Acro Gymnastics

Acrobatic gymnastics is a competitive specialisation in which a duo or group of gymnasts perform high-level skills such as somersaults, balances and tumbles. These are choreographed to music.

There are mainly two roles whether the gymnasts are in a duo or a group. The person that throws, catches, supports, etc. is referred to as the base. The person that normally flies in the air, twisting, somersaulting and balancing is called the flyer or a ‘top’. You can also get a ‘middle’ in a group that consists of three people and up. This middle person can perform both roles. Duos and groups can comprise of men and/or women.