FIG - AEROBIC GYMNASTICS Code of Points
AEROBIC GYMNASTICS COP
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GENERAL INFORMATION & DEFINITIONS (2013)


An Aerobic Gymnastic routine is composed by the following movements performed to the music:
  • Aerobic movement patterns
  • Difficulty Elements
  • Transitions and linking
  • Lifts (MP/TR/GR)
  • Physical Interactions (MP/TR/GR)
 
The bases and foundation of Aerobic Gymnastics routines, according to the definition from COP, are to perform AMP and difficulty elements to the music. After that the way to link, connect and “decorate” the routine is how to create the artistry, in order to produce unique routines where all the components of the choreography, with the music and the performance becomes in unique routines.

 
The Artistic judge evaluates the CHOREOGRAPHY of the routine based on:
 
Composition (complex & original) :
  1. Music and Musicality
  2. Aerobic Content
  3. General Content
  4. Space, formation, amount and balance
 
Performance:
  1. Artistry
All the components of the choreography must fit perfectly together in order to transform a sport exercise into an artistic performance, with creative and unique characteristics by respecting the specificity of Aerobic Gymnastics.
 
For Mixed Pairs, Trios and Groups, two lifts are required in the routine. They may be included in the opening and in the ending.
 
Themes showing violence and racism, as well as those with religious and sexual connotations, are not in keeping with the Olympic ideals and the FIG’s code of ethics.
 

DEFINITIONS

Choreography:
Choreography can be defined as the mapping out of the body’s movements, over space and time as well as in relation to other performance partners. It is also the balancing of the aerobic gymnastic elements of difficulty with artistic components in order to create a continuous flow, a cohesive whole and to demonstrate the unique abilities, personality and style of the gymnast or gymnasts within the performance.
 
Composition:
Composition can be defined as the movement vocabulary, including elements of difficulty, and the structuring of aerobic routines. And, while the gymnasts perform the routine, it is most often the coach and/or the choreographer that have developed this composition.
 
Aerobic Movement Patterns (AMP):
Combinations of basic aerobic steps together with arm movements: all performed to music, to create dynamic, rhythmic and continuous sequences of high and low impact movements. Routines should provide a high level of intensity by using the AMP.
 
AMP Sequence
AMP Sequence means a complete 8-count of movements performed with aerobic movement patterns.
 
Difficulty Elements:
Elements listed in the element pool of the code of points with a number and a value. They are evaluated by the difficulty and execution judges in technical skill, and by the artistic judges in the aspects of distribution in the competition space, their placement throughout the routine, integrated fluently and according to the music structure.
 
Transitions:
Passage from one form, state, style, or place to another connecting two themes or sections of the routine. They allow the performer to change level
 
Linking:
To connect with. Connection of movements without changing levels.
 
Physical Interaction:
The relationship between one or more competitors during a movement while they are on the floor.
 
Partnership (MP/TR/GR)
The ‘connection’ or tangible (visible or palpable) relationship between partners in a performance. Their ability to work together or apart while maintaining this relationship. The ability of this partnership to transcend (go beyond) their own relationship and to evoke or touch the audience, as well as the jury. Respectively value the harmony between the competitors and show a performance that cannot be expressed by individual competitors.