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Nothing will prepare you for the visual spectacle that is acro-gymnastics. This truly is a spectator sport. It has the emotion of ballet, the excitement of circus acrobatics and the skill and precision of top level gymnastics.

ACRO GYMNASTICS is growing in popularity with the queues outside many centres becoming longer than all the other activities. With the chance of becoming an Olympic event many clubs are growing rapidly.

There are many clubs located throughout the UK, both in schools and sports centres. Competitions take place both in the UK and throughout Europe.

The Acrobatics Gymnastics and Tumbling Technical Committee (AG&TTC)state that the age of entry into BG events remains unchanged as 8 years of age in the year of competition. Most clubs however take children from the age of 5 years up to adult.

All abilities are welcome, however some clubs require all children to pass an assessment before joining. Clubs which are competitive clubs, say children must show ability of basic elements of strength and flexibility.

Acro-gymnastics is a floor based discipline, without apparatus, carried out in pairs, women's trios or men's fours. The team use their partners as apparatus and a base from which to perform some amazing acrobatic feats. The sport requires strength, agility, flexibility and no small amount of bravery, whether you are the man at the bottom of a tower supporting three others or the one somersaulting from the top of that tower!

Like all activities, you will only get out of ACRO GYMNASTICS, what you put in. It requires a lot of practise and patience to get it right as the team must be as strong and together as the individuals, however some counties in the UK, in particular Durham have had great success with its competitors over recent years.

While this is an amazing sport to watch, it is also highly likely to become an Olympic sport in Beijing in 2008. Acro-gymnastics is the most popular sport in China, and its widely thought the Chinese will lobby for it to be included in 2008 Olympics.

No club membership fee - BAGA membership & insurance £14.50 - £20 per year. Training fees range from £7 to £15 per month according to training times, or about £2.00 per session. Restrictions: All gymnasts must be registered and insured with B.G.A.

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