Date: 14th April 2015
Location: South Essex Gymnastics Club, Basildon Sporting Village
Cost: £5.50 per lesson
Rules: Rhythmic Gymnastics is one of the two sports performed exclusively by women. The sport is a combination of gymnastics and dance, with gymnasts performing choreographed movements to music using hand apparatus such as rope, hoop, balls, club and ribbon. The group apparatus are alternated for each Olympics. Each team consists of five gymnasts, with only three of them performing with each apparatus.
London 2012 Winners: Russia.
Sarah: A dance routine with props, what's not to like?! Putting together the team routine was so much fun, and despite a few mess-ups during the performance, we fumbled our way through. We're far from masters of the hoops, but this has to be one of the most fun events we've done!
Ellie: I really, really hope that the video above shows how much we enjoyed this routine! We had an introduction to all apparatus on week 1 and week 2 was dedicated to routines. I was giggling the whole way through, I was having such a good time. Watching the video back, I can see that with a little more thought and finesse and loads more practice I really could have made all of those catches and moves work and I would do it all over again in a heartbeat - it was great!
|Thanks to Holly and Becky for being so happy to get roped in!|