What is calisthenics?

The word calisthenics comes from the Greek words ‘kallos’ for beauty and ‘thenos’ for strength. Indeed, the components of the sport aim at achieving those physical attributes, but the sport also influences the emotional and social development of girls and boys through friendship and teamwork. Calisthenics, as we know it today, involves a team of pupils learning routines choreographed to music - each of about three to four minutes duration - and presenting those routines at competitions. Pupils learn approximately six routines concurrently throughout a year and this is where the diversity of the sport is seen. There are different levels of Calisthenics; some clubs have non-competitive classes, performing only at their annual concert. Other teams compete during the year at a number of competitions, performing on stage in costumes. Queensland also has a State Representative Team that competes at the Australian National Championships.

Sport or Art?

Calisthenics can be categorised as both. As a sport it encourages physical development, coordination, self-discipline and team spirit. As an Art it develops an appreciation of music and rhythm, the beauty of line and the excitement of presenting on stage.

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What is calisthenics?

The word calisthenics comes from the Greek words ‘kallos’ for beauty and ‘thenos’ for strength. Indeed, the components of the sport aim at achieving those physical attributes, but the sport also influences the emotional and social development of girls and boys through friendship and teamwork. Calisthenics, as we know it today, involves a team of pupils learning routines choreographed to music - each of about three to four minutes duration - and presenting those routines at competitions. Pupils learn approximately six routines concurrently throughout a year and this is where the diversity of the sport is seen. There are different levels of Calisthenics; some clubs have non-competitive classes, performing only at their annual concert. Other teams compete during the year at a number of competitions, performing on stage in costumes. Queensland also has a State Representative Team that competes at the Australian National Championships.

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Classes held at Belmont State School - 1275 Old Cleveland Road, Carindale.

Saturdays: 'Tinies' 3 years to 7 years: 8am to 9:30am
Saturdays: 'Sub-juniors' 8 years to 10 years: 9:30am to 12:30pm

Classes held at St Thomas Catholic Primary School - 10 Stephens Street, Camp Hill.

Tuesdays: 'Seniors' 16 years and over: 6pm to 9pm
Wednesdays: ‘Masters' 26 years and over: 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Classes held at Carina State School - 1413 Creek Road, Carina,

Wednesdays: 'Juniors' 11 years to 13 years: 5:30pm to 8:15pm
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