Calisthenics & Dance Classes
Acacia Calisthenics Club offers calisthenics classes for anyone age 3 years to 99 years. From our Tiny-tots classes through to our Senior Team we have calisthenics classes to cater for all ages. Calisthenics is the perfect sport for those who want to do everything! The variety of genres performed in Calisthenics gives students the opportunity to develop both strength and flexibility whilst performing a variety of routines reflecting classical ballet, gymnastics, modern dance, singing and acting. Some genres are performed annually and the remaining on a rotational basis between age groups. You can view video of the different genres on our What is Calisthenics? page.
Tiny-tots Dance (3 to 5 years)
At Acacia we think it is vital that young student get to experience all genres of dance, but we understand this can be expensive for parents. So to ensure our youngest students can try dance, calisthenics and cheerleading, we have combined dance class especially designed for children aged 3 to 5 years. This classes is made up of the best elements of ballet, gymnastics, calisthencis and cheerleading so the lessons have lots of variety throughout the year. This class aims to give students a foundation in both calisthenics and cheerleading so that when they are ready to move up they can choose the class that best suits them. Our tiny-tots have the option to perform at both our mid-year and end of year concert and our class is run by two qualified coaches to ensure all students get maximum attention.
The class includes on a rotational basis:
- Calisthenics Technique for beginners;
- Cheer Technique for beginners;
- Simplified gymnastics;
- Modified ballet;
- Team work;
- and lots of fun!
Cali-Cheer helps develop coordination, strength, grace, flexibility, teamwork and discipline and when students turn 6 they can choose to move into either our Tinies Calisthenics or Sub-junior Cheer team or both!
**Below is a list of our classes according to student age on 31 December in the competition year.
Calisthenics Classes by Age
Classes bellow show an age range. For your child to participate in a class they must within the age range stated on 31 December in the competition year. If you child is starting calisthenics in school term 4 they can begin in the class for the age they will be in the next year. These rules are not flexible as they are set by the Calisthenics Association of South Australia.
Tiny-tots – Dance
Age: 3-5 years
Day: Wednesday 4pm-5pm
Coach: Miss Sara and Miss Jenina
Age: 5-7 years
Day: Friday 4.30pm-5.30pm
Coach: Miss Kylie
Age: 8-10 years
Day: Tuesday 5pm-7pm
Coach: Miss Amelia and Miss Renee
Age: 11-13 years
Day: Monday 6:30pm-8:30pm
Coach: Miss Sarah K and Miss Cheree
Age: 14-17 years
Day: Thursday 5:00pm-8:00pm
Coach: Miss Jenina and Miss Renee
Age: 18 years & over
Day: Tuesday 7:00pm-10:00pm
Coach: Miss Sarah F
New Acro & Flex Class
From February 2019 Acacia will be offering an Acro & Flex class. This class is aimed at both calisthenics and cheer students to help improve your tricks and flex. This class is offered at a discounted rate to existing club members and is also open to non-members. Our Acro & Flex Class is coached by Miss Cheree. Cheree is a qualified Dance instructor with a Certificate IV in Dance Teaching and Management and has trained in the following areas:
- Acrobatic Arts (AAC1)
- Aerial and Back Handsprings
Acacia Calisthenics Club teaches Pupil Skills to all students during term 4 as a part of our regular Calisthenics lessons, with dedicated small classes held (at an additional cost) for those participating in exams. Successful completion of Pupil Skills exams are required for students wanting to compete in the State solo, duo or graceful girl competitions.
Acacia provide private, one-on-one lessons for students wishing to perform in State competitions. Graceful Girl is a combination of ballet, lyrical, aesthetic and rhythmic movements in a solo routine. Graceful Girl routines and approximately 1.5 to 3 minutes and competitions usually held in March and/or April each year.
Solos & Duos
Acacia provide private, lessons for students wishing to perform in Solos or Duo State competitions. Solos and Duos are a combination of dance, gymnastics and flexibility and competitions are held at the end of each year in October and/or November.
All fee information is available via our membership portal.