• Short Summary

    MOSCOW, USSR

    Aerobics, the popular form of exercise that involves moving to music, is becoming increasingly popular in the Soviet Union.A large four-day seminar involving some 250 participants was held in Moscow on September 24-27.Some 20 institutes in Moscow now offer regular aerobic classes, and there is a twice-weekly television programme on aerobic dancing.Soviet officials have promised records, video cassettes, and handbooks and the Sports Committee has even directed the country's house of fashion to design clothing for what the Soviets prefer to call "rhythmic-gymnastic classes".The Soviets have made a point of putting distance between their "rhythmic-gymnastics"and aerobics as they see it in the West.A Soviet paper, the Daily Sovietskaya Rossiya, said aerobics in the West is full of erotic movements in cumbersome sweatbands and legwarmers, and added that any comparison between the two is incorrect.The Soviets say "rhythmic-gymnastics" was born 25 years ago at the respected Tartu University in Estonia and is based on grace and flexibility, rather than cardio-respiratory stimulation.Tatyana Kravchenko, a Moscow sports official has said that the Soviets dance form combines the musical element of light athletics, figure skating and Russian dances.

  • Description

    1. GV EXTERIOR Arena. 0.09
    2. GV INTERIOR Arena with aerobic dancers. 0.18
    3. GVs Dance Instructor leads class in aerobic dancing. (2 SHOTS) 0.35
    4. SVs Dancers in aerobic class. (5 SHOTS) 1.26
    InitialsMAW/JRS

    SPORT: AEROBICS
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    Background: MOSCOW, USSR

    Aerobics, the popular form of exercise that involves moving to music, is becoming increasingly popular in the Soviet Union.A large four-day seminar involving some 250 participants was held in Moscow on September 24-27.Some 20 institutes in Moscow now offer regular aerobic classes, and there is a twice-weekly television programme on aerobic dancing.Soviet officials have promised records, video cassettes, and handbooks and the Sports Committee has even directed the country's house of fashion to design clothing for what the Soviets prefer to call "rhythmic-gymnastic classes".The Soviets have made a point of putting distance between their "rhythmic-gymnastics"and aerobics as they see it in the West.A Soviet paper, the Daily Sovietskaya Rossiya, said aerobics in the West is full of erotic movements in cumbersome sweatbands and legwarmers, and added that any comparison between the two is incorrect.The Soviets say "rhythmic-gymnastics" was born 25 years ago at the respected Tartu University in Estonia and is based on grace and flexibility, rather than cardio-respiratory stimulation.Tatyana Kravchenko, a Moscow sports official has said that the Soviets dance form combines the musical element of light athletics, figure skating and Russian dances.

    Source: TSS

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3CB7F5E4F0ZK2C4SQMSJ1FVQN
    Media URN:
    VLVA3CB7F5E4F0ZK2C4SQMSJ1FVQN
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/09/1984
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:27:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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