Recreational classes are all about fun, making friends and learning to follow instruction. Students in recreational classes gain a foundation in calisthenics, ballet technique and gymnastics.
Commitment: Low Commitment. - Students in recreational classes can perform at our Showcase in July, but it is not compulsory.
Demonstration classes aim to introduce students to performing on the big stage without the pressure on competitions. Students in demonstration classes gain a good foundation in calisthenics, ballet technique and gymnastics. and learn 3 routines per year.
Commitment: Low Commitment - Students in demonstration classes perform at our Showcase, and at the Royalty Theatre in July or August.
Students in competitive class learn a routine in all calisthenics core items - March, Rods, Exercises, Clubs, Aesthetic and 1 fancy item each year. Routines are learnt during Terms 1 to 3 and are performed at our Showcase, CASA Demonstrations in May and CASA State Championships in August. Whilst we know the term "competitive" can sound scary to parents and children, we can assure you being a part of a competitive team is fun and a great way to build confidence, resilience and friendships.
Commitment: Moderate to High - There is an expectation that students in competitive teams attend every practise, extra practises, school holiday practises in April and July, a stage rehearsal, Acacia Showcase, May Demonstrations and August competitions.
From 2023 Acacia will offer 3 STAR (Strength Technique Acrobatics Repeat) classes and entry is based on ability as set out in class prerequisites. STAR classes develop flexibility, strength, technique, and acrobatics. Students will practise calisthenics tricks (cartwheels, somersaults, backbends, walkovers, headstands etc), splits, balance work and leaps. STAR classes are FREE to Acacia members and run during terms 1, 2 and 3 up until State Championships.
Calisthenics Skills are taught during Term 3 (after the completion of State Championships) and in Term 4. We encourage all students to participate in classes and Calisthenics Skills Exams. Please see the Calisthenics Skills page for more information on skills exams.
Solos and duos are optional. The routine comprises of elements of Free Exercises, Dance and may include Aesthetic and Rhythmic style movements. Solos and Duos are a great way to develop confidence and performance skills as well as extending the skills learnt in team items. Students who participate in solos and duos must have up to date Calisthenics Skills credentials. If you are interested in participating in solos or duos, pleased speak with your team coach or email us.
Graceful solos are optional. A graceful routine comprises of elements of Aesthetic and Rhythmic style movements, ballet, and lyrical dance. Graceful solos are a great way to develop confidence and performance skills as well as extending the skills learnt in team items. Students who participate in graceful solos must have up to date Calisthenics Skills credentials. If you are interested in participating in a graceful, pleased speak with your team coach or email us.
Please see the Class Timetable page for list of classes by age.
If you would like to book a FREE trial class at Acacia, you can book online here. If there is no trial available for the class you want, please add your name to our wait list and we will be in touch.