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Reflecting on the Past and Diving Into the Present

(3) Comments | Posted March 23, 2013 | 1:47 PM

It's 2013. That means many things: graduating high school, turning 18, leaving for college. But it also means the end of my rhythmic career -- a 10-year-old career at that -- and I can't help feeling bittersweet at the prospect.

As I head into my last months of rhythmic,...

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Rhythmic Diaries: Gymnastics Boot Camp

(0) Comments | Posted October 24, 2012 | 10:15 AM

Amanda and Elaine Dai are sisters and competitive rhythmic gymnasts who train at Rhythmic Dreams in Newton, Massachusetts. "Rhythmic Diaries" is their account of balancing training and competing in this rigorous sport with being normal high school students.

Every summer marks the beginning of three months of gymnastics...

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Rhythmic Diaries: Why Rhythmic Deserves its Spot in the Olympics

(5) Comments | Posted August 6, 2012 | 9:30 AM

Amanda and Elaine Dai are sisters and competitive rhythmic gymnasts who train at Rhythmic Dreams in Newton, Massachusetts. "Rhythmic Diaries" is their account of balancing training and competing in this rigorous sport with being normal high school students.

The cauldron ablaze and tensions high, the 2012 London...

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Slow and Steady Improvement

(0) Comments | Posted July 11, 2012 | 9:14 AM

Amanda and Elaine Dai are sisters and competitive rhythmic gymnasts who train at Rhythmic Dreams in Newton, Massachusetts. "Rhythmic Diaries" is their account of balancing training and competing in this rigorous sport with being normal high school students.

The videotape dates December 2006. On the screen, a makeshift curtain draped...

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Rhythmic Diaries: It's Regionals Time!

(0) Comments | Posted May 25, 2012 | 8:46 AM

So you've finished AP exams, handed in a 10-page English profile and discovered how to incorporate graphics and audio into a Java applet. But even though junior year is winding down, life seems busier than ever.

It's three days before Regionals. With one training left and a handful of...

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Rhythmic Diaries: 'Quitting Made Me Realize my Love of the Sport'

(1) Comments | Posted April 17, 2012 | 8:14 AM

Amanda and Elaine Dai are sisters and competitive rhythmic gymnasts who train at Rhythmic Dreams in Newton, Massachusetts. "Rhythmic Diaries" is their account of balancing training and competing in this rigorous sport with being normal high school students.

Freshman year was arguably the darkest period of my rhythmic career. I...

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Rhythmic Diaries: 'The Day I Met 2012 Olympic Gymnast Julie Zetlin'

(0) Comments | Posted March 16, 2012 | 9:19 AM

Amanda and Elaine Dai are sisters and competitive rhythmic gymnasts who train at Rhythmic Dreams in Newton, Massachusetts. "Rhythmic Diaries" is their account of balancing training and competing in this rigorous sport with being normal high school students.

ELAINE DAI

When I first beheld elite rhythmic gymnast...

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Rhythmic Diaries: 'Let The Competitions Begin'

(0) Comments | Posted February 22, 2012 | 9:41 PM

Amanda and Elaine Dai are sisters and competitive rhythmic gymnasts who train at Rhythmic Dreams in Newton, Massachusetts. "Rhythmic Diaries" is their account of balancing training and competing in this rigorous sport with being normal high school students.

Elaine Dai

I awake with difficulty, staring with a...

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The Secret Diaries of Rhythmic Gymnasts

(9) Comments | Posted February 1, 2012 | 9:21 AM

Amanda and Elaine Dai are sisters and competitive rhythmic gymnasts who train at Rhythmic Dreams in Newton, Massachusetts. "Rhythmic Diaries" is their account of balancing training and competing in this rigorous sport with being normal high school students.

Amanda Dai

Normally during school breaks, our training hours increase...

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