THE OWNER and
RUSSIAN FOLK DANCE INSTRUCTOR AND CHOREOGRAPHER
HOME OF THE CHAMPIONS!
Welcome to LIBERTY ACADEMY OF RHYTHMIC GYMNASTICS - the home of the National, Regional and State champions!
ABOUT RHYTHMIC GYMNASTICS
Rhythmic gymnastics is an Olympic sport that combines the flexibility and dynamics of gymnastics, the elegance of ballet and the rhythm and self-expression of dance with the handling of small equipment such as ribbon, ball, rope, hoop and clubs. Gymnasts perform on a carpet to different styles of music either individually or in a group of five.
The apparatus is fully integrated in the routine and it must be used with both hands, thrown into the air and kept in motion. Choreography involves a high degree of athletic skills: dazzling tosses and difficult catches combined with high leaps, jumps, amazing flexibilities, creative apparatus movements, difficult balances and gracious pirouettes.
The sport began in Scandinavia during 19th century.
It was originally developed to provide an overall physical fitness program for girls and women of all ages. Rhythmic gymnastics mostly evolved during the 50s. It was officially recognized as a competitive sport in 1962 by the International Gymnastics Federation. The first Rhythmic World Championship took place in 1963 in Hungary. Individual all-around competition was added to the Olympic Games in 1984. In 1996 rhythmic group event became a medal winning Olympic sport as well. Women can begin the sport at almost any age and participate in the fun and fitness level or start at very young age and progress into competition. Basic rhythmic skills develop attributes that are perfect stepping stones for other activities and sports: strength, coordination, flexibility, balance, creativity, discipline, etc.
In the United States rhythmic gymnastics is part of USA Gymnastics Federation which sets the rules and polices that governs all gymnastics and related disciplines in the country. The sport is still not very well know, but rapidly growing.
My name is Nataliya Greenberg, and I’m the owner of Liberty Academy of Rhythmic Gymnastics. I began gymnastics at the age of 6 in Odessa, Ukraine, with the world renowned coach Nina Vitrichenko. I was a member of the USSR Junior team for 5 years and have won National, was a medalist in International and World Cup events.
Worked as a coach in School of Olympic Reserve in Odessa , Ukraine with a Ukrainian team members. I began my company, Liberty, in 2006 and we are one of the top growing Gymnastics clubs in the North Jersey.
Liberty Academy of Rhythmic Gymnastics strives for the possibility of our young competitors to participate in national and foreign competitions, future Olympics or dance showcases. Our programs will always gear towards the physical and academic development of the student.
USSR Junior National Team Member
Medalist in International and World Cup events
Master of Sport in Rhythmic Gymnastics
Coach of Rhythmic Gymnastics in the School of Olympic Reserve in Odessa
Master of Sport in Rhythmic Gymnastics
Russian National Team
Silver and bronze medals in International competitions
Yury Chernov, 1987
(For his only daughter, Nataliya Chernova, after she won her first Junior USSR Championship).
Удачу можно долго ждать,
Но жизнь дана для дел.
Вот это твой удел.
Успехи в спорте нам нужны,
Но школа тоже есть.
Вы здесь и там беречь должны
Свою и нашу честь..
Сегдня вышла на помост,
Тебя нам не узнать,
До боли в позвонках,
Бросок булав под потолок,
И вот,предмет в руках
Скакалка, обруч, лента, мяч,
Соперниц полон зал.
Натянут нерв, устал - не плачь,
Так тренер наказал.
И наказал, и попросил
Как старший друг, как мать,
Он вас работать научил,
А значит - побеждать.
Боролaсь честно, спорт любя.
Спорт смыслом жизни стал,
Победа вознесла тебя
На высший пьедестал.
From 1986-1990 a member of National Team of USSR
From 1991-1993 a member of National Team of Russian Federation
Eight times Champion of the World in group routines
Seven times Champion of the Europe in group routines
Twice a Champion of Stages of the World Cup in group routines
20 years of coaching experience , kids become medalist at the national level .
ARSHINOVA (Savenkova) SVETLANA