What is Acrobatic Gymnastics?
Acro follows the Junior Olympic System and the Age Group System. Acro is a gymnastics discipline that involves gymnasts working together in partnerships to perform dynamic, balance, and/or combined routines that consist of acrobatic skills, tumbling, and choreography. These routines are all set to music and performed on the gym floor. Within these partnerships, there are base and top positions. The base gymnasts traditionally support, lift, and throw the smaller top gymnast to perform complex acrobatic skills.
Benefits for your athlete
- Opportunity to travel outside of province and out of country
- Less training hours
- One of the greatest benefits of acro comes from working in partnerships. The relationships the gymnasts form with their partners creates some of the most rewarding friendships
- The gymnasts learn to trust and rely on another person and they are an extraordinary support system for one another
Balance - Static elements, pyramids, and lifts. Showcases strength and flexibility. Individual elements show flexibility, strength, and agility
Dynamic - Partner throws and pitches. Catches, re-catches and dismounts. Involves flight and motion n Individual elements show tumbling and leaps
Combined - includes elements from both balance and dynamic
Master of the Canes - Is a hand balancing competition broken into 4 levels based off difficulty. It is competed as an individual routine.
- mixed pairs (1 male and 1 female)
- women’s groups (3 females)
- women’s pairs (2 females)
- men’s groups (4 males)
- men’s pairs (2 males)