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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)


Updates of Competitive Season and Winter Intensive Camp. - Dear Parents! First of all- Happy Holidays for your families and Best Wishes for 2015! Information about upcoming competition is on our website under Event. As for now, next competitions are in registration process: 1. Las Vegas International (all registration is closed) 2. Integrity Invitational (Ohio, 01/31-02/01/2015)-let Irina to know if your daughter plans to participate.This competition is for level 4,5,6,7,8,9. No level 3. Deadline for entry fee is December 15, 2014. 3. Chicago Cup, 03/20-22/2015, level 3,4,5,6,7,8,9 Deadline for entry fee is December 20, 2014. Please,read all information under "Event" that belongs to each competition. Entry fee is by level. Payment for your daughter should be made by check or cash PAYABLE TO RHYTHMIX, NOT TO THE HOST TEAM. 4. Winter Intensive Training Camp 12/22-12/31/2014. 9am-5pm, except 1/2 days on 12/24 and 12/31.Details are on our website. Registration due Saturday, 12/15/2014. Check, credit card or cash payable to RhythMix. Any questions, please email Irina ipolyach@gmail.com or ipolyach@yahoo.com Information about Winter Annual Show will be posted on the beginning of next week Best Regards. RhythMix Administration.
  (Date posted: December 11, 2014)


RhythMix Winter Intensive Training Camp - Dear RhythMix Parents! RhythMix is offering a Winter Intensive Training Camp for all of our gymnasts this year! Where: JCYS Gym When: 12/22/2014 - 12/31/2014 Time: 12/22 9:00am-5:00pm 8hrs 12/23 9:00am-5:00pm 8hrs 12/24 9:00am-1:00pm 4hrs 12/26 9:00am-5:00pm 8hrs 12/29 9:00am-5:00am 8hrs 12/30 9:00am-5:00pm 8hrs 12/31 9:00am-1:00pm 4hrs Price: All 7 days (48 hrs) - $500 Select days/time: $12 per hour (We offer the opportunity to drop off your gymnast at 8am (if needed) for an extra $5/day.) For those gymnasts who wish to attend the WIT Camp, current session tuition will be recalculated towards the next session. Regular evening practices will continue as scheduled, (including Saturday, 12/27/2014). Please send email to Irina: ipolyach@gmail.com with the gymnast’s name and days of preferred attendance. There will be no scheduled Winter Break this year due to a busy and intense upcoming competition season. Sincerely, RhythMix Administration.
  (Date posted: November 20, 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)


Master Class by Olga Gontar - Great News! RhythMix invited World known former gymnast and coach Olga Gontar for 2 weeks of Master Classes in our Buffalo Grove location ( Monday, June 2, 2014 - Friday, June 13, 2014).
Here is information about Olga's achievement, some photos of Olga, and videos.
We are very happy to have this opportunity!
Olga will work with RhythMix Team in the regular practices, and on the first week of camp. Please, take time to read information about Olga and show her pictures and videos to your daughter!!!!
video 1 video 2 video 3
Мaster Sport of the International class,
• 1993. The all-around champion of Europe among juniors (Romania, Bucharest)
• 1994. Champion of the club World Cup (Japan, Tokyo)
• 1994. all-around 5th place of the World Cup (France, Paris)
• 1994. The silver prize-winner of Goodwill Games (a ball, a hoop, a tape) (Russia, Sankt-Petersburg) the Bronze prize-winner in all-round and exercise with maces (Russia, Sankt-Petersburg)
• 1994. The silver prize-winner of the European championship in a team competition (Greece, Thessaloniki)
• 1995. Silver prize-winner of the club World Cup (Japan, Tokyo)
• 1995. 2nd place of the European championship. Telford, England.
• 1995. The owner of the European cup in exercise with a ball, Telford, England.
• 1995. Winner of tournaments of the Grand Prix, numerous winner and prize-winner of the international tournaments, championships, cups of the USSR and Republic of Belarus.
  (Date posted: May 23, 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)


MISSION

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.

BENEFITS

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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