ACRO FOR DANCERS
Offered in the Fall and Spring semester, Acro for Dancers is a mix of tumbling and acrobatic techniques for those interested in integrating these tools into their performing arts training as well as students wanting to brush up on skills or learn new ones for other disciplines. Students will be instructed appropriate to their skill level ranging from the very beginner (handstand, rolls, cartwheels etc.) to the more advanced level (walk-overs, handsprings, flips, etc.). Classes employ a wide variety of training practices to give the learner strength, flexibility, and agility that will help them achieve a better bodily awareness to maximize their dance and performance potential.
ACRO FALL CLASSES:
Jumps & TUrns*
A technique class dedicated to leaps, jumps and turns for students with a solid dance foundation. Students will improve their technique in multiple dance styles including ballet, jazz, and contemporary with a focus on stretching and strengthening. *Director's permission.
Conditioning the body outside of dance class is very important for both improved performance and protection from injuries. Dance movement stresses similar muscle groups because of repetitive movements. Many dancers turn to Pilates to recover from injuries, but the real key is to incorporate Pilates in to the dancer's practice to help prevent injuries. This course will do just that. Pilates can encourage muscle balance by working joints through full ROM and building support in all layers of soft tissue. This course will focuses on building core strength and flexibility while incorporating breath and fine-tuning alignment. By building awareness about how movement works, where it comes from and how to connect to it kinaesthetically, dancers can bring a new level of sophistication to their dance practice. They are stronger, more flexible and more mindful of how to move with integrity from deep in the body.
This boys technique class is a ballet based class offering young men the opportunity to work through their fundamentals and base in classical technique. With a focused environment on placement and functionality, this class is meant to support the growth and integration of technique in all other genres of dance, and strengthen each dancers sense and confidence of structural and technical awareness.
*Schedule is subject to change
We want to make the Class Act experience available to all students who are dedicated to their training.
Please contact the office to discuss payment plans and multi-class discounts.