This summer more than 40 rhythmic gymnasts, from age 4 to age 18, spent their days stretching, leaping, dancing, and pirouetting at North Shore Rhythmics' gym in Glenview. They also learned new skills with their hoops, balls, ribbons, clubs, and ropes from NSR coaches Natasha Klimouk, Dani Takova, Angelina Yovcheva, Irina Korosteleva, Stephanie Flaxman, and Kristin Kaye. And dance teacher Pavel Tabutov even taught them jazz and hip hop. Check out some of our young rhythmic gymnasts in action!
North Shore Rhythmics gymnasts just earned three spots on the USA junior national team and one spot on the USA senior national team. In the junior all-around competition, Laura Zeng placed second, Monica Rokhman placed fifth, and Jennifer Rokhman placed seventh. And in the senior all-around competition, NSR gymnast Jazzy Kerber placed third. Traditionally many NSR gymnasts qualify to go to the national championships, and this year was no exception. Other NSR competitors included Natalie Bourand, Liza Merenzon, Elina Nikerina, and Laura Tutunikov. The girls credited NSR coaches Natasha Klimouk, Dani Takova, and Angelina Yovcheva with training them to execute their beautiful routines with style and artistry.