NORTHERN
DANCE
CENTRE

Est  1948

Acrobatics Classes

We are delighted to bring Acrobatic Arts to Northern Dance Centre!

Classes take place on Tuesdays: see Skipton timetable page for details


The programme has been created by a successful studio owner with decades of experience, Acrobatic Arts runs training and certification courses for dance teachers in the art of AcroDance.  The programme is based on safe and effective progressions with proven results in 5 divisions of AcroDance: Flexibility, Strength, Balancing, Limbering and Tumbling.  Developed with input from professionals and experts in ballet, modern dance, jazz, contortion, artistic gymnastics, rhythmic gymnastics, sport acrobatics, yoga, Acro Yoga, Pilates, physiotherapy, hand balancing and more, you will not find a more comprehensive program.  Simple thoughtful progressions take the beginner pre-school level dancer from log rolls and somersaults to the advanced dancer tumbling effortlessly across the stage!  


Acrobatic Dance, or Acro as it is commonly referred to by dancers and dance professionals, is the beautiful fusion of classic dance technique and the precision and athleticism of acrobatic elements. 

Often defined by unique choreography, Acro dancers seamlessly blend musicality, 

emotional expression, line and extension with acrobatic movements in a dance context.


Acro is an especially challenging style for dancers to master as training in both dance and acrobatic elements is required. Acro technique includes balancing, limbering, tumbling and partnering, based in flexibility, contortion and strength.


Dancers who train through Acrobatic Arts have balanced development, are stronger, more flexible and fearless!


You can also do exams…. The Acrobatic Arts examination process is designed to motivate dancers. Having defined and achievable goals is a proven way to motivate dancers to excel. Dancers work through twelve exam levels, each designed to create a well balanced acrobat, including elements of flexibility, strength, balance, limbering and tumbling.


Acro Classes are taught by our highly qualified acrobatics coach and RAD Dance Teacher, Beverley Demain.