Located in Darnestown, Maryland, Capital Rhythmics is a top choice for Rhythmic Gymnastics, the number one sport in the world for women, which is rapidly gaining popularity in the United States. Unlike “artistic” gymnastics, in which athletes perform using apparatus such as the balance beam, parallel bars, and vault, “rhythmic” is a sport that combines extreme flexibility, ballet movements, and basic acrobatics, while manipulating various apparatus, such as a hoop, a ball, clubs, rope, or ribbon.
Each movement involves a high degree of athletic skill. Physical abilities needed by a rhythmic gymnast include strength, flexibility, agility, dexterity, endurance and hand-eye coordination. In addition to developing these skills, rhythmic gymnastics offers life-long benefits such us improved focus, confidence, and even improved bone health in girls, as this recent study shows.
Rhythmic Gymnastics is an Olympic sport whose athletes often go on to perform with dance companies and are sought after by choreographers for their creativity, versatility, unique movement style, discipline, beauty, strength, and maturity.