Acrobatic Dance (Acro) is a beautiful fusion of classic dance techniques and the precision and athleticism of acrobatic elements. Acro dancers seamlessly blend musicality, emotional expression, line and extension with acrobatic movements in a dance context.
In recent years, Acro has gained popularity with the international success of the contemporary circus productions of Cirque du Soleil. Main stream media including dance television programmes such as 'So You Think You Can Dance' and 'Dance Moms' have further fuelled it's demand in amateur competitive dance and studio settings.
Acro is an especially challenging style for dancers to master as training in both dance and acrobatic elements is required. Acro technique includes balancing, limbering, tumbling and partnering, based in flexibility, contortion and strength.
Emphasis is on creating a well balanced dancer who is equally as strong and flexible on both the right and left side. Dancers who train through Acrobatic Arts have balanced development, and are stronger, more flexible and fearless. Dancers will gain skills, have fewer accidents, and will be less likely to develop chronic injuries, through following the Acrobatic Arts syllabus at Woodlands School of Dance.
Dancers wishing to start Acro classes at Woodlands must also attend classes in either Ballet or Modern Jazz, as a minimum.
Classes ran by Mrs Nikki Parsons Acrobatic Arts Certified, IDTA (Theatre Craft) L4Dip and Miss Maddy Burrows AIDTA