Acrobatic training teaches flexibility, balance, strength, muscle control, discipline and concentration as well as spatial awareness. The high degree of discipline and concentration required for acrobatics carries over to many aspects of a student’s life, including academics and other athletic performance.
In an acrobatic dance, you can add dance elements from ballet, jazz, modern, tumbling and gymnastics. Props and equipment can also be used. Acrobatic dance can be done to any type of music and many acrobatic schools give great freedom of expression to performers. Group presentations can be very interesting as partner stunts can be added.
Look for an Acrobatic dance school where the teacher gives careful, quality instruction. Classical ballet training is to the advantage of an acrobat as the proper body alignment is taught in classical ballet classes.
"Dance is the most immediate and accessible of the arts because it involves your own body. When a youngster learns to move his body on a note of music, it’s exciting. He has taken control of his body; and by learning to do that, he has discovered he can take control of his life." - Jacques d’Amboise, Founder, National Dance Institute; Principal Dancer, New York City Ballet