Acrobatics/Tumbling Classes

Our students have a blast being upside down and learning new skills!

What is the difference between Acrobatics and Gymnastics?

  • Acrobatics only focuses on skills that happen on the floor. There are no bars, balance beam, vault or other apparatus.
  • All acro and gymnastics students have a dominant leg or side that is most comfortable to them. Because acrobatic skills are meant to be practical to dance choreography, students work on skills leading with both their right and left leg. This creates versatile acrobats/dancers who are to be able to adapt to different needs and expectations in choreography. Gymnasts only work their dominant side!
  • While we train our students on mats, the ultimate goal is to be able to perform acro skills on a stage without a mat. Very rarely do you see a dancer performing an acrobatic trick on a mat on a Broadway stage! This means that the approach to teaching acro skills is from the point of view that skills may be performed on a hard stage. Gymnastics training is anchored in the fact that skills will always be executed on a mat, sprung floor, or other soft surface.
  • Acrobatics is an athletic art form, while gymnastics is a sport that includes artistry.

2022-23 season ACROBATICS CLASS TIMES

(Classes run from September 8, 2022 to June 7, 2022. Enrollment will remain open through January 2023.) 

Tuesdays 5:30-6:30pm Acrobatics III** (ages 7+)

Wednesdays 4:30-5:30pm  Acrobatics I (ages 5-7)

Wednesdays 7:30-8:30pm  Acrobatics I (ages 8+)

Wednesdays 7:30-8:30pm Acrobatics II* (ages 7+)

Saturdays 11:00am-12:00pm Acrobatics I (ages 6+)

 

*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.

ACROBATICS DRESS CODE 

  • Girls- Black dancewear (leotards with black, tan, or pink CONVERTIBLE or FOOTLESS tights or dance shorts; jazz pants; leggings; and tank tops) with bare feet.
  • Boys- Black dancewear (T-shirts, tank tops, athletic shorts, jazz pants, or sweat pants) with bare feet.

 

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