It's that time of year again, preparing for next season and which class(es) is the best for your Acrobat. Since implementing the Acrobatique AcroDance Syllabus into our classes at Dynamite Dance Center we have seen steady progression from all our students! From building strength and technique to conquering tricks they once thought were impossible.
With a perfectly planned lesson, we begin class with a proper full body warm up, move on to practice drills to strengthen the bodies and minds, work through progressions and floor combinations, and finish classes working in group settings for partner tricks. During showtime and choreography prep we add the element of choreography into that jam packed lesson! We manage to accomplish all this in 60 minutes - to say we are proud of our dancers and how hard they work each week would be an understatement.
As we move forward into our 5th season and prepare the lessons for our Acro program, we have added extra requirements to our Junior level acro classes.
You may be wondering why? Why does my dancer have to take an extra class to continue his/her acro training?
Dance training is the best way for the dancers to continue progressing and building up to the BIG TRICKS they all wish to achieve.
Acrodance is an art form, a fusion of dance with acrobatics.
To perform the larger tricks and move through the Junior 1, Junior 2, Junior 3, and into the Intermediate and Advanced syllabus, dancers must have the foundation elements of dance and the technique required to transition from a dance elements to acrobatic elements.
A 60, 75, or 90 minute Acro class is focused on the development of acro lines, acrobatic techniques, and tricks that are designed to be executed with lyrical dance and occasionally jazz and other genres of dance. Within that acro time frame, the lessons are filled with sections of warm-ups, drills, strength training, trick preparation, combinations, choreography, and partner work.
Time is limited, making it difficult to include extra instruction for the dance basics. The technique needed for accomplishing the floor combinations, choreography, and transitions in the Junior, Intermediate, and Advanced AcroDance levels are best learned in Jazz, Lyrical, or Ballet class.
Adding a dance class to your acrobat's schedule is a necessity, so they can progress in their passion of acrodance. The benefit and growth you will see in your dancer will be tremendous!
Here is a pair of our higher junior leveled acrobatics beautifully displaying the fusion of dance and acro. Their training in Jazz, Lyrical, and/or Ballet have helped them execute this difficult combination across the floor, which they can now use in choreography for performances!
If you're ready to see your acrobat flourish and grow beyond their wildest dreams, contact Miss Jackie today for recommendations on which class(es) your dancer would most benefit from!