrobatics and powerful gymnastics performed to music, where each gymnast communicates her own personality and style. 

 

Boys Artistic Gymnastics consists of six apparatuses:

Floor - an exercise in pure acrobatics, alternating between powerful tumbling series and the composure necessary for balance and strength elements.

Pommel Horse - routines mostly involve circles of the legs together and pendulous, scissor swings with the legs split, spectacularly combining these movements while turning and travelling along the horse.

Rings - difficult combination of strength and swinging elements requiring control, strength and balance in the forward and backward swings and strength holds.

Vault - a 25m sprint creates the necessary power to explode from the board before the dynamic push off the table, to generate greater height for rotations and flight before landing on the other side.

Parallel Bars - routines require swinging above and below the bars with acrobatic flight, changes of directions and precise balances, ending in a dramatic dismount off the side or the end of the bars.

Horizontal Bar - a spectacular apparatus, largely due to the combination and variation of giant swings, acrobatic releases and re-grasp flight elements. The high dismounts from the bar allows the gymnast to show his acrobatic talents and landing prowess.

ARTISTIC GYMNASTICS

RHYTHMIC GYMNASTICS

Rhythmic gymnastics is the perfect combination of sport and art, linking expressive dance steps with skilful manipulations of the ball, rope, ribbon, hoop or clubs: throw, spin, spiral, roll and catch. Rhythmic gymnastics is a sport that combines elements of ballet, gymnastics, dance, and apparatus manipulation.

 

Rhythmic Gymnastics can be performed individually or in groups of up to 5 gymnasts. The skill and variety of apparatus exchanges between gymnasts in group performances adds to beautiful spectacle of this Gymsport.

 

The following apparatus are used in competitive Rhythmic Gymnastics:

Rope - Light and supple, in hemp or synthetic material; use the rope to leap over or skip then add in swings, throws, circles, rotations and figures of eight.

 

Hoop - made of plastic or wood; rotate the hoop around the hand or body then add rolls, swings, circles, figures of eight, throws, passes through and over the hoop.

 

Ball - made of rubber or synthetic material, 18 - 20 cms in diameter; rest the ball in the hand then add throws, bounces or rolls.

 

Clubs - made of wood or synthetic material; use the clubs for rhythmical tapping then add mills and small circles, asymmetric movements, throws and catches.

 

Ribbon - 6 metres long and probably the most popular event for the spectators; use the ribbon for large, smooth flowing movements to make spirals and circles then add swings, circles and serpents.

 

Freehand - performances without apparatus; instead the emphasis is on style, technique and execution of dance skills. Freehand is most often seen in lower levels.

 

 

 

Trampoline gymnastics is the perfect sport for bold high-flyers who want to jump, sault, twist and enjoy being airborne. Whether you bounce on the trampoline, the double mini tramp or flip down the tumble track, the fundamental skills are the same and lead on to an amazing awareness of where your body is in space.

 

  • Develops confident body movement, both on and off the ground 

  • Builds strength and prepares the body for challenges in life 

  • Challenges the mind and body to reach new goals 

  • Develops posture and agility, including the ability to land safely 

  • Is a fun way to develop incredible spatial awareness

 

The following apparatus are used in competitive Rhythmic Gymnastics:

Trampoline: A single competitor performs routines combining ten different skills, judged and scored on the quality of performance, the degree of difficulty and the time of flight. 

 

Synchronised Trampoline: Two competitors bounce on separate trampolines, aiming to match their skilled performances to perfection. 

 

Double-Mini Trampoline: Two skills are performed in sequence, one on the DMT bed and one to dismount

 

Tumbling: Tumblers perform two passes demonstrating sequences of forward, backward and sideward skills, rotating from hands to feet and feet to feet.

 

 

Aerobic gymnastics is the perfect sport for active people with energy to burn. It involves performing high intensity movement patterns to heart pounding music; you can perform by yourself or join your friends in pairs and groups.

Aerobic Gymnastics is an action packed, dynamic sport that is fast paced and is great for developing heath and fitness

 

 

 

  • Develops agility, co-ordination and self confidence 

  • Builds strength and flexibility, preparing the body for life's challenges 

  • Is modern, fast paced and intense 

  • Is exciting, creative and exhilarating to watch 

  • Combines dynamic, continuous sequences of high and low impact steps

 

TRAMPOLINE & AEROBIC GYMNASTICS

CLASSES

Preschool gymnastics is the perfect combination of sport and art, linking expressive dance steps with skilful manipulations of the ball, rope, ribbon, hoop or clubs: throw, spin, spiral, roll and catch. Rhythmic gymnastics is a sport that combines elements of ballet, gymnastics, dance, and apparatus manipulation.

 

Rhythmic Gymnastics can be performed individually or in groups of up to 5 gymnasts. The skill and variety of apparatus exchanges between gymnasts in group performances adds to beautiful spectacle of this Gymsport.

PRESCHOOL GENERAL GYMNASTICS

PRIMARY SCHOOL GENERAL GYMNASTICS

Primary School gymnastics is the perfect combination of sport and art, linking expressive dance steps with skilful manipulations of the ball, rope, ribbon, hoop or clubs: throw, spin, spiral, roll and catch. Rhythmic gymnastics is a sport that combines elements of ballet, gymnastics, dance, and apparatus manipulation.

 

Rhythmic Gymnastics can be performed individually or in groups of up to 5 gymnasts. The skill and variety of apparatus exchanges between gymnasts in group performances adds to beautiful spectacle of this Gymsport.

GYMNASTICS FOR ALL AGES

Gymnastics for All is a sport for everybody. You can develop amazing skills while getting strong and flexible in fun and challenging ways; it is a sport for life with something for all ages and all abilities. The basic skills of landing, rolling and being upside-down can be developed and enhanced to suit whatever kind of movement you love best: performing with your friends; trying a competitive Gymsport; keeping fit or taking it to a whole new freestyle level.