Rhythmic Gymnastics is performed on the floor and includes the use of handheld apparatus. The four apparatus that are used are: ribbon, hoop, clubs and ball. Each routine is set to music and combines ballet, dance, balance, flexibility, acro, leaps and turns, all while keeping the apparatus in continual movement. The uniqueness of Rhythmic Gymnastics is the combination of musical interpretation and artistic expression with athleticism. Rhythmic gymnasts are athletes possessing strength, speed, skill and incredible flexibility, but are also artists displaying grace and beauty through their movement and expression.