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Rhythmic Gymnastics: Top Things To Know About This Artistic Sport

Posted on Jan 14, 2019 in Blog

rhythmic gymnastics girl with hoola-hoop on mat

Rhythmic gymnastics is one of the most popular sports in the Olympics and consists of female-only individual and group routines that pair their performance with an object (usually a ball, hoop, or ribbon and music). But there’s more than meets the eye when it comes to this artistic sport. Read on to learn everything you should know about rhythmic gymnastics. Rhythmic Gymnastics: A Brief History Rhythmic gymnastics first began in the 1800s (taking its roots from ballet) as an unofficial dance group choreography that encouraged expression through movement and exercise. Throughout the 19th century, it continued to develop as a means for gymnasts to train, promoting grace, flexibility, and strength. However, it wasn’t until the early 20th century that rhythmic gymnastics became its own official category. The Swedish School of Rhythmic Gymnastics was established in 1900 and focused on...

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The Benefits of Rhythmic Gymnastics Classes in Los Angeles

Posted on Jun 6, 2018 in Blog

Rhythmic Gymnastics as a whole. Rhythmic gymnastics is one of the most unique and beautiful Olympic Sports, but the benefits associated with this intensive activity begin long before a participant becomes an Olympian. By involving your daughter in the art of rhythmic gymnastics, she will gain so much more than physical flexibility and coordination. The combination of group learning and individual attention will provide unmatched benefits for the growth of your daughter – both physically and spiritually.   The body. Rhythmic gymnastics combines aspects from complicated gymnastics, dance, and ballet. And then add a ribbon, ball, hoop, rope, or club to the mix. To say this sport is physically challenging is an understatement – rhythmic gymnasts learn extreme balance & posture, muscle building, and flexibility.   The group.   The collaborative group aspect of rhythmic gymnastics provides a solid...

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2016 LA Lights Tournament of Champions

Posted on Jan 14, 2016 in Blog

The world may be gearing up for the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio, but it is the Los Angeles School of Gymnastics(LASG) heating up with World and Olympic Champions from all over the globe to compete in what has become one of the largest multi-level rhythmic gymnastics competitions in the world, The L.A. Lights Tournament of Champions. Just like the Olympic Games, this event is drawing the best female athletes from the US and around the world, including medalists from previous World and Olympic Games scheduled to compete. L.A. Lights takes place January 22-24 at Veterans Memorial Auditorium Headed by Executive Director of LASG, Alla Svirsky, the nation’s unparalleled leader in the gymnastics industry. Svirsky, a Gymnastics Hall of Fame member, three-time Olympic coach and seven time winner of USA Gymnastics Coach of the Year, has been working...

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Los Angeles School of Gymnastics Leads Star-Studded Opening Ceremony for the 2015 Special Olympic World Games

Posted on Jul 29, 2015 in Blog, Hot News, News, Uncategorized

On Saturday, July 25th, the Los Angeles School of Gymnastics team of national-level gymnasts stepped onto the red carpet of the LA Coliseum to lead the 2015 Special Olympics Opening Ceremony as over 7,000 of the world’s most inspiring athletes came from 165 different nations came to celebrate the commencement of the 2015 World Games. Following an introduction by President Barack Obama in front of a crowd of 62,388, the Los Angles School of Gymnastics team of 30 of its best athletes kicked off the event as they tumbled down the red carpet on live television, trailed by world-class stilt walkers. Alongside performers such as Stevie Wonder and Avril Lavigne and appearances by Michelle Obama and Jimmy Kimmel, LASG’s general manager Tanya Berenson told, “The World is coming to Los Angeles, but we are bringing to the world LA’s...

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