Acrobatic Gymnastics Explained

Acrobatic Gymnastics, Acro for short, combines the beauty of dance and the strength of gymnastics in a partner sport that displays grace, strength, flexibility and excitement.

Athletes perform routines on a 40×40 spring floor in one of the following: Men’s Pair, Women’s Pair, Mixed Pair, Women’s Group (3) or Men’s Group (4). Athletes progress through recreational levels (1-3) to compulsory Ievels (4-7), then to optional levels (8-elite).

Acrobatic Gymnastics is fun for athletes of any age and athletic ability. Learn more from USA Gymnastics.

More information

We have created a one page handout called “What is Acro?” that provides details about Acrobatic Gymnastics, how routines are scored, some history, the competitions athletes attend, and more. Gyms have our permission to print as needed. Download: Front (pdf 2.7 mb), Back (pdf 2.8 mb)


Acro in Action

Senior Elite Mixed Pair
Kylie and Ryan are members of the Senior National Acrobatic Gymnastics Team and won the gold medal at the 2013 FIAC World Cup in Belgium. Learn more about Ryan and Kylie.

Senior Elite Women’s Pair
Beth and Nicole are members of the Senior National Acrobatic Gymnastics Team.

Elite Men’s Pair, 19 and Under
Bryan and Brennan are members of the Junior National Acrobatic Gymnastics Team.

Level 10 Women’s Group, 18 and Under
Shannon, Kaitlyn and Kendall are are from California.