Dance: The Cutting Edge

Acrobatic Artistry (Acro Genre Series)

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Acro - Complete Dance Genre
(800+ Skills, 11+ Hours, 35 Syllabus)

From the mind of award-winning choreographer, Kimberly Beck Thomson, created this first-ever progression based instructional acrobatic video series. DTCE’s “Acrobatic Artistry Series” offers over 850 skills and original combinations, techniques to perfect those skills, and choreography ideas to implement them safely. This all original material was developed and produced to be a kind of thesaurus to your “Acrobatic Dictionary”. It will help any dancer progress from the classroom to performance level with riveting combinations.

First and foremost, is DTCE’s commitment to safety, including proper spotting, corrections on hand and body placement, and improvement of strength and agility. Our curriculum also contains a plethora of spot-free exercises for you to create an amazing class, in-studio or virtually! Everyone can learn something new, whether you’re looking to brush up, gain new perspectives and techniques for better execution, or you’re a teacher seeking to learn from Kimberly! In “Acrobatic Artistry Levels 1-6” dancers are taken all the way from the perfect foundation for acrobatics to the professional level.

This course offers over 850+ impressive skills. Be the first to learn more than 50 never-before-seen combinations with the “Combined Skill Series”! This collective video series takes the dancer through all levels – beginner, intermediate, and advanced – adapting along the way. If you’re looking for well-designed, self-paced learning, check out our “Acrobatic Artistry ‘How-To’ Series Tutorial: Vol. I – Vol. III” and follow it along with the rest of our “Acrobatic Artistry” series! It is important to follow these series hand-in-hand to achieve the best results for every dancer. In our all original video, “Partner Work: Beginner to Advanced”, you will be the first to learn more than 30 never before seen creations! Working with a partner builds trust, makes connections, adds counterbalance, and allows for flying transitions.

Acrobatic Artistry Series: Levels 1-6

The “Dance: The Cutting Edge – Acrobatic Artistry” is the first ever progression- based acrobatic video series! This all original material was developed and produced to be a kind of thesaurus to your “Acrobatic Dictionary”. From the mind of award-winning choreographer, Kimberly Beck Thomson, this first ever progression-based instructional acrobatic video series offers over 700 skills and original combinations, techniques to perfect those skills, and choreography ideas to implement them safely. It will help any dancer progress from the classroom to performance level with riveting combinations.

As a third-generation dance teacher and choreographer, Kimberly has always incorporated acrobatics into her work. First and foremost is her commitment to safety, including proper spotting, corrections on hand placement, and improvement of strength and agility. She is always in high demand for master classes and workshops, and has received numerous awards for her innovative and creative choreography. Her students are always recognized as having a superior level dance technique, poise, and stage presence. Her vast performance, educational, and choreography experiences have aided in perfecting this video series.

There is no limit to the combinations that you can create with help from this program. Our method engages dancers in the classroom and helps them captivate the audience when they perform. Concentration of skill levels and beautiful dance lines are the goals of all acrobatic educators. Using our “Acrobatic Artistry” series, alongside our “Extreme Stretch and Flexibility”, “Boost n’ Bounce”, “How-To Tutorial”, and “Ultimate Conditioning” video series, will craft you into the strong and able dancer you wish to be!

Acrobatic Artistry Combined Skills Series: Beginner-Advanced

Be the first to learn never-before seen combinations with the “Combined Skill Series”! This collective video series takes the dancer through all three levels—beginner, intermediate, and advanced—adapting along the way. Kimberly Beck Thomson’s style of teaching acrobatics is informative and straight forward, as well as safe. All students are properly spotted and taught perfect hand placement to avoid injuries. Students will learn and practice Forward Roll, Pop-Fishbowl, Crabwalks-Tower Stunt, Back Kickover-Backbend-Inside Out-Egyptian Pose, Front Aerials-Side Aerials, Poison Ivy- Back Walk Over-Back Handspring, Aerial Half-Twist-Front Walkover, Three-Handed Cartwheel-Back Walkover, Back Limber, Back Chest Roll, Chinstand, Spiders, Knee Front Walkover, One-Handed Cartwheel, Cartwheel Straddle Penché, Pike Headstand, Pivot Tick Tocks, Press Handstand, Pivot-Handstand-Walking Backward, Back Handspring-Limber-Elbows- Penché, Elbow Front Walk Over, Variation Valdez, Pop-Leap, Valdez Split, Standing Aerials, Spotter-Back-Walkovers, and more! In all, students will learn more than 50 combinations with this skills series!

The novice can learn easily while the advanced learner will master the skills presented. With this series, you can truly see how each combination builds through the levels. Pair this with our “Extreme Stretch & Flexibility”, “Ultimate Conditioning”, “How-To Tutorial”, and “Boost n’ Bounce” series’ and find yourself executing these skills with fluid movement and unparalleled strength.

Join this with the rest of the “Acrobatic Artistry” video series as a fun and exciting way to practice what you have learned through the levels and to prep unique combinations for any competition or performance!

Acrobatic Artistry Combined Skills - Mixed Series: Beginner-Advanced

The contents of “Combined Skills Mixed: Beginner – Advanced” introduce new perspectives in the art of acrobatics. The combinations presented throughout this video are challenging and exceptional. Students will learn and practice Forward Rolls, Pop-Fishbowl, Crabwalks-Tower Stunt, Back Kickover, Backbend-Inside Out- Egyptian Pose, Front Aerials, Side Aerials, Poison Ivy, Back Walkover-Back Handspring, Aerial Half-Twist, Front Walkover, Three-Handed Cartwheel, Back Walkover, Back Limber, Back Chest Roll, Chinstand, Spiders, Knee Front Walkover, One-Handed Cartwheel, Cartwheel-Straddle-Penché, Pike Headstand, Pivot Tick Tocks, Press Handstand, Pivot Handstand-Walking Backward, Back Handspring-Limber- Elbows-Penché, Elbow Front Walk Over, Variation Valdez, Pop-Leap, Valdez Split, Standing Aerials, Spotter-Back-Walkovers, and more! Not only will you walk away with the tricks you always dreamed you could do, but you will learn original combinations that have won Kimberly’s students so much recognition over the years!

This video is an outstanding tool for the dancer wanting to perfect unique combinations for competition or performance! Step into Kimberly’s creative mind and push your athleticism to its peak to wow the judges with insanely innovative moves! Kimberly Beck Thomson’s method of teaching acrobatics is informative and straight forward, while emphasizing safety through proper spotting and hand placement instruction. There is no limit to the combinations that you can create with help from this innovative program. Using our “Acrobatic Artistry” series, alongside our “Extreme Stretch and Flexibility”, “Boost n’ Bounce”, “How-To Tutorial”, and “Ultimate Conditioning” video series’, will craft you into the strong and able dancer you wish to be!

Acrobatic Artistry "How-To" Series: Vol. I-III

Are you looking for well-designed, self-paced learning? Check out our “Acrobatic Artistry ‘How-To’ Series Tutorial: Vol. I – Vol. III” and follow it along with the rest of our “Acrobatic Artistry” series! It is important to follow these series hand-in-hand to achieve the best results for every dancer. Students will see detailed breakdowns of Arm Alignment, Aerial Cartwheel Drill (Pulls), Dive Rolls, Backward Roll Planks, ¼ Headspin, Handstand Block, Arabian Drill (Tuck, Pike, Straddle), Front Aerial Drill, Backward Roll, Headstand, Handstand (Wall), Back Limber Drill, Forward Roll, Half Back Roll-Shoulder Stand, Kick Headstand, Handstand Walking, and more during this series! Over 140 new skills are presented in this series and dancers will see not only instructors, but students offering demonstrations! View this as a set of tools to perfect each skill. It is jam-packed with spotting tips to fix all mistakes, and hand placement to prevent injury. As in any acrobatic classroom, safety is the number one priority! Pair this with our “Extreme Stretch & Flexibility”, “Ultimate Conditioning”, and “Boost n’ Bounce” series’ and find yourself executing these skills with fluid movement and unparalleled strength. 

Designed by Kimberly Beck Thomson to give a comprehensive breakdown of each move for every type of learner, this series uses a unique approach when explaining the requisites to executing with technique and strength. Execution with good form is a true necessity for the dancer who wants to fully grasp their tricks and better understand the mechanics and capabilities of their own bodies. Always ensure that your students have mastered basic skills before moving on to more difficult and demanding skills and stunts. Kimberly incorporates her flexibility and conditioning program with the “How-To” series to help dancers combine strength training with learning new skills.

Acrobatic Artistry Partner Work Series: Beginner-Advanced

In this all new, original video, “Dance: The Cutting Edge Partner Work: Beginner to Advanced”, you will be the first to learn these never before seen creations! Students will participate in stunts done with a partner of equal skill. Working with a partner builds trust, makes connections, adds counterbalance, and allows for flying transitions! As in all of her videos, Kimberly stresses that safety is the number one priority. Students are given proper spotting, taught exact hand placement, and supported with body training and conditioning, also known as “acro-yoga”. 

Some of the more than 30 stunts presented include Swing Around the World Front, Front Walkover Waist, Front Aerial, Rainbow, Chin Lift, Front Pullover, Back Limber, The Claw, Chinstand/Butterfly, Dive Front Walkover, and more! Pair this with our “Dance: The Cutting Edge Ultimate Conditioning” and “Dance: The Cutting Edge Extreme Stretch and Flexibility” conditioning videos for optimal body strengthening and training! This video series takes dance students from the fundamentals of partner work all the way through to advanced levels of stunt work that can add excitement to any pair or group performance. Partner work in acrobatics can be a great addition to any dance routine, wowing judges and audiences alike!