A mix of gymnastics, dance, simplified ballet and more, calisthenics is a unique Australian team sport with performance at its heart. Through teamwork and self-discipline, calisthenics is a sport which builds self esteem and confidence, allowing your child to shine on stage and in life.
If your child loves dancing and gymnastics, fabulous costumes, having fun and building lifelong friendships, they'll love calisthenics!
Calisthenics is made up by the following team based items;
Manipulation of a metal rod with movement developing technical skills, hand-eye coordination, multi-tasking.
Circular swings with wooden clubs developing fine motor skills, hand-eye coordination, multi-tasking, rhythm.
Marching to create complex patterning developing spatial awareness, core strength, rhythm, deportment.
A creative series of strength and flexibility movements developing core strength, flexibility, deportment.
Graceful movements technically placed and interpreted developing musical appreciation, grace, poise, emotional expression.
One item is taken each year from a selection of 'fancy' items that are used on a rotation basis to give variety to the girls Calisthenics experience. The items included in the rotation are dependent on the age group and can include:
Song with Action (singing with movement & expression developing confidence, vocals, listening, communication, performance skills)
Song & Dance (singing with dance and expression developing dance, vocals, stamina, breathing)
Character Dance (series of dance steps to tell a story developing rhythm, dance, storytelling, acting)
Dance Arrangement (dance and interpretation developing spatial awareness, elevation, expression, performance skills)
Rhythmical Aesthetic (graceful and elevated movements technically placed and interpreted developing rhythm, dance, expressive storytelling, leaps & leg extension)
Calisthenics Revue (a creative performance to tell a story developing performance skills, acting, creative expression, confidence)
Stage Medley (a creative performance to tell a story with singing, dance and movement developing performance skills, vocals, stamina, breathing, acting, creative expression and confidence)
Sound Like Fun?
Come and see what all the fuss is about, take up our 2 Week FREE TRIAL to see if Calisthenics is for you!
Call our Registrar Sandra Gosling on 0403 078 009 or email us to arrange your free trial.