Acro Dance – is the beautiful fusion of dance technique and the precision and athleticism of acrobatic elements. Often defined by unique choreography, acro dancers seamlessly blend musicality, emotional expression, lines and extension with acrobatic movements in a dance context.
Acro was a popular style on the Vaudeville stage, and has gained popularity in past years with the widespread success of the contemporary circus productions of Cirque du Soleil. Mainstream media including dance television programs like ‘So You Think You Can Dance’, ‘America’s Best Dance Crew’ and ‘World of Dance’ have further fuelled it’s demand in amateur competitive dance and studio settings.
Acro is an especially challenging style for dancers to master as training in both dance and acrobatic elements is required. Acro technique includes balancing, limbering, tumbling and partnering, based in flexibility, contortion and strength. Acro Dance is often confused with gymnastics with dance steps as both have similar tumbling elements, but due to the structure of performance venues the technical execution is quite different.
Dance Dynamics Studio, has the only Fully Certified Acrobatic Arts staff in Northwestern Ontario, who can provide your dancer with the complete the exam experience from Level 1 -12 and the Graduate Teacher Program. Both Melissa & Wendy are also examiners for Acrobatic Arts and are Certified Acro Adjudicators.
Dance Dynamics Studio is the only studio in Northwestern Ontario offering a fully certified Acro program through Acrobatic Arts. All students are encouraged to take these classes to develop strength, flexibility and control and take exams to monitor their progress.