About Golden Heights Calisthenics Club
Dance to your own rhythm.
Golden Heights Calisthenics Club's mission is to provide students of all ages the opportunity to grow and excel in their calisthenics and dance tuition. Golden Heights strives to give each individual student the highest quality of coaching, while promoting unity through diversity. We support all students to achieve their potential in a fun and safe environment.
Our coaches are all qualified Level One coaches, and continually train to give our students the highest quality coaching available. We train all students, from elite to recreational level. There is something for everyone at GHCC.
Calisthenics participants perform a number of different items at each competition. All competitors from Sub-Juniors and above compete the 'Core Items' each year: Figure March, Club Swinging, Free Exercises, Rod Exercises.
The remaining items are called our “Fancy Items” and are usually highly costumed, theme based and favoured by most calisthenics participants. Not all of these items are performed every year or by every age group.
Correct deportment is essential in Figure March as the team strives to create many intricate formations and patterns. Uniformity of style is another fundamental requirement as rhythm and precision within the team must be identical. As with all Calisthenics items, teamwork is important.
Calisthenics is predominantly a team sport and the main focus is always on the team performance, however team members can also compete individually as soloists or in a Calisthenic Duo. Solos and Duos are a great way to develop confidence and performance skills as well as extending the skills learnt in team items.
In order to be eligible to compete in solos, team members are required to pass the relevant pupil skills exam for their age. Pupil skill levels required for graceful girl, solo and duo competitions are based on the competitor's age as at 31st December in the year of competition.
Graceful solos are often inspired by ballet and contemporary dance. They require elegance, poise, strong dance technique and interpretation. Graceful solos combine elements of the Aesthetic and Rhythmic items.
The Calisthenic Solo is performed by one girl and must contain half dance and half physical movements. The routine is often centred around a theme and is tailored to show off the strongest aspects of a student's abilities.
Calisthenic Duo is performed by a pair of students. Similar to a calisthenic solo, it must contain half dance and half physical movements, whilst also containing partner work. It is a fun way to perform on stage with a close friend, outside of team work.