Rhythmic Gymnastics


Tuesdays 5:30-7:00
Fridays 5:30-7:00
For Girls – 7 years old & up

What is Rhythmic Gymnastics:
Rhythmic gymnastics combines ballet and creative movements to music, while working with ribbons, balls, hoops, ropes and clubs in a choreographed dance-and-tumble routine. It has a lot more dance than artistic (regular) gymnastics. Everything is done on the floor.

What is the difference between regular (artistic) gymnastics & rhythmic gymnastics?
There are two kinds of gymnastics: rhythmic gymnastics and artistic gymnastics. The kind of gymnastics most of us are familiar with is artistic gymnastics. Women’s artistic gymnastics includes uneven bars, balance beam, vault and floor exercise. Rhythmic gymnastics includes ball, hoop, ribbon, rope, clubs and sometimes floor exercise.

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Nancy Shinohara
Rhythmic Program Instructor

Nancy has instructed rhythmic gymnasts from recreational to nationally competitive levels for ~15 years. She is a USAG professional rhythmic coach, holds a degree in Physical Education, and has a teaching license in Physical Education for middle and high schools. She also coaches her daughter, Elena, who has achieved the USAG JO National Championship and is a USAG Youth Elite Squad member. Nancy is also a USAG certified level 3-5 judge for rhythmic gymnastics.

Shino Shinohara
Rhythmic Program Director and Instructor

Dr. Shino has educated instructors in various sports for > 20 years. He is a USAG professional rhythmic coach and holds a PhD in Exercise Science and master and bachelor degrees in Physical Education from University of Tokyo. His academic expertise is neuromuscular physiology of skilled movement. He is a Fellow member of the American College of Sports Medicine and Associate Editor for Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. Current scientific knowledge is incorporated into the rhythmic program.