Acro (5+ yrs)
Acro (short for acrobatics) incorporates both dance and gymnastics. It is usually built off of jazz technique, but also incorporates ballet and lyrical techniques as well creating smooth and fluid transitions between dance and acro skills. Acro is different from a gymnastics floor routine where more dance technique and each movement is carefully connected to the next. Acro teaches skills such as headstands, elbow stands, cartwheels and walkovers. Acro students also focus on tricks with partners and groups. As students become more advanced, they also work up to skills such as aerials and handsprings. Acro focuses on increasing strength, flexibility, and creating fluid dance pieces. An acro class usually consists of warm up, stretching, conditioning and gradually move to teaching across the floor dance moves, circuits, acro stands, and across the floor skills.