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
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.