Mini Champs 2013 in Canterbury

A & V Rhythmic Gymnastics Club took place in Mini Champs 2013 on 27th April at the City of Canterbury Rhythmic gymnastics Club.
75 gymnasts competedat the Mini Champs competition, all in their age groups: 2006, 2005, 2004 and 2003. They were not divided by ability, training hours or experience. Some of the gymnasts were in their very first competition to gain valuable experience and enjoying performing in front of audience, others, were alreadyseasoned competitors. A&V participated with a total of 10 gymnasts, for 6 of them this was their first competition. Nevertheless our team has made our club proud receiving 4 medals. 

All group

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National Grades Finals

We are very pleased to find out that both of our gymnasts Sophia Clark (Grade 7) and Anastasija MininaNastya and Sophia 1 (Grade 6) were qualified to take part in National Grades Finals. The competition will take place at the University of Wolverhampton’s Walsall Sports Centre on 18th and 19th May 2013. Their coach – Jana Rudova deserves congratulations for such excellent result.

Nastya and Sophia 1


London, South East and South Regions Rhythmic Grades 2013

A & V Rhythmic Gymnastics Club took part in Rhythmic Grades 2013 –Zone A, which took part in The City of Canterbury Rhythmic Gymnastics Club.

Grades A1

All gymnasts who wish to compete at the international level must complete Zone Grades. The scores obtained in this competition determine whether gymnasts will compete in novice competitions during the year, or whether they can compete at the National Grades Finals or the British Championship. As The Code of Points has been changed the scoring has also changed  the National Technical Committee will agree the pass marks only after all four Zones have completed their grades.
To compete at the British Championship, gymnasts must get required scores at their Zone Grades, as well as passing the British Qualification Testing in which their flexibility is tested together with their fitness, strength and ballet ability.
The Zone grades 6 to 10 are correspondent to gymnast year of birth.
In 2013, only gymnasts who are in age group U11 and older are eligible for the national competitions.
The new Code of Points 2013 – 2016 that was introduced in January of this year has brought radical changes. The gymnasts are required to perform a minimum of one set of dance steps which must last for at least 8 seconds –these dance steps must be perfectly performed to the music and the gymnasts must DANCE and be expressive.
The number of body difficulties required has been decreased, and their value too has been lowered. Now the maximum value of a difficulty is 0.50 and the only way to increase the value of a difficulty is by increasing the number of turns in the element of rotation.
The evaluation of apparatus handling has changed too. Now, only apparatus skills which are special or unusual are awarded. There can be no repetition of the use of the apparatus so the gymnasts will be trying to use the apparatus in a variety of ways. Major errors, e.g. drops are now heavily penalised, not only by technical faults, but also by breaks in the unity of the choreography and in the musical interpretation and timing.
The score is now out of 20.00 for Seniors and 18.00 for Juniors (adjusted for Espoirs).
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Gym Mark

The Director Galina Clark from A & V Rhythmic Gym club was presented with the British Gymnastics Gym Mark plaque by Claire Ongley the British Gymnastics London Club Development Coordinator for south London.

A and V GymMark Photo

1st Four Seasons London Rhythmic Gymnastics Tournament Results

A & V Rhythmic Gymnastics club hosted  1st Four Seasons London Rhythmic Gymnastics Tournament (Hoop) on 24th February 2013 at Townley Grammar School, Bexleyheath.
A & V Rhythmic Club squad outperformed all clubs by winning 5 gold medals out of 8.

Medals were presented by the Mayor and Mayoress of Bexley, Councilor AlanDowney and Councilor Rose Downey and congratulated by Cleo Hooper,
International RG Judge and member of the London British Gymnastics
Technical Committee.

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Christmas Show 2012

A&V are excited to announce their Christmas Rhythmic Gymnastics Display on 14th December 2012 from 19.30 to 20.15 in Townley Grammar School Sport Hall.
The Admission is only £5.00.
Hoping to see everybody there,