Acro Yoga and L-basing acrobatics are two names for the same concept. This is a partner-driven acrobatic practice in which the base is positioned on a solid surface on his or her back. L basing utilizes all four limbs to support a flyer as they transition between different positions. In L-basing the pair will learn communication, trust, and cooperation. Physically anyone can enjoy the connection that is L-basing. Learning how to connect to each other in a purely constructive form is the goal of this acro-yoga class.
In standing acrobatics class, we are a bit further off of the ground so safety is paramount. We will seek to create an environment in which everyone feels safe to explore new transitions and poses. Bases will be on their feet and flyers will be in a variety of poses. Slow pouring of weight and counterbalancing are key concepts in this type of acrobatics. Spotting, communication, and tempo are some of the main ideas that will be used in this acrobatics class.
Acro Dance (Adagio)
Acro Dance is another partner-driven endeavor. This particular subset of standing acrobatics is meant to be flowy and beautiful. Acro Dance is used a great deal in performance art. With the dance concept, a majority of the lifts are momentum-based. A basic level of practice with standing acrobatics is encouraged before attempting Acro Dance. This class will focus on the concepts of timing, communication, and grace.
Stilt Class engages every part of the body as you learn to balance through a constant state of motion. The goal of this class is to teach one how to walk on 2.5′ peg stilts with confidence and ease. The first few classes will teach students how to fall down properly. Once that is accomplished and any fear of falling diminished, students will focus on basic walking on various surfaces, together in rhythm, and later incorporating other parts of our body to offset any loss of balance. Attire: Pants must be worn that hit below the knee. We do not want to stilt cuff under the knee to rub and irritate the skin. Neoprene sleeved knee pads are required. This class is a prerequisite for stilt dance classes being offered.
Stilt Dancing is an advanced stilt class that incorporates various forms of dance on 2.5 feet tall peg stilts. This is a performance company class, and students must have instructor approval to enroll. Prerequisite: Stilt Walking Class.
Youth Circus Performance Troupe
Once students attain a certain skill level, they will have the opportunity to perform at events with our circus professionals.