Bend Acrobatic Academy offers programs for ages 5 & up for everyone from absolute beginners to highly skilled students. If you have any questions about classes or need help finding the right class for you please email bendacroacademy@gmail.com.


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!

Classes will run in two terms:

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

Schedule

SUNDAYS

Location: 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

Location: GymKyds Gymnastics Centre, 421 Beaverhill Blvd. Winnipeg, MB

Class available by term or as a drop-in ($25 + GST).

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

FRIDAYS

Location: Quantum Dance Academy St. Norbert Location, 3551 Pembina Hwy, Winnipeg

Classes available by term or as a drop-in ($18 + GST for 5:00 class, $15 + GST for 6:00 class).

TimeClass
5:00-6:00 PMIntermediate/Advanced Flexibility (Ages 10+)
6:00-6:45 PMAdult Beginner Flexibility (Ages 16+)

Pricing

TERM PRICING

Class LengthTerm 1Term 2Both*
45 minutes$234 + GST$234 + GST$421.20 + GST
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. 

DROP-INS

Available for the following classes:

  • Intermediate/Advanced Tumbling (Wednesdays 8:00-9:30) $25 + GST per class.
  • Intermediate/Advanced Flexibility (Fridays 5:00-6:00) $18 + GST per class.
  • Adult Beginner Flexibility (Fridays 6:00-6:45) $15 + GST per class.

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.

FLEXIBILITY

Ages 10-Adult

Flexibility is the key to moving better. The focus in this class is to improve and increase flexibility while using safe & effective stretching techniques. Each class will blend active & passive stretching techniques to help participants develop flexibility, mobility, stability, and control. No β€œtricks” (ex. handstands, walkovers, etc.) will be covered in this class. The focus is solely on flexibility. 

  • Intermediate/Advanced class is for ages 10 & up. Recommended for those with previous experience working on flexibility and who are comfortable with stretching things like splits, bridges, kicks, & beyond. (Drop in $18 + GST)
  • Adult Beginner class is for anyone ages 16 & up looking to work on their flexibility. This class is designed to be inclusive and help participants wherever they are in their flexibility journey. Your body will thank you for doing this class! (Drop in $15 + GST)

TUMBLING

Ages 10+

A class dedicated to tumbling! Tumble just for fun, to keep up your skills, or to add new skills to your repertoire. This particular class is for intermediate to advanced level tumblers. Students should be comfortable with cartwheels, rolls, walkovers, and have some previous experience in either tumbling, acro, dance, gymnastics, or similar. Skills like back handsprings, front and back saltos, aerials, and beyond will be covered.

Join tumbling classes for the session and save OR come on a drop-in basis. Drop-in students must email at least 24 hours ahead of the class they plan to attend to reserve their space. (Drop in $25 + GST per class)