Calisthenics is a thriving artistic sport unique to Australia.
Children of all ages thrive on the variety and challenges offered in the many facets of calisthenics – a combination of controlled exercises and gymnastics, marching, singing, simplified ballet, folk and modern dance, all choreographed to music and presented on stage.
Calisthenics combines the best aspects of sport and art – it encourages physical development, coordination, self-discipline and team spirit, and develops an appreciation of music and rhythm, the beauty of line and the excitement of presenting on stage.
The Calisthenics Association of Queensland was formed in 1993 and is the peak body servicing calisthenics in Queensland, and is supported by the Australian Calisthenic Federation, the national body of calisthenics in Australia. Queensland has a State Representative Team that competes at the Australian National Championships.