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RSS-26OCT14-0585What is calisthenics?

Calisthenics is a unique Australian artistic sport that combines:

  • Gymnastics and Apparatus (clubs & rods) performed to music
  • Ballet and Dance (modern & folk)
  • Singing and Drama
  • Marching in formations

Benefits of calisthenics

  • Physical development
  • Core Stability
  • Flexibility
  • Strength
  • Deportment
  • Coordination
  • Rhythm and musical appreciation
  • Self-confidence and self-discipline
  • Team spirit
  • Commitment

What to expect at calisthenics

WEEKLY CLASSES- Classes are ran in accordance to the school terms including the holiday period. Our pupils learn set routines each week to its own musical theme. Your child will learn between 4-7 different routines depending on their age group. Routines include March, Clubs, Freearm, Rods, Aesthetics, Folk/Character Dance, Action Song, Song & Dance, Rhythmical Aesthetics and Calisthenics Revue. Our emphisis at class is all about having fun!

COMPETITIONS- The routines that are learnt in class are then performed in a team on stage. During the competition season (July-October) our pupils perform in 3-5 competitions depending on their age group. Competing clubs are matched by level and age group.

CONCERT & PRESENTATION- Our Annual Concert is held at the end of the year in November to showcase the hard work of our pupils to their family & friends. We also hold a special presentation night where our competition medals are awarded to pupils who performed during the competition season.

What to bring & wear to calisthenics

All pupils are encouraged to bring a healthy snack and a water bottle to each class. Girls are expected to have their hair tied back off their face and to wear a black leotard, black leggings/tights. In the cooler months a crossover top can be worn over the leotard. Boys are to wear shorts and a t-shirt. Calisthenics is performed in bare feet, therfore no footwear is required.

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