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.

Jiggidy Jives instructs the following:
  • Chinese Pole
  • This class focuses on Chinese pole skills that develop strength and endurance. Build strength and dexterity as you learn to climb, slide, and hold poses on the acrobatic pole.

    Skills include monkey climbing, regular climbing, sitting, star, fish, and variations of the standard handstand and pull ups. Students proceed at their own pace with personalized instruction.


    *Please Note* This class requires specific shoes- The Feiyue martial arts shoe is one example of an acceptable shoe and can be purchased inexpensively on Amazon.com.

    We have sizes 36, 38, 39, 40, 43, and 45 to loan, but we cannot guarantee that a particular size will be available in a class.


    No Prerequisites.

  • Intro to Handstand
  • Learn the basics of handstand, the foundation of circus. Students are introduced to the three pillars of handstand—thinner, lighter, more alive—and also practice the basic handstand form. Both acrobatic and aerial students can benefit from practicing handstands.

    No Prerequisites.

  • Acrobatics 1
  • 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



  • Intro to Acrobatics
  • 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.