Our Contortion Classes will be led by one of two renowned and acclaimed contortionists in either Pixie Le Knot or Claudia Hughes, as two of the U. K’s leading contortionists they are the ideal instructors to learn contortion from. The word contortion can often seem intimidating, when in reality it’s a fun and rewarding form of flexibility training, that can then be built up to produce contorted movements in your routines. During these contortion classes you will be learning some of the basics of contortion and handstands, including bridges/backends, splits, walkovers and chest stands. When learning contortion your instructors will make sure to prioritise your wellbeing, teaching you how to train your body safely and effectively. As well as being physically rewarding, contortion classes are ideal to take alongside any of our other courses, as many of the skills developed through learning contortion can be transferred to other aerial and floor-based disciplines.
What is Contortion?
Contortion is a performance art in which the contortionist showcases skills revolving around extreme physical flexibility. Contortion acts will showcase one or more artists performing a choreographed set of moves or poses, this is often set to music. The physical flexibility required to perform contortion acts requires dedication, consistent practice, and training. At the end though, what is produced contains dramatic feats of seemingly inhuman flexibility, captivating audiences across the globe.
Instructor: Pixie Le Knot / Claudia Hughes / Adrian Martel
Saturday 1:15PM - 2:45PM
Saturday 2:45PM - 5:45PM
Max number of students: 8
Min number of students: 2
£20 / £40 — Single Class Drop-In
£65 / £150 — 4 Week Course
What to wear during Contortion Classes
When it comes to our contortion classes we recommend that you wear comfy, stretchy clothing that won’t restrict your freedom of movement. Equally, close fitting items are ideal as baggy clothing can become tangled, creating a hazard for you and others in the group. When performing the backs of knees, elbows, wrists, backs and hips can be prone to bumps and bruises, so we advise wearing multiple layers along these areas, as well items such as leg warmers, leotards, long socks and gaiters. Additionally, long hair must be tied back, and all jewellery removed.