Acrobatics 1


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.

Lin Junming

Lin started in the acrobatic arts when he was 8 years old in Fujian Acrobatics Troupe in China. With the troupe, he performed in circuses all over the world; Europe, the Middle East, Mediterranean region, Africa and Asia. In the past 20 years, he learned many traditional Chinese acrobatic arts, such as Chinese Pole, chair-balancing, hoop diving, Chinese Lion Dance, partner hand-balancing, hand-juggling, foot-juggling and Ultimate Wheel. His juggling performance was awarded a prize for Silver Lion at the fourth China National Acrobatic Competition in 1995. He also holds the former world record for juggling 12 rings.

Jiggidy Jives

A jack-of-all-trades performer, Jives has been teaching acrobatics and flying trapeze at Circus Center for 14 years. He specializes in meteor bowls, acrobatics, and Chinese pole.

Jeremy Vik

Jeremy Vik came to Circus Center in 2004 and graduated from the Clown Conservatory (directed by Jeff Raz) in 2005. Realizing that clowning is the hardest thing on Earth, he returned to acting and spent 5 years performing around the Bay in mostly Shakespeare and Musical Theatre. Then in 2010, he returned to Circus Center and completed the Professional Acrobatics Program, specializing in Handstands. Jeremy has performed for the San Francisco Shakespeare Festival, Shotgun Players, Goldenthread Productions, Marin Shakespeare Company, 42nd St. Moon, Virago Theatre Company, and many more. In addition to acting, Jeremy performs chair balancing and juggling all over the Bay. He has performed with Circus Bella, Sweet Can Productions, the Clown Cabaret, and more. Jeremy has a BFA in Performance from Southern Oregon University and is a proud member of Actors' Equity Association.

Build on the foundations and take the Chinese Acrobatic tradition to the next level. This class offers more detailed training on more advanced forms of stretching, handstands, conditioning, and tumbling.

 

Prerequisite: Instructor Approval

 

 


Upcoming classes:

  • Fri Aug 17 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm with Xiaohong Weng
  • Sat Aug 18 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm with Xiaohong Weng
  • Mon Aug 20 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm with Xiaohong Weng
  • Mon Aug 20 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm with Xiaohong Weng
  • Wed Aug 22 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm with Xiaohong Weng
  • Fri Aug 24 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm with Lin Junming
  • Sat Aug 25 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm with Lin Junming
  • Mon Aug 27 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm with Jiggidy Jives
  • Mon Aug 27 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm with Jiggidy Jives
  • Wed Aug 29 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm with Jiggidy Jives
  • Fri Aug 31 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm with Jiggidy Jives
  • Sat Sep 01 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm with Jeremy Vik
  • Wed Sep 05 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm with Jiggidy Jives
  • Fri Sep 07 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm with Lin Junming
  • Sat Sep 08 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm with Lin Junming
  • Mon Sep 10 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm with Jiggidy Jives
  • Mon Sep 10 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm with Lin Junming
  • Wed Sep 12 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm with Jiggidy Jives
  • Fri Sep 14 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm with Lin Junming
  • Sat Sep 15 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm with Lin Junming