Acrobatic Dance, or acro as it is commonly referred to by dancers and dance professionals, is the beautiful fusion of classic dance technique and the precision and athleticism of acrobatic elements. Often defined by unique choreography, acro dancers seamlessly blend musicality, emotional expression, lines and extension with acrobatic movements in a dance context.
Acro’s roots are in traditional Chinese dance, later appearing as a favoured style on the Vaudeville stage. More recently, acro gained popularity with the wide spread success of the contemporary circus productions of Cirque du Soleil. Main stream media including dance television programs like ‘So You Think You Can Dance’, ‘America’s Best Dance Crew’ and ‘Dance Moms’ have further fuelled it’s demand in amateur competitive dance and studio settings.
Acro is an especially challenging style for dancers to master as training in both dance and acrobatic elements is required. Acro technique includes balancing, limbering, tumbling and partnering, based in flexibility, contortion and strength.
We currently run two classes per week and this program offers an examination system from Pre-Primary to Level 10. Acro will enhance any dancer, ice-skater, disco/freestyler, gymnast and even synchronised swimmer.
Each level is divided into 5 areas of training, Balancing, Limbering, Strength, Tumbling, Flexibility. Technique and progressions lead them comfortably on at each stage to enable them to perform all movements on a stage not just a mat.
The classes are highly engaging with a great rewards system and we take them from age 3 through to 20 years.
So what are you waiting for, call us today 01202 667893 and enroll on this amazing program.