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An Aerobic Gymnastic routine is composed of MOVEMENTS like :
- Aerobic movement patterns
- Difficulty Elements
- Transitions and linking
- Lifts (MP/TR/GR) - Partnership (MP/TR/GR)


Aerobic movement patterns
Combinations of aerobic dance steps together with arm movement patterns, with a high level of coordination and high frequency of arm and leg movements while travelling throughout all of the competition space and performed to music to create dynamic, rhythmic and continuous sequences of high and low impact movements.

Difficulty Elements
Elements listed in the element pool of the code of points with a number and a value and are evaluated by the difficulty judges. Also they are evaluated by the execution judges in technical skill, and by the artistic judges in the aspects of distribution in the competition space, the placement in the length of the routine, integrated in the routine fluently and with the music structure.

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 (floor – surface – airborne)

To connect with. Connection of movements without changing levels.

A lift is defined as: when one or more competitors is lifted, held, and/or carried off the ground. The artistic judge evaluates where the lifts are placed in the routine (time and competition space), how they are integrated in the routine (if it is fluent) with the music, and their creativity and originality.

For Mixed Pairs, Trios and Groups, three lifts are required in the routine. This may include the opening and ending.

Partnership (MP/TR/GR)
A relationship between individuals or groups that is characterized by mutual cooperation this also includes physical interaction and formation changes

The competitors must demonstrate that they are a unit, and therefore, show the advantages of being more than one person. They must also show the working relationship between the members.

The competitors must express the exchange between the competitors (partnership and teamwork). This is transmitted not only through the choreography but through the movements and expressions of the whole body, looking to each other showing complicity between them and captivating the audience with the complexity and originality of the partnership.

For Mixed Pair: they must express practical use of the man and woman combination.
For Trio and Group: they must express the sense of unity/togetherness as a team.

Respectively value the harmony between the competitors and show a performance that cannot be expressed by individual competitors.

Partnership includes also:

- Physical Interaction: The relationship between one or more competitors during a movement while they are on the floor. Physical interactions are suggested to be demonstrated more than once.
- Formations include positions of the partners and the way in which they change positions to another formation or in the same formation while they are performing AMP, or other movements
Possible examples of formations for Mixed Pair
Possible examples of formations for Mixed Pair

Possible examples of formations for Trios
Possible examples of formations for Trios

Possible examples of formations for Groups
Possible examples of formations for Groups

All of these movements are made in a COMPETITION SPACE, using MUSIC and are PRESENTED to the audience.

To meet the artistic requirements, a routine and its choreography must demonstrate creativity and sports specific content. It should also show a variety of movements and a high degree of correlation between the music, movements and the competitor’s expression.

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.

The main characteristics of aerobics are:
- Complexity
- Coordination
- Originality
- Variety
- Dynamism
- High frequency of movements
- Vigour
- Energy
- Intensity
- Endurance
- Power- Speed- Strength
- Flexibility
- Rhythm- Spectacular
- Aerobic Dance- Rebound
- Music
- Expression
- Happiness
- Freshness
- Charisma
- Personality

The artistic score should reflect that the routines show all these characteristics

The judge must see and analyse all movements:
- What is made and how suitable they are
- Where are they in the routine? Where are they in the competition space?
- How do they fit with the music and with the characteristics and style of the competitor(s) and expression? - How are they presented?