FAQ Acro Classes
“Acro is the beautiful fusion of traditional dance and acrobatic movement”
We were excited to introduce weekly Acro classes in April 2019 and now offer 3 classes a week with our teacher Clare who is a qualified Acrobatic Arts teacher.
When can my child start Acro? Acro is available to children from the age of 4.
When are the classes? Our Acro classes are on Thursday afternoons in the studio at Poulton YMCA (Breck Road, Poulton le Fylde, FY6 7PU) Our timetable is: Acro 1 (3.55 – 4.25pm) Acro 2 (4.25 – 5.05pm) Acro 3 (5.05 – 5.45pm).
Newstarters will often be asked to try Acro 1 initially so that our teacher Clare can informally asses and make sure that is the most appropriate class for them. Children starting the class with a significant dance background or prior Acro or gymnastics experience may be recommended to start in Acro 2 or 3. The focus in our Acro clases is on personal ability and development and within each class there is a lot of differentiation for the skills and students are encouraged to recognise and work at the most appropriate level for their ability.
How much? Acro 1 is £4.50 per lesson, Acro 2 and 3 are £5.50. As with all our classes, during your first half term classes can be paid for weekly whilst settling, following that all classes are payable half termly upon invoice.
Is there a uniform? Yes, however when your child starts they are absolutely fine in their own shorts with a leotard / t shirt. When settled the uniform for Acro 1 and 2 is a pink and silver leotard with pink shorts and for Acro 3 it is a black and silver leotard with black shorts. All uniform can be ordered here.
Whilst it isn’t compulsory at the moment we strongly recommend that from Acro 2, the class is taken in addition to other classes, such as Ballet or Modern as Acro is utilised in choreography to enhance technique in another genre, Modern for example. Our Acro classes focus predominantly on acro skills and so dance technique and movement vocabulary as children get older, needs to be learnt in another technique class Here is a great example of Acro skills used within choreography.