Gymnastics Balance Beam Skills: List of Gymnastics Moves
Written by the MasterClass staff
Last updated: Sep 13, 2021 • 7 min read
The balance beam is one of the core competitive gymnastics events within a broader sport known as women’s artistic gymnastics. Artistic gymnastics propels athletes through feats of strength, agility, and grace via a wide array of acrobatic events—including floor exercise, balance beam, uneven bars, parallel bars, high beam, vault, rings, and pommel horse. Both men and women compete in artistic gymnastics, but the balance beam events are unique to female gymnasts in the Olympic Games and other international competitions.