Acrobatic Dance or Acro as it is commonly referred to by dancers and dance professionals, is the fusion of classic dance technique and the precision and the athleticism of acrobatic elements. With the introduction of choreography, Acro dancers have the ability to blend musicality, emotional expression, line and extension with acrobatic movements in a dance context.
Acro has gained more popularity recently with the success of “So You Think You Can Dance”, “Dance Mums” and “Britains Got Talent”.
A – Agility
C – Confidence
R – Rhythm
O – Outgoing
D – Dance
A – Alignment
N – Nimble
C – Coordination
E – Energetic
- Reception – Year 1 – 4.00pm-4.45pm
- Year 2 – Year 3 – 4.00pm-5.00pm
- Year 4 – Year 6 – 5.00pm-6.00pm
- Year 7 + – 6.00pm-7.00pm
BENEFITS OF LEARNING ACROBATIC DANCE
Dancers who train in Acrobatic Dance have balanced development, are stronger, more flexible and fearless.
The dancers will gain more skills and are taught how to perform these skills on a hard stage.
At Alexander’s we are also certified Teachers with the Acrobatic Arts Association.
ACROBATIC DANCE EXAMS – IDTA
I am very excited to announce the IDTA have brought in an ACROBATIC DANCE syllabus in September 2019.
The consensus from us teachers is “It is Perfect, a fantastic syllabus” we really enjoyed learning the work it ticks every box in my opinion.
The syllabus consists of:
- Acrobatic skills to be learnt per grade.
- Introduction of themes and props.
- Music promotes developing musicality.
- Excellent dance content complimenting skills and limbering exercises.
- Encouraging use of pattern and direction.
- Interactive group work developing performance skills.
Grades currently released:
- Grade 1
- Grade 2
The syllabus is very dance orientated which is why we are such a fan of Acrobatic Dance and not Gymnastics.
From Grade 1 upwards students will have to attend dance lessons along-side Acrobatic Dance as the dance content is too complex for non-dancers.
ACROBATIC SHOW ROUTINES
Like with the Theatre School, pupils who attend Acrobatic Dance will be included in the School’s Bi-annual production and other extra performing opportunities.