WHAT IS CALISTHENICS
Calisthenics is an artistic sport unique to Australia, and is a great alternative to dancing. Calisthenics offers routines choreographed to music and performed on stage in costumes. These can incorporate modern dance, singing, acting, exercises with and without apparatus, marching, simplified ballet, and modified gymnastic movements. Calisthenics truly has something for everyone!
WHEN ARE CLASSES
Classes are held once a week for each age group.
SCHOOL HOLIDAY CLASSES
Classes usually run during one week of the Easter, June/July and September holidays. Team classes do not run during the December/January holidays.
Each year the teams work towards a series of competitions between the months of July and September at various venues, with an annual display in October. Competition time is the most rewarding time of year as all involved get to see how far the students have progressed during the year, as well as fun to get dressed in costumes and perform on the stage.
Competitions are usually held here on the Sunshine Coast, however the other venues that competitors may need to travel to are Redcliffe, Gold Coast and Maryborough . Allstars enter 3 comps a year and families are notified of these dates at the beginning of each year.
WILL I HAVE TO MAKE COSTUMES
Allstars is a not for profit organisation so appreciate any help families can offer, whether it be making costumes, props, transporting things to competitions, etc. We have many families that can not sew therefore we encourage all families to contribute what they can. We participate in fundraising to cover costs of costume making when we engage dressmakers to lend a hand.
Black leotards should be worn at all times. In cold weather girls are welcome to wear footless or stirrup tights (to prevent slipping over) and crossovers. It’s important that practice clothes are tight-fitting so that coaches can easily see the girls’ body movements and ensure they are being performed correctly and without risk of injury. Allstars uniform tracksuits can also be worn to and from classes in the cooler months.
Depending on the age of girls for competitions they may wear foundation, lipstick, eyeshadow, eyeliner, eyelashes, blush and leg tan. This can vary between age groups, as can the colours needed.
All our coaches are Level 1 qualified, hold First Aid Certificates and Working With Children Checks.
WHAT DO FEES COVER
★ CAQI Insurance & Annual CAQI registration fee
★ Purchase of fabric to make costumes
★ Beads, trims and accessories for all costumes
★ Headpieces for 6 individual costumes
★ Hire of hair piece
★ False eye lashes - (Sub-Juniors & above)
★ Hire of rod, rod cover and clubs
★ Weekly hall hire
★ Stage practices and any extra classes
★ Weekly coaching fees
★ End of year trophies
★ Team entry fee into all 3/4 competitions
★ Practice CD’s and DVDs
★ Professional DVD of State Championship
★ Compulsory Allstars tracksuit
★ Flesh colour underwear/Body Suit to be worn under costumes
★ Costume Bag - All new members will also be required to purchase a Club Costume bag.
★ Chiffon Aesthetics Skirts - to be used each week at class The skirts are made to last at least 3 years duration.
★ Tan for competitions only - more information will be available closer to the competition. Tan is required for Sub-Juniors and above to assist with uniformity of girls on the stage.
WHAT DOES CAQI STAND FOR
The Queensland body (CAQI) controls the sport of Calisthenics in QLD. It has representatives from each club who meet every few months to run the sport, organise competitions and workshops for the betterment of our wonderful sport. Each club and members are required to be registered with CAQI to be able to compete and perform on stage and be covered by insurance. CAQI encourages the formation of Calisthenics throughout championships at levels including local, State and Nationals
WHAT DOES ACF STAND FOR
Australian Calisthenic Federation is the governing body of the sport of Calisthenics in Australia. One of their main functions is to keep the standard and content uniform over the whole of Australia. This is especially necessary to allow all states to compete in National competitions that are held annually. They provide invaluable assistance to Queensland in the areas of funding and development opportunities, as Calisthenics is a relatively young sport in Queensland.