Seniors is for pupils 16 years and over.
Coached by Tanya and Laura, our seniors 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 combination of the Aesthetic Exercises and Rythmical Interpretation; this item must include a balance between elevated and stationary movements. Aesthetics is a ballet influenced item which displays the team's ability to interpret music and perform with grace and elegance. It shows soft and flowing movements, enabling facial and body expressions to be shown. Creative choreography and interpretation gives this item the ability to evoke emotion and empathy from the audience. Rhythmic can be based on balletic or contemporary dance styles. The key elements of this item are correct technique, natural grace, dance quality, poise and interpretation of the theme. Due to the strength and techniques involved, this routine is only taught in the older age groups and higher divisions.
This routine combines dancing, singing, gymnastics, balletic movements, physical movement, acting and comedy to make a breathtaking item.