I got a chuckle with the emphasis placed on this quote. It’s always stereotypically hard to divorce the fact that just because they’re girls, they can also automatically dance or be graceful. It’s more like they are superbly fit, fine tuned athletes that are expected to be rhythmic and smooth as well.
I thought that was the reason why we had rhythmic gymnastics as well. In fact, for the longest time I thought this was Athletic Gymnastics instead of Artistic. Perhaps we need to drop the music and just concentrate on the beauty of the skill and training needed to accomplish all these flips and turns and just let the music and the awkward gesticulations go.