Arabesque: In gymnastics and ballet, a pose on one leg with the other leg extended behind the body. The supporting leg either bent or straight. Stand on one foot and raise the other leg to the back in a split … Continue reading →
Apparatus: Any one of the pieces of equipment used in gymnastics competition, including the vaulting table, uneven bars, balance beam, the horizontal bars, parallel bars, the pommel horse and still rings.
Amplitude: In gymnastics, this term refers to height, distance and full extension in the execution of a particular skill. In general, the higher the or bigger a skill is performed, the better the amplitude and the resulting score. Historically at … Continue reading →
Amanar: In womenâ€™s vaulting, this is the name for a 2&1/2 twisting Yurchenko vault. a vault named after Simona Amanar of Romania.Â It is a Yurchenko-style vault, with a round-off onto the board, a back handspring onto the horse, and … Continue reading →
Alternates: Any tumbling pass that directly connects two saltos (somersaults or flips) by the use of any handspring skill.Â Â For example: Round-off whip back handspring whip. It is more common to see alternates done with backward tumbling rather than front … Continue reading →
AllongÃ©: Dance term meaning to to stretch or elongate.