We are excited to offer Acro Level 4 this year, which is an introductory class. Acro is short for “acrobatics”, and it uses strength and flexibility to perfrom gymnastic-based tricks. At AFAA, our goal is to train our dancers so that they may incorporate these skills into choreography in their dance classes.
This Beginner Acro class will focus on safety, flexibility, strength, beginning and finishing positions, and proper body, foot, and leg positions. Skills we will work towards will include splits, bridges, forward rolls, handstands, cartwheels, round offs and starting walkovers.
Most students will not arrive with the strength and flexibility needed to begin the skills, so the first few months of this class will focus heavily on conditioning exercises for flexibility, balance, strength, and coordination so that they will be able to safely move into learning the basic skills above the second half of the year.