ELEVEN Hills District Calisthenics members are representing Western Australia at this year’s national championships in July.
Belinda Bolton from the club said there was a saying that calisthenics gets into one’s blood and the club’s talented young women would agree.
She said it was hard work and required dedication to perform at that level but the fun and excitement of performing in magnificent theatres in beautifully sequinned costumes made it all worthwhile.
This year the Australian Calisthenic Federation National Championships will be held in Sydney with competitors from all over Australia taking part.
Amelia Grover, Sienna Lewis, Angelica Madafferi, Lauren Gillespie, Ebony Schultz Doherty, Shania Wood, Hayley Pinkerton, Emily Pollett, Cassandra Lardner, Alexandra Cugini and Kimberley Lardner were selected at trials in November and will be training hard until they leave for the championships.
Some have represented WA many times already.
Calisthenics is a team sport only found in Australia which includes a combination of gymnastics, ballet, folk dance, jazz ballet, apparatus (clubs and rods), figure marching, mime and singing.
She said 2017 marks a special year for the club as they celebrate their 40th anniversary with members past and present invited to celebrate at the club’s annual presentation concert on Saturday, August 19.