Acrobatic Gymnastics is a team competition accompanied by music.
It is a team sport, so your partners depend on you.
Teams create different structures and build human pyramids in time with the music.
It is a sport that needs physical strength, stamina, rhythm, coordination and balance.
It is a very old activity, Egyptians did human pyramids more than 2000 years ago.
Vocabulary in this lesson:
Allowed: permitido (to allow: permitir)
To be held: ser mantenido (to hold: mantener)
A corresponding/matching music: una música que le pegue
To grow to the sides: crecer hacia los lados
To develop: desarrollar
Upper levels: niveles superiores
Needed: necesitados (en el contexto, necesarios)
Here you can see a couple of acrosport videos in the world championships from www. youtube.com.
Do not try them at home!!
Before we start: SAFETY FIRST !
Before starting with acrosport, we must do gymnastics to develop our body control.
Also, in the first acrosport class, we learn how to support our partner´s weight without hurting ourselves. A correct position is fundamental for a safe practice.
Next step is developing some strength by holding basic positions.
Now we are ready, but remember:
No playing around is allowed when we are practicing acrosport!!
Figure building rules:
1. Team members: Each team has more members than the ones needed to build the structure. They are the helpers and must always pay attention to their partners.
2. Know what to do: Each team member must know what his or her position is.
3. The build up: You must build the structure in a coordinate way. Help is always needed. The structure must start from the center and grow to the sides. The last part are the upper levels.
4. Stabilisation: The position must always be held, specially if you are supporting a partner. Structures must last at least eight seconds.
5. Dismantling the structure: It must be coordinated. In reverse of the building, and always with help.
6. Roles: Each person must practise each position when building a figure. Helpers must change places with their partners in the structure.
Our progression in class:
1. Basic body control positions
3. Structures in pairs, groups of three, four...
4. Structures with inversions
Try to remember three exercises for each part of the progression.