Mitcham Rhythmic Gymnastic Club was formed 1979 and provides the opportunity for girls to join the world of Rhythmic Gymnastics. The Not for Profit club is affiliated with Gymnastics SA and Gymnastics Australia.
We welcome everyone and are pleased to cater for all abilities and ambitions. It doesn't matter if your goal is to be an Australian Champion or you just want to have fun, you will be a valued member of our club.
About Rhythmic Gymnastics
Rhythmic Gymnastics is a combination of ballet, dance, acrobatics and circus moves, displaying gymnastic movements and apparatus skills. Gymnasts have to demonstrate artistry, fitness, coordination and strength. The sport improves hand-eye coordination, balance and promotes self expression and creativity.
Gymnasts perform routines on the floor mats to music using apparatus Rope, Hoop, Ball, Clubs and Ribbon. Free Routines are also performed at the lower levels. All routines show fundamental body movements from the categories of leaps & jumps, balances, pivots and flexibilities. Series of dance steps are compulsory and acrobatic elements may also be included. Music should contain changes in mood and tempo an match the gymnast's style and apparatus. Our club encourages a nurturing and supportive atmosphere where older and higher level gymnasts encourage and support younger gymnasts and visa versa.
Please ring the club number, 0490 048 161 to arrange an assessment.
The Two Streams
The Recreation Non Competitive classes are held on Friday evenings. There are no competitions involved. Girls learn to work with all apparatus. They have the opportunity to move to a higher level by taking part in trial upgrades and official state upgrades. In addition they perform in our Club Display Days twice a year where they join the competitive stream gymnasts in performing for families and friends. For more information, see our Come and Try information.
The Squad Competitive Stream works towards local, State and National competitions. In addition to learning their apparatus routines with our talented coaches from Ukraine, Australia and Bulgaria, they also work with Russian Ballet/Bodywork teachers.
Mitcham has prepared gymnasts for State and National competitions with great success over many years.
Location of Training Gym
The club trains at Urrbrae Agricultural High School Gymnasium, located on the corner of Cross Road and Fullarton Road, Netherby. Entrance to the car park is off Cross Road, Gate C and entrance to the Gym is via the southern doors.