Ludmila Dimitrova – world leading Rhythmic Gymnastics choreographer and coach – invites you to the 17th Summer International Training Camp – “A Black Sea Tale”.

The Training Camp will take place in Sochi – Russia from 1st of September till 25th of September 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.


Sochi – “The Russian riviera” streches along the Black Sea coast at the foot of the western part of the main Caucasys mountain range. The presence of mineral springs, attractive coastal and mountain scenery, long beaches, and warm climate have made Sochi a large and popular holiday and health resort in Russia.

Sochi is famous for a wide variety of attractions, both natural and historical-cultural: mountain canyons and underground caves, relict forests and nature reserves, waterfalls and lakes, cottages of famous people and museums – the list is endless.


All Participants can choose where to make their hotel reservations. Here are some available hotels nearby:

City Park Hotel Sochi 4*

Отель Сочи

Sea Galaxy 4*

Сочи-Бриз 3*

More Hotels


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.


Юг Спорт Центр спортивной подготовки

Sports Training Center “Юг Спорт” is the largest sports center in the south of the country for the training of national and club teams, as well as a venue for mass sports and physical culture recreational events. The complex is located in the center of Sochi, 25 km from the airport and 5 km from the Sochi railway station.

“Юг Спорт” Training Center occupies a total area of 15 hectares and combines several sport divisions. For more information, please follow the link:

Юг Спорт Центр спортивной подготовки

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.




Ekaterina Bodrukhina is a ballerina, director of choreography, artist-performer, dancer, fitness and yoga instructor, dance teacher.

She will be teaching ballet from 14.00 till 15.30 on the Training Camp.


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.