Acrobatics is a sport that involves performing physical exercises requiring balance, strength, flexibility, agility, coordination, and endurance. The movements involved in acrobatics include flips, rolls, handstands, tumbling, and other acrobatic exercises. Acrobatics can be performed by both men and women and is typically divided into artistic, rhythmic, and vault.
Artistic acrobatics is a discipline in which athletes perform short routines (typically between 30 seconds to two minutes) on different apparatus, including the floor, vault, uneven bars, and balance beam. These routines are judged based on factors such as difficulty, execution, and artistry. Competitive artistic acrobatics is included in the Olympic Games and other major international events.
Rhythmic acrobatics is a discipline of gymnastics in which athletes perform choreographed routines that combine elements of ballet, gymnastics, and apparatus manipulation (such as ropes, hoops, balls, clubs, and ribbons). These routines are performed to music and are judged based on factors such as difficulty, execution, artistry, and overall impression. The students showcase their skills and elegance through a choreographed routine set to music, which is judged based on factors such as difficulty, execution, artistry, and overall impression.
Trampoline acrobatics is a discipline in which athletes perform acrobatic maneuvers on a trampoline. These maneuvers can include flips, twists, and somersaults, and are performed both individually and in synchronised pairs or groups.
Trampoline acrobatics is divided into two categories:
- Synchronised Trampoline: where two students perform the same routine on two adjacent trampolines and are judged based on their timing, coordination, and synchronisation.
- Individual Trampoline: where students perform a routine individually and are judged based on their difficulty, execution, and overall impression.
The trampoline provides a springboard for the students to perform their acrobatic maneuvers, with help of the trampoline’s bouncy surface, it allows them to reach a great height and perform more complex maneuvers.
Frequently Asked Questions
Delta Academy of Dance and Performing Arts is located at Queensway, Wrexham, LL13 8UN.
Yes, we have large parking bays around the front and the side of the building.
All dance classes at Delta Academy cost £7 each and are payable weekly before the start of the class.
If you’d like to try a class, please arrive a little bit earlier and head to the desk. Our staff will assist you in finding the studio for your chosen class.
We do have a uniform available for purchase, but to start with, you can wear something comfortable like shorts or leggings that allow you to move freely. Remember to tie your hair up off the face and neck.
The Performing Arts Package at Delta Academy includes singing, drama, and dance classes. These classes are run on three ten-week terms per year, with additional rehearsals in between for shows and other events.
The Performing Arts Package is paid in advance, but we can arrange a split payment option if needed. Please speak to our staff for more information.
For the Performing Arts Package classes, it is recommended to wear comfortable clothing. We also sell official Delta hoodies, T-shirts, and tracksuits in our reception area.