Acrobatic gymnastics is a spectacular and inspiring form of gymnastics, consisting of various lifts, throws, catches and individual movements. The gymnast is required to display a skilful use of strength, excellent mobility, agility, and good balance and coordination.
All groups are for both boys and girls.
In addition to recreational groups, the club has five competitive groups that practice between three to four times a week. The coordinators of the competitive groups can provide additional information.
The basics of acrobatic gymnastics.
Participants in the group do not need to have previous experience in the sport or other forms of gymnastics. The group corresponds to the bronze group in artistic gymnastics. During the classes participants will learn the basic movements of gymnastics. Such exercises include, among others, cartwheels, forward and backward rolls, headstands and handstands with support, etc.
Participants in the group must have previous experience in some form of gymnastics or have a proven track record of performing elementary acrobatic moves. The lessons correspond to the silver group in the artistic gymnastics recreational groups. Exercises during lessons include: handstand rolls, backwards rolls straight to hands, valsetti cartwheels, handstands without support, walkovers, etc.
Participants in the group must have previous experience in a form of gymnastics or have a proven track record of performing elementary continuation acrobatic moves. The lessons corresponds to the gold group in the artistic gymnastics recreational groups. Exercises during lessons include: handstand rolls direct to standing, backward rolls to handstands, Arabian cartwheels, handsprings, etc.
Participants in the group must have previous experience in a form of gymnastics or have a proven track record of performing intermediate acrobatic moves. The lesson corresponds to the gold group in the artistic gymnastics pastime groups. Exercises during lessons include: butterflies, springs, flicks, back flips, etc.
For all levels- from beginners to those who are more experienced. The group includes both men and women. The structure of the lessons consists of warming up and stretching, balance exercises on parallel bars or on the ground. For example, handstand exercises, permanto floor acrobatics, i.e. training in rolls, cartwheels, and springs.
Acrobatic gymnastics is a very spectacular sport, where the gymnast has to show their skills as both a top athlete and a performer. It is an official competition sport for both the FIG International Gymnastics Association and the Finnish Gymnastics Federation. Internationally, the levels in acrobatic gymnastics are high and the best in the world come from countries such as Great Britain, Russia and the United States. In Finland, it is a young and constantly evolving sport, where one can proceed quickly to competitive activities.
There are five different competition series in acrobatic gymnastics: women’s pair, men’s pair, mixed pair, women’s group (3) and men’s group (4). The competition performance consists of a program presented to music, of which there are three types: Balance, Dynamic and Combined. The competitors attempt to perform the most difficult movements, either technically or individually, or with their own pair or group. The movements are tied together in a choreography suitable for the music in order to form a magnificent package. Judges will award points to the program on the basis of the difficulty and purity of its movements, as well as the artistry as a whole.
Acrobatic gymnastics competitive group, Stara / Bronze. The group participants are 6-12 year olds, some of whom will start their competitive career in Stara competitions and some will in 2nd class. The group practices 6h / week in Tuulimäki.
Acrobatic gymnastics competitive group Bronze. The group participants are 10-13 year olds who start competing in 2nd class in the autumn of 2019. The group practices 8h / week in Tuulimäki.
Acrobatic gymnastics competitive group Bronze. The group participants are aged 7-13, competing in the autumn all of September 2019 in 1-2. class. The group trains 6h / week in Suomenoja.
Acrobatic Gymnastics competitive group, silver / gold. The group participants are aged 11-16 and will compete in autumn 2019 in 3rd class. The group trains 7h / week in Tuulimäki.
Acrobatic gymnastics competitive group, silver / gold. The group participants are aged 11-18 and will compete in the 3-4. classes. The group trains 10h / week in Suomenoja.
Visit the acrobatic gymnastics competitive groups’ ig account: @esttacro
The best outfits suited for activities are a t-shirt or top and shorts or leotards. No slippers are required. Jewellery and watches should be left at home and long hair tied back.