At Art in Motion School of Dance we offer classes based on the trusted Acrobatic Arts Syllabus, which our acro teachers have been trained and certied 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 effeortlessly across the stage!
Students wishing to enhance their current training choose to take Acro Dance. 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/Biketard/Unitard is required. Shorts/leggings/tights are to
be worn with leotard (not necessary with biketard/unitard). No shoes needed.
Hair must be secured in a low ponytail or low bun.
Boys - Fitted shirt, fitted pants/shorts. No shoes needed.
One 45-minute class per week
January 2, 2019 - May 18th, 2019, offering enrollment all year.
$60 per month + $25 one-time registration fee/student
Trial Classes: Yes, Schedule a Trial Class Online
Interested in Acro and need to be evaluated for a level placement? Contact our office to set up a trial!
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, 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 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 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 cart wheel. 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 kickover, Headstand balance for 10 seconds, V-Sit hold 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 kickover 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 kickover. 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, Back roll to Handstand.