The exam process was a positive one for all teachers and students. Scheduling the exams was a simple process. The administrative support from Acrobatic Arts helped me know what was expected and how to do it. I appreciated the teaching support from Miss Sandra. She addressed my questions about the exam process, the grading system, as well as helped to troubleshoot mastery of skills and appropriate drills to contribute to skill development. Leading up to exams, Acrobatic Arts remained in contact with me to ensure studio preparedness for virtual examination. I believe the administrative and teaching support is what helped to contribute to the positive experience. The exam itself was a positive one for my students as well. Miss Sandra guided them through the exam, giving cues and small corrections to allow my students to achieve their best possible result. At the end of the exam, she congratulated them and allowed them to tell her about their weekend plans or upcoming competition season. She also had them thank their teacher for her work in preparing them. We appreciated the teacher acknoweldgement! Thank you Acrobatic Arts for creating a progressive syllabus and exam process centred on student and teacher safety and success. We look forward to working with you again in our next exam session.
Cornwall, Ontario, Canada
I’ve done ballet, jazz and tap exams over the year and this was my first time doing in-studio Acro exams (I’ve done the multi-studio ones with one student over the past year) but I can say without a doubt that this has been the best exam experience I’ve had so far. I am so grateful for all that AA has done to keep students motivated throughout this last year and all the support you have provided the teachers. I have only taught Acro and been certified for 3 years yet I feel completely prepared and supported to be teaching the correct technique safely. The feedback from the exams is thorough and will certainly help me grow as a teacher.
Steinbach, Manitoba, Canada
Miss Penny was outstanding with my students. She was encouraging and fun throughout the whole session. She helped the children strive for their best positions and gave them helpful tips. We hope one day we get the pleasure of hosting Miss Penny in person at our studio exams. Thank you for a creating a fun experience for the students for their first acro exams- I know the results they have received will further encourage their love of acro.
Dubbo, New South Wales, Australia
This was our first Acro Arts exam and we loved it. Our examiner was awesome and having it on zoom was cost effective and a lot less stress. The app to load all the exam info is brilliant and support wonderful.
Very very happy.
Johannesburg , Gauteng, South Africa
A fantastic course. The instructors were clearly highly trained. They were approachable, guided me through the course and I came out with knowledge to feel more confident in teaching Acrobatic Arts. Tim and Kate are a credit to your team. Thank you so much.
Mount Maunganui, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
Just had a wonderful day of in person exams! First time doing an exam session and all the kids had a great time and loved our examiner! Miss Maria was so nice and made it such a great experience for myself and my students. They went in a little nervous and came out smiling and full of relief saying how much fun they had!!! Thank you Miss Maria and Acrobatic Arts!
Highland Mills, New York, United States
Thank you so much for this class! I enjoyed it and the demonstrations were very helpful! My studio has never been an acro studio, and I completed module 1 last year. I just wanted to thank you and your team for all of the amazing resources. I have children flourishing with their acro skills!
Martinsville, Virginia, United States
I would like to say a massive thank you to Miss Kate and the Acrobatic Arts team for an incredible first lot of acro exams for our studio! We are so pleased with the results and had such a fun two days! Miss Kate was so lovely and extremely helpful throughout the entire process. We are already looking forward to next years exams!!
Mackay, Queensland, Australia
We have always been very happy with our Acrobatic Arts Exams but this year with Drew went above and beyond. Each of the students came out and said how much fun the exam was. He made the whole experience so wonderful and I really appreciated him. We love our acrobatic arts exams and what it has done for our program and our students. I cannot say enough about it and the wonderful work that you all are doing.
Greenacres, Florida, United States
I loved every moment and it flew by because I was also having fun! Having already taught acro to dancers for a few years, I was humbled in the best way by learning a much more thorough foundational syllabus to offer my students as well as refined technique of both their skills and my spotting. Looking forward to taking the pre-school course and module 2! Thank you!
Avon by the Sea, New Jersey, United States
I’ve just completed the module 2 training and loved every minute of it. From meeting people from all over the globe, to the immaculate delivery by the instructors. It really is first class! Good luck everyone!
South Lanarkshire, England, United Kingdom
I have found the AcroDance Resource Center incredibly useful in my classroom. I love that I am able to concretely show my students what a skill is supposed to look like. They love the comparison tool-- where they can compare their skill directly side by side with the demonstrated. I have found that even in a few short weeks they have improved immensely with the use of this tool. When it comes to technique, my students thrive on concrete, objective information. This app hands that to them on a platter. I had one of my senior students say to me "wow, this syllabus is honestly the only one who is connected to the 21st century". I laughed it off, but truly believe it. Technology is a great way to connect to students these days. Allowing them to engage with the app has made the work interactive and fun for them, while at the same time remaining challenging. As a teacher I really appreciate that EVERYTHING is in one place. From the administrative paperwork to class plans to levelled descriptions. I don't have to go fishing through a book--- it's so easy to just pull it up and reference it whenever I need it. It's obvious to me that the Acrobatic Arts team genuinely cares about the safe development of the dancer, as well as constantly supporting and understanding the needs of the teachers. This is something hard to find in a syllabus these days. Acrobatic Arts know what's up and has definitely got it together! Bravo.
Pickering, Ontario, Canada
I really enjoyed this course. I wish I had taken it sooner. I love the progressions and see how I can incorporate some of these progressions even with students who begin at an older age. I also teach a dance class for our friends who have special needs. Many of your circle songs and activities will work wonderfully in that class also. In fact, I will use some this week in that class! Thanks to Acrobatic Arts, my Acro classes went from 19 students to 47 this past year! (120 student studio) I’m expecting it to grow more this year!
Calera, Alabama, United States
This course not only solidified everything that I have been teaching is correct but it has reinspired me and taught me new ways to spot flaws in my students technique so I can help them to succeed and progress safely and with confidence this was the best money I have ever spent on my education as a teacher and can’t wait to move on to the next course.
Whitesboro, New York, United States
I have renewed motivation, the course was absolutely thorough, informative and enjoyable. Kate & Jemma ran the course so well ensuring that all of us were in full understanding of the content and confident in what we were learning. They were engaging, articulate and highly knowledgeable. I hung on every word! There were great check points along the way to ensure the information was sinking in. I particularly loved being introduced to some new drills and it was fabulous to witness the warm ups too.
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Thank you for your wonderful professional team who ensured that I understood the exercises and got the training right. I appreciate the in-dept knowledge about acro and safety. I now have a keen eye for correct technique and look forward to preparing the first batch of students for exams. This is indeed a dream come true. Children in Ghana can confidently express themselves and have opportunity to share their talents with the rest of the world.
I have had nothing but success with this program. The instructors continue to give me great information and help me grow to ensure my dancers can grow safely. I am very thankful for Acrobatic Arts!
Milford, New Hampshire, United States
I cannot thank you enough for such a positive experience, the children thoroughly enjoyed their exams and came out beaming. Miss Heather made them feel comfortable, confident and really did all she could to get the best out of them. The exam booking procedure is quick and easy and everybody is so helpful, which is why we have continued to book exams regularly. Thank you so much!
Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom
This appreciation post is to the brilliant minds, creators and practitioners behind the Acrobatic Arts syllabus! My students started training with the syllabus in 2020 at the start of the pandemic. They just took the stage for the first time since, today. One of my groups is a level 2-3. We received a judge’s choice award in which the judge commented on their safe approach into and out of their skills, proper alignment of the spine and clean placement of arms by ears. Thank you Acrobatic Arts for everything!
Cornwall, Ontario, Canada
It was a last minute decision to take the course and it was honestly one of the best decisions I've ever made. Not only did I gain some much needed (and desired) experience, but also so so much confidence. The course confirmed for me that I was teaching the right things in the right way at the right pace. That has in turn made me a better teacher because I know my students are learning correct skills and progressions, and doing so safely. On top of that, the continual up-to-date information, help, and advice from Acrobatic Arts and the Acro community has been exceptional. I feel safe continuing to grow my students with the knowledge and support from Acrobatic Arts. Thank you.
Ipswich, Queensland, Australia
The AA Assistant Teacher Program is great. The dancers feel accomplished and have improved a lot just from taking the time to evaluate themselves. It has been an asset to our studio and other classes across the board.
Huntsville, Ontario, Canada
I just wanted to say thank you, again, for such a helpful training this past weekend. Sunday night, just after checking and seeing “pass” on my account under Module 1 Certification, I was teaching a teen elite soloist who has complained of having some long-term back problems that she thought might be medical and not dance-related. She ran her Acro tricks and I was able to notice and correct a lumbar-crunching issue in about 5 minutes, tops… we were both just about teared up after she responded to my feedback quickly and completed the skill several more times, looked at me and said, “This is the most helpful thing a teacher has ever said to me - now it doesn’t hurt at all.”
I’m so thrilled to be able to keep my dancers so much safer and healthier moving forward. Thank you!
Ypsilanti, Michigan, United States
Thank you so much! I was so impressed with the training. We actually paid last year to certify with another “tumbling” curriculum and it was no where near the level of professionalism we experienced with AA. I am a believer for life! We will be purchasing the ADRC too!
Paola, Kansas, United States
I thought it was great! ... the best online event or course I've ever taken.
Renton, Washington, United States
Acrobatic Arts is an INCREDIBLE curriculum. It takes the guesswork out of progressive, safe training. Students feel comfortable trusting the process and successful because they are learning proper dance technique, not just interpretations of gymnastic-like skills. The progressions teach kids (and parents) that it is okay to honor where you are, but you have to put in the work and the time to get stronger. The standard for Acro is raising thanks to AA and I am proud to be an Acrobatic Arts Certified instructor.
Garland, Texas, United States
I enjoyed the course very much and Acrobatic Arts did a great job of facilitating the course on Zoom. I was a bit worried about getting a truly efficient training through the Zoom platform. However, it was SO organized and professional. They did a wonderful job of sharing videos, asking us to demonstrate and allowing time for questions. I completed module 1 training in January and I feel that despite being on Zoom, this training closely modeled the in-person training. I did not at all feel "shorted" by training on the Zoom platform and I truly appreciate the professional and thorough training opportunity; especially during this time when encouragement, for so many, is even more desired than normal.
Vicksburg, Mississippi, United States
I really enjoyed the course and picked up some very helpful tricks and ideas. I was really impressed with the explanation of maturity that each age group and milestones should be able to achieve, and found it really interesting. I also liked how different age expectations in the lesson plans were given. I am a secondary school teacher with almost 20 years teaching and have attended many gymnastic courses in different disciplines over the years. The lesson plans provided to use were some of the most straight forward I have worked with and would feel very comfortable passing this to a new young teacher to read and feel confident they could use them in the way they were intended. I am also very grateful being able to do this course over Zoom and enjoyed being online with people all over the globe. I would not have been able to do this course had this not been offered. It was both a cost effective way of being able to participate but enjoyed experiencing learning alongside "colleagues" around the globe and I appreciated seeing the International standards set by Acrobatic Arts. I feel very honoured to be part of this way of learning - THANK YOU!
Dinas Powys, Wales, United Kingdom
Thoroughly enjoyed course. Was initially quite nervous about attending but felt the course conductors ensured that there was plenty opportunity to practice spotting and answered any questions that I had clearly so I could build confidence in what I was doing and I left feeling quite confident in the knowledge I had learned. The demonstrators were also excellent. They put us at ease and were good at giving us feed back on how our spotting helped or hindered them. I felt that this was a huge help. Nothing was too much trouble for them.
Angus, Scotland, United Kingdom
I’ve been teaching Acro for over 25 years and this course has really helped to fill holes that have been missed in my curriculum that I’m just amazed by. It’s so much material in two short days.
Monson, Massachusetts, United States
I commend the pioneers of this great establishment . For us In Nigeria it might be so hard for us to travel due to financial reasons but this online course has allowed us to have the privilege. And our facilitators did a great job as it was like they were with us. A big thank you to Ms Heather, Ms Cheryl, Ms Sandra for making this opportunity to teach and us through the learning process. Am so excited to have this here in Lagos Nigeria . And thank you and long line Acrobatic Arts .
Daniel Owoseni Ajala
Ajangbadi, Lagos, Nigeria