Acro at GDA
Acro is short for Acrobatic Dance, which involves moves which are probably best known as gymnastic moves. The difference being the acrobatic moves are entered and exited in a way that runs smoothly within dance choreography. Because of this, Acro does require a unique style and technique, different to gymnastics.
At GDA we follow the worldwide syllabus from Acrobatic Arts. Our structured training is highly effective and, most importantly, it is safe! It teaches progressively, and focusses strongly on strength and flexibility, while also acknowledging the age of the student’s body, as the maturity of the body will determine what is safe or not. We absolutely will not teach something that is not safe yet, no matter how much the child wants to achieve what they have seen on YouTube!
Which Level am I?
Beginner to Level 2 - For children aged 5-11 years, until they are invited to move up to Level 2 class
Level 2 - 5 - For children aged 7+ who have passed their level 2 assessment, or beginners over the age of 10
Level 5+ - For students who have passed their Level 5 assessment and have a strong technique and understanding
Levels are not just based just on age, but also previous experience and individual ability.
For new students - If you are unsure which level to select then please contact us for info, where you can be temporarily placed for assessment.
For existing students - Please select the level you were most recently in unless you have invited to move to a different level by Miss Wendy.
What do I wear?
If you are new to class, then please arrive dressed in clothing that you can move freely in, e.g., Leggings and a T-shirt. Bare feet are acceptable, hair must be secured away from the face. Please also bring water.
Uniform must be worn in classes (with the exception of Adult Classes) after your trial ends, which can be purchased from our online store or our on-site dance shop. This consists of Leotard, tights/leggings/shorts with bare feet.