Acro Dance Teachers Association
"Acro Dance Teachers Association" (ADTA) Education Program sets the standard for Acrobatic Dance through a strong, effective, and innovative curriculum and ongoing educational opportunities which support teachers and students. Acrobatique, pride themselves on safe, efficient, and progressive teaching methods.
What Is AcroDance?
AcroDance is a style of Acrobatics used specifically for dancers. It is a genre of dance which incorporates elements of gymnastics, jazz, balancing, tumbling, and basic contortion. Students learn Acrobatic tricks such as handstands, cartwheels, chest stands, elbow stands, walkovers, side and front aerials and tumbling. AcroDance offers more depth and variety to choreography and creates a much more versatile dancer.
To master an AcroDance trick, students must develop a good foundation of strength and flexibility, thus emphasis is placed on extensive conditioning and stretch and strength training. When students are learning new tricks, the instructor utilizes professional spotting techniques; which is necessary to ensure safety and build confidence.
A beginner Acrobat generally takes about two years to develop a strong foundation before they start to really see the results of their hard work. Once a solid foundation is achieved though, it is surprising to see how quickly students achieve their AcroDance tricks. With a steady and patient approach, students will achieve their AcroDance goals safely and effectively
Check out what Brian & Faye Foley from the ADAPT syllabus are saying about Acrobatique: