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Ingredients For a Successful Floor Routine

Post Views 2,773   Like the recipe for a main dish, floor routines also have a list of “ingredients and spices” that need to be added in order for it to look (taste) good! At the JO Optional levels, each level has a unique set of requirements for Floor that lists skills, types of skills, or Read More

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Judges Shorthand

Post Views 1,493   As a spectator at a women’s gymnastics meet, have you ever wondered what the judges are writing down as they are watching the gymnasts perform their routines? Or how the judges remember what skills the gymnast did when they go to calculate their scores? During a gymnast’s routine, judges are writing Read More

jeremy miranda

Making Gators Dance – Part 1

Post Views 937 As a former USA Gymnastics JO Level 10 co-National Floor Exercise Champion in 2005 and a summa cum laude graduate with a bachelor of fine arts degree in dance performance from the University of Florida (2010), Jeremy Miranda seemed to prepare himself for a life of choreography in women’s gymnastics. As the choreographer for the Read More

Shirai 3

Shirai 3

Post Views 308 Kenzo Shirai, the reigning World floor exercise champion, from Japan has submitted a new skill to the FIG called the “Shirai 3”.  Kenzo recently competed the skill at the Toyota International gymnastics meet. The “Shirai 3” is a double layout with a triple twist.  This new skill is a variation of the Read More