About our club — and our sport

Our sport

Elements is a not-for-profit incorporated society, run by a committee of volunteer parents. Parents who aren't on the committee pitch in too, helping with fundraising, running competitions and of course cheering from the sidelines.

Elements was a finalist in the 2016 Wellington Airport Community Awards, which recognise the valuable contribution of volunteers across the region.

Our sport

Rhythmic gymnastics combines elements of gymnastics, dance and apparatus-handling. Gymnasts perform routines to music using ribbons, balls, hoops, ropes and clubs — and for junior levels, freehand routines without apparatus. In competition, gymnasts are judged on their ability to perform leaps, balances and pivots, as well as their flexibility and artistic handling of the apparatus. 

Benefits of rhythmic gymnastics:

  • develops good posture and creativity

  • enhances balance, agility and body awareness

  • increases flexibility, strength and coordination

  • boosts self-confidence

  • builds healthy minds and bodies

  • forges the bonds of friendship.

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Our coaches

Our Elements coaching team consists of fully accredited ex and current Rhythmic Gymnasts who provide a safe and encouraging learning environment for Recreational, National Levels and International stream programs. 


Head Coach - Eleanor Ross (Ellie) 

Senior FIG level2 Coach. Junior Judge 

Ellie has been coaching at Elements for 7 years. She has recently taken on the role of head coach and is in charge of all our competitive gymnasts from level 1, through to Senior international. 

Ellie is also currently undertaking her NZ high performance coaching course with Sports NZ and was the coach for the NZ team at the Junior World Championships this year.


Ballet Teacher  - Anne Anderson (Gare)

ARAD, Dip Classical Ballet

Anne is an ex principal of the RNZB Company and toured extensively in NZ, Europe, Asia & America. Her favourite roles were mainly the classics – Juliet, Odette/Odile, Giselle, Cinderella and Ophelia to name a few. 

Former course coordinator for the Commercial Dance Course at Whitireia, Anne now enjoys tutoring both straight classical and neo classical dance. Anne currently teaches at Chilton Ballet Academy, Full time course classical repertoire NZSD, Associate programme NZSD, Open classes at ODL studios and giving private tuition also. 

We are incredibly lucky to have Anne's wealth of knowledge and passion on our team and she is integral to the girls development.

XTND Coaches - Mia Webb, Carey Chen, Neala Wicomb, Sarah Bain & Teresa Li