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WHY “IT’S HIP TO BE SQUARE” IN ACRO CLASS!

Have you ever wondered why Acrobatique encourages you to work your students in square? Square positions are not as aesthetically pleasing as turned-out positions and, for most, square just feels terrible! So, why do we work in square, and what does “square” actually mean? Square – or parallel –...

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What it REALLY Takes to Get That Aerial

Ask any student: what is the number one trick you want to learn in Acro Class? The answer is always the same – an Aerial! It is no wonder every student wants to get an Aerial: a beautiful, no-handed Cartwheel that pops up and into the air with seemingly little effort; who wouldn’t want to...

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Keep Your Senior Students Excited About Acro (Even If They've Hit a Tumbling Plateau)

Keep Your Senior Students Excited About Acro (Even If They've Hit a Tumbling Plateau) By Lisa Claydon of Acrobatique AcroDance The Aerial; the Back Handspring; the Back Layout; these are the “big guns” – the tricks that students (and their parents) hope to achieve when signing up for acro...

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The Importance of Being Insured

The Importance of Being Insured By Lisa Claydon of the Acrobatique AcroDance Syllabus As Acro teachers, we take every possible step to eliminate accidents or injuries in our classes. Practicing new tricks on mats, making sure students are mentally focused, spending time on conditioning/fitness...

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Are You Feeling The Pressure To Produce Acro Tricks Overnight?

In our high-achieving dance world, we are often bombarded by the messages of “limitless”, and “pushing past boundaries”. While these motivational messages may be entirely well-meant and, in theory, a vital part of the approach used when teaching our students, we must be careful of how we put...

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