Competitive

A high calibre Interclub and Provincial/Western Regional stream competitive gymnastics program for those gymnasts who are want to pursue rhythmic gymnastics as a competitive sport. Regional and national travel opportunities are available. All competitive streams train 2-4 times per week and include ballet foundations integrated as part of their training or with a dedicated Vaganova Ballet Instructor. All levels in the competitive stream are by audition only and all new gymnasts are under a 6-week trial period at the start of the season.

Program Descriptions

Competitive "Rose"

This is an introductory competitive program based on the Interclub Stream. Gymnasts will gain the skills and confidence to perform a group routine with their teammates, mastering the foundations of rhythmic gymnastics, introduction to ballet, flexibility, coordination, musicality and intermediate apparatus skills with rope, ball, hoop and ribbon.

  • Typical season: Gymnasts will compete in 4+ competitions per season and perform in 3+ shows.
  • Total Weekly Hours: 4 hrs Gymnastics
  • Frequency of Training: 2x/week
  • Routines: Gymnasts master 1-2 group choreographies. Showpieces may be added.
Competitive "Lavender"

The foundations of competitive Rhythmic Gymnastics are the focus for the Lavender team. Gymnasts learn how to train individually and begin learning the mental components of rhythmic gymnastics (focus, composure, relaxation and control). Gymnasts receive more challenging choreographies and more advanced apparatus and body skills. Strong technique and foundation are refined. Ballet is integrated as a part of their regular training.

  • Typical season: Gymnasts will compete in 4+ competitions per season and perform in 3+ shows.
  • Weekly Training: 5 hours/week
  • Frequency of Training: 2x/week
  • Routines: Gymnasts master 2 choreographies. Showpieces may be added.
Competitive "Opal" & "Sapphire"

Additional training time and frequency allows gymnasts and coaches to go deeper into skill acquisition, technique and mastery in Rhythmic Gymnastics. This program is for Interclub & Provincial stream gymnasts (depending on age) who choose Rhythmic Gymnastics as their primary extra-curricular sport. As part of their weekly training, Gymnasts receive a dedicated hour of ballet with a Ballet Instructor and more specialization in their individual gymnastics choreographies. This program is also recommended for those who already have a strong foundation in Rhythmic Gymnastics or significant prior experience in dance, ballet or artistic sports.

  • Typical season: Gymnasts will compete in 4+ competitions per season and perform in 3+ shows.
  • Weekly Training: 6-7 hrs Gymnastics + 1 hr Ballet
  • Frequency of Training: 3x/week
  • Routines: Gymnasts master 2-3 choreographies. Showpieces may be added.
Competitive "Indigo"

Created for those individuals who choose rhythmic gymnastics as their passion! Training at 4x week, these gymnasts are dedicated to honing their technique, skills and artistry with rhythmic gymnastics, all without training hours that interfere with school/academics. Available to Interclub and Provincial stream competitors. Routines are highly individualized to each gymnast. As part of their weekly training, Gymnasts receive a dedicated hour of ballet with a Ballet Instructor and exercises that focus on improving their specific required skills. Additional training hours on a one-on-one private basis may be possible if a higher level of competition is desired (i.e. Western Regional Stream). 

  • Typical season: Gymnasts will compete in 7+ competitions per season and perform in 3+ shows.
  • Weekly Training: 9 hrs Gymnastics + 1 hr Ballet
  • Frequency of Training: 4x/week
  • Routines: Gymnasts master 2-3 choreographies according to their competitive stream level. Showpieces may be added.

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Additional Protective Measures during Covid-19

  • To facilitate cleaning and physical distancing, classes have been scheduled to allow a 10min break in between groups.
  • Our ERGC Rhythmic Gymnastics Carpets will be cleaned according to the RGA Carpet Sanitization Guidelines.
  • Daily Covid-19 Screening is required by ALL participants (Gymnasts & Coaches)
  • For Full Information, click here: COVID-19 Safety Plan + Policies & Procedures

Locations

Constable Daniel Woodall School (Windermere)
315 Windermere Rd NW, Edmonton

St. John XXIII (Windermere)
365 Windermere Rd NW

St. Thomas Aquinas School (Chappelle/Allard)
420 Desrochers Blvd SW, Edmonton

Terwillegar Community Recreation Centre (Terwillegar)
2051 Leger Rd NW, Edmonton

Westbrook School (Westbrook)
11915 40 Ave NW, Edmonton

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What to Wear

ERGC Team Uniform
(see Handbook)
- Team Jacket, Team Tank, Black Pants & Shorts - according to specifications
- Back-warmer, legwarmers
- Toe-slippers
- Additional appropriate training attire - Black leggings/shorts. Solid coloured tanks/leotards. White ankle socks.

Competition attire:
- Coach-Approved competitive leotards.
- Toe-slippers in good condition
- Nude coloured tensors if needed
- Apparatus that is needed for the level/program of the gymnast - Coach-Approved

Hair:
· High bun or High fastened braid
· ALL bangs pulled/clipped back
· No hair in face

Competitive 2020-2021 Schedule & Fees

Planned Competitions & Events 2020-2021

  • December 17 - Elena's RGC Competitive Winter Show/Party (Edmonton)
  • May/June – Elena's RGC In-House Competition (Edmonton)
  • June 17 - Elena's RGC Competitive Year End Show/Party (Edmonton)

Full Dates info in TeamSnap.

External 2020-21 Events have not been confirmed due to the current pandemic environment. We will add dates if more become announced. In the absence of external events, ERGC will make more for our own competitive team!

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COVID-19 UPDATE

During the start of the global pandemic, we switched our competitive training to online practices from March 23 to June 30, 2020. Each competitive stream received two virtual practices per week with their coaches. We were SO impressed with our athletes & coaches and the growth and connection they gained over this challenging time!

As a Club, we believe it is of utmost importance to continue supporting our gymnasts, not only for their physical health and well-being, but also to support them as part of our gymnastics family in radically different times.  We are proud to celebrate their successes and offer a continued sense of community - and strive to keep that our focus no matter what the future holds.

Now that we have returned to in-gym training, for more information on our COVID-19 Policies & Procedures, click here!

Competitive Terms & Conditions

Please refer to our Terms & Conditions page.

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