What is Acro?
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, line 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, acrobatic 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.
In order for your child to get the most out of this class, is to start all dancers at the beginning and working through each level only allowing them to move on once they have mastered all 28 skills in each level. This way your child will develop a balanced skill set, as well as a healthy, balanced body in flexibility and strength as well as both left and right body. Following the levels this way will reduce and hopefully eliminate injuries in this class.