Acrobatic dance combines the elements of classical dance training with acrobatics and floor gymnastics skills to create a unique athletic form of dance. Acro is an especially challenging dance style for dancers as it requires them to be trained in both dance and acrobatic skills. Acro dancers must be in excellent physical condition as well, because acro is a physically demanding activity.
Our recreational Acro classes are a perfect spot where students begin to learn the fundamentals of Acrobatic Dance. Dancers work on their flexibility and strength before attempting their tricks with experienced and qualified teachers. Basic tricks such as Splits, Backbends, Rolls and Cartwheels are introduced almost immediately after obtaining the proper strength for support. Participants also learn the basic fundamentals of multiple acrobatic balances such as Head, Chest, Elbow and Hand Balances. Front and Back Walkovers are introduced once the participants obtain the Backbend and Recovery consistently, which then prepares them for more advanced skills while applying new and interesting variations to the basics.
Acrobatics is a great class to supplement your dance training to give your dancing that extra flair!
Miss Jess, our acro teacher was a competitive gymnast in her youth and she is currently working on getting certified with the A.D.T.A. (Acro Dance Teachers Association).
Acro requires a specific dress code, please visit our policies page for more info.