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:

  • Wed Mar 29 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm with Xiaohong Weng
  • Sat Apr 01 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm with Xiaohong Weng
  • Mon Apr 03 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm with Xiaohong Weng
  • Wed Apr 05 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm with Xiaohong Weng
  • Sat Apr 08 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm with Xiaohong Weng
  • Mon Apr 10 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm with Xiaohong Weng
  • Wed Apr 12 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm with Xiaohong Weng
  • Sat Apr 15 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm with Xiaohong Weng
  • Mon Apr 17 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm with Xiaohong Weng
  • Wed Apr 19 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm with Xiaohong Weng
  • Sat Apr 22 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm with Xiaohong Weng
  • Mon Apr 24 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm with Xiaohong Weng
  • Wed Apr 26 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm with Xiaohong Weng
  • Sat Apr 29 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm with Xiaohong Weng
  • Mon May 01 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm with Xiaohong Weng
  • Wed May 03 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm with Xiaohong Weng
  • Sat May 06 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm with Xiaohong Weng
  • Mon May 08 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm with Xiaohong Weng
  • Wed May 10 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm with Xiaohong Weng
  • Sat May 13 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm with Xiaohong Weng