For details, see the news release below:
Crescent City Gymnastics is holding an Acrobatic Exposition – Fundraiser for its Who Dat Acrobats on November 2, 2013 at 1:30 pm in the gym. The address is 7800 Earhart Boulevard, New Orleans, LA 70125. Tickets will be $10 per person at the door. Call (504) 388-8282 for more information. To see more Crescent City Acro Gymnasts in action search #whodatacrobats on youtube and Instagram. To see more of the international sport visit the FIG (Federation Interrnational Gymanstic) Channel on youtube and search ACRO.
New Orleans’ own Crescent City Gymnastics have two Acro Gymnastics Women’s Groups (Trios) competing at the Zwinger Acro Cup in Dresden, Germany this December. Those same athletes along with a mixed pair (male and female) will also compete at the United States’ Acro Cup this May ( Bela Kerolyi’s Camp outside of Houston) with the hope of qualifying for the Acro Gymanstic’s World Championship which will be held in Paris, France in July 2014.
Acro-Gymnastics is an awe inspiring Olympic Sport which combines the beauty of dance with the strength and agility of acrobatics. Routines are choreographed to music and consist of dance, tumbling, and partner skills. At the elite level, each pair or group performs a balance, dynamic and combined routine. Pyramids and partner holds characterize the balance routine. Balance routines display an enormous amount of strength and stability. The dynamic exercise (once called the tempo routine) is gymnastic in nature and requires synchronized tumbling and intricate flight elements, bravery and trust. The Combined routine is a combination of all elements and lends itself to be the most exciting of all performances. In Acro-Gymnastics there are five events. These consist of five different group combinations: Women’s pair, Women’s trio, Men’s pair, mixed pair and men’s four. Think Cirque Du Soleil.
The New Orleans Area has a rich history of very successful showings in Acro-Gymnastics, a sport that is much more prominent in Asia and Europe. This resurgence of world class athletes bodes well for New Orleans and is a tribute to the first generation of Gymnasts that put New Orleans on the map for Acro-Gymnastics 20 years ago. Louisiana’s second generation of acro-gymnasts are now coaches. Crescent City Gymnastics owners and coaches Julie Dupree-Desantis and Gawain Dupree are New Orleans Area natives and competed internationally themselves. They are now turning out world class athletes in their own gym.