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Bboy One Hand Balance

Stacy Clark:

Dear Normal People,

Don’t be discouraged; you’re probably really good at grocery shopping or something. :-)


Love the flexibility and complex choreography.

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GBR Gymnastics || Truly Great

A pretty choreography montage.

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(via @ArabianPF)

insane breakdance

Stacy Clark linked to this cool compilation.

… breakin’ routines from R16 Korea World Championships 2013.

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Lloimincia Hall on Buzzfeed

Her crazy enthusiasm appeals to the masses.

College Gymnast Brings Down The House With A Perfect Routine

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Recall Minci was ranked #1 on FX last season — then did not qualify to the NCAA Floor final.

I’m really hoping she gets to Finals this year.

related – Lloiminicia Hall Teaches Us Her Signature Move – Gymnastike

kid can Break

Marcos Pedro PsiqBoy’s Crew (Son Sonek)

From Catalão, Goias, Brazil.

(via Steve Bonham – Ganba Gymnastics)

I’m astonished that more gymnasts cannot air flare.

This super hero, for example.

new – Inside Dance magazine


And the Cover of the Premiere Issue of Inside Dance Goes to…Travis Wall!

“I’m honored to have been selected to appear in the cover story for the premiere issue of Inside Dance. I love the approach the magazine is taking in presenting a fun, fresh take on the world of dance and I’m excited to be able to engage with fans through this exciting new magazine!”

A new publication from the people that bring us Inside Gymnastics.

details on InsideDance.com

8yr-old dancer Gavin Morales

This video was turning up so often in my Facebook feed that I finally took the time to watch it.


Choreography by Chris Todar, Dolce Dance Studio, California

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tips on Floor choreography

Guest post by Xavier Diamond, co-owner of TUNEGYM:

Contrary to popular belief, it’s not so hard to choreograph a good routine. All you need is a sense of rhythm, a passion for gymnastics, an endless source of patience and boundless energy!

Got all that covered?

If you’re ready, here are some more tips on how to get started being a gymnastics coach.

1. Assess the skills of your gymnast

2. Get them involved in the process

3. During practice, patience and repetition is key

4. Never make your budding gymnast do anything she’s uncomfortable with

5. Always be encouraging and motivating during practices

read the entire article – 5 Best Tips How to Choreograph a Winning Gymnastics Routine (WORD)

Floor music on TUNEGYM $25 each.


dancer Bryan CHIBI Gaynor

The best ‘robot’ dancing you’ve ever seen?

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He calls his style “Chibotics”.

Bryan, a computer science major, suffers from scoliosis, affecting his range of movement.

He gave a touching performance on Season 7 So You Think You Can Dance. (VIDEO)

(via Kottke)

dubstep skillz

Thanks Craig.

Grace Kramer – Floor

When Swing Big linked to a Level 9 Floor routine, I had to check it out.

Somebody verbal Grace Kramer. This is over-the-top showtime choreography that most College teams could use. She’s class of 2016.

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Nice late twist, too.

Grace is from Wildfire Gymnastics in Tustin, California.

the Artistry dilemma


Artistry, or the lack thereof, is one the hottest topics in gymnastics.

Bemoaning the demise of artistry – in combination with the assurance that everything was much better in the 80s – is something of full-time job for a lot of gym fans. While fans have the luxury of sitting back and yelling “are the judges blind?!!! That routine should have been hammered for lack of artistry!” at their computer screens, the FIG has to come up with actual rules that can be applied by actual judges in actual competitions.

The FIG Academy Program organised two artistry and music workshops during the World Championships in Antwerp. One for the coaches and another one for the judges. The workshop was run under the title „It’s time to put the artistry back into gymnastics!“ and was the first of a number of workshops planned for the Olympic cycle. …

The All Around – All About Artistry

That’s a fascinating read. Thanks Nora.

Lasse Nettum of the Norwegian College of Sports Science and Lyn Heward from Cirque du Soleil presented.

Uncle Tim seems to be struggling to document the Evolution of Artistry in both Women’s and Men’s Gymnastics.

There’s no solution, so far as I can see.

You can’t consistently quantify “artistry”.

Final scores in competition should be valid, reliable and consistent competition-to-competition. They never will be if Artistry is factored.

 I propose a SOLUTION. In future judges should not consider artistry in scoring. Instead, simply applying the code as written. Deducting for poor form and line. Feet crossed during twisting would be deducted. Poor body position would be deducted.

IF judges did that, gymnasts I consider artistic would be rewarded in any case. Uchimura and Kyla Ross, for two.


Artistry, I propose, would be rewarded separately. Prizes like the Longine’s Elegance Award. “Best Choreography” on Beam. “Best Choreography” on Floor.

There’s no need for certified judges to pick those. For example, at the Mexico Open in Acapulco the Elegance award was chosen by Nadia Comaneci, Svetlana Boginskaya and others.


• Lauren Hopkins – The Development of Artistry (Aug 12, 2013)

• Examiner – The Corner Problem and its rather dubious solution on women’s floor (Mar 5, 2013)

• Unorthodox Gymnastics – Corner Flamingos (Mar 20, 2013)

The solution to the Artistry dilemma crystallized for me, in fact, during a Skype interview with Dvora of Unorthodox Gymnastics. It now seems obvious. And inevitable, in the long run.