COMPETETIVE ACROGYMNASTICS TEAM
What is AcroGymnastics?
Acrobatic Gymnastics is the combination of the beauty of dance with the breathtaking excitement of gymnastics skills along with the synchronization of figure skating, you come close to realizing the appeal of Acrobatic Gymnastics. To this add engaging choreography and brilliant attire, drawing spectators into the performances. The magnificent performances can hardly be accomplished without cooperative effort and mentoring among partners.
There are five pair/group events in Acrobatics Gymnastics: Women's Pairs, Men's Pairs, Mixed Pair's, Women's Trios, and Men's Fours. These events are choreographed to music and consist of dance, tumbling, and partner skills. Each pair or group performs dynamic, or flight skills, and balance skills. In addition to skills, athletes are expected to show confidence, grace, and unity on the competition floor. Throughout their performance, athletes are given the chance to show where hard work, dedication, and a positive attitude can lead.
Our Pre-Team is a great way for kids to be introduced to AcroGymnastics. Participants learn elementary acrobatic and dance skills which are then put into a choreographed routine to music. Over the Pre-Team AcroGymnastics session (12 to 14 weeks) athletes will work on learning and perfecting basic partner and individual skills. Athletes will learn an individual, pair, and/or group routine to be completed at a final in-house competition. This gives the athletes a chance to gain performance and competition experience. Individual pair/group routines will be performed in front of judges, receive a score, and be awarded a participation medal. Individual awards are also presented to athletes at this event to recognize some special accomplishments over the course of the entire Pre-Team session. This program is an excellent way for athletes to belong to a team, enjoy learning basic AcroGymnastics skills in a session format, and gain personal confidence without having to fully commit to a full year of AcroGymnastics.
Paramount AcroGymnastics has had a successful AcroGymnasics team since the gym has opened in 2003. Team athletes compete and train all year round. Competition season usually begins early in the year and ends in July or August. Athletes compete on a 40 ft x 40 ft spring floor in pairs or groups. There are 5 different disciplines in AcroGymnastics; women's pair, men's pair, mixed pair, women's group, and men's group. Athletes vary in height, weight, and different body types can all participate in this sport. Routines are composed of individual skills, partner skills, and dance. Each pair or group performs dynamic, or flight skills, and balance skills. In addition to skills, athletes are expected to show confidence, grace, and unity on the competition floor. Throughout their performance, athletes are given the chance to show where hard work, dedication, and a positive attitude can lead. Our athletes have proudly represented Paramount in many different levels in Local, State, Regional, National competitions. As well they have competed as part of Team USA in International and World Championships. Our athletes have gone on to earn scholarships and work professionally in performing arts for Cirque du Soleil, Le Rev, and ZinZanni.