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Double Basing Trios & Group Dynamic Acro with Joy Chen & Ben Klein


Double Basing Trios & Group Dynamic Acro with Joy Chen & Ben Klein

Saturday, January 14 from 2-5pm

Sunday, January 15 from 2-5pm

Early bird signup by Dec 1st! $35/ After Dec 1st- $45. Special discount, take both Session 1 + Session 2 for $60 by Dec 1st/ After Dec 1st two workshops $85.

Intermediate-Advanced Level

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Prereq: Any previous weekend workshop with Joy Chen & Ben Klein or two months acroyoga or acrobatics experience at Rebel Circus Arts or similar institution.


Workshop Session 1: Double Basing Trios
Saturday, January 14 from 2-5pm includes free acro jam from 5-7pm
Early bird signup by Dec 1st! $35/ After Dec 1st- $45. Special discount, take both Session 1 + Session 2 for $60 by Dec 1st/ After Dec 1st two workshops $85.

This workshop will be focused on exploring double-basing static holds and dynamic swings, lifts and tempo entrances into and out of shoulder-stands, hand2hand and foot2hand using the combined strength and coordination of two bases and one flyer. The emphasis will be on calibrating these double-basing positions low first in order to take them high. Calibrations will also be done using trio pyramids and counter-balances with the base in an L-position, mid in star/throne, reverse star/reverse throne-position and flyer in bird, foot2foot, foot2hand, shoulder-stand, handstand and other similar positions both regular and reversed. Strong spotting & good alignment will be emphasized.

Workshop Session 2: Group Dynamic Acro

Sunday, January 15 from 2-5pm includes free acro jam from 5-7pm
Early bird signup by Dec 1st! $35/After Dec 1st- $45. Special discount, take both Session 1 + Session 2 for $60 by Dec 1st/ After Dec 1st two workshops $85.

This workshop will teach communication, timing and finesse in small group dynamic acro scenarios using "pass the flyer" tricks dutch acro style where one flyer is transferred from one base to another using "tick-tock" techniques, simple tempos, double-pitching, double-swinging moves. It is recommended that participants also sign-up for Workshop Session 1 in order to arrive already pretty calibrated in a trio or quad grouping. We will combine trios and quad groups for epic fun and creative flows. Why just do acro with one partner when you can lift and fly on more than one! Again similar to session 1 "double basing trios" workshop, strong spotting & solid progressions will be emphasized. No beginners allowed. 

BIO: Joy Chen & Ben Klein are NYC based acrobatic teachers and performers trained in the Dutch style of partner acrobatics by Niko Douwes. With an extensive background in dance and yoga, Joy teaches several popular acrobatics classes a week at Brooklyn Boulders Queensbridge and organizes regular Roundhouse Acro Retreats. This duo likes to find creative ways to train basic skills and likes the flexibility and fun of group acro work. Ben is also a talented musician and Joy owns the cutest cat in the world "Donut." 

SOCIAL MEDIA: #stronglikejoy/ www.stronglikejoy.com 

YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BNfO6KRAp-0

VIMEO group performance video 

https://vimeo.com/161493264?utm_source=email&utm_medium=vimeo-cliptranscode-201504&utm_campaign=29220

Earlier Event: December 16
Acro Revolution Bootcamp
Later Event: February 18
The AcroDude Sessions