Upcoming Workshops and Special Events
Sunday Night Juggling & Prop Manipulation at the Circus Project - will resume in Fall of 2017
Weekly ongoing community event will resume in the fall
Sundays 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
$5 to attend.
Free for members and social circus students.
Due to the change in the weather, we will resume Sunday night juggling in the fall of 2017, as our prop-manipulators will be appreciating the joys of playing outside now that the rains have subsided!
Have a lovely summer and feel free to re-join us indoors this fall!
"2-Week Handstand" Workshops - with Daniel Patrick
Saturdays May 27 and June 3rd
11 am – 12:30 pm
- $50 Per Day
- $40 Per Day
This class series focuses on building strength and awareness around straight, straddle, and tuck handstands as a conditioning tool for your own practice.
Class starts with a group warm up, followed by a deep stretch for active splits, and conditioning for wrist and shoulder stability to provide an effective warm up for working on our hands.
Our handstand training begins with exercises against the wall, focusing on injury prevention and techniques to improve shoulder extension and general alignment in various positions. Progressions lead us away from the wall with an emphasis on safe exercises to execute both by yourself and with a partner spot.
A fun and hardworking class, students leave with a new understanding of how to gain press strength for entering and exiting handstands, as well as an intricate understanding of how to control their balance.
- 30 second hollow body on the floor,
- 30 second plank on the floor,
- kicks up to wall comfortably for handstand,
- holds handstand for 20-30 seconds against wall,
- ability to hold a freestanding handstand for 5 or more seconds is a plus but not required.
About Daniel Patrick:
A silly natured gymnast turned circus performer, Daniel has been training professionally for over 10 years within a variety of disciplines. A graduate of the New England Center for Circus Arts professional programs, Daniel is skilled as a tumbler, hand balancer, and on vertical aerial apparatuses. His enjoyment for acrobatics is motivated by the unique quality of movement one can explore testing flexibility, strength, and character.
For the past five years Daniel has performed and taught as a circus artist around the country with companies such as Aerial Horizon, Quixotic, and The Santa Fe Opera; he won Best Artistic Performance at the Acrobatic Arts Festival in 2015 (held in Denver, CO); and most recently started working with Night Flight Aerial in March of 2016 as a teacher and performer.