Rhythmic Gymnastics is a beautiful, predominantly 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:
Flexibility, endurance, agility, self-discipline, courage, ballet, rhythm, harmony, elegance, artistry, coordination and athleticism
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.
Passing (open, folded, double), skipping “Echappe” (release of the rope), spirals rotations (folded, open, around the body, mills), wrapping/unwrapping, tosses/catches
Passing, rolls (body or floor), rotations (hand or part of the body), rotation around its axis (floor or body), tosses/catches
Roll over body segment(s), roll on the floor, figure eight (large circle with circumduction), bounces, rebounds (floor or body), swings, “flip-overs”, tosses/catches
Mills, small circles, asymmetric movements, tosses/catches, small tosses, topping, swings, free rotations, rolls (body or floor)
Spirals, snakes, rotation, passing “Enchappe”, boomerang, swing, and juggling.