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!
What level am I?
Levels are not just based on age, but also previous dance/acro/gymnastic experience and personal ability.
For new students - If you’re 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 had a successful exam result and/or have been asked to move to a different level by Miss Wendy.
If you purchase the class on a trial basis (one week), you are welcome to swap to a different class if you/we feel the one you have selected is not suitable.
Complete or partial refunds are only given in exceptional circumstances, this may be discussed with a member of staff and the final decision will be made by the Principal, 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 is acceptable, hair must be secured away from the face. Please also bring water.
Uniform must be worn in classes, which can be purchased from our online store or our on-site dance shop. This consists of Leotard, tights/leggings, and some additional exercise equipment for some levels.
To keep us all safe, we have limited spaces in all of our classes, each student has their own designated space which is distanced from others, and sanitation stations are available throughout.
Unfortunately, our social waiting areas are closed for now; we ask that parents wait in cars or leave the premises while the student is in class. We have an outside space to wait in before the class enters, it can get busy, so we ask that masks are worn in this space in case of the event of closeness during class crossover. All students waiting to enter the studio must wait for the previous class to exit before they proceed.