Juniors is for pupils 13 years and under.
Coached by Rachel, our juniors participate and compete in six items during the year.
A team of eight or more pupils execute many intricate floor patterns whilst marching. Deportment and uniformity are important factors in this item.
A team of eight or more pupils are required to swing clubs in unison with emphasis on rhythm and uniformity, planing in a circular action.
A team of eight or more pupils perform a series of strong movements involving flexibility, control, and uniformity of rhythm. Routines test the pupils’ stamina, flexibility and timing. The pupils operate with ‘free arms’ – that is, holding no apparatus.
Eight or more pupils perform similar movements to Free exercises, with the added complication of an apparatus in their hands, that is, a long rod which is manipulated constantly through the routine.
A team of eight or more pupils perform graceful movements. Their task is to interpret music with feeling and softness, as reflected throughout their body and facial expressions. Many balletic positions are used in order to execute the movements correctly.
This routine combines dancing, singing, gymnastics, balletic movements, physical movement, acting and comedy to make a breathtaking item.