Rhythmic gymnastics is not a sport, performing various gymnastic and dance exercises to the music without an object, as well as with an object (jump rope, hoop, ball, maces, ribbon).
Recently, performances without an object have not been held at world-class competitions. In group performances, either two kinds of objects (for example, hoops and balls), or one kind (five balls, five pairs of clubs) are used simultaneously. Winners are determined in the all-around, in individual types and group exercises.
Aesthetic gymnastics is a sport based on stylized, natural movements of the whole body. This sport includes harmonic, rhythmic and dynamic elements performed with natural grace and strength. There is a continuous flow from one movement to another, as if each new movement came from the previous one. All movements should be performed smoothly, significantly changing both in dynamics and in speed. The composition should contain universal and diverse body movements, such as, for example, the body with waves and swings, jumps and jumps, spiral turns and dance steps. This requires flexibility, speed, strength, coordination and the ability to move without effort. Various options for the support and interactions of gymnasts are allowed and encouraged.
Team gymnastics originated in Scandinavia, in which it was the main type of gymnastics for 20 years. The first official competition was held in Finland in 1996, and is now held every 2 years. The competition of teams, clubs consists of three categories: women's, men's and mixed teams. It consists of three types: floor exercises, jumps from a mini-trampoline and acrobatic jumps. In each of the three disciplines, the number of gymnasts is from 6 to 12 people. Team gymnastics includes the most dynamic types of gymnastic exercises: group floor exercises, acrobatic and supporting gymnastic jumps. She is characterized by musicality, pronounced motor-educational orientation, optimal complexity of exercises.