Project Description

Learn the basics or work on advancing your skills in this flexible Acro class! Acro is not the typical tumbling or gymnastics class. Our experienced Acro instructor will guide the class towards increased flexibility, balance, strength, muscle control, discipline and concentration. This class will focus on fundamental acrobatic technique, teaching such skills as handstands, chin stands, elbow stands, cartwheels, back bends, walkovers, balance and contortion tricks, all each student’s individual level of experience. Dancers will enjoy this class. It’s really fun.

Acro I

This entry level class introduces basic acro steps that will later be used as the building blocks toward more advanced moves in the higher level classes. Students will practice core strengthening and flexibility activities that are essential for performing acro stunts within their dances. In this level, students will learn the basic movements for chin stands, elbow stands, handstands, bridges, front and back rolls, and cartwheels. Any acro tricks that are put into their dance will be worked on in this class.

Acro II

This middle level class builds upon the skills learned in Level 1. Core strengthening and flexibility training will continue at a more difficult level. Now that the students have mastered basic Acro movements, they will do them with a more advanced variation. Chin, elbow, and handstands will be held in balance, bridges turn into front and back walkovers, forward rolls become diving rolls, and cartwheels are done with one hand, or done while running. Any Acro tricks that are put into their dance will be worked on in this class.

Acro III – Acro IV

This Advanced Acro class is available for students who have mastered all previous skills. In this class, students will further advance their Acro skills by adapting walkovers into diving walkovers or front aerials, and cartwheels will progress into side aerials. Chin, elbow, and handstand balances will be perfected and students will work on transitions between these steps. Front and back handsprings will be introduced. Any Acro tricks that are put into their dance will be worked on in this class.

Acro V – Acro VIII

This Advanced Acro class is available for students who have mastered all previous skills. In this class, students will further advance their Acro skills by adapting walkovers into diving walkovers or front aerials, and cartwheels will progress into side aerials. Chin, elbow, and handstand balances will be perfected and students will work on transitions between these steps. Front and back handsprings will be introduced. Any Acro tricks that are put into their dance will be worked on in this class.

Shoes

Pink Leather Split Sole Ballet Shoes | Black Tap Shoes (“Bootie” style)

Tap Shoe Requirements: Only plain leather Tap shoes made from pure Aluminum or Steel may be worn in our dance school. This policy will be strictly enforced for all dancers. Tap shoes made by Leo’s or Capezio Tele Tone is the required brand due to the quality and flexibility to help promote better foot health. If a student currently owns properly fitting black tap shoes that lace-up, they may use it. Once they grow out of their existing shoes, they must purchase the required brand and style listed above. Please make sure not to purchase patent leather. Material must be plain leather.

Note: Please be sure to tighten, and double knot, all ballerinas’ ballet shoes. While bows can be cute, shoes that become loose during class can create a safety hazard. Please cut off excess string, and apply a drop of glue to the knot. Dance shoes and our professional dance floor can get damaged if dance shoes are worn outside.

Apparel

Black Leotards and Pink (transition/regular) Tights | Black Dance Shorts are acceptable.

Note: Students may wear black skirts, black shorts and black jazz pants during appropriate class time.

Hair

Monday – Pulled back in a ponytail or bun off shoulders and face | Tuesday – Pulled back in a bun only.

Note: Girls with hair too short to be tied back should have their hair pinned back out of their faces.

Accessories

Medical ID’s and newly pierced ears are permitted.

No other jewelry is allowed due to safety reasons.

Recommended Store

The Dance Station:

(443) 674-8075
48 Flint Dr., Suite 101, North East, MD 21901
info@thedancestationllc.com 
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Acro I – Acro V

Ages: 8 to 12 years

Dance Experience:

Class Time: 45 Minutes

Dance Type: Acro

Acro VI+

Ages: 12+ years

Dance Experience:

Class Time: 45 Minutes

Dance Type: Acro