Acrobatic Gymnastics is all about partnership and power. Gymnasts who mainly carry out supporting and throwing roles are called the “bases”; while the smaller and more flexible gymnasts will mostly be the “tops”. Two or more gymnasts form a pair or group, work together and perform a routine to music consisting of acrobatic movements, dance and tumbling. Partnerships in competitions include: Women’s Pair, Men’s Pair, Mixed Pair (a male base and a female top), Women’s Group (three females) and Men’s Group (four males).
Gymnasts mainly perform two routines:
“Balance routine” focuses on strength, poise and flexibility; “Dynamic routine” includes elements such as throws, somersaults and catches; for advanced level, gymnasts will perform the third routine called “Combined routine”, which includes both balance and dynamic movements and elements.
Mutual coordination of skills and minds is very important during training. Trough practicing Acrobatic Gymnastics, gymnasts are able to develop their strong and tough personalities, body strength and flexibilities.