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Acro Academy & Handstands

SOLO Handstand Only, SOLO Acro Only, DUO Acro Only, SOLO Full Day, DUO Full Day

Event Details

Start date: 22/09/2019

End date: 22/09/2019

Start time: 09:00 a.m.

End time: 17:00 p.m.

Venue: Exeter Community Centre, 17 St David's Hill, Exeter, EX4 3RG

Phone: 07827669284

Email: hth@howtohandstand.com

£25.00£140.00

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This day long workshop is suitable for all levels and will focus on handstands and refining foundational skills for standing acro and hand to hand, be developing proper acrobatic technique.

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INVESTMENT

Handstand Workshop ONLY:

£25p/p

Acro Day Long ONLY: 

SOLO PRICE – £60

DUO PRICE – £110

Both Handstand workshop + Acro day long discount 

SOLO PRICE – £75

DUO PRICE – £140

**Please note, all tickets are non refundable**

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HANDSTAND WORKSHOP: – 9am-10.30am

PRE-REQS – None.

Time to get your handstand-game-face ON. This is handstanding 101 from circus artist Gabrielle Parker and even though we are starting from the basics, even the basics will make you sweat! These classes will be focusing on deconstructing the acrobatic handstand into delicious bite size building blocks from which you can, with enough hard grind, construct your perfect inversion practice.

These bitesize building blocks are broken down into an introduction of the ‘7 pillars’ – Specific Strength – Alignment – Endurance – Consistency – Shape – Balance – Mobility.

 We’ll be covering the basic anatomy of handstand including:

  • Hand placement, body checklists and shoulder positioning.
  • Understanding of pre-habilitation and stabilisation.
  • Achievement of efficient balance through a straight line handstand.
  • Specific conditioning and flexibility exercises relating to hand balance and consistent muscle memory training.

All levels welcome. Suitable for beginners.

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ACRO DAY LONG: – 11am – 5pm

PRE-REQS ACRO – Some previous acro experience, a sensible and calm head. Focused and attentive.

11:00-12.30 → Worksop 1: Intro to F2H + H2H lying down (refining, transitions & standing for those with a more advanced level) If you cannot jump to handstand on the floor we will focus on F2H

12.30-13.30 →  Workshop 2: Standing on shoulders (acro method) + Standing on head

13.30-14.30 – Lunch Break

– quick warm up

14.30-15.30 → Workshop 3:  Intro to pitching 

15.30 – 16.30 → Workshop 4: Frills and thrills – fun accessible moves for all  (such as round the neck, counterbalance planches, star pops to baby, back balance, dynamic twists etc) 

16.30-17.00 → cool down / stretch 

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YOUR TEACHERS:

Gabby did 1 year pre-professional and 2 years professional training in pair acro at the National Circus School in Paris taught under Ryszard Zaplata. Director of How To Handstand, co-writer of HandstandingYogi book with Ash Bond, international circus performer, sarcastic, squishy on the inside, sweetcorn enthusiast.

Ash did 3 years at Superior School Fratellini in Paris under Eric Varelas and Alexei Anoufriev. Body builder turned circus PRO, Ash has an astute coaching eye. There is also no way you won’t be doing squats before going home. Car mechanic, acro machine, grafter, technique stickler, patient, hands on, dog whisperer, broccoli hater. Full time babe and the best tan lines you’ll ever see.

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This is an approximate schedule and will be tailored to suit the level of the workshop.

If you’re unsure of any of the pre-reqs or have any questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

You can email hth@howtohandstand.com or give Gabby a ring on 07827669284

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[Please note: these workshops are for personal progression and development only. Methodology given in these workshops cannot be taught by attendees.]

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