About Acrobatic Gymnastics (Taken from www.british-gymnastics.org)

General Information

Acrobatic Gymnastics could be described as an infusion of choreography and complex acrobatic skills performed in partnership on a standard gymnastics floor area. Balance, Tempo and Combined routines are performed to music. The floor area is 12x12 metres; Duration of the routines is 2 minutes.

Great Britain is one of the most respected nations in Acrobatic Gymnastics and has achieved success at World and European level with medals in all categories.


Menís Pair, Womenís Pair, Mixed Pair, Womenís Trio, Menís Four.

Gymnasts work in harmony and trust, each responsible for their partner or partners. It is a true and testing examination of human relationships. Routines impose on gymnasts a need for strength, agility, flexibility, balance and acrobatic skills. The results are spectacular, intricate balances performed on partners, exciting multiple somersaults and twisting somersaults with partners being pitched and caught. A requirement, and opportunity to express their artistry and individual gymnastics skills makes this a delight for spectators, and a tremendous feeling of attainment for gymnasts.