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Acrobatic Arts offers a comprehensive training program for dance educators to safely teach AcroDance. Our curriculum covers anatomy, technique, progressions, lesson planning, choreography, and more!

Developed with input from over 100 experts in related fields, it's the most well-researched program in the industry. 

Join a network of over 7,500 studios in 40 countries and take your teaching to the next level. 

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About Acrobatic Dance

About Acrobatic Dance

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 favoured 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 fuelled 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.

About Acrobatic Dance
About Acrobatic Arts

About Acrobatic Arts

The Acrobatic Arts program provides easy progressions for dance teachers to follow, taking the guess work out of offering acro dance by providing step by step instructions for every level. Acrobatic Arts starts at the very beginning, we teach instructors everything they need to know about proper placement and technique so their students will have the building blocks to progress safely and quickly from one level to the next. Acrobatic Arts Teacher Training and Certification courses provide extensive, hands-on training in spotting and progression so teachers leave feeling knowledgeable, confident and inspired to teach AcroDance. Studios who participate in Acrobatic Arts Exams with their students will have continuous support along with examiner meetings offering feedback and suggestions to improve the studio's acro program annually.

To set the standard of excellence in education among dance instructors in order to promote technique and progression in AcroDance.

Certification Program

Certification Program

The Acrobatic Arts Teacher Training and Certification program is designed to teach dance educators how to safely and effectively instruct AcroDance in the dance studio. This program starts at the very beginning, teaching proper technique and spotting skills for Acro.  Prior experience in AcroDance is not required!

Why Choose us?

Acrobatic Arts is concidered the industry leader in AcroDance Teacher Training and Certificaiton.  With certified teachers in over 40 countries and over 400,000 dancers participating in Acrobatic Arts classes every week, Acrobatic Arts is the most recoginized, most comprehensive and most used syllabus in AcroDance!

Our Partners

More Than Just Great Dancing
IDEA
Dance Teacher University
CLI Studios
ComDance
Alixa Flexibility
Australian Teachers of Dancing
IADMS
Can You Dance?
YPAD
UDMA
Bridge Dance Project
Move it
IPATH
Healthy dancer Canada
DTWL

Our Team

Mandy Yip
Mandy Yip
Founder
Mark Nash
Mark Nash
USA Division Manager
Jennifer Shirkey
Jennifer Shirkey
UK, European, South African Division Manager
Meaghan Wegg
Meaghan Wegg
Aerial Arts Division Manager
Sandra Elliott
Sandra Elliott
Principal, Course Conductor, Examiner

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