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Mission

Jozi Rhythmic Gymnastics strive to help each gymnast reach her full potential and become the best gymnast she can be!

Classes are taught by experienced coaches whose main concern is the safety and enjoyment of each child and optimising the learning opportunity of each lesson

FIG Level 1 Coach / Level 2 judge / Level 2 First Aid

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ALEXIA BAZZO

Internationally acclaimed ballerina and retired National Rhythmic Gymnast.

2014 Moscow Grand Prix – Youth Olympic Games Qualifiers, All African Championships: Team Silver medal, individual overall 4th place and Silver medal for apparatus. Awarded Protea Colors for Rhythmic Gymnastics. Level 2 Rhythmic Gymnastics judge

Cicchetti Adv 2 winner, RAD Adv 2, AIDT Solo Performers, Irish Dancing World Championship qualifier 2016.

2019: FIG Rhythmic Gymnastics Level 1 Qualification

2020: Level 2 First Aider Skills Programme

WHAT IS RHYTHMIC GYMNASTICS

Rhythmic gymnastics provides a controlled, professional environment that teaches girls to enjoy exercise, improve poor muscle tone, get rid of excess energy and aids in the development of strong and healthy minds and bodies.

Making exercise a positive experience is one of the best investments you as a parent can make.

Rhythmic Gymnastics aims to develop the following areas of gross motor development:

  • Improving a child’s posture, muscle control and muscle tone
  • Body awareness and spatial skills
  • Establishing dominance and laterality
  • Promotes social interaction
  • Improves bilateral integration through midline crossing activities
  • Improves balance
  • Increases integrated muscle coordination (Hand –hand, Eye-foot, Foot-foot, Eye-hand –foot)
  • Improves a child’s understanding of speed, distance and space
  • Increases attention span
  • Teaches the child to listen and follow instruction
  • Relieves excess energy through play and results in a more favourable attitude towards learning
  • Builds Self confidence as well a self concentration

JOZI RHYTHMIC GYMNASTICS FOUNDER

Shalene Raath

BA (HONS)Biokinetics , cum laude

Retired Protea Rhythmic gymnast and National Senior Champion

National High Performance Rhythmic Manager and member of the National Rhythmic gymnastics Technical Comitee

Gauteng Rhythmic Gymnastics Discipline Convenor

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