RHYTHMIC GYMNASTICS
For Beginners

ABOUT THE COACH

I've been around Gymnastics my entire life. It is something that I am truly passionate about and firmly believe it is the best physical preparation you can give your child.

Qualifications
  • BSc Medical Science (University of Pretoria)
  • Post Grad Dip: Business Administration (Wits Business School)
  • Qualified SAGF Coach
 
During my Rhythmic Gymnastics career I was a member of the Senior National Team from 1995 to 2000. 
  • South African Champion: 1995 - 1999
  • African Champion: 1996 and 1998
  • African Games Champion: 1995 and 1999
  • Competed at the World Championships: 1997 and 1999
  • Competed at the Commonwealth Games in 1998
  • Attended numerous International Competitions and Grand Prix's
  • Awarded 'World Class Gymnast' status by the F.I.G. in 1999
 
As a Rhythmic Gymnastics Coach I ran a successful High Performance Programme at the University of Pretoria from 2001 to 2007. During this time I coached 3 Senior and 2 Junior National Team Members; a Junior and Senior Group as well as a very talented group of Infants and Pre-Juniors.
 
In 2008 I went to Business School and then forayed into the corporate world for some time. At the end of 2014, I was expecting my second child and made the decision to spend more time with my family.
 
I am now in a place in my life where I would like to assist with the development of little ones and create a solid foundation for those who wish to continue on a competitive path with Rhythmic Gymnastics. 

ABOUT RHYTHMIC GYMNASTICS

Rhythmic Gymnastics is an Olympic Sport that combines the strength and agility of gymnastics with the grace and artistry of dance using hand apparatus.

 
  • Rhythmic Gymnastics is an all-girls Olympic Sport
  • The Sport was started in the Soviet Union during the 1940s  
  • Routines are performed either by an Individual or a Group
  • There are 5 different apparatus: Rope, Hoop, Ball, Clubs & Ribbon
  • Routines are set to music 

ABOUT THE PROGRAMME

Rhythmic Gymnastics for Beginners is a focussed recreational programme that aims to teach participants basic apparatus handling, gymnastic skills and dance.

 
  • Classes are 45 minutes long, once a week
  • Lessons will be structured around:
    • ​Body preparation
    • Dance
    • Handling with the apparatus
    • Conditioning
  • ​The activities are focussed on developing:
    • Self-confidence
    • ​Good posture, hand-eye co-ordination and agility
    • Creativity and musicality
    • Self-discipline