Reynella-Braeview is a large, successful club with classes held in the southern suburbs of Adelaide, South Australia including Reynella, Happy Valley, Woodcroft and Morphett Vale. We are one of the highest achieving clubs south of the city with our Sub Junior and Junior teams in the Championship division, while our Intermediate and Seniors in Division 1 - all achieving great results.
Calisthenics is a uniquely Australian sport although the word is derived from the ancient Greek words for beauty - “kallos” and strength - “thenos”. It combines dance, gymnastics, ballet, marching, apparatus (Clubs and Rods) and singing. Teams learn about 6 routines of approximately 3 to 4 minutes choreographed to music, which are then presented in full costume at annual competitions held in a theatre.
Calisthenics is a fabulous artistic sport for all age groups and is a fantastic way of making long lasting friendships.
In South Australia, girls and boys can start Calisthenics as a 'Tinie' at 2.5 years of age and continue the sport all the way up to Masters. Though both teamwork and solo performances, calisthenics develops, coordination, flexibility, fitness as well as strength, as well as life skills of commitment, working with others, perseverance and responsibility.
In addition to competing at club level there are also opportunities for participants to audition for the National teams, chosen by Calisthenics Association of SA.
The following video by Angry Turtle Productions is a documentary that followed three Victorian Junior elite teams through a year of competitions and is a beautiful representation of the sport.