Acrobatic Gymnastics National Championships will be held in Detroit
posted on 01/06/2012

INDIANAPOLIS, Jan. 6, 2012 Acaa USA Gymnastics announced that the 2012 Acrobatic Gymnastics National Championships will be held at Cobo Exhibition Center in Detroit, Mich., July 21-25, 2012.

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.

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 a base, middle and top partner, while a men's group has a base, two middle partners and one top partner.

About the Cobo Center
The Cobo Center is a world-class meeting and convention facility, located along a beautifully restored international riverfront in the heart of a vibrant downtown Detroit. With 722,500 square feet of exhibit space, Cobo Center boasts one of the largest contiguous exhibit floor spaces in North America and is the 19th largest convention center in the country. Elegant banquet rooms and more than 80 meeting rooms comprise 180,000 square feet of meeting space.