A packed John Wright Sports Centre were left in wonder last Friday evening after East Kilbride Gymnasts Club’s spectacular display– as a new date was set for the annual event.
It was the second time this year the club put on a showpiece involving all members of the club but it was announced that it will now take place once a year, every November, which suits the competitive sections as the busiest time for competitions is earlier in the year.
Before the show got under way, East Kilbride Sports Council treasurer, Bob Anderson, presented a trophy to EKGC chairman Andy Youl to mark the club’s 40th year in 2011. The trophy was in the shape of a star which, he said, “symbolised the gymnasts in the club.”
Opening the show was a fabulous ‘Diamond’ routine from the clubs FIG (Federation of International Gymnastics) Acro gymnasts, as the girls’ choreography, skills and leotards reflected the title of the Rhianna song.
This was followed by the Thursday 6pm class performing a lively routine to ‘Walking on Sunshine’, closely followed by three Women’s Artistic Individual routines: Emma Byrne and Alicia Gray performed their floor routines which they will be competing with in April and Amy Nelson showed the routine which helped her pass her grade 12 earlier in the year.
The Thursday 5pm class wowed the audience with a performance to ‘Super Bass’ by Nikki Minaj and they were followed by women’s pair, Caitlin Brolly and Louise Simple, who are members of the Scotland B squad.
The youngsters from the Saturday morning 9am class followed with a routine to One Direction’s ‘Live While You’re Young’ and the Acro beginners followed with ET. ‘Wings’ was next performed by the Tuesday 4pm class.
Scottish Squad senior gymnasts performed a superb Acro routine followed by the Thursday 4pm class who performed energetically to ‘Staying Alive’.
The next group passed their Acro grades in March and their music was ‘Hall of Fame’. The Tuesday 5pm class showed their routine to ‘Bom Bom’, while the Monday 4pm class were next with ‘Domino’.
Gymnasts from the Wednesday 4pm class performed with zest to ‘Hey Ya!’, closely followed by the talented Wednesday 4pm class with ‘Pump it’.
The Acro section were next to perform and delivered a fabulous mixed routine to ‘Paradise’ before the Monday 5pm class who did an entertaining routine to ‘Dollar’.
The Wednesday 5pm class performed enthusiastically to ‘Whip my Hair’ and The Acro section followed this with a stunning routine, cleverly using umbrellas to an old favourite ‘Singing in the Rain’.
The successful tumble section, who recently had great results at the British and Scottish Championships, tumbled to ‘Rebel Yell’ and ‘Gangham Style’ These
To close the show, East Kilbride Display Team, who have been selected to represent Great Britain at the World Championships in Cape town in July, performed a routine called ‘Show Girls’. The music for this routine was a compilation from famous musicals such as ‘All that Jazz,’ ‘Big Spender’ and ‘Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend’.
The executive committee at EKGC would like to thank all the parents, family and friend for coming along.