Acacia Calisthenics Club offers calisthenics classes for anyone age 3 years to 99 years. From our Non-competitive Tinies 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.
Non-competitive Tinies (3 to 6 years) &
Non-Competitive Sub-Juniors (7 to 10 years)
At Acacia we think it is vital children get to experience calisthenics, but we understand competitive dance is not for everyone. So to ensure those who would like less commitment can try calisthenics, we have two calisthenics classes especially designed for children aged 3 to 10 years. These classes offer age appropriate genres of calisthenics in shorter lessons, with low commitment. These classes aim to give students a good foundation in calisthenics to enure student can progress to a competitive team when they are ready. Students can move to our Competitive Tines class the year they turn 5 or to one of our competitive Sub-Junior teams when they are aged 8 to 10 years. Our Non-competitive students have the option to perform at both our mid-year and end of year concerts.
The class includes on a rotational basis:
- Calisthenics Technique for beginners;
- Modified ballet;
- Rods and Clubs (Sub-Juniors only);
- Team work;
- and lots of fun!
**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.
For Class day and times, please view our timetable.
Age: 3-6 years
Age: 4 -7 years
Age: 7-10 years
Age: 8-10 years
Age: 11-13 years
Age: 14-17 years
Age: 18 years & over
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.