What is Calisthenics?

Calisthenics is an artistic sports – unique to Australia. Calisthenics is a combination of controlled exercises and gymnastics, marching, singing, simplified ballet, folk and modern dance. Working in teams it combines the best aspects of sport and art. Children and Adults of all ages thrive on the variety and challenges offered in the many facets of Calisthenics.
The word calisthenics comes from the Greek words ‘kallos’ for beauty and ‘thenos’ for strength. Indeed, the components of the sport aim at achieving those physical attributes, but the sport also influences the emotional and social development of girls and boys through friendship and teamwork.
Calisthenics, as we know it today, involves a team of pupils learning routines choreographed to music – each of about three to four minutes duration – and presenting those routines at competitions. Pupils learn approximately six routines concurrently throughout a year and this is where the diversity of the sport is seen.

Contact Us

Contact Us:

 Please contact Jenny Buchanan for further details:

Jenny Buchanan – 0419 195 393 or jennybuchanan@y7mail.com

We are located at Sylvania Heights Community and Youth Club Hall, Sylvania Heights Reserve.

288R Box Road, Sylvania 2224
Entrance to the car park is via small access road off Box Road between Sylvania Road South & Henry Ave (on opposite side to Henry Ave)

NSW Calisthenics Association

Australian Calisthenics Federation