At DSBPA, we place a heavy emphasis on learning appropriate technique. You won’t just learn skills—you’ll learn the how and the why so that you can do them correctly. This helps with injury prevention and progression so that you can safely build on each previous skill. We won’t teach you skills beyond your level, but we will challenge you safely in every class.
Students' training includes methods of climbing, foot locks onto the fabrics, and learning basic movements on the fabrics and aerial safety. Students then extend their working repertoire of aerial movements, their core strength, their stamina, and their body control. As students progress they will learn new climbs and locks, as well as additional movements including inversion all based on having a fundamental control in silks. Students will explore staying in the air and combining several movements in order to build a base for future performances.
You'll find our school culture very welcoming, non-competitive, and fun.
Foundations: introduces you to silks and builds strength getting you off the ground
Continuing Beginning Silks: This class builds on skills developed in Absolute Beginning and adds split roll-up, double helix, footlocker climbs, footlocker in the air and more.
Beginning Intermediate Silks: This class builds on skills developed in prior levels and adds monkey foot, hipkey in the air, v-up from ground, thigh hitch, ankle hang and more
Intermediate Silks: This class continues to build on skills adding the bicycle climb, same side & opposite side thigh wrap, cross back straddle, and more.
Advantages of Acro Class for Kids
With the summer break just around the corner, it’s possible that your child needs to get their nose out of their phone, their bottom off the couch, and into a fun and healthy activity to keep them entertained in a productive way! At DSBPA we provide an array of kids classes that will have your kiddo anxiously awaiting the next session. While it’s a common misconception that acro classes just give children the opportunity to jump around and do handstands, the class is actually very technical and offers benefits for your growing child that will extend beyond the confines of class. While we will challenge your child we will never force a position, training students safely is our number one priority.
Coordination and Balance
One thing that acro class provides, and asks for, is a strong sense of coordination and balance. This is key in order to perform front and back handsprings, aerials, and more. This also requires a certain level of discipline. After just a few classes, you and your child will notice significant improvements in these aspects. And as a bonus, they’ll likely be able to walk around the house on their hands, which is a pretty cool trick!
Flexibility is a huge component of the class, specifically back flexibility. This will help your child have a better range of motion in their muscles, as well as have them more prepared for more advanced classes such as ballet. Overall, flexibility will keep their joints and muscles healthy even after class.
It may not seem like it since they’ll be having so much fun, but acro class is a great way for them to build up their upper and lower body strength. Especially at a young age.
Our dance classes focus on both a physical and an intellectual understanding of how each movement should be executed. Strength, flexibility, grace, balance, poise, and musicality will be developed along with an understanding of the principles of ballet and modern techniques.
Youth Ballet: for students who have taken ballet classes before but are feeling rusty or those who are new to ballet and want to explore. Focuses on basics and technique. Recommended ages 10 - 16
Youth Modern: This class aims to help students get connected to the floor, their bodies and music through a variety of movements such as floor work, turns, jumps and improvisation. This class borrows from various Modern techniques such as Graham, Cunningham and more. Recommended ages 10 - 16
Ballet 2/3: Students continue to learn theory and vocabulary including positions of feet and arms, 8 points of the room, body directions. Recommended for students with at least 2 years of ballet training