Hoop Diving


This class is taught by:

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.

Come and learn the ancient art of Chinese hoop diving! This exciting and dynamic acrobatic art form has its humble roots as a game of skill that Chinese peasants played using their grain separators that had the woven bottoms pulled out. They would challenge each other to dive through the hoop without hitting it. The acrobatic aspect has evolved and is taken to an extremely high level in the Chinese circus. Now hoop diving can be seen performed in circus shows all over the world.

Also covered in this class will be walking and jumping kicks, handstands, and mini-trampoline as well as tumbling specific to hoop diving.

This class is not suitable for absolute beginners and proficiency with basic tumbling skills is strongly recommended.