AcroDance is the beautiful fusion of the artistic motion of dance and the athleticism of acrobatics. AcroDance is not the same as gymnastics. An AcroDancer must complete all of the skills on the hard stage without the advantage of a sprung floor, while seamlessly integrating musicality, emotional expression, extension, control and line. The sprung floor allows the gymnast to complete much more difficult tumbling when compared to what is recommended in AcroDance. Skills taught in AcroDance might look the same as gymnastics, but they are taught differently to compensate for the conditions. Neither the 'AcroDance' way or the 'Gymnastics' way are wrong, but they are different.
Why Acrobatic Arts?
Acrobatic Arts is a progressional system for teaching AcroDance. Through thoughtful progressions, teachers will introduce new skills as the dancers has trained his/her body for the skill and is ready for it. This greathly reduces the potential for injury, creates more technically correct work, and helps dancers to progress more quickly (in the long run).