What is Calisthenics?
Calisthenics is a uniquely Australian sport which helps to develop discipline of mind and body, team work, a competitive spirit and a sense of commitment. Calisthenics is a dynamic combination of Gymnastics, Dance, apparatus (Clubs &Rods) Marching, Singing and Acting. There are thousands of participants throughout Australia. Calisthenics has a strong focus on deportment and presentation, helping participants to develop confidence in movement and performance and to enjoy the thrill of competing on stage in front of an audience several times a year. Participants learn to appreciate and interpret different styles of music with different styles of movement and dance. There is a strong focus on flexibility, strength and control, grace and poise, expression through both the body and the face and simply just enjoying different forms of dance and movement.
Who are we?
Waratah Calisthenics College is based at Athelstone Uniting Church Hall. We cater for students of all ages and abilities and encourage girls who are new to dancing to come and give it a try! Other than Tinies, who only participate in the annual demonstration, all other teams compete in 2 competitions throughout the year along with everyone at our annual end of year concert.
Our AIM is to encourage all members to enjoy the sport of calisthenics as well as achieving the best for themselves as well as the team.
They say that Calisthenics gets into your blood ...we certainly think so. It is hard work and it takes dedication to perfect each item, but the fun and excitement of performing in beautifully sequined costumes makes it all worthwhile. Maybe it's the lessons you learn about the importance of team work, and striving for your own personal best. Or perhaps it is just the enjoyment and the lifetime friends that you make that keeps you coming back year after year.
Level 1 Coaches - Lee-Ann Lewis