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Why become an acrobat?

Our Acro Heat program, has enjoyed a long history of success at local levels and as an official USAG member team at the Acrogymnastic National Championships. We help out acrobat become the best versions of themselves through long hours spent together at practice, intense competitions, and expert guidance from our knowledgable coaches. Acro is an intense and demanding sport both mentally and physically - because of this, our coaches are selected, not only for their character and alignment with our mission, but also based on their firsthand expertise as former acrobats themselves.

One of the beautiful things about Acro is that the intitial 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 us using the button above.

Acro Heat Team Handbook

Acro Handbook 20232024

The Acro Heat team handbook, published annually, contains everything you need to know about our competitive Acro team. View it before signing up!

Acro

Not interested in Competition?

Check out our Recreational Acro page! Just like our many other rec programs, our Acro classes are held only 1x weekly, and are a great option for kids just getting interested in the sport. These classes are a great way to participate in the amazing sport of acrobatic gymnastics, without the pressure of competition or intensive time commitment.

Got a question? Ask the Department Leader!

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Silviya Ivanova - Acro Head Coach

Silviya Ivanova has been with Leaps & Bounds since 2018. Born in Bulgaria, she was a gymnast for 8 years, and was even a part of the National team as they prepared for the 1976 Olympic Games! After suffering an unfortunate injury, Silviya switched to acrobatic gymnastics, which was a less demanding sport at the time. Before her injury, Silviya was able to win multiple medals at national championships. She has a master’s degree in Gymnastics, and trained in classical ballet for 3 years as well. Silviya has also trained, coached, and judged acrobatic gymnastics on an international level through various organizations. At Leaps & Bounds, she is known for teaching great technique with great passion.