Cloverdale Calisthenics College, based at Hendy Street Community Centre, is celebrating its 25th year in 2018.

Founder and coach Mandy Mueller has been a part of the college for all those 25 years. Mandy is dedicated to helping run the college in her administrator’s role she, and along with her fellow coaches helps to nurture and develop calisthenics skills in all pupils.

Calisthenics is an artistic team performing sport that combines elements of dance, simplified ballet, gymnastics, singing, acting, march and apparatus work. It involves a team learning choreographed routines to music that are performed at competitions and a concert. Team members learn commitment, dedication and the importance of being part of a team while making friends and having lots of fun along the way.

Cloverdale is a relatively small club, but is hoping to boost membership numbers this year. New members are encouraged to go along and see what calisthenics is all about. The first two classes are free.

All coaches are fully accredited with a Level One Coaching qualification with the Victorian Calisthenics Coaches Association (VCCA), have a Working With Children Check and a current first aid certificate.

Cloverdale offers competitive classes for all ages, from Tinies to Masters and recreational classes during Term 4 each year.

In celebration of the College turning 25 years, a dinner will be held at The Waurn Ponds Hotel on Friday, May 18 and all past and present members are invited to attend a fun-filled evening.

Cloverdale always welcomes new members. For more information visit the Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/cloverdalecalisthenics/ , email cloverdalecalisthenics@outlook.com or phone Mandy on 0418-559-241.

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