• SONC began
competition in 1979.
has grown in recent
years, and this sport
continues to be a
staple of Summer
• All competition is held on one day at the state level.
The day starts with open stretch and then athlete
• All athletes are put in competitive groupings, called
divisions. Divisions are based on skill level and age.
What is rhythmic gymnastics?
All routines are performed to music while
Artistic women’s gymnastics includes music
only on the floor exercise. Rhythmic gymnastics
focuses primarily on grace, dance, flexibility
and hand-eye coordination. Artistic gymnastics
focuses mainly on strength, balance and agility.
Rhythmic Gymnastics Events
Rope Hoop Ball Ribbon
Only athletes are
allowed on the
apparati in the
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One large awards ceremony is held at the
conclusion of competition.
Artistic Gymnastics Facts
Artistic Gymnastics is divided into Levels A & B, which
are co-ed, and Men and Women’s Gymnastics levels 1-4.
Women’s Artistic and
Level A&B’s have 4 events:
Men’s Artistic has
Do You Know…
o An athlete who completes all of their events is considered
an all-around gymnast and receives an additional award.