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On March 21st, 2012, Antibes Rhythmic School  held their annual March group routine competition! We had nine groups compete, each demonstrating their abilities with different apparatuses. Each group was judged by the parents and peers in terms of synchronization, their ability to work with their chosen apparatuses, and their sense of teamwork.

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This  competition are also held to teach the young gymnasts how to express their creativity through sports, and work on their character of teamwork and sportsmanship in the process. It also aids them in developing a stronger, friendlier bond with their fellow gymnasts and most importantly, to have fun. The nine groups that had competed during this year’s show were the Sparkly Bubbles, Spring Flowers, Lightning Stars, Small scarves, Bouncing Balls, Red Rose, Shining Stars, Pink Balloons, and the Spring Spirals.

Their performances  displaying several rolls, throws, balances, jumps, dance sequences.

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After the group routine portion had finished, the individual routines began. We saw routines performed by different gymnasts with a variety of apparatuses. Votes by the parents were then collected and counted, and results of the group competition were revealed. Sparkly Bubbles and Spring Flowers had tied for First place, with the Lightning Stars taking second, and the Bouncing Balls and Small Scarves tying for third.

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We wish all the gymnasts luck in future competitions, and all the baby cup competitors the best of luck in May!

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On February 2, 2013 Antibes Rhythmic Gymnastics was invited to perform at Night to Nurture Gala / Grocery Foundation Event
(Metro Toronto Convention Centre)

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Group AGG

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group AGG , rope routine

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rope routine

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Daniela K. performing hoop routine

Maria Ch., ribbon routine

Group AGG

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Kristina P., hoop routine

Maria Ch. and Kristina P. performing ball routine

Group AGG2, ball routine

Group AGG2, hoop routine

Ball routine

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On October 25th, 2012, Antibes Rhythmic School of Gymnastics has their annual Skills Competition. The Skills competition involves four main teams, each performing specific techniques in rhythmic Gymnastics. The four main teams are team balance, team pivot, team flexibility, and team jump. Each of these techniques are incorporated into the gymnastics routines of the girls, and are performed with apparatuses. 

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Team jump displayed the basic jump skills used in their gymnastics routines, whether with apparatuses or a free routine, like the tuck jump, and the passé jump. Team Balance went second, and were quite impressive with the different balance positions they performed. 

Team pivot went  after, and entered the floor in a graceful and relevant way to their technique, pirouetting onto the carpet. They performed a series of turns, displaying to the parents intricate movements of pivots. Team flexibility went last, but proved to a crowd pleaser, as the gymnasts contorted their bodies into different shapes and positions. Each team beautifully displayed the skills and techniques that make up rhythmic gymnastics, and the wide variety of elements used in the routines.

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At the end of the night, it was time to rank the teams, from 1st to 4th place. Team balance won 1st place, followed by team flexibility, then team pivot, and finally team jump. 

 

Individual routines were also performed by the competitive gymnasts, and you were able to see how the skills performed by the teams were incorporated into routines, and how they were used with apparatuses. 

At the end of the night, the teams were awarded at the awards ceremony, and gymnast was able to choose a toy from the table at the head of the gym. 

We hope the gymnasts continue to practice and improve on their skills from each of the four categories, and how they perform them in concession to their apparatuses. We hope to see the teams perform again next year!

 

 

Maria Pustylnik

(former gymnast)

 

Every year, the gymnasts at the
Antibes School of Rhythmic
Gymnastics compete at the annual
end of year Baby Cup show- a
show determining the winner of the
prestigious Baby Cup!

Amy K

The Baby Cup is an honorable, and
traditional award here at Antibes
Rhythmic. Each year, the 7 year-old
girl who displays the most hard work,
ambition, and sportsmanship among
her fellow gymnasts receives the Baby
Cup, an award commemorating her
determination.

The winner of the 2012 Baby Cup was
year 7-year old Amy K. When I sat
down with Amy, we asked her how it
felt winning the Baby Cup after her
hard work at trainings. “I was happy
and excited,” Amy told us.

Most girls Amy’s age are usually just
starting Elementary school. But Amy
is already training 2-3 times a week, and
that doesn’t stop during the summer,
when Amy attends gymnastics camp.
I asked Amy what she does when she
gets tired at trainings, and how she
handles it. “I sit down and rest quickly,
or have a drink of water, and then go
back to work.”

What goes the mind of our Baby Cup
winner when performing her routine is
the question I had wanted answered. “I
think about doing my routine good and
winning if I do it good.” Amy told me.

I had also asked Amy what advice she
would give to the younger gymnasts
here at Antibes Rhythmic, and possibly
future Baby Cup winners. “When you
can’t do a skill, don’t stop doing it, try
and try again,” she said “and listen to
your coaches”.

Amy K, 2012 Baby Cup Winner

We wish Amy the best of luck in future
trainings and competitions, and hope
she can set a great example for other
gymnastics to come. We also wish
all the gymnasts at Antibes Rhythmic
Gymnastics good luck in the 2012-
2013 competitive year!

 

Maria Pustylnik

(former gymnast)

Antibes Rhythmic participants with gymnastics poses demonstrating Flexibility, Posture, Health, Beauty and much more this amazing sport is conveyed

…after performance at daycare we went to Summit Heights Public School and shared our gymnastics energy with all students)

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so that day was done:)

Friday, June 25, 2010