What is Rhythmic Gymnastics?

Rhythmic Gymnastics is the perfect combination of sport and art, linking expressive dance steps with skillful manipulations of the ball, rope, ribbon, hoop or clubs: throw, spin, spiral, roll and catch.

The following apparatus are used in competitive Rhythmic Gymnastics:

Rope – Light and supple, in hemp or synthetic material; use the rope to leap over or skip then add in swings, throws, circles, rotations and figures of eight.

Hoop – made of plastic or wood; rotate the hoop around the hand or body then add rolls, swings, circles, figures of eight, throws, passes through and over the hoop.

Ball – made of rubber or synthetic material, 18 – 20 cms in diameter; rest the ball in the hand then add throws, bounces or rolls.

Batons – made of wood or synthetic material; use the Batons for rhythmical tapping then add mills and small circles, asymmetric movements, throws and catches.

Ribbon – 6 metres long and probably the most popular event for the spectators; use the ribbon for large, smooth flowing movements to make spirals and circles then add swings, circles and serpents.

Freehand – performances without apparatus; instead the emphasis is on style, technique and execution of dance skills. Freehand is most often seen in lower levels.

Rhythmic Gymnastics:

  • Develops posture and confident body movement, for sport and life
  • Enhances co-ordination and agility, for body awareness and balance
  • Enhances creativity and builds self-confidence
  • Increases flexibility and strength and prepares the body for the life’s challenges
  • Develops healthy minds and bodies for now and later life

EAC 2018 Term 4 Rhythmic Class & Level Information

2018 member registration for the entire of 2018 is $35.00 (expires 31st Dec 2018). The registration fee covers personal accident insurance and registration with Gymnastics Tasmania and Gymnastics Australia.

Class Information


Pre-Requisite Skill Required: Cartwheel. Minimum Age 7yrs.
All equipment is supplied.

Times: Tuesday 4:30 – 6:30pm, Saturday 9:30 – 12pm.

Costs: $20 Per hour