Brindabella Calisthenics College
Calisthenics is a uniquely Australian artistic sport. Calisthenics involves a team of participants learning routines choreographed to music, incorporating elements of dance, gymnastics, singing, acting, marching, ballet, apparatus technique and performance skills.
As a sport, calisthenics improves coordination, mobility, balance, strength, flexibility and posture as well as fostering self-esteem and team spirit. As an art it encourages an appreciation of music rhythm, the celebration of movement and the excitement of performing on stage.
Calisthenics promotes a healthy body and a healthy mind. Being part of a team develops self-discipline, teamwork, commitment, responsibility, self-esteem and lasting friendships. The combination of movement and performance skills provides fitness, coordination, rhythm, grace, deportment and confidence.
Brindabella Calisthenics College Inc.
Brindabella commenced operation in 1997 in the Lanyon Valley. The varied and specialised activities of the College are administered by an incorporated committee of parent and coaches. The College offers calisthenics classes for a full complement of age-groups and teams ranging from:
· Tinies (3-7),
· Sub-Juniors (8-10),
· Juniors (11-13),
· Intermediates (14-17),
· Seniors (18+) and,
· Masters (26+)
The Calisthenics Year
The calisthenics year begins in the first school term and continues through to the middle of the fourth school term. School holidays are mostly observed. There are 3 local competitions held over weekend in June, August and September. Our 9yrs and over age groups also compete at the National Eisteddfod at Ballarat in October each year.
We also offer the opportunity to develop technical skills on an individual basis through our Skills Program and Solo competitions. The benefit of solo training is the girls receive one on one coaching to develop their skills and promote self-confidence.
Brindabella has a fully experienced coaching staff and all coaches are accredited with the Australian Coaching Council. We also have cadetships where experienced calisthenics girls are trained, by accredited calisthenics coaches, to coach and choreograph calisthenics.
Classes and Fees
Classes are held weekly. The duration of classes varies with each age group. Tinies are 1 and a half hrs, Sub Juniors through to Seniors range from 2hrs to 4hrs per week. Fees are payable each term and include costume hire.