Westchester Recreation Center
What is Rhythmic Gymnastics and Why kids to learn?
Rhythmic gymnastics is one of three disciplines in the sport of gymnastics. It’s an Olympic sport that that combines elements of ballet, gymnastics, acrobatics, dance, and apparatus: hoop, ball, clubs, ribbon or rope. Rhythmic gymnasts must be strong, flexible, agile, dexterous and coordinated. Rhythmic gymnastics is governed by the International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) and USA Gymnastics Federation. At the competitive level, rhythmic gymnastics is a women-only sport. The gymnasts perform leaps, balances, pivots, and flexibility movements, along with tossing, catching, rolling and otherwise manipulating the apparatus with the music.
There are many benefits to your children participating in gymnastics, even if they don’t compete professionally. It’s a healthy form of exercise that instils discipline, hard work, and dedication. Your child can learn all about expression through artistic movement while creating lasting relationships with their coaches and peers.
About the Class
Rhythmic Gymnastics class a combination of dance, ballet, expressive movement and flexibility along with a unique blend of gymnastics, while utilizing one of the apparatuses (Rope, Clubs, Ribbon, Ball and Hoop).
Our classes allow the girls to learn discipline, coordination, apparatus utilization, flexibility, fitness, strength and so much more. It’s a great opportunity for an all-around physical education, while growing their self-esteem and public performance building.
About the Coach
Elena Bokova has been an elite competitive gymnast for 10 years in Olympic Reserve School in Samara, Russia. She is Russian Federation Master-of-Sport Gymnast, and has a Bachelor’s Degree in Pedagogical Science. She has more than 15 years of coaching experience in Russia and the USA with her students successfully competing at the national and international level.
Bookings are closed for this event.
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