Bentleigh Calisthenics College
Club News

Camp 2018...

25 - 27th May
Mt Evelyn Recreation Camp
Sub Juniors - Inters 
Don't forget to put this date in your diaries!

South Eastern Solo Competition

13th - 15th April!
Don't forget to come along and help out for a couple of hours. A great way for you to meet parents in other sections and for all performers to watch and cheer their friends! See Melinda if you have any questions. 

Congratulations Emily!

A big congratulations to Emily on her selection in the Victorian Intermediate State Team. We wish you all the best for the next 6 months and will be cheering you on in Canberra in July!

Countdown to the start of classes for 2018....

Our coaches can't wait for classes to start back... 23 days to go. Please make sure you check our class times page for all information!

2017 Award Winners

Congratulations to the following 2017 Award Winners!
Tinies Coaches Award:
Larissa Pitruzzello, Zoe Murray, Zoe Latimar, Ella Walton

Sub-Juniors Coaches Award:

Chantelle Pitruzzello & Renee Dubinsky

Juniors Coaches Award:
Victoria Curatore & Naomi Lyubic

Intermediates Coaches Award:
Caitlin Snow

Seniors Coaches Award:
Stacey Kraloglou

Masters Coaches Award:
Rebecca Jones

Marilyn Field Memorial Trophy:
Sophie Littlefair

Lou Wilson Memorial Trophy:
Kathy Vella

Darren Booth Memorial Trophy:
James Lyubic

Quadrant Best Club Girl Award:
Melissa Peet

5 years - Isla Airey, Ava Booth, Phoebe Bull, Renae Dubinsky, Rebecca Edwards, Zara Foley, Quinn Foley, Olivia Howie, Chloe Hopson, Anastasia Ivanov, Sophie Littlefair, Katie McNamara, Victoria Vitebsky, Laura Palumbo,  Bella Postlethwaite, Alissa Weiniger, Flora Yang
10 years - Michelle Simkhayeva & Lisa Robins
15 years- Kristen Watkins & Melissa Peet

Annual End of Year Display 

Congratulations Hayley

A huge congratulations to Hayley for her 1st place at the recent CVI State Championships. Hayley won the 16 yrs calisthenic solo open reserve section. As a result of the State Title win Hayley will now be performing her solo at our end of year concert. Well done Hayley and coach Kylie!
A massive congratulations also goes to Emily for her 1st place at the CVI State Championships. Emily won the 15 yrs calisthenic solo open reserve section. Be sure to catch Emily perform her solo at our end of year concert. Well done Emily and coach Lisa!

Final Solo Competition for the year...

We would like to wish all our soloists the best of luck for the upcoming CVI State Championships over the next two weekends! As the final competition of the year we hope you have an amazing time on stage and we at Bentleigh are very proud of all your performances! Good Luck!!

Easter Raffle 2017

Interesting in joining us in 2017

We love having new members! If you are interested in joining Bentleigh Calisthenics in 2017 or would like to come and see what calisthenics is all about please follow the links on our 'Class Times' page. Once you register for a come and try class we will send you out more information closer to February we when start back at classes. Alternatively you can contact us via email 

Presentation Night 

What a night to end our calisthenics year! Thank you to all the committee for their tireless work throughout the year to organise all the trophies and medals. Special congratulations to our 2016 award winners:

Tinies Coaches Award - Julia D
Sub-Juniors Coaches Award - Hannah C
Juniors Coaches Award - Hannah F & Jade L
Inters Coaches Award - Anastasia I
Seniors Coaches Award - Melissa P
Masters Coaches Award - Karen

Marilyn Field Award - Alice J & Isla A
Darren Booth Award - Jay L
Lou Wilson Award - Michelle B

2016 Annual Display

We made it! What a great end of year display with 59 items right through from Tinies to Masters it was a fantastic display or our years' work. Thank you to everyone who came along and supported our teams and a big congratulations to our dads and brothers who performed so fantastically in their special item! 

Our Masters at Pan Pacs!

Well done to our gorgeous Masters who performing at the Masters Pan Pacific Games on the Gold Coast in November! They all had a great time and can't wait to be back in 2018! Congratulations ladies!! 

2016 Annual Display

Tickets for our 2016 end of year concert go on sale on Sunday 6th November via TryBooking. Our teams cannot wait to show you all their routines that they have worked so hard on all year! 

Competition Results

​What a fantastic competition season all our teams have had! With only Pan Pacs Championships left for Masters it is shaping up to be a fantastic last month at Bentleigh Calisthenics. For all competition results please see our competitions page. 

New Recreational non-competitive class starting term 3!

​As all our competition classes are now full we are excited to announce the introduction of a recreational (non-competitive) team for the last 2 terms for children ages 3-9 yrs.  This class begins on Saturday 16th July 9am - 9:50am and will be held each Saturday morning.  This class is the perfect introduction to calisthenics, where the students will learn calisthenics skills as well as an item for the end of year concert. Costs are as follows;
$38 - Calisthenics Victoria Registration - includes CVI membership and insurance
$100 per term
To enroll in the new recreational class please complete the online enrolment form in our Class Times section. 
For further information please see file below.  
Welcome to Tinies Subs Recreational_1.pdf
click to download

camp wrap up...

What a fantastic weekend we had! The Subbies, Juniors and Inters and their mums all spent the weekend at Mt Evelyn Recreational Camp. Lots of fun was had by both parents and kids with lots of work being taught and finished off, sequining galore, and a fantastic concert of our items so far. A big thank you to Kylie for all her organisation and the coaches for all their hard work. Well done to everyone involved!! Next up is Dress Rehearsal....

Solo concert

What a fantastic end to our solo season for 2016! On Saturday 7th May all our soloists performed to a 'full house'! Congratulations girls you were all beautiful and we are very proud of all your achievements this year. A special thank you to Felicity for organising and Kylie and Mel for announcing. Thank you also to our solo coaches - Kylie, Lisa, Kyla, Felicity, Steph, Bianca, Hayley, Kristen and Bess. 
If you are interested in doing a solo in 2017 please make sure you read the solo policy in the members section. Solos offered are both recreational and competitive - please speak to yours section coach if you are unsure of which choice to make. Looking forward to team competitions now!! 

Happy Easter!

What a great first term back!!! Classes have been lots of fun, very busy and it has been great getting to know new faces around the club! This year we have;
19 Tinies, 22 Subbies, 34 Juniors, 11 Inters, 14 Seniors and 23 Masters!! Our soloists have also been busy at competitions and we wish them the best of the luck for the remaining competitions. Looking forward to another busy Term 2!! Don't forget no classes over the Easter long weekend for Subbies, Saturday Tinies and Juniors. Happy Easter everyone!! 

Some photos from the solo season so far...

Who's Excited? Classes Start Back Soon......

The coaches can't wait for classes to start back! We hope everyone has had a well earned break and is eager to get back into it soon. Classes start back the 30th of January and into the first week of February. Make sure you check the class times section of the website for times. If you have any questions for would like to come and try calisthenics we would love to hear from you! Either send us an email or register for our 2 FREE come n try classes in the links on our home page. 

2016 bentleigh solo/duo participants

Good luck to all the girls participating in solos and duos for 2016. We hope you have a fantastic time learning and perfecting your routines and wish you all the best of luck of the competition season. For a full list of girls participating please see our Solo section. 

60th anniversary club photo 

congratulations girls

Congratulations to Maddie & Chantelle from our Sub-Junior team  who were chosen to represent Victoria in the Elite Performance Program in 2016. Well done girls, we hope you have a fantastic experience! 

Bentleigh in the news!

In our 60th year, BCC has made in the Moorabbin Leader. Thank you to Chantelle, Larissa, Bella, Georgina, Willow, and Bianca for coming down and helping out with the photoshoot. If you have any friends interested in joining us in 2016 please direct them to this site and register for their 2 free come and try classes. A big thank you to Liz Palumbo for organising this article it is much appreciated! 

Presentation night awards

Congratulations to the following award winners:
Tinies Coaches Award - Neve Burroughs
Subbies Coaches Award - Maddie Vella
Juniors Coaches Award - Suzie Ma & Jessica Volpert
Inters Coaches Award - Lucy Bartholomeusz
Seniors Coaches Award - Kahlie Huggard
Marilyn Field Award - Sienna Sullivan

Congratulations Angie!!!!

A huge congratulations to Angie (Inters) for coming 1st in the 14 years open reserve section of the Calisthenics Victoria State Championships!! A magnificent achievement and a testament to all your hard work. Also well done to her coach Hayley!  We are all very proud of you! Catch Angie performing her winning solo at our end of year concert Sunday 8th November 2015. 

Solo Concert 2015

Well Done! Solo Competition Results so far.....

Congratulations to our beautiful Bentleigh soloists for a great start to the competition season. You are all performing so beautifully - keep up the good work! Special mention to the following girls for their results so far this season;
Chantelle - SM (Avonde), HM (Ballarat), HC (Bayside)
Maddie - 1st (Ballarat), 3rd (CVI), 3rd (Mt Eliza), HC (Peninsula), HC (Avonde)
Cindy - HC (CVI), HC (South Eastern), HC (Mt Eliza), SM (Avonde)
Sophie & Jade - HM, (Mt Eliza), HC (Peninsula)
Bella & Holly - HM (Bayside) 
Rachelle - HC (South Eastern)
Emily - 2nd (South Eastner), 2nd (Peninsula), 3rd (Avonde), HM (Ballarat) HC (Mt Eliza), SM (CVI)
Angie - 1st (CVI), 1st (Peninsula), 2nd (Mt Eliza), 3rd (Bayside), 3rd (VCCA)
Angie & Willow - HM (CVI), HC (Bayside)
Willow - 3rd (Ballarat) 
Hayley - HC (Ballarat), HC (South Eastern), SM (Peninsula)
Sophia - 3rd (CVI), HM (Peninsula), HM (Mt Eliza)
George - 3rd (Ballarat), HM (Avonde), HC (Peninsula), HC (Mt Eliza), HC (CVI)
George - HM (Ballarat)
Lucy - 1st (South Eastern),  3rd (Mt Eliza)

Classes 2015

Wow what a great start to 2015!!! Classes are well underway and with Masters having their first class back this week we are well underway to having the most numbers we have had in our club for a long time. 
Tinies - 22
Subbies - 26
Juniors - 30 
Inters - 20
Seniors - 16
Masters - 16
Thats a grand total of 120 pupils for our 60th year!! 

2014 News Archive........

Presentation Night Awards

What a great night!! We hope you all enjoy your medals and trophies. Special congratulations to the following award winners;

Tinies Coaches Award
- Mia
- Chantelle

Subbies Coaches Award
- Jade
- Zara

Juniors Coaches Award
- Ellie

Inters Coaches Award
- Kristen

Seniors Coaches Award
- Emily

Masters Coaches Award
- Min

Marilyn Field Award
- Laura

Life Membership
- Belinda Wright
- Stephanie Millar

End of Year Display 2014

Solo Results 2014

Well Done to all Bentleigh soloists who competed during the 2014 solo season. We are very proud of all of you!!
Avonde Results
Makeba - HM (cali), SM (graceful)
Willow - 2nd (cali)
Angelique - 3rd (graceful) 

What a weekend we had at South Eastern. Well Done to all the girls who competed, especially to those doing their solos onstage for the first time!!
Maddy - 1st (cali)
Makeba - HC (cali)
Hayley - HC (cali)
Angelique - HC (cali) 
Sophia - 2nd (duo)
Caitlyn - 1st (cali)
Lucy - 3rd (cali)

Another great weekend for all the Bentleigh solists at Peninsula competitions.
George & Willow - HC (duo)
Sophia - 3rd (duo)
Emily - 3rd (cali)
George - HC (cali)
Maddy - 2nd (cali)

And again another fantastic weekend at Mt Eliza - well done to all that performed. 
Ange - 2nd (cali)
Ange - 1st (graceful)
Makeba - HC (graceful)
George - HM (Cali)
Willow & George - HM (Duo)
Hayley - SM - (graceful)
Sophia - HM (Duo)
Maddy - HM (Cali)

Bayside Solo Results - well done to all girls!
Emily - HC (Cali) 
Willow - 2nd (Cali)
Maddy - HC (Cali)
Caitlyn - 2nd (Cali) 
Sophia - HM (Duo)

VCCA graceful competitions
Ange - SM 

CVI Solo Results
Aimee - SM (Cali)
Maddy - 3rd (Cali)
Rachelle - SM (Cali)
Willow - HM (Cali)
Cailtyn - HC (Cali)
Angelique - 2nd (Graceful)

Ballarat Solo Results
Maddy - 1st (Cali)
Willow - SM (Cali)
George - HC (Cali)
Makeba - HM (Graceful)
Hayley - HC (Cali)
Emily - HC (Cali)

Dandenong Solo Competiton Results
Emily - HM (Cali)
Sophia - 1st (Duo)
Willow - 3rd (Cali)
Caitlyn - 2nd (Cali)
Cindy - SM (Cali)
Lucy - HC (Cali)
George - HC (Cali) 

CVI star 4 accreditation!!

We are proud to announce that Bentleigh Calisthenics has just be awarded our Star 4 accrediation! Thank you to Melinda and Steph who have worked so hard on the Star Club all year. Bentleihg CC is the only club that holds the 4 star accrediation in Victoria!! 

Congratulations Angie

Ange was selected as one of 4 to represent Victoria in the Junior graceful solo competion at Nationals in July. Congratulations Angie and her coach Hayley - we are very proud of you both and are wishing you the best of luck at Nationals!! 

ACF Nationals - July 2014

Come along and support our very own Ange as she represents Victoria at the calisthenics nationals in July at the Arts Centre. 

We are the face of Calisthenics Victoria!

Our Tinies and Inters recently participated in an advertising campaign for CVI. See below our TInies are now the face of Calisthenics Victoria! Beautiful picture girls. 

CVI Star Club Update

We have officially gained our Star 3 accreditation from CVI. Well done to Melinda for all her hard work in coordinating our star club program!!
We are officially the first calisthenics club in Victoria to receive 2 star accrediation from Calisthenics Victoria!!! Well done to all involved in making this happen. Special mention goes to Melinda for coordinating our Star Club.

Thanks Melinda!!

Rules, policies and procedures

Please regularly check our members area for all club information, rules, policies and procedures. This section also contains a link to the Australian Calisthenics Federations' (ACF) Member Protection Policy.

Committee 2014

President - Lisa Donnelly (Inters)
Vice President - Lynette Airey (Sub-Juniors)
Secretary - Melinda Jackson-Sossi (Inters)
Asst Secretary - Melanie Miles (Tinies & Masters)
Treasurer - Karyn Cox (Inters)
Asst Treasurer - Lisa Watkins (Juniors & Inters)
Property Manager - Samantha Littlefair (Tinies)
Fundraising Manager - Kellie Ryan (Life Member)

Calisthenics - Something for Everyone!!

Well done to the Bentleigh Tinies and Inters for featuring in the new Calisthenics Victoria promotional videos entitled "Calisthenics - Something for Everyone!!". Check out both advertisements below by clicking on the link. 

2017 Award Winners