Somersault/Salto: An acrobatic movement where the body makes a complete aerial turn (360 degrees) in the transversal axis. Can be done forward, backward and sideward. It is performed as mount, dismount or during a routine. Also called a flip or … Continue reading
Set: A set is the lift action for aerial and somersaulting skills. The arms move quickly in an upward direction, then are stopped quickly and locked tightly in relation to the body, transferring the momentum to the salt or aerial … Continue reading
Sequence: Two or more skills which are performed together creating a different combination skill.
Scissors Leap: (also called switch leap or a switch split leap) A leap in which the legs exchange positions while in the air, showing a split with both legs in one jump. Retail Price: $47 On Sale for only $37! … Continue reading
Scissors: A combination requirement in a competitive routine on the pommel horse, which combines single leg, cuts and undercuts. It begins in a stride support and ends up in the opposite stride support. Scissors: A movement of the legs in … Continue reading
Scissor Kick: A jump from one foot to the other alternately kicking one leg up and then the other with legs straight, simulating the motion of scissors.
Scale: In ballet or gymnastics, when the leg is raised high (ideally to a 180 degree split) while balancing on the other leg. Typically done on beam and may be done to the front, back or side and with the … Continue reading
V-sit: A body position used in gymnastics where the legs are raised off the floor in a deep pike position and the entire body is supported by the hands form the general appearance of a “V” shape.
Voluntary Routine: This is a term sometimes used to refer to an optional gymnastics routine. The term is not commonly used in the United States.
Virtuosity: A term that in relation to gymnastics refers to the artistry, or the degree of rhythm and harmony, displayed when a movement is executed to its maximum in terms of style and elegance. In general, the more gracefully flowing … Continue reading