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Standing Acrobatics acro workshop
April 2, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 9:00 pm$95 - $350
The Standing Acrobatics ethos is two-fold:
1. You will leave this weekend with more than you came with. That’s a guarantee.
2. We will not only learn the tricks, but we’ll also learn why tricks and techniques are done certain ways, and how to train and execute them them safely. Safety is the name of the game. The name of the game? Safety.
10:00am – 11:30am – Beginner/Improver
Icarian is a traditional circus discipline that you regularly see in people’s acrobatic practices all across America. All that bouncing, popping, rebounding and catching can look scary and complicated! But have no fear because in this class we’ll demystify the mysterious, simplify the complex and turn fear into fun.
Once we’ve mastered the basic principles of the tempo, we’ll look at some fun and exciting icarian pass the flyer variations.
11:30am – 1:00pm – Beginner/Improver
Trios – Dynamic and Static
First, we’ll look at the heteronormative and archaically titled world and material of: ‘toss the girl’. A super old school circus discipline whereby one flyer gets tossed, swung and caught by two burly bases. But because this is 2017 we won’t tie you down into antiquated gender roles for this class, oh no. As long as the flyers are tight, and the bases are strong; we’ll toss anybody.
All good things come in threes. Musketeers. Destiny’s Child. Stooges. So find some friends and pick who gets to be the good, who gets to be the bad, and who gets to be the ugly (sorry to that person, maybe you need new friends?).
We’ll build towers, we’ll build structures, we’ll do things you didn’t imagine were possible. And you’ll do them all surrounded, support and probably falling on top of your friends.
1:00pm – 2:00pm
The number one danger that faces any acrobat is becoming ‘hangry’. It’s the anger you feel when you’re hungry. Go eat.
2:00 – 4:00pm – Beginner/Improver + Intermediate/Advanced
We’ve spent the past 6 years of our careers creating intricate, unique, and beautiful choreography that has appeared on stages all over the world. In this class we’ll let you drink the creative milk from our crea-teets. You’ll be the acrobatic calves, we; the acrobatic cows.
This is by far the weirdest metaphor I’ve ever written, and is in fact no indication of us as individuals. But how else can I write; ‘We’ll teach you a bunch of really cool, really pretty stuff’?
4:00pm – 6:00pm – Intermediate/Advanced
Jump To Extended
Ever feel like hand to hand has become too mainstream? Like, don’t you just yearn for the days before hand to hand was cool and it was just you and your friends and your fancy yoga pants and your ironic little moustaches? Are you a hand to hand hipster? Jump on the next bandwagon before it becomes all corporate and sells out: extended hand to hand.
We’ll give you everything you need to know in order to achieve an extended (arms straight overhead) hand to hand. Including drills, skills, and mobility thrills and going all the way through to straight up (pun intended) strength work. You too can be an early adopter of the next big thing.
6:00pm – 7:00pm
Whatever you go and get, bring me some too. And a coffee. Black. No sugar.
7:00pm – 9:00pm – Intermediate/Advanced
Pitch + Pitch Half
You know what they say; “Life’s a pitch, and then you die.” I think. If you’re not familiar, a pitch is when the base throws the flyer from their foot into the air, and then (hopefully) catches them in reverse foot to hand. A pitch half is the same thing but with a 180 degree turn to end up in foot to hand.
After this class you’ll be able to cross pitch off your bucket list, and then you won’t have to fear the inevitable, slow, march towards death……but on a lighter note, once you’ve crossed pitch off your list we’ll also then go and cross pitch half turn off your list too. We’ll cover the different styles of pitching, why some work better than others and which ones will work best for you. From cheer style, to old school russian circus style, to sports acro, to modern circus we’ve got every base covered.
Get ready. It’s gonna be hard. It’s gonna be sweaty. But you’re gonna learn so much your head might literally explode.
N.B We are not responsible for any exploding heads