Ages 3 - 17
At Art in Motion School of Dance we offer tumbling and acro classes based on the trusted Acrobatic Arts Syllabus, which our acro teachers have been trained and certified in. The program is based on safe and effective progressions within five divisions of AcroDance: Flexibility, Strength, Balancing, Limbering and Tumbling. Acrobatic Arts includes 12 Levels of Syllabus, which take up to 36 weeks to complete each level. Simple, thoughtful progressions take the beginner preschool level dancer from log rolls and somersault to the advanced dancer tumbling effortlessly across the stage!
Students wishing to enhance their current training choose to take an Acro Dance class. Acro complements many dance forms and enhances an individual’s technique/flexibility. Acro Dance works hand in hand with Jazz and Ballet, which is why we recommend these supplementary classes after Level One. Each year there is an increased amount of acro movements in dance choreography. From hip-hop to jazz and contemporary, we see acro elements incorporated into routines. We offer acro classes so that our dancers can learn these skills in a safe manner.
Girls: Leotard, tights, pink ballet shoes, hair pulled back out of the dancer's face.
Boys: Fitted shirt, fitted pants, black ballet shoes.
No Summer Performance is scheduled at this time. We are trying to find a venue for a Summer Performance, so that may be an option but not mandatory.
*Dependent on Summer Performance*
Form-fitted athletic wear, long hair pulled back into a ponytail, and barefoot.
Interested in Acro and need to be evaluated for a level placement?
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Preschool Acro - This class is designed for ages 3-5. Students will learn basic tumbling skills as well as skills that will focus on improving balance, flexibility, and strength. Skills of focus include Rolls, Pre-cartwheel, Somersault, Gallops, Bridge, Donkey Kick, L handstand, and Skipping.
LEVEL 1 - Students will learn basic tumbling skills as well as skills that will focus on improving balance, flexibility, and strength. Skills of focus include: Rolls, Pre-cartwheel, Somersault, Gallops, Bridge, Donkey Kick, L handstand, and Skipping.
LEVEL 2 – Designed for students with one year of tumbling experience. Skills of focus include Bridge, L handstand, Pre cartwheel, cartwheel (Right and Left), Pre-Round Off, Skipping, Forward pike roll, Bridge, V-Sit, Handstand away from the wall, Square Hip Split exercise, Tuck jumps, Rock and roll from standing to standing. Students moving on from this level will need to demonstrate a cartwheel with the correct form.
LEVEL 3 – Designed for students with at least two years of tumbling experience. Students at this level should be able to demonstrate the skills listed for Tumbling II. Skills of focus for this class include Pre-Splits 6 inches, Beat handstand, Bridge with kick/jump, Bridge with stacked mat, Straddle roll, Cartwheel with correct finish, Round Off, Handstand facing the wall for 10 seconds, V-sit for 20 seconds, Plank for 30 seconds, Down the wall backbend, Teddy Bear stand. Students moving on from this level will need to demonstrate cartwheels on both sides and a round-off.
LEVEL 4 – Designed for students with at least 3 years of tumbling experience. Students at this level should be able to demonstrate a cartwheel on both sides as well as a round-off. Skills of focus include Pre-Splits 4 inches, Bridge with kicks (right and left), Backbend without a spot, Bridge kickover, Handstand to forward roll, One-handed cartwheel, Backward roll, V-sit for 30 seconds, Plank Hold for 40 seconds, Tuck headstand, Bridge with straight arms and legs, Dive roll, Front Limber, Flying cartwheel. Students moving on from this level will need to demonstrate a backbend.
LEVEL 5 – Designed for students with at least 4 years of tumbling experience. Students in this class should be able to demonstrate most skills listed for Tumbling IV, especially a backbend. Skills of focus include Pre-Splits 4 inches, Backbend to recovery, Handstand balance for 3 seconds, Bridge kick over, Headstand balance for 10 seconds, V-Sit holds for 40 seconds, Plank hold for 1 minute, Straddle press to Handstand, Round off, Dive cartwheel, Front or Back walkover. Students will need to demonstrate a kick over with straight legs and correct form to move on to the next level.
LEVEL 6+7 - Students should be able to demonstrate skills listed from Levels I-V, particularly the kick over. Students at this level will be assessed on the following skills at the end of the year: Front walkover, Back walkover, Front Handspring, Standing Back Handspring, Side aerial, Splits 2 inches, Push-ups (10), Superman Hold (30 seconds), Wall-Sit (40 seconds), Back Arabian, Dive Front walkover, Valdez, Backroll to Handstand.
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