So the whole world knows that gymnastics is a thing. What you may not know, though, is that aerobic dance is also a thing. It is, essentially, the child of gymnastics and break dancing, floor routines with a bit more dancing and fewer flips. On Sunday I traveled all the way out to Budaors to watch the International Aerobic Open, held here in Hungary, because my old teaching partner, Edit, was competing in it with her group. And it was a little bit crazy, and a lot bit awesome. The costumes were in your face, the techno beats were pounding, and everyone was walking around with an enormous grin. Enjoy.
|You can compete individually, in trios, or in groups.|
|This being an aerobics competition, some people also brought steps to better show off their skills.|
|Edit's group breaks it down.|
|Some groups started with some pretty snazzy movements.|
|There were even men and male groups. Most of the men were from Eastern Europe. This is the only Western European men's group, naturally from France.|
|And this being Hungary, a folk dance group showed up as well for the closing ceremonies.|