Acro is a style of dance that combines classical dance technique with precision acrobatic elements. It is defined by its athletic character and its unique choreography, which seamlessly blends jazz and acrobatics.
Acro is an especially challenging dance style for dancers as it requires them to be in excellent physical condition because it is a physically demanding activity.
Children will develop coordination, strength and flexibility while learning to listen to their teacher, co-operate with others and work independently. Your children will be tumbling their way through class in no time!
Kinder Acro: 3-4 yrs, 30 min class
Kids Acro 1: 5-7 yrs, 45 min class
Youth Acro 1: 7-12 yrs, 1 hr class, beginner
Youth Acro 2: 8-12 yrs, 1 hr class, experienced
Teen Acro: 12 yrs +, experienced
Shoes: bare feet
Girls: Form fitting clothing - tank tops, crop tops, bodysuits and tights, fitted t-shirts, booty shorts (no gym shorts), dance capris, dance pants.
Boys: Form fitting clothing - t-shirts, tank tops, dance pants or shorts
For safety reasons dancers are not permitted to wear jewellery (earring studs only). Long hair must be tied back and short hair must be kept tidy with the use of a headband or barrettes. Students are NOT permitted to wear jeans.
A few parents at school asked this past week which dance studio I would recommend. Emotion is the best studio in town. The skill level of the school is above the others in town and yes, I have seen the work of other schools so I can say that. Ballet is taught by real ballet dancers/teachers and I am very pleased with my daughters' progress. The choreography is out of this world so watching the year-end show is a pretty exciting deal. The show is centered around a theme (last year, it was "Charley and the Chocolate Factory" and this year is "The Heart of Te Fiti") and is coherently wonderful to watch even though the children present according to their dance genre.
If you want your child to learn to dance, not do only one routine all year round for the year-end show, this is the school to sign them in.