West Adelaide Acrobatics
TINY TUMBLERS - Acrobatic Arts (Ages 3 to 5yrs)
A fun filled class of energetic movements on the floor and across our acrobatic mat. We do some songs to age appropriate music, warming up, stretching, progressions across the room including donkey kicks, bear walks, skips, marching, galloping and basic turning skills.
At first, they will be successful at circle learning while progressing to travelling in straight lines and waiting their turn. Visual bright coloured station cards are used to assist the student in replicating the position or action successfully.
The children will love working through their report card, collecting stickers and being rewarded with certificates. At the beginning of class parents/carers and their children can together march into the room to meet on a magic mat. We then encourage the children to wave goodbye.
We do recommend that children are potty trained and out of nappies and are able to separate from mum for the class.
Acrobatic Arts (Ages 5 to 12+)
DCM is a certified Acrobatic Arts studio. Acrobatic Arts is an internationally recognised program. Acrobatic Arts is a 12 Level program then follows on to pre-professional. It is designed to promote excellence in flexibility, strength, balance, limbering and tumbling and has a very safe progressive focus to the skills to ensure students are successful.
Our classes are perfectly balanced between learning and fun. We place a firm focus on the student’s comprehension of the terminology of the skill as well as the physical movement. Primary to level 1 is usually where all beginners to Acro commence, unless coming from another dance style training background HOWEVER older students may commence in Level 1-4 classes as they can watch, copy and learn faster than younger students. The teacher will always assess the student and change placement if necessary.
Children learn in a safe environment all under the supervision of a qualified trainer. Children will learn the mechanics of falling and catching, bridges (backbends), cartwheels, handstand kick ups, balancing, working with partners/groups and more. Skills become more physically challenging as the levels progress. Children will also learn more about their muscle groups and correct stretching techniques to improve and strengthen acrobatic skills.