This 2 day/week training program offers performance and competitive experience for athletes in grades 2nd-7th who are excited to train rhythmic gymnastics. The girls will learn performance routines and compete floor and/or apparatus group routines while progressively mastering apparatus technical movements and body skills.
Club competes in the Rhythmic Xcel format.
This is the first competitive level in the Junior Olympic program. Athletes build their competitive confidence and develop new skills as they compete in a floor routine and 2 apparatus routines. Building a strong foundation for higher evel gymnastics is a developmental goal for these athletes.
Ballet lessons, provided by ORG, begin in this level.
Athletes at this level continue to develop higher level competitive gymnastics skills and apparatus technique while competing a floor and 2 apparatus routines. Level 4 athletes compete at in-house events and are ready to attend travel competitions.
Ballet training is required 2x per week for this level.
Level 4 competes in the Junior Olympic program.
Level 5 and 6
Athlete responsibility, sportsmanship, and self-discipline become more important as the girls progressively develop higher level body skills and apparatus handling.
Ballet training is required 2x per week for these levels.
The gymnasts in these levels compete a floor routine and 3 apparatus routines in the Junior Olympic format.
Level 7 and 8
Athlete responsibility, sportsmanship, and self-discipline are required as gymnasts in these levels are to be scored using a modified version of the FIG code of points.
Advanced body skills and pre-mastery apparatus handling are expected in each of the 4 individual routines.
Level 9 and 10
At this elite competitive stage, the gymnast must master difficult body skills and risk tossing maneuvers.
Each individual competes in 4 apparatus events choreographed specifically for them.
Gymnasts earn Level 10 status based on rank at the USA National Qualifying Competition.
Gymnasts in Levels 4 & 5 combine to learn 1-2 group routines, one with and one without apparatus. Each routine includes 2-5 gymnasts from the same team performing together using exchanges, collaborations, rhythmic dance steps, and required body and apparatus elements.
Gymnasts in levels 6 & 7 combine to learn 2 group routines, one floor and one apparatus. Each routine includes 2-5 gymnasts from the same team performing together using intricate exchanges, collaborations, complex rhythmic dance steps, and required body and apparatus elements.
Gymnasts in Levels 8 & 9 combine to learn 2 group routines, one floor and one apparatus. In Advanced Group, the apparatus routine typically combines 2 apparatuses to add variety and difficulty.