Artistic Gymnastics for Girls is a creative blend of boldness, power, control and elegance.
Mastery of flip, balance, swing and soar are the required skills to operate the four apparatus.
- Enhances co-ordination, agility, body awareness and balance
- Develops posture and confident body movement, including the ability to land safely
- Enhances creativity and builds self-confidence
- Develops strength and flexibility
- Develops healthy minds and bodies
Girls Artistic Gymnastics is for girls of all ages. Once you learn the basics, you can practice artistic gymnastics for fun and fitness or challenge yourself further and develop more skills to participate in local, national and international competitions.
The four competitive apparatus in Girls Artistic Gymnastics are:
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: requires 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.