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Acro Heat

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.)


Class Descriptions:

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 [email protected]

Team Descriptions:

  • Beginner Team (Levels 5-6)
  • Intermediate Team (Levels 6-7)
  • Advanced Team (Levels 8 – Elite)


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.