Competitions and events

Solo and Duo Competition

Mary and Bert - Imperial Calisthenic College 2018

While calisthenics is primarily a team sport, your child may choose to participate in a solo (individual) or duo (2 participants). All members are encouraged to perform a solo, duo, or both!

Skill development

Not only are solos and duos lots of fun, they enable our members to improve their skills through one-on-one time with a qualified coach.

A solo and duo performance is an arrangement to music. The performance is timed between 2 to 3.5 minutes (depending on age). Participants display 50% dance and 50% physical movement (free arm).

Solo and duo season

The Calisthenic Association of WA (CAWA) Solo and Duo Competition is held in late October or early November.

Age groups

Participants compete in age groups. If your child chooses to participate in a solo and also a duo with a child who is a different age to them, they may compete over 2 days. For duos, the oldest child's age determines the age group in which they compete.

Competition dates

For Solo and Duo Competition dates, check our calendar of events. For times and ticket sales, refer to the CAWA website information about Solo and Duo competitions.

Find a coach

If your child would like to participate in a solo or duo, you should take the initiative and approach a coach well before the season starts. If you are unable find a coach, contact us and we will try to assist. We are keen to offer this development experience to as many of our members as possible.

Coaching costs

Discuss payment with your child's coach. Payment is due to your coach before competitions begin.

Training hall hire

Your child's coach will assist with booking an appropriate hall. Hall hire fees are the responsibility of parents as solos and duos are run independently of our college. Often we will facilitate the booking of halls for our coaches and members and invoice parents accordingly.


Within our college and throughout the association there are plenty of costumes available for hire. If you are interested in hiring a costume you must plan ahead and get in early as good costumes can go quickly. Whether hiring or purchasing a costume, your coach should be involved in the process.

For costume hire, check out the Facebook group, WA hire - calisthenic costumes.

Entry forms

Entry forms for the competition are available through the CAWA website. Parents are responsible for submitting their child's entry form before the closing date.

Your child's college fees need to be up to date for your child to participate.

Training expectations

Your child's coach will let you know the training requirements and schedule.

The preparation for this competition is limited so your child needs to take on responsibility for learning their items. To get the full benefit of a face-to-face training session arrive between 15 to 20 minutes prior to your child's training start time to stretch and prepare.

It is expected that your child sets aside time at home to practice their routine and for duos, it's a good idea that they meet with their duo partner at least once in between set training times with their coach.

Your child's coach may encourage you to video the routine at training to make home training more effective.

Solo and duos and the Calisthenic Skills Program

A specific level of achievemement in Calisthenic Skills is required for children who seek to participate in a physical solo or duo at the National Championships. For more information, speak to your child's coach and refer to our information on the Calisthenic Skills Program.

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