In the vocabulary of acrobatics, the execution of movements are often called “tricks”. Over the past few years, the language has shifted towards calling the movements “skills”.
A quick Google search, provides the following definitions:
Trick: a cunning or skillful act or scheme intended to deceive or outwit someone.
Skill:the ability to do something well; expertise
Based on the definitions, a skill much more accurately describes a controlled, power, or contortion based acrobatic move.
Though language habits are difficult to change, this is a positive shift that gives the proper credit to our students and their acrobatic talents!