Is a Partner Required?
Acro is always more fun with a friend so we recommend you come with a friend or partner – you can even bring your mum! But don’t worry – if you come alone you can meet new friends here, or work with our instructors.
But I’m not Flexible enough?
False. So you’re not a human pretzel & you can’t touch your toes (YET) that’s ok! Participating in Acro is a great way to improve your flexibility & mobility. Our clients often notice a greater range of motion within their first few sessions.
But I’m not Strong enough?
False. You will be surprised what you can do with your body when following the correct techniques. Some skills are more challenging that others so we will always start you off with something appropriate for your skill level & assist you to develop from there. Let us show you how!
Why don’t you offer Kids classes?
We feel strongly about creating a space for Adults to HAVE FUN. We want to remind you that life can be just as fun as a grown up. We encourage play, creativity, connection, laughing, trying, falling, trying again – acing it! Switch your mind off of the daily grind for a few hours & let your hair down!
What level am I?
Beginner – Our beginner classes are aimed at those who are completely new to acro or with very limited experience. We aim to teach correct techniques from the start (don’t train bad habits!) and focus on safety (how to safely enter & exit moves) to build up understanding & confidence.
Intermediate – Our intermediate classes are aimed at those with some acro experience. It is expected that you will be able to hold basic static poses without a spotter (e.g bird, throne, star) as intermediate classes include progressing into transitions & pops.
Not sure? Get in touch with us!
What is Open Training?
Open training provides a safe space to practice acrobatic skills. This session is supervised by our teachers who can offer support and guidance, however no formal class instruction is provided. Creativity is encouraged – found a pose on instagram? Or just want to drill your skills? Take advantage of our crash mats, lunge lines & coaches who can assist you to make it happen!
Acroyoga/L-Basing – a style of partner acrobatics with the base laying down & the flyer performing poses on the bases feet.
L-Basing is partner based acrobatics involving a ‘base’ and ‘flyer’. Bases & flyers work together to create poses where the flyer is balanced on the feet or hands of the base. Both base & flyer are building core and overall strength, while improving the ability to balance, & improving teamwork & communication. Acroyoga/L-basing is also a great way to have fun interactions & build connections with others.
Beginner level includes static poses and acro balance fundamentals. Intermediate level includes dynamic movements, including flows, pops and transitions of the static poses learnt in the beginner class.
Standing acrobatics consists of a base and a flyer where the base lifts and supports the flyer in standing static poses or moving standing flows (known as Adagio). Tempo, timing and positional fundamentals are taught.
Icarian – or ‘POPS’ essentially a dynamic movement of ‘throw & catch” either maintaining one position or transitioning to another.
Hand to Hand – The illusive art of the flyer performing a handstand on the hands of the base… and no you don’t necessarily have to be able to hold a free handstand to achieve this skill.
Standing in Hands – Also called Foot to Hand, in this position the flyer stands in the bases hands. This skill is essential in Acrobatic Foundations & can be learned with the correct technique & regular practice.
Counter Balance – A delicate balance of weight & force creating stillness & beauty
Adagio – A combination of dance & acro, beautiful lifts that flow with grace…
Spotting – A network of trust to ensure everyone is kept safe & protected during skills. A good spotter ensures the safety of the flyer by supporting them when attempting a skill. The base is always considered ‘first spot’ and should always be focused on catching the flyer, however an additional person can also spot & support the pair in case the skill is unsuccessful.