Partner acrobatics for November 2014 a three session introduction
Saturday 1st November 2.30pm – 5pm – A Focus on Trio Tricks
Saturday 8th November 2.30pm – 5pm – ‘L’ basing transitions
Saturday 29th November 2.30pm – 5pm – A Synergy
Where: Marco Physio, Westferry Studios, 94 Milligan Street, London, E14 8AS
Cost: £30 per session or £75 for the whole course. Early bird rates for drop in ar £25 if booked a week before the event. Bookings are made directly with the studio contact on Tel: 0207 005 0278 or firstname.lastname@example.org
This is three week Saturday afternoon, two and a half hour offering as an introduction into acrobatic balancing. We will cover a range of material drawn from European Acrobatics, specifically where there has been a long standing tradition of this practice particularly in Germany and Holland where it is practiced as a non professional sport and activity.
Learn the dynamics of working together. Delve into the world of giving and receiving trust. Learn how be clear and ask for what you want. Be prepared to be challenged, maybe move out of your comfort zone. Learn how to spot with precision and thereby support the group as you learn together.
There will be two sessions that will run consecutively, there after there will be a fortnight break where participants are encouraged to meet and train with each other. The final session aims to consolidate the lessons learnt and explore creative possibilities of partner balancing and transitions.
Each session will begin with a warm up and handstand practice. Suitable for people who have a regular physical practice, not necessarily yoga. They must have a willingness to work with each other, to meet with the group outside the sessions. They must be comfortable with being upside, and be able to do a headstand against a wall for 30 seconds.
Please note the material covered during the sessions is dependant on the progression of the group and the teacher reserves the right limit the ticks offered for the safety reasons.
1st November 2014 2.30pm – 5pm – A focus on trio tricks
Learn to build a three person static balances often referred to as trio pyramids. There could be two flyers and one base or vice versa. For this session you will be working in groups of at least five, with two spotters supporting each trick. You will learn how to build trio pyramids progressively and be supported in the process.
8th November 2014 2.30pm – 5pm – ‘L’ basing transitions
You will be working as a base or flyer, with one or two spotters. The base will be on their backs with the legs and arms up, often referred to as ‘L’ basing. We will move from static balances transitioning into to different poses. Depending the groups some maybe given different challenges according to their ability and experience.
If you are new to the practice the transitions will reflect your body awareness as well as strength and flexibility. Learn to take steps before leaping into a sprint.
Participants will be encouraged to meet and work on these balances and transitions outside of this session. Call it your homework!
29th November 20145 2.30pm – 5pm— Partner acrobatics a synergy
This session is aimed at consolidating the material covered. Revisiting some balances and transitions. However, there will be a focus on creativity and with the lessons learnt on the art of spotting to explore new ticks with safety.
Please note these sessions acts as an introduction to practice of partner balancing. It is aimed as a glimpse into the tip of a vast mountain range that makes up this broad and wide ranging practice. This is the start to your journey, there are plenty of hours and hours if not years ahead of you to explore. I am welcoming you to the world that is partner acrobatic balancing.