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Acro & Tumbling

Ages 6+

BEGINNING ACRO & TUMBLING
Tumbling is a combination of acrobatics and gymnastics. This class teaches flexibility, balance, strength, muscle control, discipline, and concentration. This class will focus on fundamental acrobatic technique. Students will learn such things as handstands, chin stands, elbow stands, cartwheels, back bends, walkovers, balance, and contortion tricks. This class is great for students looking to enhance their agility, flexibility, and strength.

INTERMEDIATE ACRO & TUMBLING
Teacher placement only. Examples of what dancers need to be placed in this class are:

  • Hold a variety of strength positions with good technique for at least 30 seconds

  • Balance in numerous ways for at least 10 seconds

  • Can reach down to a bridge (backbend) 

  • Can do a kick over

  • Has a clean cartwheel on both sides and handstand

  • Can demonstrate a good foundation of flexibility


The class will focus progressing strength, limbering and tumbling to work towards walkovers and aerials. 

Students should wear comfortable clothing they can move in, such as a leotard, and they must have their hair pulled back.  Bare feet is required. 

ADVANCED ACRO & TUMBLING

Teacher placement only. Examples of what dancers need to be placed in this class are:

  • Hold a variety of strength positions with good technique for at least 40 seconds

  • Perform a chest stand for 5 seconds

  • Can reach down to a bridge and recover. 

  • Kick Over from both sides

  • Has a clean one-handed cartwheel on both sides

  • Can perform a handstand to a chest roll

  • Can demonstrate improvement of their flexibility


The class will focus progressing strength, limbering and tumbling to work on walkover variations and aerials. 


ULTRA ADVANCED ACRO & TUMBLING

Teacher placement only. Examples of what dancers need to be placed in this class are:

  • Hold a variety of strength positions with good technique for at least 1 minute

  • Perform a variety of balancing positions for 10 seconds

  • Can perform bridge variations including Arabians & chest rolls

  • Valdez

  • Flying Cartwheel or Aerial

  • Back Handspring

  • Can demonstrate full splits in all 3 directions


The class will focus progressing strength, limbering and tumbling to refine technique and form in a variety of acro skills.