The Los Angeles School of Gymnastics is the nation’s leader in the gymnastics industry and has embraced Rhythmic Gymnastics as its “sister” sport in the list of programs available at our unique center. Rhythmic Gymnastics is an Olympic sport exclusive to girls that has elements of superior flexibility and coordination in conjunction with the use of apparatus that includes the ball, ribbon, clubs, hoop and rope. For many decades, Rhythmic Gymnastics served as a popular school sport in Europe due to the incorporation of specialized training that includes ballet, dance, creative body movement and the use of dazzling outfits and decorated apparatus (similar to Cirque Du Soleil).
This program is headed by Executive Director Alla Svirsky, four-time Olympic Coach, and USA Gymnastics Inductee to the Hall of Fame and Tanya Berenson, USA Gymnastics Professional member, and USA Gymnastics Judge. After years of dedication and hard work, school director Mrs. Alla Svirsky pioneered Rhythmic Gymnastics into the United States through the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles. This was the first sanctioned Olympic Games for Rhythmic Gymnastics and Mrs. Alla Svirsky was acclaimed as the FIRST Olympic Coach for the sport. Mrs. Svirsky in conjunction with the “LA Lights Rhythmic Department” at the Los Angeles School of Gymnastics still holds the highest ranked Olympic athlete in the history of the sport.
Since these strong but modest beginnings, the Los Angeles School of Gymnastics has produced 19 National Champions and 3 Olympians. Athletes of the competitive teams have participated in numerous competitions including the Pan American Games, Goodwill Games, Four Continents Championships, World Championships, Maccabi Games and the Olympic Games. Begin the journey with your child into the amazing sport of rhythmic gymnastics!
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