SUPER STAR: REVERSE PLANK
GYMNASTICS VS ACRO
SPORT & ART
Gymnastics is considered a sport while AcroDance is considered an art.
EXPRESSION & AESTHETICS
AcroDance performance qualities include expressive presentation and musicality, while gymnastic skills are performed with optimal value in mind.
AcroDance instructors teach different technique than gymnastic coaches, to accomplish similar looking skills for stage performances.
Sprung gymnastics flooring allows for powerful high level tumbling, while the dance stage requires soft landings and expressive, artistic movement.
STRETCH OF THE MONTH
BRIDGE OR BRIDGE WITH STACKED SHOULDERS & STRAIGHT LEGS
WHAT IS ACRODANCE?
AcroDance is the beautiful fusion of the artistic motion of dance and the athleticism of acrobatics. That's why we focus on it our dance studio. AcroDance is not the same as gymnastics. An AcroDancer must complete all of the skills on the hard stage without the advantage of a sprung floor, while seamlessly integrating musicality, emotional expression, extension, control and line. The sprung floor allows the gymnast to complete much more difficult tumbling when compared to what is recommended in AcroDance. Skills taught in AcroDance might look the same as gymnastics, but they are taught differently to compensate for the conditions. Neither the "AcroDance" way or the "Gymnastics" way are wrong, but they are different.
WHY ACROBATIC ARTS?
Acrobatic Arts is a progressional system for teaching AcroDance. Through thoughtful progressions, teachers will introduce new skills as the dancer has trained his/her body for the skill and is ready for it. This greatly reduces the potential for injury, creates more technically correct work, and helps dancers to progress more quickly (in the long run).