Video: High hopes for Acrobay’s ‘Gymtasia Evolution’

Video: High hopes for Acrobay’s ‘Gymtasia Evolution’
Rachel Parr, 17, has high hopes for her and her team-mates in Sky’s competition Got to Dance

An acrobatic gymnastic dance group competing in Sky’s ‘Got To Dance’ competition have their fingers crossed that they’ll see the final on 17 March.

Acrobay members train diligently at Dalgety Bay Sport Centre.   The gymnastic group has 120 members of varying ages who take part in acrobatic  displays and they come from all over Fife – two girls even make the trip from Glasgow, said head coach, Suzanne.

But recently, the ‘Gymtasia Evolution’ team from the Acrobay group wowed the judges of Sky’s Got To Dance television competition.  They’ve been competing in the hit TV show – and hope to reach the final.

Rachel Parr, 17, a resident of Dalgety Bay and pupil of Inverkeithing High School said she and her fellow Gymtasia Evolution team members have been excited to take part in the television production and competition.

The prefect at the school has also been studying hard for prelim exams but still manages to stick to a rigorous  training schedule which sees herself and fellow gymnasts practice five times a week.

She said: “I started at gymnastics when I was seven because I thought it looked quite fun, you get thrown about and it’s quite different from other people’s sports and it’s also really competitive as well. You’re always aiming to achieve your goals and get better.”

Rachel said taking part in Sky’s Got To Dance had been an exciting experience for the whole gymnastics team and group.

She said: “It’s extremely exciting – it’s a new experience for all of us – all the studios, all the lighting and cameras and stuff like that is a completely new experience. It’s really exciting.”

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