Bend Acrobatic Academy offers Acrobatic Dance lessons following the Acrobatic Arts Syllabus. Programs available for absolute beginners to highly skilled acro dancers. Classes for ages 5 & up.


Summer 2021

Summer Intensive classes are back for a fifth year! Click here to learn more & register online. Classes will run Tuesday evenings at GymKyds Gymnastics Centre (421 Beaverhill Blvd) from July 27-August 31, 2021.


Fall 2021- Spring 2022 Season

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!

Please note the following:

  • Schedule is subject to change.
  • With Covid-19 uncertainty still looming, payment for fall will not be taken until closer to the Term 1 start date. Registered participants will be contacted to make payment when the time comes.

Classes will run in two terms:

Term 1:September 12, 2021 – January 31, 2022
Term 2: February 1, 2022 – June 12, 2022

Schedule

SUNDAYS (GymKyds Gymnastics Centre, 421 Beaverhill Blvd. Winnipeg, MB)

TimeClass
5:00-6:00 PMBeginner Acro (Ages 5+)
6:00-7:00 PMNovice Acro (Ages 7+)
7:00-8:00 PMIntermediate Acro (Ages 9+)
8:00-9:00 PMAdvanced Acro (Ages 11+)

WEDNESDAYS (GymKyds Gymnastics Centre, 421 Beaverhill Blvd. Winnipeg, MB)

TIMECLASS
8:00-9:30Intermediate/Advanced Acro (Ages 10+)

FRIDAYS (Quantum Dance Academy St. Norbert Location, 3551 Pembina Hwy, Winnipeg)

TimeClass
5:00-6:15 PMAdvanced Acro (Ages 11+)
6:15-7:15 PMBeginner/Novice Acro (Ages 5+)
7:15-8:30 PMIntermediate Acro (Ages 9+)

Pricing

Class LengthTerm 1Term 2Both*
1 hour$288 + GST$288 + GST$518.40 + GST
1.25 hours$324 + GST$324 + GST$583.20 + GST
1.5 hours$360 + GST$360 + GST$648 + GST

*10% discount applied for students who register and pay for Term 1 & 2 in full upon enrolment. Discount will be added at time of payment.

*Students registering for 2 classes in the same term will receive a 10% discount off their second (or shorter) class.

  • A once yearly registration & insurance fee of $35 per student is due upon enrolment. 

Important Information

  • There are no recitals & we may end term 2 with a wind-up and casual performance event for families. There are no additional costs for costumes or recital fees.
  • All payments are to be made by e-transfer (sent to bendacroacademy@gmail.com), cash, or cheque prior to the start of the first class. 
  • No refunds beyond the second class of the term. (Ex. Student does first two classes of term and decides not to continue, a prorated refund for the term minus the first two classes will be provided).
  • Bend Acrobatic Academy does not give credit and/or refunds for class(es) missed due to holidays, vacation, illness, weather, etc.

CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

Read below to learn about different class options. Specified ages are to be used as a guideline. Teacher reserves the right to change a student classes to ensure the best & safest fit.

BEGINNER ACRO

Ages 5+, Acrobatic Arts Primary-Level 2.

In Beginner Acro the focus is on learning the fundamentals of acrobatic dance & movement. Building a strong foundation is key in acro and this is where it starts!

No pre-requisites or prior experience necessary.

NOVICE ACRO

Ages 7+, Acrobatic Arts Level 3-4.

In Novice Acro we continue to perfect our acro fundamentals and start to move beyond the basics. This class is best suited for students with 1-2 years of previous acro experience or related experience (i.e. gymnastics, dance, etc.)

Before registering for Novice Acro students should be comfortable with the following skills:

  • 5 regular push-ups in a row
  • Hollow body hold (10 seconds)
  • Handstand facing wall (30 seconds)
  • Teddy bear stand
  • Bridge from standing
  • Bridge kick over from height
  • Understanding of square splits
  • Cartwheel (at least 1 side)

INTERMEDIATE ACRO

Ages 9+, Acrobatic Arts Level 5-7.

In Intermediate Acro we start to work towards more intricate acrobatic skills and variations. This class is best suited for students with 3+ years of previous acro experience or related experience (i.e. gymnastics, dance, etc.)

Before registering for Intermediate Acro students should be comfortable with the following skills:

  • 10 regular push-ups in a row
  • 5 tricep push-ups in a row
  • 15 v-snaps
  • Handstand facing wall (1 minute)
  • All splits within 6 inches of the ground
  • Can hold headstands, chest stands, and forearm stands for minimum 10 seconds each, leg position optional.
  • Front and back walkover on at least 1 side.
  • 1 hand cartwheel on both sides with either hand.
  • Dive cartwheel
  • Hurdle round-off

ADVANCED ACRO

Ages 11+, Acrobatic Arts Level 8-Pre-Professional 3.

In Advanced Acro we work towards challenging skills and pushing the boundaries of our acrobatic abilities. This class is best suited for students with 5+ years of previous acro experience or related experience (i.e. gymnastics, dance, etc.)

Before registering for Advanced Acro students should be comfortable with the following skills:

  • 20 regular push-ups in a row
  • 10 tricep push-ups in a row
  • 20 v-snaps
  • Handstand facing wall (1 minute)
  • All splits within 4 inches of the ground
  • Chest stand, forearm stand, shoulder stand, and handstand with straight legs (10 seconds each)
  • Handstand walking
  • Front & back walkover (both sides)
  • Able to do flying bridge or rolling tinsica from knees
  • Past experience with side & front aerials*
  • Past experience back handsprings*

*Students do not need to have these skills mastered already but should have at minimum past experience with them and be comfortable to try them with a spotter.