New for 2022-2023
Acro Classes at KMC !
We know that acrobatic training is becoming an important part of dance training, we have taken the time to find the right instructor who has gone through the Acro for dance teacher training, and we are ready to launch this exciting addition at KMC.
Erin will be teaching our Acro Classes at KMC. She is an award winning, accomplished gymnast and dancer who will take the skills that she has learned, along with her love of children and the training through the Acro for dance teacher's program to make our classes fun and train our dancers correctly. Check out her Bio on the Team page !
Classes will be held on
Tumble Tots for ages 3-6 10:00-10:30
Red Level ages 7-11 10:30-11:00
Tumble Tots and Red level
Half hour classes- $41.00 per month.
For our Show Unit dancers who have items that they need to work on as dances get choreographed as the year progresses, there will be drop-in classes available on the following dates from 8:30-9:15 am on Saturday Mornings for $15.00
November 5th, 12th and 19th
December 3rd and 17th
February 18th and 25th
March 4th, 11th, 18th and 25th
Drop In Classes
What Are the benefits of Acro Classes?
IMPROVES FLEXIBILITY AND MOBILITY
As muscles grow and strength is increased, it’s important to keep our bodies flexible and mobile. One of the advantages of acro dance is that it increases flexibility while building strength. This allows dancers to maintain and improve their range of motion so they can execute acrobatic moves safely with minimal risk of injury. As dancers, flexibility is extremely important to prevent injuries, pain, and stiffness.
INCREASES CONFIDENCE AND SELF-ESTEEM
When students learn difficult steps and master acro movements, we see their confidence boost and their excitement grow. Their eyes light up and they are more confident to learn another difficult move. Dance helps us overcome challenges and inspires us to believe that we can accomplish what we set our minds to.
IMPROVES OVERALL COORDINATION
All types of dance styles can help improve coordination and balance in their own way. While tap teaches students rhythmic coordination and ballet training help improve precise muscle coordination, the acro dance takes an incredible amount of coordination with intricate routines. Movements like a handspring, chest stand, cartwheels, Valdez, and a front aerial, just to name a few, takes coordination and dedication to another level. Often, students don’t realize they’re improving their coordination while practicing these moves in a fun and safe environment.
ENCOURAGES CONSISTENCY AND DEDICATION
You may have heard the expression “practice makes perfect”, but we believe that practice makes progress. Like all dance styles, acro movements need practice! We help our students build up their skills and give them a different challenge for each move they master. With each class, students learn the value of showing up consistently and being committed to small improvements over time. This is a skill they can apply to all areas of their life!