Embracing the Future | Nurturing Passion | Celebrating Success
Established in 1968, Ridgehaven is one of South Australia's most successful Calisthenics Clubs.
Ridgehaven achieved Championship status in 1981 and has maintained its strong position throughout most sections ever since.
Our Principal Coach Brooke Brown is leading Ridgehaven into it's 54th year and cannot wait to share the unique sport of calisthenics with its new and current members.
My Story - Brooke Brown, Principal Coach
Brooke began building her personal brand from the age of two when she insisted on joining her first dance class, from this moment she knew dance would be a huge part of her life. Brooke's entire school and post-secondary school life has been orientated towards her career in dance.
As a reflective practitioner, Brooke constantly evaluates her own personal teaching and learning using feedback from students and other like-minded professionals. With a diverse knowledge of various dance styles and techniques, which she has developed from over 20 years of dedicated teaching and 35 years of learning and performing, Brooke has very high expectations of both herself and her students and strongly believes calisthenics has taught her many life skills such as, resilience, determination, team work, self-confidence and self-worth but most important a hunger for success and the ability to reach her goals.
Brooke believes in hard work, discipline, honesty and respect. "My greatest joy in life is helping people achieve their goals, and inspiring passion and excitement in what is most important to individuals." With a background in dance performance, choreography, secondary teaching, event styling and entrepreneurship, Brooke's passions lie in acknowledging these components, working collaboratively and creating magic in any challenge given to her.
"When I began the process of designing the new logo for RC I really took into account the image, the values and the message I wanted it to portray. Three words came to mind immediately:
Unity, Equality and Empowered.
The circle in our logo represents unity. The unity of our coaches, our teams and their families and our members. The many many stars represent each and every member of RC. Every person here plays such a vital role in keeping this club alive and you are all so very important not just to me but to each other. And lastly, the Brooke Brown crown. This is to remind us all that we are all the Kings and Queens of our realities. Life is about choices, so make the best ones. Believe in yourselves and make the most of opportunities given. Don't hold back and be the best versions of you whatever that may be. I truly feel my purpose here is to help each and every one of you achieve your dreams, and I can't wait to begin."
"We nurture a natural Inquisitiveness in children with the aim of developing free thinking and engaged children with a passion for learning"
- Children's University Australasia
Ridgehaven Calisthenics is a Children's University Learning Destination!
RC members who are participating in the Children's University program through their school can record up to 10 hours of lesson time in their passport under Performance Arts which will help them towards their Children's University Graduation.
Hours can also be recorded for any school student enrolled in the program who attends a Ridgehaven Calisthenics concert or competition!
The team at Ridgehaven are always looking to expand and facilitate new opportunities for its members. If you feel you have something to offer please get in contact.