In this episode, Melissa Klassen shares:
- What acro dance is and how it differs from gymnastics
- How to know if acro is right for your studio
- How to find and retain good acro teachers
- How to ensure your students’ safety
- How to make sure your acro program is profitable
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Melissa Klassen is an Acrobatic Dance specialist and Mentor. As creator of the Acro Dance Teachers Association, Melissa spreads her message of the importance of positive role modelling and mentorship for our youth. Melissa is a mentor, and Acro is her method.
For the past 25 years, Melissa has built her career as an expert in AcroDance studio systems, safe spotting practices, injury prevention, adjudication, and positive mentorship. Melissa takes her role in helping teachers mould and develop children very seriously, and it is the backbone to all of her work.
Melissa has extensive experience helping Studio Owners and Instructors put in place Acro Systems at their studios that get results, are safe and fun! Melissa has helped 242 Dance Studio Owners create wildly successful acro programs, and has trained 964 Dance Teachers how to become amazing acro teachers.
Several of Melissa’s own students have gone on to fulfil exciting professional careers, but what she is most proud of, is the impact she has been able to make on her own students’ lives; as caring and contributing givers to society.
Melissa is proud of her communities’ accomplishments and of the positive impacts they are making in the world.