Rhythmic Gymnastics (RG) 

Freehand - Performances without apparatus; instead the emphasis is on style, technique and execution of dance skills. Freehand is most often seen in lower levels.


Rope - Light and supple, in hemp or synthetic material; use the rope to leap over or skip then add in swings, throws, circles, rotations and figures of eight.


Hoops - Made of plastic or wood; rotate the hoop around the hand or body then add rolls, swings, circles, figures of eight, throws, passes through and over the hoop.


Ball - Made of rubber or synthetic material, 18 - 20 cms in diameter; rest the ball in the hand then add throws, bounces or rolls.


Clubs - Made of wood or synthetic material; use the clubs for rhythmical tapping then add mills and small circles, asymmetric movements, throws and catches.


Ribbon - 6 metres long ribbon used for large, smooth flowing movements to make spirals and circles then add swings, circles and serpents.


If you would like to take your Rhythmic Gymnastics career further, find out more about specific judging and coaching courses.

Rhythmic Gymnastics is governed internationally by the Federation Internationale de Gymnastique (FIG)