Acrobatic gymnastics combines the beauty of dance, the awe of acrobatics, and the power of gymnastics in one exciting sport! One of five gymnastics disciplines governed by USA Gymnastics, Acrobatic Gymnasts draws from the basic elements of gymnastics, namely choreography, agility, balance, strength and grace. Competitive Acrobatic Gymnasts perform in pairs, trios and fours. The Balance Exercise demonstrates strength, agility and flexibility and the beautiful pyramids and static holds require immense concentration and cooperation among the partners. The Dynamic Exercise consists of tumbling with exciting “flight” elements and daring throws, pitches, catches, and tumbling sequences highlighting the choreography. Acrobatic Gymnastics is fun for athletes of any age and athletic ability. Leaps & Bounds is thrilled to be incorporate Acrobatic Gymnastics into its Performance Athletic Programs! (Ages 6 years and older.)
Acrobatic Gymnastics (ages 6 and older)
Leaps & Bounds Acro Heat– We have enjoyed a long history of success at local levels and the USA Gymnastics Acrogymnastic National Championships. However, we are most proud of the sportsmanship, camaraderie and life lessons that our acrobats learn. Our coaches are selected based on their character as well as their knowledge of the sport. Together, we are a big acro family–parents, athletes, and coaches.
One of the beautiful things about this sport is that the beginning requirements to get started are basic: strong cartwheel, handstand, rolls, and a desire to work hard. Both boys and girls ages 5-25 may participate in the sport. Our season begins in the fall with competition starting in Feb-July. If your child is interested in acro, we can evaluate them for placement. Stop by the front office to set up an evaluation or email Morgan Bucher at firstname.lastname@example.org
· Pre Team
· Beginner Team (Levels 5-6)
· Intermediate Team (Levels 6-7)
· Advanced Team (Levels 8 – Elite)
Our coaching crew is unique in the gymnastics world. Selected for their genuine love of children as well as their technical expertise, you will not find better coaches anywhere in any sport. Saying it another way, if you are concerned about the character of the people who mentor your children, Leaps & Bounds is the clear best choice for your kids.
Athletes train in a 24,000 sqft gymnastics training hall. In addition to the apparatus and mats you can see, an effort to provide for your child’s safety goes far and beyond what meets the eye. Ask any ‘veteran’ Team parent who has had a chance to visit other facilities and they will confirm that our coaches, facility and elite team are top notch.
Parker would sit and watch the higher levels do tricks and he was amazed. It sparked a curiosity in acro, flexibility, tumbling and even Cirque Du Soliel.
After signing up we have enjoyed the family atmosphere of Leaps & Bounds and how our team looks out for each other. And more recently I’ve been so impressed at how quickly the athletes have advanced and gained skills this season, new and old members alike.
Before we came, acro was appealing by the stunts they do. It’s a very challenging dedicated sport. We were excited to choose acro at Leaps & Bounds because of the giant posters everywhere showing the team’s awards. It let’s you know this is a great gym to be at. I was surprised at how quickly the kids learn these stunts. Very motivated and talented kids.
Eden would watch the high level team doing their skills. This was appealing to her. She was surprised that no matter how young you are or your skills level, you can do anything if you work hard. Dedication + good coaching = a successful athlete.
Head Coach: Silviya Ivanova
Silviya Ivanova has been with Leaps & Bounds since 2018. Born in Bulgaria, Silviya was a gymnast for 8 years. She was part of the National team that was getting ready for the Olympic Games in 1976. In those years, she won a lot of medals at national championships. She switched to acrobatic gymnastics after an injury as acro was less demanding back then. She has a master’s degree in Gymnastics. She trained in classical ballet for 3 years as well. Silviya has also trained, coached, and judged acrobatic gymnastics on an international level. She teaches great technique with great passion.