Program Description

For those gymnasts who are want to pursue rhythmic gymnastics as a competitive sport, we offer high caliber Interclub and Western Regional/Provincial stream competitive gymnastics with regional and national travel opportunities. The gymnasts are driven to excel and grow within the sport. All competitive steams train 2-4 times per week including a Vaganova Ballet class with a ballet instructor  - the strongest foundation for rhythmic gymnastics. 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.


ERGC Competitive Team 2019-2020
Pre-Competitive: "CompIntro" (Born 2013-2015)

This program is an introductory program based on the Interclub Stream (below) at a reduced 3 hours per week. Gymnasts train twice a week and will compete with one routine at Interclub competitions.
Gymnasts will compete in 4+ competitions per season and will perform in 3+ shows.
Weekly Training: 3 hrs Gymnastics
Routines: Gymnasts master 1-2 choreographies. Showpieces may be added.

Competitive Foundations (Interclub): "Comp 1" & "Comp 2" (Born 2007-2013)

This program is for entry-level competitive gymnasts where the foundation of competitive rhythmic gymnastics is the focus. 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.
Gymnasts will compete in 4+ competitions per season and will perform in 3+ shows.
Weekly Training: Comp 1: 4 hrs Gymnastics + 1 hr Ballet; Comp 2: 7 hrs Gymnastics + 1 hr Ballet
Routines: Gymnasts master 2 choreographies. Showpieces may be added.

Competitive Advanced (Interclub): "Comp 3" (Born 2001-2013)

This program is for more advanced Interclub Gymnasts who already have a strong foundation in Rhythmic Gymnastics or significant prior experience in dance, ballet or artistic sports.
Gymnasts will compete in 4+ competitions per season and will perform in 3+ shows.
Weekly Training: 7 hrs Gymnastics + 1 hr Ballet
Routines: Gymnasts master 2-3 choreographies. Showpieces may be added.

Competitive Advanced (Provincial): "Comp 4" (Born 2001-2013)

Higher level competitive program for the Provincial or Western Regional stream. Gymnasts express a dedication and a strong application to their mastery of the sport. Routines are highly individualized to each gymnast. There is a strong focus on polishing gymnasts, while growing their flexibility and their strength. These gymnasts will train with Comp 2 with an additional weekly practice to prepare them for the more challenging program.
Gymnasts will compete in 7+ competitions per season and will perform in 3+ shows.

Weekly Training: 9 hrs Gymnastics + 1 hr Ballet
Routines: Gymnasts master 2-3 choreographies according to their provincial stream level. Showpieces may be added.



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

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

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

Westbrook School (Westbrook)
11915 40 Ave NW, Edmonton


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

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


Competitive 2019-2020 Schedule & Fees

Planned Competitions & Events 2019-2020

  • December 1 - Festival of Trees Show (Edmonton)
  • December 7 - Elena's RGC Winter Show (Edmonton)
  • January 9-12 - Gym Power Invitational (Edmonton)
  • February 21 - Arabesque Invitational (Devon)
  • February 22 – North Zone Regional Championships (Devon)
  • March 27-29 - Brittney Hunt Invitational (Calgary)
  • April - Limelight Spectacular Invitational
  • April – Provincial Gymnaestrada Show
  • May 2 - Elena's RGC Invitational (Edmonton)
  • May - Time to Shine Invitational (Red Deer)
  • May - Comp Team Tryouts for 2020-21
  • May – Alberta Cup Championships
  • June 11 – Elena's RGC In-House Competition (Edmonton)
  • June 13 - Elena's RGC Year End Show (Edmonton)

There are NO classes on Sep 23; Oct 14, 31; Nov 8, 11-13, 29; Jan 24; Feb 17-18, 28; Mar 23-28; Apr 10-14; May 18-20. Full info in TeamSnap.

There may be other competitions, shows, or festivals that come up.

Competitive 2019-2020 Terms & Conditions

Full Terms & Conditions are available in the Competitive Handbook, provided at the Start of Season Meeting on September 7, 2019. Noncompliance with the terms and conditions by parents and/or gymnasts may lead to the gymnast's withdrawal from the program. The Start of Season meeting will follow the Welcome to the Team practice for ALL Competitive gymnasts on Saturday, Sept 7, 2019.

1. The competitive program runs for the entire year, from September to June, and it is a full year commitment. For payment, the full season is broken down into three sessions:
Fall Session: September  - December
Winter Session: January  - March
Spring Session: April  - June

2. The session fees include the base training fees from September to June, group costumes for the Winter and Year End Shows, and Ballet instruction fees. They do not include the $60.00 Registration Fee for Interclub, or the $100 Registration Fee for Provincial Level. They also do not include individual gymnast registration for performing or competitive events, nor individual costs pertaining to suits, competitive outfits, training wear, team uniforms and apparatus. Fees are accepted by 1) cheque to "ERGC" OR 2) e-transfer to "" OR 3) cash in labelled and sealed envelopes.

3. A $250 Non-Refundable Deposit is REQUIRED to confirm your spot with the competitive team. This deposit will be applied towards training fees for 2019-2020. Deposit is due by July 15, 2019.
Payment can be submitted through the website or by cheque to "ERGC"

4. The $60.00/$100.00 Registration fee per gymnast per season covers registration with Rhythmic Gymnastics Alberta and RG Canada. This fee is not refundable once classes have started in September 2019, but is refundable during the pre-registration period prior to class commencement.

5. Payment plan: Total payment in one cheque/e-transfer by Sept 1/19 OR three post-dated cheques/e-transfers dated Sept 1/19; Jan 1/20; April 1/20. Registration fee ($60/$100) must be included with Sept 1/19 payment. Payment by cheque to "ERGC" OR by e-transfer to "". Registration Form (online), Waiver of Commitment (paper), PIPEDA Form (paper) are also due September 1, 2019.

6. Participation will NOT be allowed without accepted registration form and fees.

7. There is NO FUNDRAISING OBLIGATION in the Competitive Program, apart from supplying 2 shifts per gymnast for each bi-annual Casino. 2021-21 is a Casino year. The Casino will take place in Fall 2021. For Casino years:
- 2 casino shifts per competitive stream gymnast are required, 1 casino shift per performing stream gymnast
- $125 penalty deposit cheques per obligatory shift is to be collected at the beginning of the Casino year. If required shifts are not fulfilled by families, the penalty cheques will be deposited.
- For extra shifts that are filled by competitive or performing families, each shift will give a $75 credit towards the gymnasts' upcoming session fees.

8. All families are required to participate in volunteer activities (organizing and helping with shows and competitions). All gymnasts must help with carpet setup and roll up. If parents wish to speed up the process, they are welcome to assist the gymnasts. These are not under the coach's responsibilities.

9. If an athlete wishes to terminate their enrolment from a program, a minimum of two weeks’ written notice must be given before the beginning of the following session. No refund will be made for missed classes or for the current session.

10. Each new gymnast will be under a 6-week trial period at the start of their competitive season. After this period, the Head Coach and Senior Competitive Coach may reassign the gymnast to another program/class if they deem it necessary.

11. It is at the Head Coach's discretion to reschedule cancelled classes. The reality of cancelled classes has been incorporated into the session fees.

12. Absolutely No Parents, Friends or Family members are allowed in the gym during training time. There will be special announced "Open Classes" where friends and family will be able to sit in during the class.

13. Proper attire is MANDATORY for all training, shows and competitions. Proper attire and team uniforms is outlined in the Competitive Handbook. Gymnasts must be equipped with proper training attire by October 2019.