Ludmila Dimitrova – world leading Rhythmic Gymnastics choreographer and coach – invites you to the 16th Summer International Training Camp.

The Training Camp will be take place in MONOPOLI – ITALY from 16th of July till 06th of August 2023.

The 2023 International Training Camp is very important for all age groups due to the changes in the Rules and the upcoming Olympic Games.

New methods will be developed, taking into account the changes in the Rules, which will be relevant in the following 4 years.


Monopoli is a town in Italy, in the Puglia region, and lies on the Adriatic Sea about 40 kilometres southeast of Bari. It is one of the most picturesque towns in South Italy and is known for its aesthetically pleasing whitewashed houses that contrast perfectly to the turquoise waters that crash along the coast.

You can find many historic places in the town, one of which is the 16th-century fortress on a peninsula called the Punta Pinna and it’s situated near the Old Port of Monopoli. This fortress is part of the town’s fortification systems built by Emperor Charles V and today it is one of Monopoli’s prized attractions.

The beautiful stone houses, with the stunning turquoise sea as a backdrop, provide one of the most breathtaking sceneries in this town. Red and blue boats that the fishermen in the area have used for many years are part of the Porto Antico—or the Old Port.

Monopoli has some of the best beaches in Italy, and you can enjoy a range of delicious seafood dishes here in the many restaurants with modern or typical local cuisine.


Corvino Resort

Corvino Resort, at just 4 km from Monopoli, is situated on the evocative apulian coast, characterized by a deep blue sea and cliffs with sandy inlets. Nowadays, the resort is able to satisfy the numerous demands of the more exacting travellers.

Corvino Resort offers our guests all the activities, services and facilities ideal for a complete holiday and carefree.

The Main Restaurant is large and comfortable and it is divided in 3 areas with air conditioning, a rich buffet with Mediterranean flavors of Apulian cuisine is provided. a special selection of the typical dishes of the region and dedicated entirely to the Apulian gastronomic tradition.

Many activities, such as minisoccer, beach volley, beach tennis, dips, canoe, tennis, fitness, group dances, diving, entertainment, private beach with sunbeds and umbrellas, disco, pianobar, theater, 24/24 reception, WiFi and many more.


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Gymnasts of different ages from 7 to 15 years old and older can take part in the Camp. There are three groups as follows:

1.7-10 years old

2. 10-15 years old

3. 15 and older.

Parents are welcome on the Camp, they can use discounts for their stay in hotels. Coaches – without gymnasts – who want to improve their qualifications are also welcome in the Training Camp.


The GYM is located in the center of the town of Monopoli, with two carpets and high ceilings. The GYM offers perfect conditions for the Training camp.

The GYM is available for individual work with gymnasts and the creation of new compositions by appointment with Lucy Dimitrova at the request of parents / coaches / gymnasts. Please contact Lucy Dimitrova for more information.



Learning basic techniques and mastering higher level of performance, specific features of the technique, mastered by Lucy Dimitrova. Observation and analysis of existing compositions.

  • general physical training

  • special physical training

  • training with apparatus in the best traditions of the Russian school of rhythmic gymnastics, best in the world

  • working with elements, mastering the new rules of body plastics

  • skill development

  • correctional and health-improving training

  • breathing practices for whole body restoration

  • body technique

  • development of an intuitive sense of apparatus

  • improving coordination skills

  • development of flexibility and plastics

  • intuitive stretching many more (developing control and feeling of the whole body)

  • comprehensive and effective return of gymnasts to training in preparation for the new season

  • body technique

  • training at sea and on the beach for recovery and remodeling



Ludmila Dimitrova started her carrier as a gymnast in Bulgaria, which became one of the leading countries in Rhythmic Gymnastics for many decades to come. 

After finishing her carrier as an athlete, she went on to study in the world renown National Sports Academy in Sofia, Bulgaria, which produced many of the world’s best coaches. 

She graduated from NSA at the top of her class and went on to begin her carrier as a coach. After some 36 years of practice, Ludmila did become one of the world’s leading coaches in Rhythmic Gymnastics and was a national coach in Bulgaria for 16 years.
In the mid 1990’s she was invited by another world leading coach Irina Viner to start working with the Russian national team, where she works to this present day.

Simultaneously she was also working with the national teams of Canada for 10 years and Spain for 3 years. In addition she was invited to work
in more than 50 countries, such as Australia, Austria, Brazil, New Zealand,Cyprus, France, Greece, Germany, Venezuela, Belgium, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Monaco, USA, Brazil, South Korea and China, just to name a few.

           Her gymnasts include names such as Dimitrinka Todorova, Bianka Panova, Yana Chaschina, Vera Sesina, Olga Kapranova, Alia Garaeva, Yana Batyrchina, Amina Zaripova, Natalia Lipkovskaya, Alina Kabaeva, Aleksandra Soldatova, Emilie Livingston, Evgenia Kanaeva, Carolina Rodriguez, Jennifer Colino, Daria Kandakova, Aliya Yussupova, Almudena Cid Tostado

and many other Olympic, World, European, Pan American champions.

           As already said Ludmila (Lucy) Dimitrova is working with the Russian national team to this present day

and you were able to see some of her choreography at the 2016 Rio Summer Olympic Games and the following World Championships and Grand Prixs.

Her choreography will be also featured in the big championships to come.


The tuition fee is not officially announced, as the price will differ accordingly (on the length of stay or the age of the gymnast).

Additional training is available by prior request with an individual trainer for an additional fee. The price will be announced after a personal conversation with Ludmila Dimitrova. Sign up and leave your contacts – TELEPHONE NUMBER and EMAIL – this is very important, because you will be personally contacted and your fee would be discussed. 


It will be a great pleasure for us to have you at our 16th International Training Camp.

Please leave your contact details – TELEPHONE NUMBER and EMAIL so that Lucy Dimitrova can reach you and answer any questions you might have.

Upon your request you could discuss the training fee with Lucy Dimitrova, depending on the age of the gymnast and length of stay, number of gymnast in a group. There is also available music for you to purchase for your compositions.