If you are looking to begin or improve your handstands and hand balance, this class is for you.
The class not only covers handstands but also stretching, tumbling and hand balance as well as the use of handstand canes and blocks. It’s a class like no other with excellent lesson plans inspired by tutors and schools from around the globe.
Instructor: Craig Gadd / Ludo Helin / Guest Teacher
Monday 8:00PM - 9:30PM
Max number of students: 10
Min number of students: 2
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£20 — Single Class Drop-In
£65 — 4 Week Course
What are handstands & hand balance?
A handstand is the act of supporting the body in a stable, inverted vertical position by balancing on the hands. In a basic handstand, the body is held straight with arms and legs fully extended and hands spaced approximately shoulder-width apart. There are many variations of the handstand, but in all cases a handstand performer must possess adequate balance and upper body strength.
Once the basic handstand is mastered, you can progress to learning the art of hand balancing which requires a great deal more strength and balance.
Hand balancing can be performed on the floor, blocks or canes and can involve standing on one hand, or twisting and bending the body to create shapes. This discipline is often performed in conjunction with contortion, acrobatics and gymnastics techniques.
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 in a handstand 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.