What is Acro Dance
Acro Dance is a style of Acrobatics used specifically for dancers.
It is a genre of dance which seamlessly fuses elements of lyrical gymnastics tricks, balancing, tumbling, and jazz. Students learn Acrobatic tricks such as handstands, cartwheels, chest stands, elbow stands, walkovers, side and front aerials, and tumbling lines.
Trick movements are usually executed slowly to emphasize gracefulness, body lines and picturesque extension. Acro Dance offers more depth and variety to your choreography and creates a much more versatile dancer. To master an Acro Dance trick, students must develop a good foundation of strength and flexibility, thus emphasis is placed on extensive conditioning through stretch and strength training. When students are learning new tricks, the instructor utilizes professional spotting techniques; which is necessary to ensure safety and build confidence.
A beginner Acrobat generally takes about two years to develop a strong foundation before they start to really see the results of their hard work. However, once a solid foundation is achieved, it is surprising to see how quickly students master their Acro Dance tricks. With a steady and patient approach, students will reach their Acro Dance goals safely and effectively