What is Rhythmic Gymnastics?
Rhythmic gymnastics is a sport in which gymnasts perform on a floor with an apparatus: hoop, ball, clubs, ribbon or rope.
The unique sport combines elements of gymnastics, dance and extreme flexibility. Gymnasts must be strong, flexible, agile, dexterous and coordinated.
Rhythmic gymnastics is governed by the International Gymnastics Federation, which first recognized it as a sport in 1963. It became an Olympic sport in 1984, with an individual all-around event. The group all-around competition was added to the Olympics in 1996.
At the international level, rhythmic gymnastics is a women-only sport. The most prestigious competitions, besides the Olympic Games, are the World Championships, World Games, European Championships, European Games, the World Cup Series and the Grand Prix Series.
In competition, gymnasts are judged on their artistry, execution of skills, and difficulty of skills, for which they gain points. They perform leaps, demonstrate extreme balance and rotations along with handling the apparatus.
IGM Gymnastics is the only club in the southern metro that offers Rhythmic Gymnastics classes. We are the home to two former National Team members; Michelle Milstein and Sarah Kudishevich.
We offer Rhythmic Gymnastics classes to girls of all ages and abilities including pre-school, recreational classes, and our fully-developed competitive team. We offer a FREE Trial Class so your daughter can see if Rhythmic Gymnastics is something they would enjoy.