Imperial Calisthenic College members bows out on top after winning national title

Scarlett Johnstone (10) from the Imperial Calisthenics Club represented the state in the sub juniors team. Picture: Andrew Ritchie www.communitypix.com.au d472773
Scarlett Johnstone (10) from the Imperial Calisthenics Club represented the state in the sub juniors team. Picture: Andrew Ritchie www.communitypix.com.au d472773

TWO performers have done their Subiaco-based college proud after bringing home gold for WA.

Cara Bracknell (30) claimed the senior graceful girl competition at the Australian Calisthenics Federation National Championships in Sydney.

The Imperial Calisthenic College representative said she would retire on a high after spending a decade chasing the win.

“It’s been my dream to win the national competition,” she said.

“I’ve been competing at national level since I was 17 and after coming second too many times, I was determined to reach this milestone before I move on to other things in my life.”

Junior representative Scarlett Johnstone (10) was part of the WA team that claimed first place in the sub-junior age category.

“I love ‘cali’ because I can do all types of dancing including marching and aesthetic, which is a bit like ballet but with long skirts,” she said.

“The competitions are definitely the best part because everyone is so excited to be on stage and see what the other clubs are doing and how our routines compare.”

Calisthenics involves five dance types.

Imperial Calisthenic College president Teresa Santoro said it was growing in popularity because it offers girls a range of benefits including flexibility, strength and precision.

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