Class Descriptions

ACRODANCE
AcroDance 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 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.

AERIAL HOOP
Aerial Hoop is an incredibly demanding, beautiful art form that requires a high degree of strength, power, flexibility, courage, and grace to master.

Dancers will learn a variety of fun and challenging poses while spinning and swinging from the Aerial Hoop.  The Aerial hoop (also known as the Lyra), is a circular steel apparatus, resembling a hula hoop, suspended from the ceiling, on which artists may perform aerial acrobatics while building strength and flexibility!

All ages and skill levels are welcome to attend!

CONTORTION /  FLEXIBILITY
Contortion is a highly skilled performance art in which performers, also called contortionists, showcase their skills of extreme physical flexibility by stretching their bodies into different shapes.  It is the dramatic feats of seemingly inhuman flexibility that is truly captivating.

Contortion acts often accompany acrobatics, dance, circus acts, street performers, theater, and other live performing arts.  In some countries, such as Russia and Mongolia, contortion holds special cultural significance.

You may think you need to be born flexible or double jointed to become a contortionist, but in fact, with enough practice and stretching, you can learn many basic contortion movements.

DANCE
For the student that can’t stop dancing!  F L I G H T AcroDance conventions hire the most amazing dance educators in the industry, leaving students breathless and inspired!  Learn the most up-to-date, cutting edge choreography from our professional and energetic guest instructors.  Do what you came to do….DANCE!

Note: F L I G H T Dance classes may be taken separately without registering for the entire convention.

HAND BALANCING
Hand Balancing is the practice of ‘balancing’ on your hands in a variety of positions, and transitioning between them gradually.  It requires an incredible amount of upper body strength, shoulder flexibility and muscle control.  A hand stand is a very basic form of hand balancing, but may also be performed on top of hand balancing blocks, canes or other apparatuses.

This workshop will train circus-style handstand technique and alignment.  It is designed to help students build strength, coordination, balance and will focus on static handstand and its foundation, but includes other various inverted balances for all levels.

 

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PARTNERING (ACRO)
Explore weight sharing and weight bearing skills while learning the fundamentals of acrobatic partnering.

Partners will lift and balance each other in incredible poses, and use each other’s bodies to perform acrobatic feats.

You don’t need any prior aerial or acrobatics experience to take these classes. You don’t even need a partner – you’ll work with the instructor and other students in class, always under close supervision and with appropriate spotting and safety precautions.

TEACHER ONLY CLASSES
Keeping It Safe
Learn the importance of safety in the classroom:  
Learn important safety and injury prevention advice, from a licensed Physical Therapist.  Take this opportunity to ask important questions regarding injury prevention.