LOUISVILLE, Ky., June 17, 2013 – The Kentucky International Convention Center in Louisville, Ky., will play host to the 2013 U.S. Acrobatic Championships, July 27-31. The event serves as USA Gymnastics’ national championships for acrobatic gymnastics and determines the U.S. champions.

This national event features the best acrobatic gymnasts in the United States, representing gymnastics clubs from across the country. Athletes will qualify through state and regional competitions and will compete in women’s pair, men’s pair, mixed pair, women’s group and men’s group, Levels 5 through elite.

The schedule for the 2013 U.S. Acrobatic Championships will be released closer to the event. For more information on the event, click here.

Acrobatic gymnastics combines the beauty of dance with the strength and agility of acrobatics. Routines are choreographed to music and consist of dance, tumbling, and partner skills. At the elite level, each pair or group performs a balance, dynamic and combined routine. Pyramids and partner holds characterize the balance routine, while synchronized tumbling and intricate flight elements define the dynamic exercise. An acrobatic gymnastics pair consists of a base and a top. A women’s group is comprised of three athletes – a base, middle and top partner – while a men’s group has four athletes, a base, two middle partners and one top partner.