Our Club history

1993 - Early beginings....

  • Glen Iris Gymnastics Club was founed by Tatiana Loukianenko as "Melbourne Rhythmic Gymnastics School" with classes held St. Marys Church in St. Kilda.

  • It started as a recreational group of gymnasts and used as a selection field for the Rhythmic Gymnastics High Performance Centre where Tatiana was a Head Coach from 1994-2002.

  • After a few years, Melbourne Rhythmic Gymnastics School’s students started to compete in Victorian State and National Championships.

 

1996 - 2008: A club in expansion with great International and National performance

  • The Club moved to the Korowa Anglican Girls School's gymnasium in 1996.

  • In that year, Kasumi Takahashi represented Australia in 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games with Tatiana Loukianenko as her coach.

  • In 2004, the Club was renamed as Glen Iris Gymnastics when Tatiana came back from Canada where she worked as Head Coach at Quebec Rhythmic Gymnastics Club in Montreal.

  • In 2006, the Club represented 3 gymnasts at the National Championship: Taylor Tirahardjo, Natasha Sneddon, Rashelle Wiselman.

  • In 2007, the Club had 5 gymnasts in a State Team to compete at the National Championships: Taylor Tirahardjo (Junior Elite), Julia Onufreichuk (Stage 3 Elite), Dina Shmukler (Stage 3 Elite), Emma Yarosh (National Level 7), Natasha Sneddon (National Level 7). Taylor Tirahardjo became a member of the Australian Junior Team. She was youngest gymnast in her age group.

 

2008 - 2011: 2 locations for the Gymnasts

  • The older students with their coaches temporarily relocated to Prahran Rhythmic Gymnastics Club. Emma Yarosh, Natasha Sneddon were an Australian Team Champion and finished 2nd, 3rd in All Around Individual Competitions.

  • At the same time recreational and level 1-3 classes continued to run at Korowa Anglican Girls School as Glen Iris Gymnastics.

 

2012 - 2017: Strong national & international representation and launch of AGG in Australia

  • In 2012, Elite and National Level 4+ moved back to the Korowa Gymnasium. By that point, 14 students were in Victorian Rhythmic Gymnastics squad.

  • Over the years, the Club continued to have a strong representation at both National and International competitions with a growing number of gymnasts being selected to represent Victoria at the Australian Championship and competing interstate and overseas. The Club  participated in the National Clubs Carnival every year,  North Shore International Competition in Auckland, NZ (2013), Gymnaestrada Adelaide (2013), Gym4Life Challenge (2016), Xtream International Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships in New Zealand (2017), Latina Fiori in Italy (2017), Aubagne France (2017)

  • In 2016, Glen Iris Gymnastics run its very first international competition in Melbourne with participating clubs from interstate, Singapore, Malaysia and Hong Kong.

  • 2014, Glen Iris Gymnastics launched AGG (Aesthetic Group Gymnastics) in Australia by performing their first AGG routine at the Australian Championship. in 2016, the Club also invited prestigious international AGG officials to run a week long workshop dedicated to AGG, which was very well attend by many Australian clubs.

 

2018 - Club expansion: new premises & recreational classes

  • In April 2018, the Club moved to bigger premises in Oakleigh South.

  • Several recreational new classes were added to the offering, operating under the name of Infinity Gymnastics & Dance.

Glen Iris Rhythmic Gymnastics - 6 Natalia Avenue, Oakleigh South (30 minutes South East of Melbourne)

Contact Tatiana: 0413 462 305

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