COVID 19 TEAM POLICIES
PROTOCOLS BEFORE & AFTER TRAINING
PROTOCOLS DURING TRAINING
PROTOCOLS BEFORE & AFTER TRAINING
- Athletes are to transition quickly before and after training and avoid lingering in common areas such as the lounge area and bathrooms.
- Athletes should arrive early to give enough time for COVID 19 questionnaire, temperature checks, and sanitation before training.
- At the end of each session, if parents prefer to not enter the facility, you may notify staff over text of your arrival and a qualified person will escort your athlete to meet you outside the facility.
- Athletes are not to use any equipment or apparatus without permission from staff/coach while waiting for training to begin or after training ends.
- Athletes must maintain 6 ft. of social distance from other athletes and members of the facility.
- Wash hands and sanitize feet before and after each session.
- Always supervise younger children in the facility. Children are not to run freely or use any apparatus without permission.
PROTOCOLS DURING TRAINING
- Hand sanitizer will be kept on the floor to sanitize athletes hands before and after contact with partner/groups or shared equipment.
- Those who are feeling under the weather or uncomfortable with attending training for any reason will have the option to join virtually through zoom meetings.
- Athletes may not use any apparatus during training without permission by coach/staff.
- Athletes are to maintain a social distance of 6 ft. with other athletes at all times while training unless given permission to work specific partner skills with a committed partner/group.
What is acro?
Acro combines the beauty of dance with the strength and agility of acrobatics. Routines are choreographed to music and consist of dance, tumbling, and partner skills. At the elite level, each pair or group performs a balance, dynamic and combined routine. Pyramids and partner holds characterize the balance routine, while synchronized tumbling and intricate flight elements define the dynamic exercise. In competition, acrobatic gymnastics pairs consists of a base and a top. A women's group includes three athletes - a base, middle and top partner – while a men's group has four athletes, a base, two middle partners and one top partner. Unlike other gymnastics, Acro is a partner sport; you must have trust in your partners. They depend on each other and need each other for practice and performances. Recreational acro teams are a fun way to build coordination, strength, flexibility, and acrobatic skills. Competitive teams are year round, competing from March to July both regionally and nationally. Tryouts are required to join the competitive team.
The youth pre-team is a fun (12-14) week program for new athletes to be introduced to Acro and competition. Students learn elementary acrobatic and dance skills which are then put into a choreographed routine to music. Athletes perform routines and receive medals and certificates at the end of the program. The youth acro pre-team is an excellent way for children to learn basic acrobatics in a session format, be part of a team, and gain experience for competitive levels.
Competitive acro is a year round sport with local, state, regional and national competitions Try outs are required to join the competitive team.
The adult team is designed for adult acrobats at all levels to come together to train recreationally and to perform. Team members are provided with tailored instruction during training hours to hone individual, partner, and group skills. This program is a great way for new acrobats to learn fundamental skills in and for more experienced athletes to take their training to another level. Joining an acrobatic team is an amazing way to exercise, have fun, and meet new friends!
I began my acrobatic journey in Kazakhstan, where I started training gymnastics at the age of five. In the gym where I trained, we also had an acrobatic program. I enjoyed watching the other kids train acro because they seemed to be having more fun working in a team to build new skills. Inspired, at the age of 9, I joined the acrobatic program and became a flyer in a women's pair. Four years later, our duo won Kazakhstan's national championship and joined the national team, and I was honored with the master of sports title in Kazakhstan. In 1995, we became finalists in the Junior World Sports Acrobatics Championships in Riesa, Germany. In 1994, at the age of 13, our coach built a group of six girls to perform sports acro. We started to perform a pyramid act at the Kazakhstan State Circus and were part of the international circus festival in Wuqiao, China, in 1995. In 1999, I graduated from a four-year program at The Kazakh Republic College of Variety Arts and Circus named after Zh. Elebekov. Our group created an additional jump rope act, and with our pyramid and jump rope acts, we were part of the "The Circus Princess" festival in Sweden. We had performed worldwide in places such as Cirque d'Hiver Bouglione in France, Carre Theater in the Netherlands, and Circus Knie Switzerland. After 11 years of working together, our group decided that it was time to separate. Therefore, in 2006 I began my solo career as an aerialist and a hand balancer. I created an aerial net act, and I was mostly traveling and performing in the USA. In 2009, I was part of the Britney Spears "Circus Tour" in Canada and the US. After that, I married, had kids, and settled down in Las Vegas. There, I performed at Circus Circus Casino and many additional shows and events. In 2016, I decided that it was time to start sharing my knowledge with others. As a coach, I joined the non-profit organization program called "Social Cirkish" and taught kids gymnastics and aerial classes at L'Oracle Circus, Gymnastics, and Fitness Center. In 2017, my husband and I received an offer to perform at Circus Circus Casino in Reno. We were drawn to accept the offer for a few reasons. First, it is a special place for us because we met in Reno while both performing in the Aphelion show at Eldorado Casino. Second, it is such a beautiful place with lots of outdoor activities, making the perfect place to raise our kids. Until March of this year, my husband and I had been performing at Circus Circus Casino. As a next step, I am looking forward to joining the Acro Enso team and sharing my knowledge with our wonderful community.