This class is for anyone interested in learning a partner-based skill that can be incorporated into many other aspects of circus and performance. You will develop a sense of responsibility in others' safety which is a massive part of learning any circus skills. We also focus on the development of teamwork and cooperation.
Your strength, flexibility, balance and physical conditioning will show visible improvement within a few weeks of lessons, which is why we recommend attending the 4 week courses to ensure you progression is kept constant! You will become familiar with your centre of gravity and grow as a pillar of support both physically and mentally. However, don't worry if you feel you might not be strong enough or light enough, that's what these classes are for.
The basic components for Acrobalance are to be a 'base' or a 'flyer' - not everyone likes to fly, so if you prefer keeping yourself firmly on the ground rather than being thrown around, then you would make a perfect base!
Classes help develop partner lifts and throws, swinging people and partner balance moves as well as individual acrobatic movement, balance, strength and flexibility. The sessions are tailored to the ability of the individual and so can cater for beginners as well as pushing those with more experience. You don't need to come with a partner, and we always focus on trust and safety.
Instructor: Josh Frazer
When: Wednesdays 6:30PM - 8:00PM
Max number of students: 12
Min number of students: 4
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£20 — Single Class Drop-In
£65 — 4 Week Course
£120 — 6 Class Drop-In Bundle
What is Acrobalance?
Acrobalance is the combination of two athletic art forms:
Adagio is a style of dancing which consists of partner lifts and incorporates throws, somersaults, layouts, and other acrobatic manoeuvres. It requires a degree of care, coordination, proprioceptive awareness, and mutual trust.
Hand balancing is the performance of acrobatic body shape changing movements, or stationary poses, or both, while balanced on and supported entirely by one's hands or arms which may be performed by partners or individuals.
What to wear
Wear comfy, stretchy clothing that does not restrict your movement. Leggings, tracksuit bottoms, tank tops, t-shirts and sports bras are all suitable attire for our conditioning classes. Bear in mind that baggy tops will fall over your face while upside down so try to wear something tight-fitting.
We advice these classes are done barefoot in order for you to learn the techniques effectively and achieve fluid lines through the legs and feet. Socks are optional as long as you’re not in danger of slipping.
Please remove all jewellery and watches and tie long hair back.