THANK YOU FOR A BEAUTIFUL BOUQUET

Beautiful bouquet received from Alla Kosheleva, and from Sonya Gluzina from Russian AGG Team Madonna. Sending hugs and kisses.


WE ARE READY FOR 2020 AGG COMPETITION SEASON

Our special guest and a longtime friend @anttonlaine ❤️ Thank you soo much for choreographing such amazing routine ❤️ YOU ARE THE BEST!


A NEW ROUTINE CHOREOGRAPHED BY ANTTON LAINE

A brand new custom-made AGG routine choreographed by @anttonlaine soon to be seen ❤️THANK YOU ANTTON, we love you!


CONGRATULATIONS LADIES :)

Congratulations! 🎉 We are so happy and excited for your success ladies! 👉🏼 Qualified to FINALS at AGG WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS!🏆 A huge thank you to the best coach in the world @valeriiazaiets1718 and Evelyn Koop for all the support through the years! ❤️ | #greatthingsnevercamefromcomfortzones @ The Thornhill Club


WORLD CUP / SPAIN, CARTAGENA

RHYTHMIC EXPRESSIONS MADE IT TO THE IFAGG AGG WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS FINALS!!! 🇨🇦 Way to go, girls! ❤️ @ Spain,cartagena


WORLD CUP / SINGAPORE 2019

Congratulations on a huge success!!! 💕🎈BRONZE 🥉Rhythmic Expressions and SILVER🥈Team Canadiana at the Four Continent Championships in Singapore 🇸🇬. You have made us all proud! Keep up the good work 🔜 WORLD CUP 2019 ❤️ | coach @valeriiazaiets1718 @tonsav91 @ Singapore


SILVER JUNIOR TEAM CANADIANA / BRAZIL 2018


JUNIOR TEAM CANADIANA has made us proud by winning SILVER MEDALS at the Panamerican Championships and placing 5th at the World Cup in Brazil! 🎉❤️ 

JUNIOR TEAM CANADIANA: Hana Zaghloul, Magdaliny Haranas, Paula Atanasov, Kyna Wilson, Whitney Cao, Anabel, Tiffany Zhao

COACH: Valeria Zaiets

ASSISTANT COACH: Betty Willson, Antonina Savchuk

DIRECTOR: Evelyn Koop


GOLD MEDALS for RHYTHMIC EXPRESSIONS / BrAZIL 2018

Our senior AGG team RHYTHMIC EXPRESSIONS got 1st place at the Panamerican Championships and 5th place at the World Cup in Brazil! We are so proud of you girls! ❤️ Congratulations to the coach VALERIA ZAIETS who has done an amazing job with all 3 teams! 

SENIOR TEAM RHYTHMIC EXPRESIONS: Victoria Reznik, Anjelika Reznik, Stavroula Georgiadis, Valeria Shatska, Joy Yi, Antonina Savchuk

HEAD COACH: Valeria Zaiets

DIRECTOR: Evelyn Koop


SILVER & BRONZE MEDALS FOR TEAM EVELYN / BRAZIL 2018

Team EVELYN coming home with SILVER MEDAL (short program at the Panamerican Championships) and BRONZE MEDAL (short program at the Open Panamerican Championsips). We are so excited!!! Congratulations to the team: Kisluyk Kristina, Laura Mazzuca, Galina Kohan 🎉

SENIOR TEAM EVELYN (short program): Kristina Kisluyk, Laura Mazzuca, Galina Kohan

HEAD COACH: Valeria Zaiets

ASSISTANT COACH: Betty Willson, Antonina Savchuk

DIRECTOR: Evelyn Koop


THE INTERNATIONAL JUDGES COURSE IN BRAZIL / 2018

Our very own Kristina Kislyuk, Laura Mazzuca and Antonina Savchuk attending the International Judges Course organized by IFAGG & Brazilian Confederation of Aesthetic Group Gymnastics 📚


TEAM CANADIANA MADE IT TO SAO PAULO 🇧🇷💚

Ready for the PanAmerican Tournament 2018


LOTS AND LOTS OF LUCK IN BRAZIL

Excited to announce that our beautiful junior and senior AGG teams are going to compete at WORLD CUP at the 2nd AGG PANAMERICAN TOURNAMENT in BRAZIL 🇧🇷 on November 25-28, 2018. (photo edited by @carita_berg)

JUNIOR TEAM CANADIANA: Hana Zaghloul, Magdaliny Haranas, Paula Atanasov, Kyna Wilson, Whitney Cao, Anabel, Tiffany Zhao

SENIOR TEAM RHYTHMIC EXPRESIONS: Victoria Reznik, Anjelika Reznik, Stavroula Georgiadis, Valeria Shatska, Joy Yi, Antonina Savchuk

SENIOR TEAM EVELYN (short program): Kristina Kisluyk, Laura Mazzuca, Galina Kohan

HEAD COACH: Valeria Zaiets

ASSISTANT COACH: Betty Willson, Antonina Savchuk

DIRECTOR: Evelyn Koop


AGG WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS / HUNGARY 2018


PHOTO SHOOTING DAY WITH AMAZING JIM ORGILL


NEW ROUTINES CHOREOGRAPHED BY KRISTIINA NOOR

Had the pleasure of working with an amazing and creative choreographer from Estonia, Kristiina Noor ❤️ Thank you for the beautiful routines you choreographed for the junior and senior AGG teams 🇨🇦👍🏼

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"SOS- Support Our Success Canadian AGG Gala Reception" / MARCH 2018

Fundraising gymnastics show held on MARCH 24th at IMPROVE CANADA in Vaughan. 



WHAT IS RHYTHMIC EXPRESSIONS ?
In 1995, Evelyn Koop, the founder of the Rhythmic Expressions, realized an old dream: to create a company that could lift her beloved rhythmic gymnastics to levels where it would be recognized as one of the performing arts. It would also mean returning to the roots of what has become an Olympic sport of the highest caliber: the rhythmic group performance. For this new team, she selected 12 girls, most of whom were former RG competitors, some who came from a background of dance performance.

WHY WAS RHYTHMIC EXPRESSIONS CREATED?
Rhythmic gymnastics was created for women, to suit their physiology and strengthen the long muscles of the body, emphasizing flexibility, coordination, balance and harmony of movements and music. It teaches specific locomotor and apparatus skills and is the most beautiful of sports, containing elements of dance related to ballet. It seems natural to incorporate drama, to create routines that express feelings and tell a story. 

EVELYN KOOP AND RHYTHMIC EXPRESSIONS (AGG)
Evelyn Koop has promoted this form of gymnastics, now called Aesthetic Group Gymnastics (AGG) since she began to develop the sport in Canada in the 1950's. Kalev's performance groups were soon famous and much sought after for many events. Kalev's Senior Elite (link to the Elite programs HERE) travelled and performed around the world.

Ten years later, the "Rhythmic Expressions" had grown to a size where the club had two senior and two junior international competition teams, in addition to many AGG groups at levels from Child to Adult, from pre-competitive and Interclub, to Provincial and National. The club's "Rhythmic Expressions" team had represented Canada at every AGG World Championship, the only Canadians to do so. The group had also been selected as the only Canadian representative at the FIG Galas of the World Gymnaestradas during this period of time, in 1999 and 2003. And, again, at the FIG Gala of 2007 - link HERE!

This division of Kalev Estienne was now re-named the "Kalev AGG Academy", with the purpose of continuing to develop the sport in Canada, training gymnasts to the point that they are capable of achieving good results in high-level international competitions. To recognize the success of the club in International AGG, Canada was awarded the AGG World Championships 2008!


AGG RULES

Click here for a full list of AGG rules. 


PAST AGG PERFORMANCES

Two Performances at Roy Thompson Hall 


AGG JUNIOR TEAM "KANEDIANA" 2017/2018

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AGG SENIOR TEAM "RHYTHMIC EXPRESSIONS" 2017/2018

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Former members of the "Rhythmic Expressions":

Malia    Rimrott

Malia
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Laura Käis, Noella Pärn, Caitlin Chin , Rosanna Tso,  Alexandra Lukashova, Esther Chi, Dora Yudeikin, Marie-Eve Saint Arnaud

Laura Käis, Noella Pärn, Caitlin Chin, Rosanna Tso, Alexandra Lukashova, Esther Chi, Dora Yudeikin, Marie-Eve Saint Arnaud

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Diana Kwon , Stephani Viinamae,  Christina Koop , Stephanie Koop, Dasha Yurova, Varia Aleksandrova, Zoe Goldstein, Michelle Hankin

Diana Kwon, Stephani Viinamae, Christina Koop, Stephanie Koop, Dasha Yurova, Varia Aleksandrova, Zoe Goldstein, Michelle Hankin


Ashley Hassard, Katriina Isberg, Carolyn Rotenberg, Maria Niderman, Katia Kharlip,  Alexis Byford, Carolyn Hertha, Danielle Graham

Ashley Hassard, Katriina Isberg, Carolyn Rotenberg, Maria Niderman, Katia Kharlip, Alexis Byford, Carolyn Hertha, Danielle Graham

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Michelle Kushevsky, Natalia Artimieva, Jane Gasinova, Kerstin Koop, Jackie Graham, Nataliya Murzenko, Kimberly Deacon,    Emilie Livingston

Michelle Kushevsky, Natalia Artimieva, Jane Gasinova, Kerstin Koop, Jackie Graham, Nataliya Murzenko, Kimberly Deacon, Emilie Livingston


Vanessa Livingsto ,  Talvi Kuld ,   Nina Dobreva   , Elena Tkachenka , Kelly Brack, Katie O'Sullivan, Maria Ionova,  Irina Funtikova

Vanessa Livingsto, Talvi Kuld, Nina Dobreva, Elena Tkachenka, Kelly Brack, Katie O'Sullivan, Maria Ionova, Irina Funtikova


Christina Holz, Tatiana Kastsenkava,    Tamar Krauss   , Jessica Helps,    Melissa Jung   ,    Susanna       Wadsten   , Katrin Villman, Ann Ravens

Christina Holz, Tatiana Kastsenkava, Tamar Krauss, Jessica Helps, Melissa Jung, Susanna Wadsten, Katrin Villman, Ann Ravens


Evi Stabler, Veronica Tieze, Kelly Li,    Triinu     Kimmel   , Lisanne Cruz, Tanya Cutrone, Emily Sorell, Jessie   Sorell

Evi Stabler, Veronica Tieze, Kelly Li, Triinu Kimmel, Lisanne Cruz, Tanya Cutrone, Emily Sorell, Jessie Sorell


Kaia Rannem,    Clare     McFarquhar   ,    Gloria     Hui   , Shirra   Cremer, Janine   Romeiko, Rebecca   Lovisek, Maria   Karagiorgakis, Katie McMahon

Kaia Rannem, Clare McFarquhar, Gloria Hui, Shirra Cremer, Janine Romeiko, Rebecca Lovisek, Maria Karagiorgakis, Katie McMahon


Heli     Ode   ,    Taimi     Petersoo   , Inge Foulds, Liina Guiter, Michelle, Bernstein, Talvi Hess, Helve Hess, Nikki Pakjou

Heli Ode, Taimi Petersoo, Inge Foulds, Liina Guiter, Michelle, Bernstein, Talvi Hess, Helve Hess, Nikki Pakjou


"Alumnae Elite" (REC)

Prior to the existence of AGG, Kalev had its Performance Elite teams. The Senior Elite group travelled and performed all over the world and became well known nationally and internationally. Several of the former members of the Senior Elite have continued to train on their own. They still perform and occasionally compete, e.g. at "Red Ribbon".


Former coaches: 


PAST EVENTS:

2019

  • Team RHYTHMIC EXPRESSIONS: 3rd, at the World Cup, Singapore

  • Team CANADIANA: 2nd, Four Continent Championships, Singapore

  • Team RHYTHMIC EXPRESSIONS: finals, at the World Cup, Spain, Cartagena

2018

  • Team EVELYN: 2nd, short program at the Panamerican Championships, Brazil

  • Team EVELYN: 3rd, short program at the Open Panamerican Championsips, Brazil

  • Team RHYTHMIC EXPRESSIONS: 1st, the Panamerican Championships, Brazil

  • Team RHYTHMIC EXPRESSIONS: 5th, at the World Cup, Brazil

  • Team CANADIANA: 2nd at the Panamerican Championships, Brazil

  • Team CANADIANA: 5th, at the World Cup, Brazil

  • World Championships / Hungary, Budapest

2017

  • Pan American Championships / Merida, Mexico

  • 3rd Four Continents AGG Championships / Chicago, USA

2016

  • AGG Nordic Cup / Denmark

2015

  • World Championships, Faroe Islands

  • "Red Ribbon"

  • 2nd Four Continents AGG Championships, Japan

2014

  • World Championships, Moscow, Russia- video!

  • 1st Four Continents AGG Championships

  • World Cup III, Sofia, Bulgaria

  • Roy Thomson Hall performance

2013

  • "Gym for Life" Challenge, Cape Town, South Africa

  • World Championships, Lahti, Finland

  • World Cup IV, Challenge Cup III, University Students event

  • Challenge Cup II & Junior Worlds, Sofia, Bulgaria

  • Challenge Cup I, Budapest, Hungary

2012

  • World Championships in Cartagena, Spain- video!

  • World Cup Finals in Varna, Bulgaria

  • Junior World Championships in Varna, Bulgaria

2011

  • Challenge Cup Finals in Moscow, Russia

  • AGG World Championships in Tartu, Estonia- video!

  • World Cup, Vigo, Spain

  • Junior World Championships, Vigo, Spain

  • "Koop Cup", Toronto- videos!

2010

  • World Championships in Varna, Bulgaria

  • World Cup III Barcelona, Spain

2009

  • AGG World Championships in Moscow, Russia

  • "Miss Valentine" in Tallinn, Estonia

2008

  • AGG World Championships in Toronto, Canada

  • World Cup V (Vantaa)

  • World Cup III (Cartagena)

  • World Cup II (Prague)

2007

  • 13th World Gymnaestrada in Dornbirn, Austria

  • AGG World Championships in Salou, Spain

  • World Cup II, Prague, Czech Republic

2006

  • World Cup IV in Helsinki, Finland

  • AGG Worlds in Tampere, Finland

  • AGG Junior Worlds in Tallin, Estonia

2005

  • AGG Junior Worlds in Plzen, Czech Republi

  • AGG Worlds in Copenhagen, Denmark

2004

  • AGG Worlds in Sofia, Bulgaria

  • "Spring Breeze" in Estonia

2003

  • 12th World Gymnaestrada in Lisbon, Portugal

  • AGG World Championships in Graz, Austria when IFAGG and CAGG were formed!

  • "Miss Valentine" in Estonia

2002

  • AGG World Championships in Prague, Czech Republic

2001

  • AGG World Championships in Tallinn, Estonia

2000

  • ESTO, Molson Amphitheatre, Toronto

  • First AGG World Championships, Finland

1999

  • 11th World Gymnaestrada, Gothenburg, Sweden

  • "Galaxy", Betty Oliphant Theatre, Toronto

1997

  • Cape Town, South Africa

  • "Four Elements", Premiere Dance Theatre, Toronto

1996

  • ESTO, Stockholm - Tallinn

  • "Four Seasons", DuMaurier Theatre, Toronto