A feast of acrobatic action awaits this weekend as Ravenscraig Sports Facility hosts the Scottish National Acrobatic NDP Championships and Team Competition. Day 1 of the action starts at 9.30am and tickets are available on the door.
After the National Artistic Championships in Perth last weekend where new champions were crowned, and the TeamGym Northern Qualifier at Meadowbank, the Acro Championships this weekend look set to be equally exciting.
This year there is the largest entry ever for the event with 446 gymnasts in total taking part and 13 teams entered in the team competition. Acrobay currently hold the NDP team title and will be looking to defend that this year.
Acrobatic Gymnastics is a modern and artistic gymnastics discipline which requires an extraordinary amount of courage and trust amongst gymnasts. Acrobatic routines are choreographed to music and presented on a 12 X 12 metre sprung floor surface, Acrobatic Gymnastics is full of expression. A dramatic visual discipline popular with spectators, Acrobatic Gymnastics includes partnership work on the floor where there are five categories of competition: women’s pairs ~ men’s pairs ~ mixed pairs ~ women’s trios ~ men’s fours.
The discipline is both physically and psychologically demanding. It involves gymnasts working closely together, building up trust and responsibility for each other and developing skills in balance and dynamic elements. Acrobatic Gymnastics combines the skill and activity of the gymnast, expressive movement and artistry of a dancer and the courage and excitement of the acrobat.
Competition starts at 9.30am, medal ceremony at approximately 5pm.
Tickets on the day are available at the door. One-day pass: £7 adults, £4 concessions. Two-day pass: £12 adults, £6 concessions.