CLASSES – KIDS PROGRAMS – Rhythmic Gymnastics 2017-12-11T21:09:29+00:00

Rhythmic Gymnastics

Rhythmic Gymnastics is a beautiful, predominately female Olympic sport that involves a combination of ballet, body movement, and apparatus handling. There are five apparatus: Rope, Hoop, Ball, Clubs, and Ribbon. One must master all five to be successful.

Upcoming Events

MatchPoint NYC Invitational, January 12th – 15th, 2018

Mommy & Me

We often put the demands of our children before our own. What if you can take care of both at the same time! At MatchPoint NYC’s Mommy & Me class you can play, socialize, and exercise with your child all under the supervision of a qualified instructor.

Class Benefits:

  • Mother-child bonding
  • Create a sense of security for your toddler
  • Form a positive image and lead by example
  • Help reform and develop cognitive and social motor skills
  • Discipline and self-control development
  • Help your child develop reasoning skills
  • Meet new like-minded people and make new friends
  • Exercise always puts everyone in a better mood
  • Develop a new routine

Numerous physical activities are encouraged for our happy toddlers including:

playing—jumping—balancing–climbing—crawling—stretching—galloping—sprinting—sharing.

Boys and Girls ages 1-2 are welcome!


 
FREE introductory lessons for kids are on Sunday
ages 3 & 4: 12-1pm
ages 5 – 7: 1-2PM
ages 8-10: 2-3PM

Recreational Program

Rhythmic Gymnastics is a beautiful, predominately female Olympic sport that involves a combination of ballet, body movement, and apparatus handling. There are five apparatus: Rope, Hoop, Ball, Clubs, and Ribbon. One must master all five to be successful.

MATCHPOINT NYC RHYTHMIC GYMNASTICS PROGRAM SKILLS:

Stretch, flexibility, endurance, agility, self discipline, courage, ballet, rhythm, harmony, elegance, artistry

PROGRAM DIRECTOR

Lucy Kerznerman, Rhythmic Gymnastics Director (Master of Sport USSR, World Class Coach, National Team Coach, International RG Judge) and her team of highly skilled and certified coaches are committed to offering an exceptional experience for student gymnasts.

FLOOR – BODY ELEMENT

Pivots, balances, jumps/leaps, dance steps, body waves, pre-acrobatics elements.ROPE
Passing (open, folded, double), skipping “Echappe” (release at the rope), spirals rotations (folded, open, around the body, mills), wapping/unwrapping, tosses/catches

HOOP

passing (whole or part of the body), rolls (body or floor), rotations (hand or part of the body), rotation around its axis (floor or body), tosses/catches BALL
roll over body segment(s), roll on the floor, figure eight (large circle with circumduction), bounces, rebounds (floor or body), rotations, swings, free rotations, “flip-overs”, tosses/catches

CLUBS

mills, small circles, asymmetric movements, small tosses, topping, swings, free rotations, rolls (body or floor) RIBBON
spirals, snakes, rotation, passing “Enchappe”, boomerang, wrapping/unwrapping, swing


 
FREE introductory lessons for kids are on Sunday
ages 3 & 4: 12-1pm
ages 5 – 7: 1-2PM
ages 8-10: 2-3PM

Competitive Team

MatchPoint NYC is proud of our accomplished Competitive Team representing our club in the National and International competition. Each student’s individual skill level will be assessed so the child can be placed on the appropriate team.If you have not participated in our program but would like to try out for a competitive team, please call to schedule a free evaluation.

FLOOR – BODY ELEMENT

Pivots, balances, jumps/leaps, dance steps, body waves, pre-acrobatics elements.ROPE
Passing (open, folded, double), skipping “Echappe” (release at the rope), spirals rotations (folded, open, around the body, mills), wapping/unwrapping, tosses/catches

HOOP

passing (whole or part of the body), rolls (body or floor), rotations (hand or part of the body), rotation around its axis (floor or body), tosses/catches BALL
roll over body segment(s), roll on the floor, figure eight (large circle with circumduction), bounces, rebounds (floor or body), rotations, swings, free rotations, “flip-overs”, tosses/catches

CLUBS

mills, small circles, asymmetric movements, small tosses, topping, swings, free rotations, rolls (body or floor) RIBBON
spirals, snakes, rotation, passing “Enchappe”, boomerang, wrapping/unwrapping, swing


 
FREE introductory lessons for kids are on Sunday
ages 3 & 4: 12-1pm
ages 5 – 7: 1-2PM
ages 8-10: 2-3PM

Aesthetic Gymnastics

Aesthetic Group Gymnastics (AGG) is combining art, expression and feelings into a high level competitive sport. It differs from Rhythmic Gymnastics through its big and continuous body movement and larger teams. Apparatus such as ball, ribbon, hoop or rope are not used in international AGG competitions as opposed to Rhythmic Gymnastics. The sport requires physical qualities such as flexibility, balance, speed, strength, coordination and sense of rhythm where movements of the body are emphasized in the flow, expressive and aesthetic appeal.

The teams consist of at least 6 gymnasts and vary in age starting for 7 years old. Aesthetic Group Gymnastics is a new segment of the “Gymnastics For All” program. The program has been designed to allow easy access for young children and beginning adults as well as to be a competitive program for experienced dancers, retired athletes, etc.

Any of the following groups will find Aesthetic Group Gymnastics a fun and easy way to enhance their “Gymnastics For All” experience:

  • Recreational gymnastics groups
  • Groups aspiring to the elite/international competitive levels

“Gymnastics For All” performance groups Routines are scored using a friendly evaluation system. The evaluation is made in three (3) parts: Artistic Value, Technical Value, and Execution.

While Aesthetic Group Gymnastics has similarities to Rhythmic Gymnastics, its basic foundations and performance goals are quite different. The sport is founded on harmonious, rhythmic and dynamic movements performed with economic and natural use of strength. An overemphasis on extreme amplitude is NOT to be rewarded. Rather a premium value is placed on movements flowing naturally from one to the next. Also of utmost importance is the artistic experience and total unity of the group performance.


 
FREE introductory lessons for kids are on Sunday
ages 3 & 4: 12-1pm
ages 5 – 7: 1-2PM
ages 8-10: 2-3PM

FALL DATES: September 4-January 21st

For most up to date schedule and prices please download application.

Our Coaches

Inessa Gourinovitch
Inessa Gourinovitch
Master of Sport, International Class
10th World Champion Silver Medalist
15 years of coaching experience
Julia Tarasenko
Julia TarasenkoRhythmic Gymnastics Instructor
Master of Sport of Russia
Coach for Olympic Magnet Sports School for Children and Youth, Moscow, Russia – 2 years
9 years of coaching experience
Lucy Kerznerman
Lucy KerznermanRhythmic Gymnastics Coach
World Class Coach with 22 years of coaching experience
Prepared 7 National Team Members and 14 level 10 gymnasts
Coached WG, WCh, Pan Am champions, Pacific Rim, Olympic and Youth Olympic Alternates
Master of Sports
Brevet International Judge
Roschen Shapiro
Roschen ShapiroDirector of Recreational Program
USAG Professional Member, Safety Certified
Team Berliner Spadau of Germany Assistant Coach- 6 years
14 Years of Coaching Experience
Anastasia Nazarenko
Anastasia NazarenkoRhythmic Gymnastics Coach
2012 Olympic Gold Medalist
Rhythmic Gymnastics Instructor
USAG Professional Member, Safety Certified
5 years of coaching experience
Illia Pankratov
Dance Ballet Teacher
Professional dancer (Igor Moiseev Company, River Dance)
Dancer in Metropolitan Opera
USA Gymnastics Member, Safety Certified
Oksana Potoski
Ballet Teacher
Graduated from Moscow University of Culture and Art
Performed as part of the Snow-Ballet Recital
26 years of coaching experience
Albina Sidletska
Mater of Sport of Ukraine
National Team Ukraine Member
National Champion of Ukraine (2007-2006) in Individual and Group Routines
9 years of coaching experience

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