COVID-19 UPDATE AND ACROBATICS CLASSES: Like all Twirl 2021-22 dance classes, Twirl acrobatic classes will have both a virtual and in-person option until the CDC changes COVID protocols. For in-person classes, all Twirl acrobatic mats will be sanitized with Microban once daily on days with one acro class and twice daily on days with multiple acro classes. Microban is a spray that kills bacteria and viruses on contact for 24 hours. Acro students will have their own six-foot mat area for warmups and stationary skills, and will also do progressions down the Microban treated mats and share common Microban treated wedge mats as well. This means that acrobats will be in physical contact with common mat areas sanitized with Microban. Instructors will be spotting students when necessary, but spotting will be kept to a minimum (FYI: Most acrobatics teaching experts would argue that students progress more quickly with less spotting!). All students, including students who are taking acrobatics virtually from home, will work on a progression of skills according to the Acro Dance Teachers Association syllabus. A mat is not needed for in-home virtual acrobatic classes, but a space large enough to do a cartwheel is recommended. A blank wall or door is also a bonus, but not necessary, for practicing handstands during virtual home-based acrobatics classes. For frequently asked questions about Twirl’s 2020-21 season policies and protocols please click here.
(Classes run from September 9, 2021 to June 8, 2022. Enrollment will remain open through January 2022.)
*A bridge kickover is a prerequisite for Acrobatics II. Please click here for clarification on this skill.
** A solid and consistent back walkover and a bridge recover (standing up from bridge) are prerequisites for Acrobatics III. Please click here for clarification on these skills.