Dancers learn how to properly develop acrobatic and gymnastic skills with an emphasis on balance, strength and flexibility. Unlike a gymnastics class, acro does not employ the use of large apparatus. Most work is done on mats, with the goal of moving to the floor. Props such as “cheese mats”, bosu balls, Therabands, blocks (and more) are used to assist with proper execution and increase strength and flexibility. Students learn to blend dance and acrobatics as seen in such places as Cirque du Soleil.