Intro to Acrobatics


This class is taught by:

Xiaohong Weng

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.

Learn the foundations of the ancient Chinese acrobatic tradition. These techniques are the building blocks for all circus arts. Focus is on integration, flexibility, alignment, strength, and control, with intensive work on kicks, stretching, handstands, and tumbling.

 

No Prerequisites.

 
 

Upcoming classes:

  • Sat Jul 29 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm with Xiaohong Weng
  • Mon Jul 31 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm with Xiaohong Weng
  • Wed Aug 02 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm with Xiaohong Weng
  • Sat Aug 05 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm with Xiaohong Weng
  • Mon Aug 07 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm with Xiaohong Weng
  • Wed Aug 09 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm with Xiaohong Weng
  • Sat Aug 12 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm with Xiaohong Weng
  • Mon Aug 14 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm with Xiaohong Weng
  • Wed Aug 16 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm with Xiaohong Weng
  • Sat Aug 19 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm with Xiaohong Weng
  • Mon Aug 21 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm with Xiaohong Weng
  • Wed Aug 23 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm with Xiaohong Weng
  • Sat Aug 26 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm with Xiaohong Weng
  • Mon Aug 28 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm with Xiaohong Weng
  • Wed Aug 30 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm with Xiaohong Weng
  • Sat Sep 02 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm with Xiaohong Weng
  • Wed Sep 06 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm with Xiaohong Weng
  • Sat Sep 09 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm with Xiaohong Weng
  • Mon Sep 11 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm with Xiaohong Weng
  • Wed Sep 13 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm with Xiaohong Weng