In this episode Acrobatic Arts Company Principal Sandra Elliott talks about the exciting Pin Program designed for your acro students. Sandra explains how the program focuses on mastering progressions in a fun way while combining their Acro skills with dance and transitions. Students can develop their musicality, rhythm, timing, and performance skills with this amazing program. Tune in now to learn more and take your students' Acro skills to the next level!
About Sandra Elliott
With over 30 years teaching experience, Sandra has also been enjoying her role as a course conductor and examiner with Acrobatic Arts since its inception in 2012. She assisted in developing the Module 1 Teacher’s Certification Course. In addition, she developed the Graduate Student Teacher’s Certification course, the Adjudicator Certification for AcroDancecourse and the Pin Examiner Certification course.
Sandra is a registered teacher with the Royal Academy of Dance and has her Bachelor of Education Degree, with a major in dance. Throughout her teaching career, she has successfully prepared students for all levels of RAD exams. One of her students achieved her Royal Academy of Dance Solo Seal while another student participated in the RAD’s Margot Fonteyn International Ballet Competition (formerly ‘The Genee’) who later became a member of the Citie Ballet Company and is currently a member of Ballet Kelowna. Sandra has also been closely involved in the training of many students who have gone on to dance in professional shows including The Music Man (Broadway), Radio City Music Hall Rockettes, Movin’ Out (Canadian Tour), Cirque Du Soleil (Las Vegas), So You Think You Can Dance Canada, Celine Dion and Taylor Swift. One of those students was the 2013 winner of UK’s Got To Dance and a competitor in World of Dance Season 2. He is currently running his own contemporary company ‘Untitled’ out of the UK.
Sandra’s choreography has won many overall, title and choreography awards. She is passionate about not only developing artistic dancers that have excellent technique but she also loves helping dancers to understand how the things they learn in dance can translate into their personal lives helping them to push themselves to be the best they can be.
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