Acrobatics Classes

Our Acrobatics classes follow the world-renowned, Cirque du Soleil endorsed Acrobatic Arts syllabus.

Classes on offer are ideal for beginners. Students are will learn how to properly balance, tumble and begin to handstand & cartwheel.

Children are guided by our experienced instructors and supported to learn at their own pace, regardless of their level of ability. Exercises are age appropriate and safety mats are used. The emphasis is on building confidence, strength and stability.

Our classes are for boys and girls 5 years and up (for under 5 years classes, please visit our junior school, ButterflyBallet.com.au)

Acrobatics

What is Acrobatics?

Acrobatics (or Acro for short) is sort of like Gymnastics without all the equipment!

We start from the basics with forward & backward rolls, handstands, cartwheels and bridges. When students are ready, they will begin learning one handed cartwheels, aerials, down to bridge and recover, walkovers and all sorts of exciting tricks.

Strength, flexibility and endurance play a key roll in our classes. These are important foundations for acrobatics.

As their skillset improves, Acrobatics can transition into Acrobatic Dance, or Acro Dance. Students are able to incorporate their tricks into dance routines in various different dance styles.

Benefits of Acrobatics for Kids

  • It’s super fun and creative!
  • Builds physical strength, agility, balance and coordination
  • Keeps kids physically active
  • Great exercise without it feeling like exercise!
  • Healthy social activity for meeting new, active friends
  • Builds self-esteem, self-confidence and self-awareness
  • Helps with healthy brain development
  • Gets kids off digital devices and moving more!

What Will My Child Learn In Each Class?

Flexibility

Students will learn how to stretch and increase flexibility correctly and safely. This includes front and side splits, toes to head, cobra, forward bend, shoulder stretching and many more.

Strength

Building strength is incredibly important not just for safe acro dance, but for health in general. Various exercises include superman, table top, V sit, bridge, handstands, plank, wall sit and frog jumps.

Balancing

Balancing on one leg, rises, scorpion & baby scorpion, headstands, leg hold and chest stands are fantastic for overall balance.

Limbering

Limbering is important to begin to combine the prior components of flexibility, strength and balance. Students work on exercises such as bridge recover, bridge and kick over, arabian handstands, pike, tuck, straddle, pushup to bridge and more.

Tumbling

This is where it all comes together! Hollow position, log rolls, cartwheels, forward and backward rolls, handstands and walks, handstand to forward roll, dive rolls, aerials, walkovers and many more skills as they are ready.

Where and When are Acrobatics Classes offered?

FAQs

How long is a class?

Our Acrobatics classes run for 60 minutes.

What is the dress code for a class?

Hair must NOT be loose. Please put it up in a ponytail, bun, or similar. Loose hair is a risk in class as it can be get caught under their hands or body during various exercises. We don’t want any students ripping out their hair!

Our Inspire Academy Uniform is recommended for all classes. We have a range to choose from including leggings, bike shorts, leotards, crop tops and t-shirts.

Clothing should ideally be tight-fitting and free to move in. This will allow teachers to safely spot them and for them not to get caught in loose, flowy clothing.

Are there breaks during the class?

Not formalised, but we have short breaks to drink water or go to the bathroom as required.

How many kids are there in a class?

Anywhere from 5-15. Your child will also receive individual help to perform various movements to ensure they feel welcome and are improving their skills with each lesson. Depending on the size of the class, there will be 1-3 teachers.

How much do Acrobatics Classes cost?

Please visit our Pricing page for full details.

Do we have a concert?

Yes! Students are encouraged to take part in our End of Year Concert. If it’s late in the year, it might not be possible to join. Please Contact Us to find out more.

What Syllabus Do we use?

Our Acrobatics teachers are all certified in Acrobatic Arts. You can find us in the Certified Studios section. It is VERY important that any acrobatics teachers are fully certified due to the risks involved from incorrect training.

Exams

We don’t currently run exams in these classes, however, the option is available with Acrobatic Arts. It may be something we will add in the future if there is interest.

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