Introducing Acrobatic Arts

CDM is a certified Studio of the Acrobatic Arts Curriculum known across Canada, USA, Australia and UK!

This program is designed to promote excellence in tumbling, flexibility, strength, balance, contortion and partner/group stunting for dancers. Through this program, teachers will receive valuable teaching tools to assist in developing the muscle groups, flexibility, and technique required to perform tumbling and partner/group tricks on stage as part of a complete dance routine. Dancers will be inspired to excel, progressing through twelve levels.

The Benefits

Dancers who train through Acrobatic Arts have balanced development, are stronger, more flexible and fearless. Studios that implement this program will see dancers with more skills, who have fewer accidents, and are less likely to develop chronic injuries.This means a consistent and proven approach to teaching methodology of technique. Each class will give your child a challenging cardio-work out, core and muscle strength training, effective flexibility, proprioception and agility training.

Students are able to work at their individual skill level. Within one class, students may be at different skill levels within reason. The one year per level rule does not apply to acro. Students progress at different paces. They work steadily at certain skills until they are achieved (see below). Our Acrobatic Arts certified teachers are trained to challenge every student adequately. Furthermore, students are given ‘free time’ at the end of each class to allow them to work on any advanced skills they would like to achieve.

All levels cover the following sections:
Balancing Skills
Limbering Skills

CDM LEVELS (age guideline only) RECOMMENDED # HOURS
Twinkle Star Dance (3 to 4 yrs) 45 minutes per week
Primary Acro (5 to 6 yrs) 45 minutes per week
Acro 1 – AA Levels 1 & 2 (6 to 7 yrs) 1 hour per week
Acro 2 – AA Levels 3 & 4 (8-10 yrs) 1 hour per week
Acro 3 – AA Levels 5 & 6 (11+ yrs) 2 hours per week
Acro 4 – AA Levels 7 & 8 (12+ yrs) 2 hours per week
Pre-Pro. AA Levels 9 to 12 (12+ yrs) 3 hours per week
Teen Acro – AA Levels 1 through 4 (11 +) 1 hour per week
Junior Advanced Acro (8+ yrs) 2 hours per week by permission
Competitive Acro* 2 hours per week. AA Level 5 skills required
*Competitive Acro Students must take a minium of one choreography class and either.

  • 12 sessions at DanceTrix (preferred) OR
  • 1 training/recreational class at CDM