Acro Gymnastics (previously called Sport Actobatics and nicknamed "Acro") is a competitive partner sport combining the strength, flexibility and technical precision of gymnastics with the grace and musicality of dance as well as the trust and camaraderie of a dedicated partnership.
Participants at a highly competitive level compete in age categories of 11-16 (age-group), 12-19 (junior) and 15+ (senior). There are also levels that participants can compete in which are often equally as competitive, but do not have the option of competing internationally.
All gymnasts perform in pairs or groups and must specify a level or be within the above age categhores. The events that gymnasts perform in are:
Women's Pairs (two females) Men's Pairs (two males) Mixed Pairs (a male base and a female top) Women's Groups (three females) Men's Groups/Quad (four males)
Each pair or group competes routines individually choreographed for that particular group. These routines are competed to music and the gymnasts are required to dance and otherwise perform to this music. Gymnasts perform with, on or around each other to demonstrate their flair, grace and style to the judges and audience.
The slideshow below shows some of our gymnasts performing in each of the categories!