With inspiration from gymnastic floor work and rhythmic gymnastics, this dance style incorporates acrobatic movement into elegant flowing routines, with creative, expressive lifts and poses.
Requiring strength, flexibility and technique, Gymnastic Dance produces inspiring performances for the dancer and audience.
Here are some benefits of dance and gymnastics.
BALANCE AND GRACE
Dance helps develop both balance and grace, which is something gymnasts need on many of their apparatus, especially Floor and Beam.
Ballet class develops core strength through rigorous positions and repetition. This translates to greater tumbling strength for the gymnast.
Because dance works with rhythm and counts, the dancer develops a keen sense of body control. This helps tremendously when the gymnast needs to identify problem areas in their gymnastics skills.
Dance helps gymnasts to become more rhythmically inclined, leading to more grace and showmanship in their floor routines.
Both dance and gymnastics have their own unique areas in which focus and determination are imperative. The discipline that the athlete receives from these areas helps to develop life- long habits.
The training that gymnasts receive helps to be a stronger, more powerful dancer with greater stamina for longer routines, etc.
INCREASED LIFE-LONG ATHLETIC SKILLS
From a young age, preschoolers who take ballet lessons along with gymnastics classes have greater success with athleticism as they grow.