Acrobatic Arts

Acrobatic Arts

Mailing Address
PO Box 10396
Airdrie, Alberta, Australia

Phone
+1 403 828 3379

Website
http://www.acrobaticarts.com

Email
admin@AcrobaticArts.com

History

The program is based on safe and effective progressions with proven results in five categories of AcroDance: Flexibility, Strength, Balancing, Limbering and Tumbling. The comprehensive, technique focused syllabus was developed alongside professionals and experts in ballet, modern dance, jazz, contortion, artistic gymnastics, rhythmic gymnastics, sport acrobatics, yoga, acro yoga, pilates, physiotherapy, hand balancing and more. Thoughtful progressions take the beginner preschool level dancer to an advanced, preprofessional dancer in a 12 level syllabus. With endorsements from Cirque du Soleil Acrobats, and over 1000 dance teachers, you will not find a more comprehensive program for AcroDance.

Acrobatic Arts Inc can now be found in over 3200 studios in 21 countries worldwide. An estimated 250,000 dancers participate in Acrobatic Arts classes every week!

FOUNDER/DIRECTOR

Mandy Yip CEO
Meaghan Wegg, Australian Division Manager
Mark Nash, USA Division Manager
Jennifer Shirkey, European Division Manager
Shelby Hanet, Operations Manager

HEADQUARTERS

Alberta, Canada (with Additional offices in Australia, UK and USA).

STYLES COVERED

Acrodance, Acrobatics

GRADING SYSTEM

The Acrobatic Arts program is designed to motivate students and help them excel in acrobatics with defined and achievable goals. Dancers work through twelve exam levels, each designed to create a well balanced acrobat, including elements of flexibility, strength, balance, limbering and tumbling.

MARKING AND ASSESSMENT

Examiners evaluate dancers against a set universal standard, allowing dancers and teachers to see where the dancer stands globally. Students are graded on 28 skills per exam on a scale of Distinction, Excellent, Highly Commended, Commended, Pass or Retry. All exam participants receive a report card complementing areas of excellence and suggesting areas for improvement. If the participant successfully passes the examination they receive a certificate. Any student with a grade of “Distinction”, receive an Acrobatic Arts medal.

TEACHER QUALIFICATIONS

Established dance teachers can be certified in three Modules which include; spotting techniques, basic anatomy, Acrodance transitions, partnering skills, drills to enhance training and lesson planning. Module one covers Primary - Level 6; which includes the beginner fundamentals of acrobatics such as somersaults to the higher level skills such as back walkovers. Module two covers Level 7 to our Pre-Professional Level 3; which includes more advanced skills like front and side aerials and back handsprings. Module three is a concentrated certification only focusing on the six advanced skills for our Pre-Professional students working in tumbling or contortion. Each certification module covers skills in all five fundamentals of acrobatics. Teachers are required to be certified to submit students to the Acrobatic Arts examination process.

OTHER ACTIVITIES

Acrobatic Arts host workshops on a global scale on a wide variety of topics, including high level skills, flexibility and injury prevention. Teachers certified with the Acrobatic Arts Syllabus are privy to exclusive events held in collaboration with Cirque Du Soleil, where teachers learn the inner workings of the artistic process and athletic demands on the cast and directors. In addition, student workshops with world renown instruction by the best in the business are also offered by Acrobatic Arts in cities around the world.

PHILOSOPHY

To set the standard of excellence in education among dance instructors in order to promote prop-er technique and progression in Acrobatic Dance.

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