AcroDance is the fusion of classic dance technique with the precision and athleticism of tumbling. Acrobatic training teaches flexibility, balance, strength, muscle control, and above all, discipline and concentration. With our careful, quality instruction, dancers will gain more flexibility, upper body strength, and spatial awareness providing a substantial advantage in today’s demanding choreography. The high degree of discipline and concentration required in dance and acrobatics carries over to many other aspects of a student’s life.
AcroDance is the fusion of age classic dance technique with proper body alignment and the precision and athleticism of tumbling. Under the guidance of our qualified acrodance teachers, students learn basic acrobatic skills such as handstands, cartwheels, bridges, forward and backward rolls.
ACRODANCE 1 – K & 1st GRADE
ACRODANCE 2 – 2nd & 3rd GRADE
ACRODANCE 3 – 4th & 5th GRADE
Advanced AcroDance builds upon basic technique while continuing to work on flexibility, balance, strength, muscle control and also learning more advanced acrobatics. Prerequisites for Advanced AcroDance include: handstands, one-handed cartwheel, round-off, bridge walking, back-bend kick-over, handstand forward roll and front limber. Students will work toward handstand walking, handstand pirouettes, dive front walkover, front handsprings, back handsprings, round-off back handsprings and side aerials.
Hip Hop/Acro combines fun hip hop moves with the fitness of basic tumbling. This is a fast-paced class that will keep kids moving and feeling confident in a fun, safe environment.
HIP HOP/ACRO 1 – K & 1st GRADE
HIP HOP/ACRO 2 – 2nd & 3rd GRADE
TUITION: $850 | COSTUME FEE: $115
Shawn Mahoney began his ballet, tap, and jazz training at the Joanne Langione Dance Center and his early performing career with Jose Mateo’s Ballet Theatre in Boston, MA. As an apprentice, Shawn danced for American Ballet Theatre before joining Boston Ballet. At Boston Ballet, Shawn performed in Petipa, Balanchine, Kylian, Forsythe, Bejart and others. Shawn performed as a chosen member of “Tharp!”, a national and international touring company directed by Twyla Tharp. Ms. Tharp invited Shawn to be part of the creative and choreographic process for her Broadway hit “Movin’ Out” and performed in Tharp’s “Red, White, and Blues”. Shawn performed with the Suzanne Farrell/Balanchine Project, Sean Curran Company, Washington Ballet, and Bale Estado de Goias. As an educator, Shawn has taught internationally for Festa de Danca in Sao Paulo and Bermuda Civic Ballet. Currently, Shawn is on faculty at Emerson College, instructing dance classes to actors and musical theatre students and is a teacher and lecturer at Days in the Arts. Shawn founded Mahoney Agency, representing dancers for national engagements for the Nutcracker Ballet. Shawn is a sought out mentor for emerging artists and choreographers in ballet and contemporary dance.