AcroDance is the fusion of the artistic motion of dance and the athleticism of acrobatics. The biggest misconception of dancers and parents is that acrobatics and gymnastics are the same thing, just a different word. Acrobatics is not the same as gymnastics. An AcroDancer must complete all of their skills on a hard floor without the advantage of a sprung floor, while seamlessly integrating musicality, extension, control and line. Neither the ‘AcroDance’ technique or ‘Gymnastics’ technique is wrong, they are just very different. At Platinum Dance Company, acrobatics are used an extension of dance and will be used to accentuate choreography. AcroDance classes will be structured differently for recital. Students will not be required to be in the showcase at the end of the season, however those wanting to participate in a showcase number, will definitely have the opportunity.