3-D Dance is an Acrobatic Arts Certified Studio!

3-D Dance implements the Acrobatic Arts Curriculum into all of our tumbling and acro classes, but what is the difference between tumbling class and acro class?

Tumbling is a genre of gymnastics. It is an acrobatic discipline which utilizes the skills of artistic gymnastics on the floor. It is practiced on padded flooring, assistive mats, a trampoline and a tumble track. Students will learn tumbling skills and connective forward and backwards elements such as handstand variations, rolls, round offs, cartwheels, aerials, handsprings, walkovers and more. In tumbling at 3-D Dance, students learn strength, power, and agility through repetition of skills. Tumbling students focus on cardio warm up, stretching, and building strong muscles.

Tumbling skills include handsprings, round offs, and series of skills performed in a sequence usually with a running preparation. Tumbling classes at 3-D Dance use foam mats, soft flooring, and trampolines to practice and perform skills. Tumbling will benefit students who love to run, jump, and flip. Tumbling is a very high energy class that focuses on stamina, muscle strength, and flexibility through repetition of movement.

Acrobatic Arts or “Acro” is the fusion of dance technique, athleticism , agility, and strength through acrobatic skills that are seamlessly incorporated into dance choreography. The Acrobatic Arts program is based on safe and effective progressions with proven results in the areas of Flexibility, Strength, Balancing, Limbering and Tumbling. Developed by experts in ballet, modern dance, jazz dance, contortion, acrobatics, rhythmic gymnastics, yoga, Pilates and physiotherapy, Acrobatic Arts is the most comprehensive AcroDance curriculum around. Thoughtful progressions take the beginner preschool level dancer from log rolls and somersaults to the advanced dancer tumbling effortlessly across the stage!

Acro is usually taught and performed without major equipment and dance elements are utilized within the acrobatic technique. In tumbling, dance elements are not as frequently incorporated and often involve executing skills from a running preparation rather than a choreographed dance preparation. Acro will benefit students who love to dance, flip, and try new things. The Acrobatic Arts curriculum focuses on closing the gap between dance and tumbling. 

If your child is interested in trying a tumbling or acro class at 3-D Dance, sign up for a trial class at www.3-ddance.com