School, located in Gaithersburg, Maryland offers Rhythmic Gymnastics
, a unique experience to young athletes,
ranging from flexibility and balance training as well as stretching exercises, to
full competitive team competing at the highest level in the sport. Our school is
the only facility in the state of Maryland renovated and designed for the sport
of Rhythmic Gymnastics.
Furthermore, we expand rhythmic
gymnastics beyond individual routines, by adding groups to rhythmic gymnastics which
is a separate Olympic event. Both Individual and Group routines require many qualities
that we develop and improve through training and support of our coaches - flexibility,
hand-eye coordination, fine motor skills, balance, endurance and strength are just
a few. These qualities are not used just in Rhythmic Gymnastics, they serve as a
prerequisite in such sports as ballet, dancing and cheerleading. The sport of Rhythmic
Gymnastics is not all about the competition results; it is about giving your best
effort and enjoying your accomplishments, growing and developing through direction
and guidance of our experienced coaches. Competitive team and recreational students
both enjoy Gala Performances we set up to display their newly learned skills and
abilities, with costumes and choreographed routines set to music – it is always
a blast for the kids, as well as their parents!
Elegance's new gym is conveniently
located in a great, kid friendly neighborhood, surrounded by sport oriented businesses.
Our small class sizes, morning and weekend schedules, experienced coaches and an
excellent training facility, specifically and only used for rhythmic gymnastics,
ensures that our gymnasts receive the best training available in the state of Maryland.
- Competitive Team
- Rhythmic Gymnastics Classes
- General Gymnastics Classes
- Summer Camp
- Private Classes
- Birthday Parties
Elegance Gymnastics has been featured on Fox 5 DC News:
Our dedicated and passionate coaches,
former competitive elite rhythmic gymnasts, offer years of personal and coaching
experience, devotion and patience to make your child fall in love with this beautiful
Marina has been coaching
in the United States since 2003. Marina was a nationally recognized award-winning
gymnast in Russia. She graduated with honors from Siberian State University of Sport.
Currently, Marina applies her unique rhythmic knowledge and experience to our athletes
leading them to the top levels in rhythmic gymnastics. Under her leadership many
athletes received the highest awards in the sport. Marina's gymnasts are National,
Regional, and State Champions; additionally, some of them are members of National
Future Stars Program and National Elite Squad Program. Marina holds a USAG professional
membership and is safety certified.
Elena has graduated with
honors from Siberian State University of Sport, where she received a Master in Physical
Education. In Russia Elena achieved the highest level in Rhythmic Gymnastics - Master
of Sport and received top regional awards. Coaching in Russia and the United States
has given Elena invaluable experience in training gymnasts of all ages and levels.
In the United States her students have successfully competed at National, Regional
and State meets. Elena was also actively involved in developing group routines.
In 2007-2008 rhythmic groups coached by Elena became US National Champions. The
comprehensive knowledge of Rhythmic Gymnastics and exceptional coaching talent make
Elena a valuable member of the Elegance Gymnastics coaching staff. Elena is a USAG
professional member; she is safety certified and holds a USAG Judge license.
Nadia is a former rhythmic gymnast,
training and competing in Russia and has had a great passion for the sport from
a very young age. She started Rhythmic Gymnastics at the age of 4 with Russian Gymnastics
school which placed in Togliatti. Her extensive knowledge of the sport and the previous
competitive success, provides her with a strong understanding and knowledge to create
a safe and progressive training environment. Nadia loves coaching gymnastics and
being able to share her passion and experience with her students. She loves to work
with children of all ages, observing and supporting them as they get excited and
progress through the sport. Her goals as a coach are to help gymnasts build strength
both mentally and physically, develop confidence that will not only help them in
gymnastics but also outside of the gym, and help them build lasting relationships
with their teammates and coaches.
Julia Junghans currently
attends Montgomery College in Rockville. She started learning ballet at age 4 at
Damascus Dance Center. Since her first tendus, Julia has danced at Shining Stars
School of Performing Arts (SSSPA), Hope Garden Ballet Academy, and now takes ballet
at MC. Her teaching career started at SSSPA, assisting the youngest classes in beginner
ballet and tap. After the Hope Garden, Julia became a full time ballet teacher.
Julia presently enjoys teaching levels 4 and 5 at Elegance. When she’s not dancing
or teaching, Julia plays the piano and loves to be outside in the wonderful Maryland
Shelly Guy is a former rhythmic gymnast who finished her rhythmic
career in 2007 as a level 10 gymnast. She graduated Towson University with a Bachelors
degree in Elementary Education. She has performed nationally and internationally
as a contortionist and aerialist since 2008. She has been working as a flexibility
trainer for gymnasts, dancers, cheerleaders and aerialists for the past 4 years.