Acro Dance is a genre of dance which incorporates elements of gymnastics, jazz, tumbling, and basic contortion. Students learn Acrobatic tricks such as handstands, cartwheels, chest rolls, elbow stands, walkovers and aerials. Trick movements are usually executed slowly to emphasize gracefulness, body lines and picturesque extension.
Acro Dance offers more depth and variety to choreography and creates a much more versatile dancer. To master an Acro trick, students must develop a good foundation of strength and flexibility, thus emphasis is placed on extensive conditioning, stretch and strength training. When students are learning new tricks, the instructor utilizes professional spotting techniques which is necessary to ensure safety and build confidence.