About Acrobatic Dance
Acrobatic Dance, or Acro as dancers and dance professionals commonly refer to it, is the beautiful fusion of classic dance technique and the precision and athleticism of acrobatic elements. Often defined by unique choreography, Acro dancers seamlessly blend musicality, emotional expression, line and extension with acrobatic movements in a dance context.
Acro’s roots are in traditional Chinese dance, later appearing as a favored style on the Vaudeville stage. More recently, Acro gained popularity with the wide spread success of the contemporary circus productions of Cirque du Soleil. Main stream media including dance television programs like ‘So You Think You Can Dance’, ‘America’s Best Dance Crew’ and ‘Dance Moms’ have further fueled it’s demand in amateur competitive dance and studio settings.
Acro is an especially challenging style for dancers to master as training in both dance and acrobatic elements is required. Acro technique includes balancing, limbering, tumbling and partnering, based in flexibility, contortion and strength. Our dancers train to be athletic and build body strength.
Classes at Mosaic Dance Center
Mosaic Dance Center is a certified studio with two certified coaches on staff from Acrobatic Arts, whom runs training and certification courses for dance teachers in the art of AcroDance in the United States, Australia, and Great Britain.
This program is based on safe and effective progressions with proven results in five divisions of AcroDance: Flexibility, Strength, Balancing, Limbering and Tumbling. Developed with input from professionals and experts in ballet, modern dance, jazz, contortion, artistic gymnastics, rhythmic gymnastics, sport acrobatics, yoga, Acro yoga, Pilates, physiotherapy, hand balancing and more, you will not find a more comprehensive program. Simple thoughtful progressions take the beginner preschool level dancer from log rolls and summersaults to the advanced dancer tumbling effortlessly across the stage!
Training starts as young as 4 in the intro to dance class. Basic Acro dance classes start at age 5 and go up to adult. These classes are very popular. Register today!