Jazz dance concentrates on style, technique, formations, combined with the characteristic movements. Jazz dance training helps to develop or improve timing, speed, strength, agility, and coordination.
Acrobatic gymnastics (previously called sport acrobatics) is a competitive gymnastic discipline where partners of gymnasts work together and perform figures consisting of acrobatic moves, dance and tumbling, choreographed to music. There are three types of routines; a 'balance' routine where the focus is on strength, poise and flexibility; a 'dynamic' routine which includes throws, somersaults and catches, and (at FIG level 6 and above) a 'combined' routine which includes elements from both balance and dynamic
Ronda Francis, Head coach of Acro Explosion, earned the USA Gymnastics Service Star Award in appreciation of her outstanding contribution to the sport of Acrobatic Gymnastics. Ronda has led Acro Explosion to success all over the world stage. Acro Explosion Elite Athletes have competed in The Netherlands, Belgium, Great Britain, Germany, Russia, Poland, Portugal, and Switzerland.
Ronda is a highly regarded Brevet Judge in FIG (Federation of International Gymnastics) and USA Gymnastics. Her vast knowledge, integrity and drive for excellence makes her a sought after judge for any competition.
Over the last 35 years, Ronda Francis has developed an Acro Gymnastics program that builds strength, stamina, and skill while giving athletes courage, confidence and unbelievable talent.
Many athletes (over 30!) have made the USA Gymnastics Junior and Senior National Teams since 2005. Acro Gymnastics is on the radar to become an Olympic Sport in the near future! Ronda’s Acro Explosion will continue to train successful athletes for the USA National Team.