ACROBATICS & GROUND ARTS

  • Handstand
  • Chinese-Pole
  • Tumbling
  • Hand-to-hand
Circus Center’s world-class instructors teach beginner-to-professional classes on Handstand, Chinese Pole, Tumbling, Hand-To-Hand, Dance, and more.





Circus Center’s top-rated acrobatics program, accessible to students of any level, is designed to build strength, flexibility, balance, and grace through movement.


STARTING POINTS


INTRO TO HANDSTAND

A strong, stable handstand is the foundation of circus acrobatics, and a whole-body skill that anyone can learn! In our entry-level Intro to Handstand class, you'll be introduced to the three pillars of handstand—lighter, thinner, more alive—and practice the basic handstand form.

INTRO TO ACROBATICS

Get started with Intro to Acrobatics, our entry-level introduction to the foundations of the ancient Chinese acrobatics tradition. Specially created for new students, in this 90-minute class you’ll condition, stretch, and learn the basics of handstands and tumbling, including forward and backward rolls, cartwheels, and round-offs.

CHINESE POLE

Find your inner climber in our Chinese Pole classes. In this entry-level class you'll build strength, dexterity, and endurance as you learn to climb, slide, and hold poses on the acrobatic pole.

People of any age and fitness level can start any of the above classes at any time. Session enrollment is encouraged.

Round out and accelerate your training with one of our Conditioning classes like Acro Conditioning and a flexibility class like Stretching. Purchase our New Student Pack, try all three and save!

Already have some training? We offer small, advanced classes that offer students highly personalized training in handstands, tumbling, hand-to-hand and partner acrobatics. To learn more about getting approved for upper-level classes at Circus Center, click here.

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EJ-Headshot-Option-2WHAT OUR STUDENTS SAY

 


"I’ve done Flying Trapeze, hand-balancing, teeterboard, trampoline, tumbling, and parkour. The Circus Center instructors are people you can learn anything from. They're smart, professional, calm, encouraging, and I trust them with my safety every week. These days we even perform together."

- EJ

 



 

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CLASS FLOWCHART

 

General classes are marked in light grey. Advanced classes are marked in dark grey.


Prerequisites must be completed before advancement, and are based on instructor approval. Where applicable, general guidelines have been given for a typical amount of classes required. Students with prior experience, may arrange a prerequisite assessment with their instructor.



FACULTY

 


Xiaohong Weng | DEPARTMENT DIRECTOR


 
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Xiaohong Weng started training in gymnastics at the age of 7, before he joined the famed Nanjing Acrobatics Troupe. He had 4 years of professional training in gymnastics and was a high level competitive gymnast in China. He joined the circus and learned many traditional Chinese acrobatics acts, such as Chinese Pole, Chair-balancing, Hoop Diving, Chinese Lion Dance, and Partner Hand-balancing. As a skilled tumbler and hand-balancer, Xiaohong has performed extensively in China, the USA, and internationally. For the last decade he has been a senior instructor at Circus Center. He currently performs with Jennings McCown in an elegant double hand-to-hand acrobatics act.

Intro to Acrobatics  | Acrobatics 1  |  Handstand 1






Chris-Cortez

Chris Cortez


Chinese Pole
Parkour


Jim-Donak
Jim Donak

Handstand 1
Aaron-Koz 

Aaron Kozloff

Circus Fitness


Intro to
Jump Rope Tricks

 

Tim-Rubel

Timothy Rubel


Dance for
Circus Performers



Ross-Travis

Ross Travis


Chinese Pole
Intro to Acrobatics
Intro to Handstand



Jeremy-Vik
Jeremy Vik

Acrobatics 1
Intro to Acrobatics
Ke-Min-Xia

Ke Min Xia 


Intro to Handstand


 


ACROBATICS SCHEDULE

 

<< Schedule for Thu Dec 8, 2016 - Wed Dec 14, 2016 >>


Date:


Thu Dec 8, 2016
Class
Instructor
10:00 am - 11:30 am Intro to Handstand
6:15 pm - 7:45 pm Chinese Pole
Class Cancelled

Fri Dec 9, 2016
Class
Instructor
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm Acrobatics 1
(3 spots left!)

Sat Dec 10, 2016
Class
Instructor
11:30 am - 1:00 pm Intro to Handstand
Class Cancelled
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm Chinese Pole
Class Cancelled
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm Intro to Acrobatics
(9 reserved, 1 open)
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm Acrobatics 1
(3 spots left!)
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm Circus Bootcamp
Class Cancelled

Sun Dec 11, 2016
Class
Instructor
no scheduled classes or training sessions

Mon Dec 12, 2016
Class
Instructor
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm Handstand 1
(3 reserved, 1 open)
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm Acrobatics 1
(3 spots left!)
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm Intro to Handstand
(6 spots left!)
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm Intro to Acrobatics
(4 reserved, 6 open)
8:00 pm - 9:00 pm Circus Bootcamp
(0 reserved, 12 open)
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm Handstand 1
(2 spots left!)

Tue Dec 13, 2016
Class
Instructor
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm Intro to Handstand
(6 spots left!)

Wed Dec 14, 2016
Class
Instructor
10:00 am - 11:30 am Handstand 1
(3 spots left!)
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm Acrobatics 1
(3 spots left!)
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm Intro to Acrobatics
(1 reserved, 9 open)
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm Core and More
(2 reserved, 8 open)



 

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