The Calisthenics Year

At Action the Calisthenics season officially begins at the commencement of ACT Public School Term One, however Action’s coaches also offer a strength and flex program for anyone interested in January of each year.

The strength and flex program is a pay as you go program recognising that families often go away during this period. The classes are intended to reintroduce participants to stretching, strength and flexibility, in an effort to loosen up and strengthen unused muscles from over the summer holidays.

As above club classes commence in the first week of ACT Pubic School Term One and continue through to the end of October/early November each year. School holidays are observed, but classes are still offered one out of the two weeks and you will be advised of these dates at the beginning of the year.

Calisthenics is a competitive sport and each year Action enters three local competitions. In addition Subbies through to Seniors travel interstate each year; generally to Ballarat to compete in the Royal South Street Society Eisteddfod (RSSSE) or to the New South Wales competitions. Participation at competitions is vital to the success of each individual team, and so participants and families are asked to commit to each competition at the outset of each year. Where a commitment cannot be given this will impact upon the participant's placement within a team.

Local competitions are held each year in June, July/August, and September. Each competition involves a four to six hour commitment, with hair and make up completed prior to the competition commencing, and on occasions, the day before. Local competitions are held on weekends at Erindale College Theatre.

Parents and members will be notified of specific competition dates and times as soon as they are known by Action. Specific dates can be found on the Action calendar. If a date presents a problem team managers and coaches need to be notified as soon as possible.

At Action, participants are encouraged to take part in the Calisthenics Skills programme which is offered by Calisthenics ACT Incorporated each year. Private lessons are available by request. For more information please refer to our Skills page. It is recommended that girls complete at least 12 months of calisthenics before commencing the Calisthenics Skills program.