Grace Rhythmics Academy

Ignite Passion. Inspire Grace. Achieve Excellence.

Welcome to Grace Rhythmic Gymnastics Academy, a premier, professional rhythmic gymnastics club established in 2008 by Alla Nazarova, a World Champion in rhythmic gymnastics.

We are proud members of USA Gymnastics and are dedicated to nurturing young talent in a competitive yet friendly environment.

Our focus on small group classes ensures personalized attention to each child, fostering their unique growth and better performance results. Guiding our gymnasts are qualified coaches from Russia and Belarus, each with a high level professional gymnastics background, committed to inspiring grace, igniting passion, and instilling the discipline and confidence necessary for excellence in this dynamic sport.

At Grace Rhythmic Gymnastics Academy, we nurture potential and foster champions!

Recreational Classes

We offer Recreational Gymnastics classes, designed for non-competitive gymnasts. The recreational program focuses on the fundamental aspects of gymnastics while promoting overall physical development.

Competitive Team

Our Competitive Gymnastics Team is meticulously tailored for the committed gymnasts who are ready to embrace a higher level of challenge. Our team members progress through multiple competitive levels, from Level 3 for beginners all the way up to the pinnacle of gymnastics excellence.

Summer Camp

During the summer months, we provide a fun and engaging experience that balances gymnastics practice with dance and ballet lessons. The camp isn't just focused on training – we also incorporate a range of recreational activities and sports. It's the perfect opportunity for young gymnasts to improve their skills while making new friends and enjoying a summer of active fun.

Alla Nazarova-Zasukhina

Founder. Former head coach

As a gymnast Alla Zasukhina participated in four Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships taking 4th place in 1969, 2nd place in 1971 and 1st place in 1973. She holds a lot of different titles among which Russia and USSR Gold Champion. She got her title of honored coach of Russia and coach of the Year in US

Yulia Shevchenko

Head Coach

Honored Master of Sport in Russia, A winner of multiple international tournaments. Starting her coach career in Russia in 1997. Coach of the year and US National JO Coach. Certified Judge

Vera Davidovich


Honored Master of Sport in Belarus. World Cup Champion. Multiple medalist of the European and World Championships. Physical Education Degree. More than 15 years work experience with kids.

Alisa Valieva


Honored Master of Sport in Russia. Russian National Team Member. Multiple Medalist of the International Tournaments. More than 19 years in Sport.

Olga Megrikian

Ballet Coach

After graduation from Ballet Academy Olga was a soloist at Arminian National Opera and Ballet Theatre. More than 25 years of coaching ballet in United States.

Rhythmic gymnastics is a captivating fusion of ballet, creative movements, and the use of apparatus such as ribbons, balls, hoops, ropes, and clubs, all choreographed into a harmonious dance and tumble routine. Unlike artistic gymnastics, rhythmic gymnastics is performed exclusively on the floor and is underscored by a different style of music and routine. Both rhythmic and artistic gymnastics originated in Europe during the 18th century, initially forming a singular sport that eventually branched into two distinct yet closely related disciplines.  

Rhythmic gymnastics emerged as a separate competitive sport in the 1950s, pioneered by the Russians. Its first World Championship was held in 1963, though it didn't become an Olympic medal sport until 1984, contributing to its lesser-known status in the U.S.

In the U.S, rhythmic gymnastics comprises six competitive levels, from level 3 being the lowest competitive level to level ten being the highest. Each level has specific compulsory routines, and from level seven, there's an option for a personalized routine.

The sport involves the use of various apparatus. The rope involves swinging, tossing, and balancing acts. The ribbon is used to create patterns like snakes, spirals, and figure eights. The clubs include swinging, trapping, and spinning actions. The ball entails rolling, swinging, and balancing, while the hoop incorporates rolling, swinging, and jumping routines. Lastly, the floor exercise, which is an open canvas for creativity. 

Rhythmic gymnastics also includes group exercise, comprising four to five gymnasts performing a synchronized routine with the same or different apparatus. The routines, either individual or group, are performed to music that is restricted to 90 seconds for individual performances and 150 seconds for group performances.

As with any competitive sport, rhythmic gymnastics has a set of rules to follow, and deductions are made for non-compliance. The rules range from not stepping outside the marked area during a performance, to not wearing jewelry, or using a music with words for lower levels. 

.Being a rhythmic gymnast is both challenging and rewarding. The key attributes include a positive attitude, unwavering commitment, disciplined practice, and confidence. A great gymnast is not necessarily the one consistently securing the first place but the one who displays relentless effort, dedication, and strives to meet these key attributes at every practice and meet.

  • 8853 Wilbur Ave, Northridge, CA, USA
  •  +1-8184727206
  •  Hours Sunday Closed Monday 4 pm - 9 pm Tuesday 4 pm - 9 pm Wednesday 4 pm - 9 pm Thursday - 4 pm - 9 pm Friday - 4 pm - 9 pm Saturday - 10 am - 3 pm Note: During Summer time hours may change. Please contact us.