Gymnasts at Gosford Gymnastics who train in: Women’s Levels classes (Level 3 up) Our Elite gymnasts and our MAG boys, are all working with our specialist Dance Coach, Melinda Goodwin.
These dance classes are incorporated into their normal weekly classes where our gymnasts learn specific dance elements to enhance their gymnastics routines and skills.
Melinda is a classical dance specialist. Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) trained, Melinda began her career in dance as soloist for Sydney City Ballet Co.
Melinda has coached National and Elite level Artistic and Rhythmic gymnasts in classical dance technique for over 30 years. She has coached at numerous clubs in NSW and trained some of Australia’s top international level gymnasts at the AIS.
Melinda travelled to the United States to work as classical coach & choreographer for Utah State University’s nationally ranked women’s gymnastics program.
Melinda has choreographed floor routines for members of the Australian Women’s Olympic Team, which were performed at the games in Seoul and Barcelona.
As classical dance specialist for Gosford Gymnastics, Melinda works with gymnasts to teach correct body alignment, safe technique, classical line, expression and poise.
We are very lucky to have Melinda as part of our coaching team.