Acro (short for acrobatics) incorporates both dance and gymnastics. It is usually built off of jazz technique, but also incorporates ballet and lyrical techniques as well creating smooth and fluid transitions between dance and acro skills. Acro is different from a gymnastics floor routine in that Acro involves more dance technique and each movement is carefully connected to the next. Acro focuses on increasing strength, flexibility, and creating fluid dance pieces.
Beginner Acro consists of a warm-up in the beginning of class to build flexibility, energy, and strength. Stretching is the first activity before starting the basics such as headstands, back stretch, bridges, somersaults, and dance steps. Cartwheels and handstands will follow. Acrobats combines dance and discipline.
Advanced Acro will start out with stretching to increase flexibility and stamina. Students will understand the basics and will work on headstands, handstands, high jumping somersaults, back somersaults into handstands, front and back walkovers, front and back limbers, front and back handsprings, round-offs, russians, one-handed front walkovers, cartwheels, one-handed cartwheels, partnering acrobatic work, and dance steps to build character.