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Workshop - Partner Acrobatics

Circus Maine
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Beginner Hand to Hand: 2 hours, $40/person Ages 11+

This workshop is for a wide range of students, from beginners to those who have a good handstand and are interested in taking their skills to a partnering scenario. The initial warm-up will focus on specialized movements and partner stretches that students can do to each other that are specific to hand to hand. We will then move on to basic static partnering in handstand and in hand-to-foot, as well as in a two-high. Focus will be put on establishing a good connection between flyer and base in every position, and maintaining a good body positions to avoid injury.

Prerequisites : Open to a large variety of students and experience levels. Students interested in flying must have had at least minimal experience in acro yoga, but the workshop will be equally beneficial to more advanced students who can support their body weight in a handstand (against a wall or in free handstand; either is acceptable). Students interested solely in porting do not need to have any experience in inversions. We encourage you to bring a partner, but it is not necessary.

Shannon Maguire started her circus career with aerial silks as well as a duo trapeze act that won her a bronze medal in the Wuqiao festival in China and the public’s choice award in the circus festival in Latina, Italy. She has traveled all over the world, performing in cabarets, festivals, and a tour of American military bases in South Korea. In 2014, she teamed up with Phil to create their duo cyr wheel and hand-to-hand numbers, which they have been performing with ever since!


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