Calisthenics is generally known as a team sport; however girls are also able to compete in solo and duo competitions if they wish. This gives them the opportunity to develop and enhance their skills and techniques while working with a coach one on one.
Solo and Duo competitions take place at the beginning of the year, from around March to May, however in order to enter these competitions, your child needs to have passed the skills exam that is required for the age of the pupil.
There are two types of solos which can be performed. The first is a calisthenic solo which combines elements of Free Exercises, Dance and may also include Aesthetic and Rhythmic style movement. Team members can compete in Calisthenic solos from 8 years of age. Calisthenic Duos follow similar guidelines and can be performed by team members 11 years or older.
Graceful solos are often inspired by ballet and contemporary dance. They require elegance, poise, strong dance technique and interpretation. Graceful solos combine elements of aesthetic, rhythmic and dance items. Team members can compete in Graceful solos from the age of 11.
For further information about solos or duo competitions, please Contact Us or speak to your daughter’s coach.