Rhythmic gymnastics

Rhythmic gymnastics is a game exclusively for women in which gymnasts perform on a concrete floor using different objects such as ropes, hoops, balls or ribbons, accompanied by music, either in groups or individually. This activity is the perfect combination of sport and art, connecting expressive dance steps with different skills and movements. Rhythmic gymnastics is suitable for women and girls of all ages. It is an excellent way to increase confidence and creative skills.

Rhythmic gymnastics

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Aerobic gymnastics, artistic gymnastics

What is rhythmic gymnastics?

Rhythmic gymnastics is a sport practiced by women in which sport, art and dance are combined through different skills and movements and using a series of instruments such as ropes, hoops, ribbons and balls to give it an aesthetic sense.

About rhythmic gymnastics

Rhythmic gymnastics includes many deep aspects as well as dancing, the gymnast has to perform various movements such as jumping, spinning and dancing, all while manipulating and throwing different equipment, everything according to the music rhythm. It’s not easy, but rhythmic gymnasts have to make it seem like an easy job.

Rhythmic gymnastics history

Rhythmic gymnastics is a sport that originated during the 1930s in the Soviet Union, however, there is evidence that this type of sport was born in the eighteenth century and that was practiced in Western Europe. Over the years, it has evolved and improved enormously, until, in 1984, it was declared an Olympic sport, establishing rules and foundations for its practice.


The movements performed in this sport are the basis of it and can be performed in different directions always using the harmonious movements with the rhythm of the music. Some of the most common movements are:

Rules of rhythmic gymnastics

The rules of rhythmic gymnastics will depend on the type of movement that is being executed, this way we can mention the following:

Jumps and hops



Devices and equipment

In rhythmic gymnastics there are several instruments or equipment that can be used to develop routines, among them we can mention the following:

Written by Gabriela Briceño V.

How to cite this article?

Briceño V., Gabriela. (2019). Rhythmic gymnastics. Recovered on 24 February, 2024, de Euston96:

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