Elegance Gymnastics School, located in Gaithersburg, Maryland offers Rythmic 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.
Elegance expands 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 valued beyond the sport of Rhythmic Gymnastics, and are sought after in such sports as ballet, dancing and cheerleading. The sport of Rhythmic Gymnastics is not all about the competition results; it is about making friends, 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 that are 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 gym is conveniently located in a great business park neighborhood, surrounded by sport oriented businesses. Our small class sizes, flexible 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.
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.
Alesya is a former rhythmic gymnast and has achieved a level of Master of Sport in the Republic of Uzbekistan. After finishing her rhythmic career Ms. Abdurasulova has been coaching and has taken her gymnasts to regional and international competitions and championships in Uzbekistan. Alesya's judging experience at the national and international level, as well as an outstanding level of expertise and experience in rhythmic gymnastics makes her a great asset to Elegance Gymnastics School. Alesya holds a USAG professional membership and is safety certified.
Michelle Bettin, born and raised in Baltimore, received her training from Maryland Ballet Theatre, Georgetown School of Ballet, and Kintz-Mejia Academy of Ballet. At nineteen, Michelle was a semi-finalist in the XII International Ballet Competition, Trujillo, Peru. She later returned that year to teach American jazz dance in Lima, and Arequipa, Peru. After receiving her BFA in Dance Performance and Choreography from Towson University, Michelle danced professionally with Ballet Theatre of Maryland, Columbus Dance Theatre, Manassass Ballet Theatre, Ballet Teatro Internacional, and RVA Dance Collective. Apart from dancing, Michelle has been on faculty with The Washington School of Ballet, Stageworkz Theatre Arts Project, DanceMakers, Westend Academy of Dance, Joy of Motion, and Maryland Youth Ballet. Having held a certification through the National Academy of Sports Medicine, Michelle is able to teach exercises and stretches to prevent injury and promote the best dancer her students can be. As a teacher, Michelle is very proud to say that some of her students are dancing in Boston Ballet II, the Sacramento Ballet, and have toured in “A Chorus Line”.