This is a unique Olympic sport for girls, 3-13 years, that combine dance and tumbling elements into routines choreographed to music. Rhythmic gymnastics enhances musical abilities of harmony and rhythm, improves body coordination and flexibility, builds strength, agility and endurance. Participants use hand apparatuses such as ribbons, ropes, hoops and balls, which are in motion and synchronized with their body movements.
Classes incorporate creative dance with ribbons, play with hula hoops and balls, basic body movements, floor tumbling, running, rope jumping, balancing and stretching. These activities enhance hand/ eye and body coordination. Classes teach social skills including listening, following directions, respecting others, sharing, taking turns, and play within the rules of active games. Classes for younger girls are designed to work on skills while learning to incorporate these skills into routines accompanied to music. When girls have mastered both the skills and routines, they are offered the option of a training program.