The word, acrobatics, may bring to mind images of trapeze artists, tightropes, and Cirque du Soleil stars. Perhaps you think you need to be flexible and tiny to excel in these classes.
In reality, our classes are filled with students of different ages, flexibility levels, and body types. Acrobatics requires balance, strength, stamina, agility, coordination, and trust, but if you’re not there yet, we can help you build the foundational skills through our classes.
Before getting started with acrobatics, here are a few common questions about the sport:
1. What do you learn in acrobatics?
Acrobatics is a class designed to help students overcome their limits, whether physical or mental. The practice is often challenging, but also rewarding, fun, and dynamic. Teamwork is a big element of these classes.
A few things you can expect to learn:
- Tumbling: cartwheels, rolls, handsprings, flips
- Solo poses: headstands, handstands, L-sits
- Group poses, with formations like pyramids and lifts
2. Why learn acrobatics?
We could write an entire article solely focused on reasons to learn acrobatics. Ever wanted to do a flip like a Marvel hero? Looking for the most fun class to stay in shape and improve your flexibility? Want to improve your confidence and ability to trust your partner? Yup, acrobatics can do it all.
Acrobatics helps students to improve their balance, focus, stamina, coordination, agility, and strength by mastering different skills. Although acrobatics has a reputation for being a fun and playful class, many of our students are surprised by how much strength, control, and agility are required to hold poses and often have a noticeable increase in their core strength and balance as a result.
3. Can families do acrobatics?
Yes, we love seeing families and couples come to our acrobatics classes. As we mentioned, acrobatics works for people of all ages, shapes, and sizes. There are different positions, either base or top/flyer, which work well for families. The bonus of training as a family, is that you can easily practice at home. For families with small children, we typically incorporate children from around age 4.
Additionally, acrobatics poses require trust between partners, so it’s a great way to stay in shape while improving your friendships, relationships, or other bonds.
4. Can I do acrobatics if I have previous injuries?
It depends. We do our best to tailor our classes around any injuries or other physical limitations. We recommend reaching out to our team before attending a class so that we can discuss your specific injury and work together to ensure you can safely participate in our class.
5. Is it too late to learn acrobatics?
Absolutely not! Our classes are for all ages and skill levels. If you dream of acrobatics classes, we hope you consider joining us.
Not sure if it’s right for you? Join us for a free week of trial classes.
6. How long does it take to learn acrobatics?
It depends on several factors. Physicality and body awareness are two big aspects of how quickly students are able to grasp new poses, and any background in sports, dance, gymnastics, or other physical activities is helpful. That said, it really comes down to your enthusiasm to learn and your commitment to practice. We recommend attending 2-3 classes per week, especially when you’re getting started. This helps your body develop some muscle memory and maintain momentum in the early stages of your acrobatics journey.
7. What should I wear to an acrobatics class?
Our uniform is the best outfit for classes, and you will receive your uniform, included in your registration fee, when you sign up for a membership with us!
If you are attending a trial class, we have spare uniforms that you can borrow. As an alternative, we recommend wearing comfortable exercise clothing that will not restrict your movement, such as a t-shirt, sweatpants, or leggings.