Acrobatic Gymnastics is a spectacular sport for people who want to share the thrill of performing balances, flips and twists with their friends. While other gymnasts might handstand on the bars or beam, acrobats find themselves balancing on their team mate's feet, hands or shoulders. With roles as tops, middles or bases, there is a place for everyone in Acrobatic Gymnastics.
- Enhances balance, co-ordination and agility.
- Develops posture and confident body movement, including the ability to land safely.
- Challenges the mind and body to courageously reach new goals.
- Builds strength, flexibility and power.
CATEGORIES & ROUTINES
Acrobatic Gymnastics is an expressive, dynamic and spectacular sport for men and women; combining power and poise, with grace and beauty. This dynamic and spirited sport builds confidence and camaraderie amongst participants.In Acrobatic Gymnastics there are three types of competitive routine and five group categories. All routines are choreographed to music and take place on a 12m x 12m sprung floor area.
- Balance - artful demonstrations of strength, balance, flexibilty and agility
- Dynamic - showing flight from throws, boosts, pitches and catches
- Combination - elements from the balance and dynamic routines
- Women's Pairs - one base and one top
- Men's Pairs - one base and one top
- Mixed Pairs - a male base and a female top
- Women's Groups - a base, middle and top
COMPETITIONS & STREAMS
National Stream- The Acrobatic Gymnastics National Stream consists of Level 1-10 and uses the rules and guidelines set out in the Australian Levels Program. Groups competing in the National Stream may compete in club and state based events.
International Stream - The Acrobatics Gymnastics International Stream consists of four different age categories-
- 11-16 - Groups competing in 11-16 must be aged between 11 and 16 in the year of the next World Age Group Competition (held in even years).
- 12-18 - Groups competing in 12-18 must be aged between 12 and 18 in the year of the next World Age Group Competition (held in even years).
- 13-19- Groups competing in 13-19 must be aged between 13 and 19 in the year of the next World Age Group Competition (held in even years).
- Senior - Groups competing in Senior must be atleast 15 years old in the year of the next World Championships (held in even years).