Acrobatic Gymnastics is a combination of choreography and complex acrobatic skills performed in partnership, by both males and females
Acrobatic Gymnastics is a modern and artistic discipline, which requires an extraordinary amount of courage and skill within each partnership. Acrobatic routines are choreographed to music and presented on a 12 X 12 metre sprung floor surface. It is an expressive discipline and provides gymnasts with a stage on which to shine.
In official competitions, Acrobatic Gymnastics offers five different possibilities of partnerships:
Gymnasts demonstrate strength, agility, flexibility, balance and acrobatic skills. The results are spectacular, intricate balances, exciting multiple somersaults and twisting somersaults with partners being pitched and caught.
Each routine presented in competition is up to 2 minutes in length and must include a number of required collective and individual elements of three different types: static (balance), dynamic, and combined.
The combined routine presents elements from both the dynamic and the static routines.
Great Britain is one of the most respected nations of the world in Acrobatic Gymnastics and has achieved success at World and European level with medals in all categories.
The London Acrobatic Technical Committee coordinates a range of regional activities including regional training, coaching clinics and competitions. The London competition programme ranges from Novice to Regional level in both acrobatics and Novice tumbling, leading into the National and International Competition Programme set by BG and FIG.