Tumbling & Acro
*There is no recital for the acro/tumbling program.
**$5 Discount is Per Family Each Month
** 2 Weeks Written Notice to Withdraw from ANY Class Hand Delivered to the Director. Tuition or Supply Fees will not be reimbursed as stated in the Policies & Procedures contract.**
We will give a brief description of each program so you know which program fits your students needs.
Project Dance successfully introduced the ACROBATIC ARTS program in the fall of 2017. This program was developed by a Canadian studio owner with decades of experience. Its widely used in over 7,000 studios internationally.
PD Studio Owners were first introduced to this amazing program at a workshop in Los Angeles and saw the value in its progressions immediately. After a year of researching the
program, PD brought in the Acrobatic Arts professionals from Canada to educate and certify our staff.
The program is based on a safe and effective progression with proven results in five divisions:
Developed with the input from professionals and experts in all genres of dance, contortion, artistic gymnastics, rhythmic gymnastics, pilates and many more, you will not find a MORE comprehensive program. Simple, yet thoughtful progressions take the beginner preschool level student from log rolls and forward rolls to the advanced student that can effortlessly tumble across the stage! ACRO gives tumbling tricks softer lines and emphasizes length through tricks.
In the ACRO program your student will work on back and front walkovers, side and front aerials, back handsprings and backs tucks. However, this is not it’s main emphasis. It also implements many other tricks that build strength and flexibility that set our students apart. This program helps our dancers to perform
tricks with more grace and control making tumbling safe on a hard stage.
In the 2019-2020 season the ACRO program will continue to be a requirement for all of our competition teams to take, except power tap and hip hop. If our competition students are wanting or needing more help on specific tricks, such as a side aerial or back hand spring then taking either an extra TUMBLING
class or attending a Saturday aerial or back handspring clinic would be highly suggested.
The ACRO program next season will be divided into 6 comprehensive levels and placement auditions will be the first week in August. Students in this program are evaluated twice a season to track progression and growth.
Project Dances focus is and will always be on quality!! That is why we couldn’t be more enthused about the new, very comprehensive and well thought through tumbling syllabus being implemented again in the fall of 2019. This program was inspired not only from years of experience from our highly qualified staff but also derived from the tested and tried Acrobatic Arts program that focuses also on strength and flexibility.
PD’s tumbling program is a more traditional tumbling program focusing on the basics such as cartwheels, roundoffs, back and front walkovers, standing back handsprings, roundoff back handsprings, standing back tucks, side and front aerials and everything in between. Other important attributes of the program are detail in technique, safety, confidence, flexibility, power tricks and the use of a tumble track. All tumbling will be executed on mats.
Next season the TUMBLING Program will be divided by 5 comprehensive levels: Level 1-5. A brief description of each level is below to assist when registering. However, a placement audition will take place the first class in August, which may change a students class time.
Level 1- Your student is a first time tumbler. Your student may struggle with either flexibility or strength or maybe both. They cannot do a solid cartwheel or straight handstand unassisted.
Level 2- Your student has a solid cartwheel on their strong side and is working on their weaker side. Your student can also demonstrate a bridge kickover unassisted, with average technique.
Level 3- Your student can do a front and back walkover with average technique and a hurdle roundoff. Your student is working on an aerial and a standing back handspring.
Level 4- Student can do a side aerial on one side and a standing back handspring unassisted with average technique.
Level 5- Student is working on a front aerial, weaker side aerial, round back handspring, standing back tuck and a back layout.
The Friday Tumbling Program is a very popular program for many reasons. Qualified staff, low student to teacher ratio and dance classes are offered back to back with tumbling classes.
Our during the week program also boasts the same qualities, it differs because dance classes may not be held back to back. Students in the tumbling program are evaluated twice a season to track progression and growth.
**Our staff HIGHLY RECOMMENDS our students in our tumbling program to be enrolled in two classes a week!
Project Dance offers both morning and early afternoon TUMBLING classes. This program is our most popular program because we offer dance classes back to back during the day separated by level and age.
Starting the season of 2019-2020 students will be separated into two levels for both preschool and kindergarten. Certified and experienced teachers in our day TUMBLING program love working with younger ages and are very skilled at class management, safety and positive reinforcement. Students will not only learn awesome tumbling skills but they will be learning proper form/technique. Students will also learn to work with others by demonstrating proper class etiquette, how to stay positive and hard work ethic. Students in this program are evaluated twice a season to track progression and growth.
Preschool Level 1- Students must be 3-4 years old and be ok with being without mom or dad. This tumbling class is geared towards our youngest beginners or “first timers”. They will be working on locomotor skills, class etiquette, how to follow instructions along with somersaults, baby bridge, handstands against the wall, pre- cartwheel and other various skills that they will need to be able toexecute for Preschool Level 2.
Preschool Level 2- Students must be 4 in August and turning 5 years old during the tumbling season. Students will be learning right and left cartwheels, handstands, bridge, bridge kick over and many other skills. They will also be focusing on strength, balance and flexibility exercises throughout the season.
Kinder Level 1- Students must be 5 in August and turning 6 during the tumbling season. Students will be learning right and left cartwheels, handstands, bridge, bridge kicker over, handstand bridge and many other skills. They will also be focusing on strength, balance and flexibility exercises throughout the season.
Kinder Level 2- Students must be 5 in August and turning 6 during the tumbling season. Students must have a strong “good side” cartwheel, working on “weaker side: cartwheel, a solid handstand, a bridge
with their weight shifted over armpits and bridge kick over with little to no spot. The tumbling season will consist of focusing on solid back and front walkover with beautiful technique, back walkovers and back handsprings along with many other skills. They will be focusing on strength, balance and flexibility exercises throughout the season as well.
It is not required but strongly recommended that your student take 2 tumbling classes a week for a faster progression. Preschool Level 1 is the only tumbling class that is not offered twice a week.
What to expect from ACRO, TUMBLING and DAY TUMBLING Programs:
The second full week of August is when the 2019-2020 season begins, but registration begins in May of 2019. Classes fill up quickly, so do NOT delay.
A brief description is above to assist when registering for classes. However, a placement audition will take place the first class in August which may change a students class time.
Twice a season, all students will be evaluated in class to track progression and growth.
If you miss the first initial class placement audition, no problem. Follow the level guidelines above to place your student in the appropriate class. If a teacher feels a student was not accurately placed, the office will contact you.
After February 1st, Project Dance will not allow new students to register in our tumbling program except for Level 1, upon availability.
Class size will be smaller this next season, so again, do not delay registering. Registration will be made available May of 2019.
A waiver must be signed, registration filled out and registration fee paid first to be able to attend a placement audition.
All students must wear a leo or biketard to class with hair pulled up. Bare, clean feet.
Your student will progress much quicker if taking an ACRO or TUMBLING class 2x a week. Staff highly recommend this! Most in our program take twice a week. The strength and flexibility emphasis will help considerably with dance as well.
Your student will also progress much quicker if they are regularly attending class and practicing DAILY at home. You will see a difference!