What is Aesthetic Group Gymnastics?
The sport of Aesthetic Group Gymnastics (AGG) is based on stylized, natural total body movement. The sport involves harmonious, rhythmic, and dynamic movements performed with natural use of strength. There is a natural flow from one movement to the next, as if each new movement is created from the previous one. All movements must be performed fluently, showing amplitude and variety in the dynamics and speed.
The composition must contain versatile and varied body movements, such as body waves and swings, balances and pivots, jumps and leaps, dance steps, and lifts. Physical qualities such as flexibility, speed, strength, coordination, and ability to move effortlessly are required.
A competitive group consists of 6 to 10 gymnasts. Teamwork and unity are essential. Choreography using expressive interpretation of music through movements creates a story.
AGG is art, expression and feelings combined into a high level competitive sport.
IFAGG has decided to extend the number of finalist teams in World Cup and Challenge Cup competitions. Based on ranking after preliminaries, 12 best teams will qualify for finals, but maximum two (2) teams from the same country.
The first World Championships in Aesthetic Group Gymnastics were held in 2000 in Helsinki (Finland).
Team "Expressia" (Russia) - The World Champion in AGG in 2016.