Acro Dance

All our Acro classes are taught by three staff members; Diahann (Gymnastics), Lesley Ann (Choreography) and Danny (Flexibility & Strength). In order to develop fully, each student is given a homework sheet where they will have Flexibility, Strength and Skill based exercises to complete at home.  Bookings open in August 2022.

Each class takes the following structure:

  • Warm Up: This is either an obstacle course encouraging balance, hopping and tumbling or a dance warm up to music
  • Flexibility: The warm up is followed by a structured flexibility programme. Exercises on the homework sheet will be performed to ensure correct application and to ensure maximum effect.
  • Strength: Strength based work mainly for the core will be introduced and progressed throughout the year.
  • Skills: The most important and fun part of the class. Each skill (cartwheel, bridge, handstand etc) will be broken down, demonstrated and taught. As we have three teachers per class we have a small student to teacher ratio to ensure each student gets plenty of attention.
  • Choreography: As the year progresses, and we work towards a performance piece, we will be applying all our new found skills into a beautiful dance which will be performed in our end of year show in Cork Opera House.

Junior (5 - 9yrs)

In Junior Acro we take your child slowly through the fundamentals of movement, balance and coordination. We ensure that each class is as fun filled as possible with obstacle courses, games and competitions, challenging and entertaining them, while they grow stronger, more flexible and comfortable with the basics of tumbling, cartwheels, bridges and headstands.  Bookings open in August 2022.

In this class we progress the technical level of the class content. We progress their skill level and produce a more advanced skill based and choreographed performance.  Bookings open in August 2022.

The senior acro class will be a challenging class where each student is pushed to achieve their full potential in both gymnastic skill and stage performance.  Bookings open in August 2022.

Testimonials

Lucy has been attending Centre Stage since the age of 4.  I can’t thank the teachers and staff enough for all they instill in our kids; the talent, confidence & camaraderie inside those doors are so important, and it's a privilege for any child to be part of, and something which they’ll carry with them through life. 

Lisa Punch

My daughter Aoibhe Lilly has attended Centre Stage for the past 5 years. The overall experience has been phenomenal. She has always enjoyed the high standard of classes on offer. Centre Stage offers a caring, nurturing environment, where love of arts is encouraged, in a place where children can dance, act, sing, laugh and have fun, making lifelong friends and memories. In Aoibhes own words 'It's my happy place'!

Eilish O'Leary

My daughter has been attending Centre Stage School for 4 years. She started with Theatre Tots and moved on ward from there. The musical theatre classes have been instrumental in the development of her self-confidence, as well as her great love for music and dance. The teachers and staff include and encourage all children of all abilities, and each child has a chance to shine. I couldn’t recommend Centre Stage School highly enough. Thank you to everyone there for the amazing work you do!  

Caroline Hayes (Arts Educational School London)