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Gyms are closed at this weekend - Buffalo Grove and Highland Park Gyms will be closed on July 3-4/2015 . Happy 4 th of July!!!
  (Date posted: July 02, 2015)

Father's Day - We would like to wish all of our RhythMix Dads and Grandfathers a very Happy Father's Day!!
  (Date posted: June 21, 2015)

New Session IV - New Session IV (July-August) starts on June 22, 2015. To avoid late fee, please pay on or before June 30, 2015. No gymnasts in the gym without payment. New session schedule will be posted on our website in a few days. You may pick up the payment form from your coach and return also to your coach.
  (Date posted: June 17, 2015)

National Qualifiers - We would like to wish our Level 9 girls good luck in Lake Placid this weekend as they compete at the National Qualifiers!!
  (Date posted: June 05, 2015)

Reminders - Hello dear parents, Last day to register for the Summer Camp is this Saturday, June 6th. Please turn in your payment along with the days your child will attend to your coach. Today is International Children's Day! We wish all our girls health, happiness and success!!
  (Date posted: June 01, 2015)

Quick Updates/Reminders - Dear Parents, please take note of several reminders/updates! *Current session deadline was May 9th. If you have not yet paid for the session, a $30 late fee will be applied at this time. *Registration for our Summer Camp will remain open until June 1st, however, spots are limited! Please contact Irina if you are interested in signing your daughter up! *There is a typo for the Summer Camp total price... The price per day is $80, 8 full days will be a total of $640 (not $400 as stated previously, that was the price for last year for only 5 days). Apologies for the mistake! Have a great weekend! RhythMix Administration
  (Date posted: May 15, 2015)

Regionals in Deerfield - Good luck to all the girls participating this weekend at Regionals Competition in Deerfield! "It's not about perfection, it's about the effort"
  (Date posted: May 08, 2015)

International Children's Day Festival - RhythMix will participate in the International Children's Day Festival held by Arts4Kids Foundation on Saturday, June 6th, 12pm-4pm at the Dam No.1 Woods, Grove No.1, Forest Preserve, Wheeling IL. For event attachment and further info please look under "Events" Tab.
  (Date posted: May 07, 2015)

Passover/Easter Weekend closures - Dear RhythMix Parents, Following gym locations are closed due to the holiday weekend: Thursday, 4/2- No classes in Highland Park and Mundelein Friday, 4/3- No classes in Highland Park and Buffalo Grove JCYS Saturday, 4/4- Regular scheduled classes in Buffalo Grove JCYS; No classes in Highland Park Happy Passover and Easter weekend to those who celebrate!
  (Date posted: April 02, 2015)

Parking lot safety - Dear parents, please take care driving around the parking lot when picking up or dropping off your kids. It is important that you drive SLOWLY and watch for children to keep everyone SAFE. Thank you!
  (Date posted: February 22, 2015)

RhythMix Team earns a total of 15 Medals at Colorado Invitational! - This competition is well known as Unofficial Nationals, due to the best gymnasts from all over USA ( level 7,8,9,10 and National Team members) participate every year to check the new routines, to be judged by National Judges and to be selected for Developmental Gymnastics Camps. Nicole Khoma ( level 7) and Daria Merkulova ( level 9) are invited for National Camp in Lake Placid ( NY) at the beginning of March!!! Gymnasts are awarded according to their level and age, and only top 10 gymnasts were awarded due to high number of participants. We are very proud of our girls!!
  (Date posted: February 17, 2015)

Annual Winter Show - Dear RhythMix parents, We would like to thank you all for the help and support you provide your gymnasts! The Winter Show and all the control practices this past week went great and we couldn't be more proud of our girls and how far they all have come! If you captured great pictures from the Show/control practice of your girls or team pictures, please send them to so we can include them on our website. Looking forward to a great 2015 season! Rhythmix administration
  (Date posted: January 26, 2015)

Happy Holidays and closure reminders - Rhythmix sends best wishes to all gymnastics, their families and our wonderful coaches during this holiday season. Please remember that there is no evening practices in Buffalo Grove gym on 12/18, 12/24-25 and 12/31. Camp is in session according to the camp's schedule.
  (Date posted: December 17, 2014)

It is Halloweeeeeen again!! - It is Halloweeeeeen again!! RhythMix will host Halloween Costume Parade on Friday, October 31, at JCYS Gym!! Please, let your daughter to come in a Costume to her regular class, plus Fun, Dance, Pictures and Fruits! If your child has practice on Thursday or Saturday, please, let her come in a Costume to her class!! See you there!!
  (Date posted: October 27, 2014)

No practice - JCYS gym closed 10/3-10/4 - Reminder: due to Jewish holiday Yom Kippur there will be no practices at JCYS gym in Buffalo Grove on Friday 10/3 and Saturday 10/4 this week.
  (Date posted: October 02, 2014)

Future Stars Camp news - Theresa Fu and Carolyn Wei ( both Level 7 RhythMix Team gymnasts) and their coach Zhenya Cherkasskaya just returned from National Future Stars Camp held in USA Olympic Training Center in Lake Placid!!! Girls worked hard but also had a great fun time there!!! Thank you, coaches and Ballet teachers who worked with our gymnasts toward their progress!!"

  (Date posted: September 18, 2014)

Good Luck at National Junior Olympic Championship 2014!!! - GOOD LUCK to RhythMix Team Members: Alyssa Shniper (level 7, member of Regional 3 Team) Merkulova, Daria (level 8, member of Regional 3 Team) Shashkova, Olexandra (level 8,All Stars ) Turchin, Leeza (level 8,All Stars) Zaborenko, Kaite (level 8,All Stars) and Beginner Group members (level 6) Filipovich, Ksenia Khoma, Nicole Shilshtut, Tanya Manukian, Veronika Jiang, Emma All this gymnasts are qualified to compete at National Junior Olympic Championship in Louisville, KY, from 07/14-07/19/2014!!!! Go, RhythMix!! Girls, you can do it!!!
  (Date posted: July 13, 2014)

Great Finish of the year for our level 9 gymnasts Alexandra Vassilyeva and Michelle Frenkel!! - Girls just finished competing at National Qualifiers at Olympic a Training Center ( Lake Placid, NY)!
Only top 10 Juniors ( Sasha) and top 12 Seniors ( Michelle) were awarded by age division! Sasha got 2 Medals for Clubs and Ribbon routines, and Michelle got Medal for Hoop routine.
Also, Michelle was Member of Regional 3 Senior Team, which placed 2 nod among 6 Regionals!
Big Thanks to our great coach Lena Dosovitskaya, who worked very hard with this girls and believed in them!! Thank you, coaches who helped Sasha and Michelle to achieve their goals- Irina, Valery, Zenya, Larysa, Cory, Nicolle!!!!
Next step is Junior Olympic ( July, Louisville, KY) for our Level 7-8 gymnasts and Beginner Group!!!
  (Date posted: June 23, 2014)

Congratulations Ariana Smit (Level 5)! - On June 7th, Ariana competed in The Netherlands at the Eleganza Mini Cup 2014, an international Rhythmic Gymnastics tournament for A-class gymnasts.
Ariana took 3rd place and a bronze medal in ball. Girls from 15 countries and 21 RG clubs competed in this event. Four clubs from Russia, two from Italy and Poland, Estonia, Israel, Latvia and Germany among others, presented over 80 pre & junior gymnasts of the top sports schools.
We are very proud of Ariana’s achievement and her first European competition. Congratulations Ariana Smit and thank you to all the great coaches that made it possible.
  (Date posted: June 13, 2014)

2014 Nationals "Stars and Stripes" (Daytona Beach, FL) - RhythMIx Team (level 5-6) just return from 2014 Nationals "Stars and Stripes" Championship! Total of 20 Medals!!!!
Gymnasts awarded by level, by event/routine and by age division.
Only top 12 gymnasts (some age division only top 10 places)were awarded!
Congratulation to all RhythMix level 5-6 gymnasts with great performance at Nationals:
Level 5 :Carolyn Wei (4 medals, 6th place in Hoop); Theresa Fu (5 medals, 2nd place in Ball)
Level 6: Nicole Khoma ( 2 medals); Tanya Shilshtut (3 medals); Ksenia Filipovich-3rd place in Hoop) ; Pamela Perepelitsky (5 medals, 3rd in Floor and Ball)
We are very proud of your results!! All gymnasts participate at Future Stars Test (also National Event). Results should come at September.
Thank you, all RhythMix coaches and Parents!!
  (Date posted: May 13, 2014)

Congratulations!! - Very successful competitions for our Team RhythMix: Regional 3 Championship is Qualifying Event for Nationals 2014! 5 States competed : Illinois, Wisconsin, Michigan, Minnesota and Indiana. Over 200 gymnasts participated in this 2-days event . Results are posted on our website. CONGRATULATIONS TO: Level 9 : Michelle Frenkel and Sasha Vassilyeva, who got 2 spots in National Qualifiers in June (Lake Placid, Olympic Training Center!!!). Michelle also will compete as Level 9 Regional 3 Team member!!! Level 8: Daria Merkulova- 2nd All Around at her age division, 3rd AA among all level 8 gymnasts, and got her spot in Regional 3 Team to compete at 2014 Junior Olympics at Louisville in July!! Level 8 Kaite Zaborenko and Sasha Shashkova (3rdAA at her age-2001) also qualified to compete at JO 2014!!!! Level 7 Alyssa Shniper is Level 7 Champion in her age division (2002) and 2nd AA among all level 7 gymnasts, also get her Team spot for JO 2014!! Level 6: Khoma, Nicole (2004) Gold Medals for 3 events-Floor, Ball and Ribbon!! 2nd Place AA among all level 6!! Pamela Perepelitsky-Champion (Gold medal) at her age division and 3rd AA among all gymnasts of level 6!! Korol, Leah-Champion of Regional 3 at Junior division!! Level 6 - Shilshtut,Tanya, Emma Jiang, Ksenia Filipovich, Veronika Manukian-all girls qualified for Stars AND Stripes Championship that is National for level 5-6, in Daytona Beach, in May! Beginner Group will compete at Nationals in July!!! Level 5: Theresa Fu - 1st AA at her age (2006) , and 2nd AA among all gymnasts of level 5! Carolyn Wei is 1st AA at her age (2004)!!! Stella Lin, Ariana Smit, Dariana Yu also got medals and qualified to compete at Nationals in May!! Level 4 : Liza Kovalenko is 1st AA at her age (2005), together with Vera Vassilyeva -7th AA, did very good on their First Big Competitions!! ALL COACHES AND BALLET TEACHERS -BIG THANK YOU!!! WITHOUT YOU THAT SUCCESS WILL NOT COME!!! Dear parents! Thank you for help and support!!
  (Date posted: April 29, 2014)

RhythMix Team brings 8 Medals from Colorado National competitions!!! - Hurray!!! RhythMix Team members Alyssa Shniper ( level 7) and Sasha Shashkova ( level 8) bring home total of 8 Medals from Colorado National competitions!!! 2 Gold, 3 Silver , 1 Bronze!!!! BRAVO to Alyssa and Sasha, and BIG THANKS to our best coaches- Yelena, Zhenya, Larysa, Julia , Irina, Valery,Cory and Nicolle!!! Special Thanks to our great Ballet Teachers Katia and Lena!!! RhythMix rocks!!!!
  (Date posted: February 17, 2014)

No practices on Tuesday - JCYS will remain closed on Tuesday due extremely cold weather. For this reason all Tuesday practices are canceled. Thank you for your understanding and stay warm!
  (Date posted: January 27, 2014)

No practices on Monday - JCYS is closed on Monday due to weather, therefore all Monday practices are canceled
  (Date posted: January 26, 2014)

Gym is open !! - JCYS Gym is OPEN today!! Hope that no more surprises from Mother Nature!! Regular schedule for today!!!
  (Date posted: January 07, 2014)

URGENT !!! - Sorry for this late notes! We just got phone call (10 min ago)from JCYS Manager about BUILDING IS CLOSE for TODAY. About tomorrow will know tomorrow morning. Thank you for understanding! Stay warm and safe!!
  (Date posted: January 06, 2014)

Today information - Mundeleingym is closed today. Current session will be prolonged for one more week to make up missed classes. Buffalo Grove Gym IS OPEN today for regular schedule.
  (Date posted: January 06, 2014)

Great time and hard work at National Squad Camp at Bela Carolyi's Training Center in Houston! -
  (Date posted: October 26, 2013)

National Squad Camp participants - Congratulations to our Team members Alyssa Shniper (level 7), and Dasha Merkulova (level 8)who were selected to participate at National Squad Camp in Houston (at Famous Bella Karolyi's Ranch)! Only 30 girls from USA were selected to participate at this National Event! Camp will be 6 days long, from 10/18/2013-10/23/2013. GREAT ACHIEVEMENT, GIRLS!! Coach Irina is traveling with Alyssa and Dasha, and will not be able to answer your phone calls at this days.
  (Date posted: October 18, 2013)


Rhythmic Gymnastics is an Olympic Sport that eloquently combines the beauty and grace of dance with the agility and dexterity of gymnastics. Rhythmic gymnasts use hand apparatus such as RIBBON, ROPE, HOOP, BALL, and CLUBS that are constantly in motion, synchronized with their body movements and beautiful music.

Our program accommodates all levels and ages, from 3 year old to advanced competitive levels. Our training philosophy is to develop gymnasts at every level from the beginning, developing skills for general movement education, health and for participation in the competitive program. Rhythmic Gymnastics is a unique sport for girls, which promotes developing coordination, poise, grace and confidence.


Although fascinating to watch, there is more to Rhythmic Gymnastics than meets the eye. Rhythmic builds physical abilities for STRENGTH, POWER, FLEXIBILITY, AGILITY, DEXTERITY, and ENDURANCE. The sport also enhances MUSICAL ABILITY OF HARMONY and RHYTHM. In addition to establishing lifelong patterns of physical activity, which promote health and fitness, it also requires discipline, develops courage, and builds self-confidence - the qualities all transferable to other areas of life. Gymnasts learn to control their bodies and sharpen their minds. Rhythmic also encourages creativity while allowing the gymnast to express herself in a unique and individualized way.

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