What is a Gymnastics Festival?
A gymnastics festival is an event which consists of group displays to music with the use of props, costumes and visual effects to help enhance the routine. For participants, performing in a festival is all about having a fun and exciting non-competitive experience whilst being part of a team.
Festivals are open to all and are a great reason for gymnasts to continue taking part in gymnastics without the pressure of competition.
How can Festivals help you?
Festivals are a great way of keeping teenagers engaged in gymnastics through offering a fun, social and non-competitive opportunity.
A festival is one of the only gymnastics opportunities where all aspects of gymnastics can be brought together in one place, with lots of differing abilities, levels and disciplines all performing together.
Festivals are an opportunity to make new friends who share similar interests from all over the local area, country and even worldwide.
Festivals give the opportunity for coaches and gymnasts to express and expand on their imaginative side, choreographing routines to music which can include all disciplines of gymnastics using apparatus (small and large), costumes and dance styles. The rules allow a never ending spectrum of performances to be created.
How to get involved...
There are many different types of gymnastics festival so there is plenty of opportunity to get involved.