AcroDance, or acro as it is commonly referred to by dancers and dance professionals, 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 widespread success of the contemporary circus productions of Cirque du Soleil. Mainstream media, including dance television programs like ‘So You Think You Can Dance’, ‘America’s Best Dance Crew’, and ‘Dance Moms’, have further fuelled its 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.” – Per the Acrobatic Arts Website

Dancers should wear a leotard and shorts, NO baggy clothing or tshirts.  Hair should be pulled back in a braid or bun for dancers’ safety.

The Dance Lab is proud to be a certified Acrobatic Arts studio.  This amazing worldwide certified program prioritizes safety, quality, & technique!