Class Descriptions

Session 1

1)Class Name 

Be Your Own Spotter – The Art of Falling

teachers  Josh & Sara Romeo

Level: all levels appropriate

Type: Mixed

Class prereqs 

no prerecs, recommended for all skill levels

Detailed class description 

Learn from a professional stuntman and a gymnast how to fall safely. We will go over techniques for falling in just about any direction with the goal of preventing injury, increasing confidence when trying new skills, and by knowing how to save yourself when no one else can.

2)Class Name 

Intro to Icarian

Teachers Aaron & Amanda Holm

Type: Lbasing

Level: All levels Appropriate

Class prereqs 

Experience L-basing/flying

Detailed class description 

Take your pops to the next level with Icarian pops! We will be working on a variety of pops releasing all points of contact and learning how to use active spotting to stay safe

3)Class Name 

whops

Teachers Dustin Del Rio & Ashley Dance

Type: Lbasing

Level: Advanced

Class prereqs 

comfortable with muff dive and reverse throne whip to reverse bird

Detailed class description 

a whip + a pop= whop. it will be a whopping good time

4)Class Name 

AcroDance “rock & Roll”

Teachers Aaron Tremper & Jessica Deleo

Class prereqs Some experience with rock and roll

Level Intermediate/Advanced

Type: Standing

Detailed Class description: Let’s Rock n’ Roll! There’s so much you can do starting with a little Rock! Aaron and Jess, Owners of The Movement Sanctuary in St.Pete FL, will show you several creative pathways you can take utilizing this entrance appropriate for intermediate/advanced practitioners.

5)

Class Name 

The Road to Inlocate to H2H

Teachers John Marquiss & Christine Moonbeam

Type Standing

Level Intermediate

Class prereqs 

Jump from shoulders to Standing Hand to Hand – Base no steps allowed

10 second hold

Flyer press back to shoulders, Princess down.

Detailed class description 

Inlocates may look magic, but they are a product of training the right progressions. Join John Marquiss and Christine Moonbeam for all of the drills that will work you toward this skill.

6)Class Name 

Help Me Help You

Teachers Brandon Baker & Chelsea Cherie

type Dance Standing

Level All levels appropriate 

Class prereqs 

None required

Detailed class description (will be used on website.) *

A detailed class on how the Base and Flyer can use timing and technique to make lifts and maneuvers even easier on each other, increasing performance/training potential.

7) Class Name

From Circus to the Stage

Teachers Nathan & Isis 

Type Standing

Level  Advanced

class prereqs  Solid standing H2h & F2H

 

Detailed Class description 

In this class you will learn how to link skills together in order to create a performance style piece.

 

Session 2

1)Class Name 

 Shenanigans

Teachers Micki Mooney & Jeremy Martin 

Level all levels appropriate 

Type Lbasing

prereqs  ability to laugh 

Detailed class discription 

A fun, Silly, and fantastic way to make you smile play and learn with each other. bring your happy face this is gonna be fun!

2)Class Name 

Crazy Cool Counterbalances

Teachers Reno Gorman & Za Ra

Type Mixed

Level All levels  Appropriate

Class prereqs 

Intermediate level experience with standing and L-base acro

Detailed class description 

Crazy Cool Counterbalances that are outside the box of your average acro moves.

3 Class Name 

Do You Even Needle?

Teachers Danny & Aniane Smith 

Type Lbasing

Level Intermediate

Class prereqs 

Solid L-Base Shoulder-Stand

Detailed class description 

Needles, they can be sharp and dangerous! But when used correctly they can be quite useful, and some would say even fun to play with. Let us show you all the possibilities.

4)Class Name 

Banquine Basics

Teachers Ryan Hamity, Cassie Drew, & Ellio Blox

Type Standing

Level Intermediate

Class prereqs 

2-high, some standing acro experience

Detailed class description 

Are you interested in banquine, but don’t know where to start?  Tried it a little, but are looking for some solid technique to move your practice further along?  Cassie, Ryan and Blox have the answers for you. They’ll show you the basics of this wonderful style of acrobatics, along with some fun stunts that will leave you craving more.  You can expect seated and standing tosses, standing to cradle, and belly to standing during this class.

5) Class Name 

Sports Acro Skills

Teachers Ryan Gibson & Christina Baez

Type Standing

Level Intermediate/advanced

prereqs  Standing H2h & F2h

Detailed class discription 

Throws, Catches, and poses commonly used in the sports acro world to spice up your acro playbook.

6)Class Name

Intro to Standing H2H

Teachers Axl Osborne & Megan Vaughan Giesbrecht 

Type Standing

Level Intermediate

prereqs some experience with Lbase h2h, two high and comfort in a handstand position

Detailed Class discription

Come learn the fun and fabulous skill of standing h2h! we will teach you how to get into it. How to hold it! Most importantly how to get comfortable, confident, and relaxed!

 

7)

Class Name 

Foundations of Pirouettes

Teachers Matt Fields-Johnson & Elizabeth Overton

Type Standing

level Advanced

Class prereqs 

Hold standing hand to hand 15 seconds without walking. Hold liberty (mono foot to hand) for 10 seconds

Detailed class description 

In this class Matt and Liz will be sharing technique for hand to hand and foot to hand pirouettes.

Session 3

1)Class Name 

Pops That FLY!

Teachers Sean Langhaus & Emily Lesinski

Type Lbase 

Level All levels Appropriate

Class prereqs 

Pre-reqs:  Some success with basic pops

Detailed class description 

In this class we’ll be getting some air! We’ll start with some timing calibrations and make sure straight throws are clean before adding some oomph for high-flying Icarian skills. Good spotting will of course be part of the instruction.

2)Class Name 

Introduction to Wire Work

Teachers Josh & Sara Romeo

Type Other

Level All levels Appropriate

Class prereqs 

None; please be mindful of injuries or other physical limitations

Detailed class description

Introductory class on wire work for the stunts and entertainment industry.  Class will consist of bare bones intros to equipment, rigging principals, and some hands on flying and operating experience (venue limitations will decide what aspects will be covered).

3)Class Name 

3/4 Reverse Throne Icarian Pop – AKA The Crepe

Teachers Jacob Brown & Debbie Collis 

type Lbasing

Levle Advanced

Class prereqs 

Reverse Shoulder Stands, Reverse Throne Back Whips, Bird Pops, Throne Pops

Detailed class description 

In this class students will learn a 3/4s Icarian flip which starts in reverse i-throne and ends in reverse bird.

4)Class Name 

Acro Dance Lifts Combinations and Technique

Teachers Brandon Barker & Chelsea Cherie

Type Standing Dance

level All Levels Appropriate

Class prereqs 

All levels can be accommodated

Detailed class description 

Instead of learning one Standing Acro Lift and then coming out of it, you will learn several blocks of choreography with multiple maneuvers in each block. Emphasis will be placed on dance transitions in between lifts (no dance experience required) these are methods to make your lifts more seamless and cohesive and more suited to performing in front of an audience or for your own personal practice.

5)Class Name 

Dynamic Hand to Hand Entrances and Exits

Teachers John Marquiss & Christine Moonbeam

type Standing 

Level Intermediate/Advanced

Class prereqs

Jump from shoulders to Standing Hand to Hand – Base no steps allowed

10 second hold

Flyer press back to shoulders, Princess down.

 

Detailed class description 

Join Christine Moonbeam and John Marquiss for a fun and level pushing workshop on transitions in and out of standing Hand to Hand. Hand to hand is so much more than a pose, it’s entire discipline that features a broad skill set. We will train a variety of dynamic mounts and dismounts to and from standing Hand to Hand.

6)Class Name 

Knot your average Bronco

teachers Ryan Hamity & Ellio Blox

Type Standing

Level Advanced

Class prereqs 

Reverse foot to hand, Standing h2h, some experience with mono F2H or Knot hand to hand recommended

 

Detailed class description 

Let’s spend some time playing with two classic skills:  Bronco and 2:1/Knot. In this class we are going to refine these movements as well as show you a fun transition to go from reverse facing to forward facing in your acrobatic practice.  Giddy up partner!

7)Class Name 

Building Standing Flows

Teachers Scott Cooper & Jenay Espinosa

Type Standing

Level Intermediate/Advanced

prereqs Standing reverse H2H, Croc, comfort with standing postures

 

Detailed Class discription The incorporation of elegance is essential to our standing practice. Our priority will be adding movement to static poses and mobility between multiple standing postures. Instruction of these transitions will highlight the benefits of structure over strength. Learning techniques to build standing flows will provide us with ease and comfort at new heights.

Session 4

1)Class Name 

Wacky Washing Machines

Teachers Reno Gorman & Za Ra

type Lbasing

Level All levels appropriate 

Pre reqs some lbase experience

Detailed Class Description  Weird, Wonderful play! Come join us in a wacky silly Washing machine adventure sure to leave you laughing and happy!

2) Class Name 

Weird Icarian Part 1

Teachers Micki Mooney & Jeremy Martin

Type Lbasing 

Level Intermediate

Prereqs experience with pops and spotting

Detailed Class description have you ever been on a roller coaster made of humans? well you are about to! come play at this human powered amusement park where we will teach you how to throw and catch your friends in ways that will leave you giggling for days to come! 

3)Class Name 

Mutant Flow

Teachers Dustin Del rio & Ashley Dance

Type Lbasing

Level Advanced

Class prereqs 

muff dive whip, back whip, L based hand to hand

Detailed class description 

A mutant flow is a fun and challenging connection of different L-basing elements like: whips, pops, foot to hand and hand to hand. We use fun transitions to make the pieces flow together smoothly

4)Class Name 

Rock & Roll all night and party every day

Teachers Danny & Aniane Smith

Type Mixed

Level Intermediate

Class prereqs 

L-Base Shoulder-Stand, Standing High Bird

Detailed class description 

Gene Simmons, and Paul Stanley might know how to party every day, but let us show you all the secrets to rock and rolling all night! We will work on casting to bird, side star, arm in arm, and some other fun options.

5)Class Name 

 Swinging and Throwing

Teachers Jack Carter & Kiana Jeanne Farrell

Type Standing group

Level Intermediate 

Class prereqs 

 30 second dish hold

Detailed class description (will be used on website.) *

 foundational drills and spotting techniques for swinging and dynamics including releases. core control (hollow body, posterior pelvic tilt, hip extension) and body awareness are a must. Peak skills include flips and twists.

6) Class Name 

Cannonballs

Ryan Gibson & Christina Baez

Type Standing 

Level Advanced

prereqs Solid standing H2h strong back

Detailed class description A Fun mount to standing h2h that starts with flyer in a tuck position in the ground and you essentially kettle bell  swing them to h2h 

7) Class Name 

The British are Coming

Teachers Nathan & Isis

Type Standing

Level advanced

prereqs Standing h2h & F2h 

Detailed Class Description  Something something acro toss the people and catch them gonna be awesome don’t be cheeky take our class!

 

Sunday 

Session 1

1)Class Name

intro to hand to hand

Teachers Dustin Del rio & Ashley Dance

Type Lbasing

Level all levels appropriate 

Class prereqs 

able to hold belly to wall handstand for 30 seconds. 4 step washing machine, and star.

Detailed class description 

begin your hand to hand journey with us.

2)Class Name 

Clean Up Your Whips

teachers Sean Langhaus & Emily Lesinski

Type Lbasing

level Intermediate

Class prereqs

Pre-reqs:  hands-free back plank presses, no base hands side star tick tocks

Detailed class description 

If you’ve been dabbling with whips but can’t get that timing or are struggling with fear, or where to move your feet, this class is for you. We’ll get you whippin’ smooth by applying the concepts that make all whips work. You’ll have progressions to bring home to build your skills and whip away.

3)Class Name 

Flo Schmo

Teachers Danny & Aniane Smith 

Type Mixed

Level Intermediate 

Class prereqs 

Standing Bird, L-Base Shoulder-stand

Detailed class description 

A Standing & L Based Mixed Flow (Int+)

We love to put together things that transition between L-Based and Standing Acrobatics. Sometimes it’s easy, but not this time. Are you ready to push your limits?

4)Class Name 

Rewinds

Teachers Micah & Monica Hartsfield  & Courtney Hollansworth 

Type standing 

level Advanced

prereqs Solid extended  standing f2h some tumbling experience

Detailed Class description  In this class you will learn a base assisted back flip to standing F2H 

 

5)Class Name 

ALL THINGS WEIRD AND WONDERFUL

Teachers Reno Gorman & Za Ra

Type Standing 

Level All level appropriate 

Class prereqs 

Flyer: 30 sec handstand spotted or against a wall

Comfortable climbing up to two high, comfortable flying a walking two high

 

Base:

Comfortable basing a walking two high

Detailed class description 

Turning standing acro into a twisted mess

 

Reno and Zara are going to tweak, twist and wrongfully make right some moves that you may never have seen before, but are certainly worth bending your minds to figure out. As a flyer, Reno brings wicked strength and sheer power to his moves, and as a base, Zara likes to figure out how to be the most creative and efficient as possible.

 

Together, they bring you a workshop that will teach you standing acro moves that will spark creative juices and ground you squarely in the joyful weirdness of possibility.

6)Class Name

Dragups

Teachers Ryan Gibson & Christina Baez

Type Standing 

level Advanced

Prereqs extended standing H2H 

Detailed Class Description  A fun entrance to standing hand to hand where flyer starts on their back and essentially does an assisted back handspring to  standing h2h

7)Class Name 

Fantsy Pantsy mounts and dismounts

Teachers Matt Fields-Johnson & Elizabeth Overton

Type Standing

level Advanced

prereqs standing h2h and f2h

 

Detailed class description  Get fancy with us we will teach you how to get into poses and down and look like a boss doing it! 

session 2

1)Class Name 

Firming up the Foundations

Teachers Aaron & Amanda Holm

type lbasing

Level all levels appropriate 

Class prereqs 

None

Detailed class description 

Drills build skills. We’ll work with starting to build a solid foundation for your acro practice with the goal of smooth, effortless movements.

2)Class name 

Weird Icarian pt 2

Teachers Micki Mooney & Jeremy Martin

type lbasing

level intermediate 

pre reqs familiarity with pops & spotting

Detailed class description Didn’t have enough the first time? hop on this ride again! All Different material coming at you! have you ever been on a roller coaster made of humans? well you are about to! come play at this human powered amusement park where we will teach you how to throw and catch your friends in ways that will leave you giggling for days to come! 

3)Class Name 

Flatspins: The worlds fastest washing machine.

Teachers Jacob Brown & Debbie Collis 

Type Lbasing

Level Advanced

Class prereqs

Ninja Stars, Barrel Rolls, Propellers

Detailed class description 

Learn Flatspins, the fastest washing machine in the world!  This one was invented by Ryan Hamity and Cassie Drew. There are only a few people who can do this one and we are trying to change that.  Debbie and Jacob won competitions at the IAC and at Acrolove thanks to this machine. We will break it down so you can learn it too.

4)Class Name

Ins and outs of two high

Teachers Axl Osborne and Megan vaughan giesbrecht

type standing 

level Intermediate

Prereqs we will work with you!

Detailed class descriptions In this class we will break down the skill two high how to get into and out of it as well as some fun variations from it! 

5)Class Name 

Spinning Mono Way Up High

teachers Cassie Drew & Ellio Blox

Type Standing

Level advanced

Class prereqs 

Standing shoulderstand, standing H2H

Detailed class description

Let’s dial in our standing mono shoulderstands, both regular and reverse, and discover a half pirouette to H2H. Don’t forget about pretty while getting in and getting out.

6) Class Name 

The Ins & Outs of Standing Reverse H2H

Teachers Scott Cooper & Jenay Espinosa 

Level advanced

Pre-Req: 10 Second Standing H2H with no steps, 10 second L-Base Reverse Hand-to-Hand

Detailed Class discription

This session will focus on controlled and dynamic movement in and out of Standing Reverse Hand to Hand with a focus on reverse inlocates. The goal will be to increase your versatility so that you can enter and exit smoothly and safely from the ground. 

7)Class Name 

Fireworks

Teachers Nathan & Isis 

type standing 

level Advanced

pre req standing h2h & h2h

detailed class discriptions 

Something big and exciting BOOM!

Session 3

1)Class Name 

Intro to Whips

Teachers Aaron & Amanda Holm

Type Lbasing

level intermediate

Class prereqs 

solid foundation in L-basing/flying

Detailed class description 

Whips are a fun and fast way to transition from one position to another. This class will focus on breaking whips down into easily accessible progressions while emphasizing safety.

2)Class Name 

F2H Drills for the Skills

Teachers John Marquiss & Christine Moonbeam

type Lbasing 

Level All levels appropriate 

Class prereqs 

Free Shoulder Stand

Foot to Hand Low and Extended

Reverse Foot to Hand Low and Extended

Experience working toward a mono F2H

Detailed class description (will be used on website.) *

Drills make Skills! Foot to hand drills are foundational to a strong acro practice. Come and learn how to train smarter not harder and take your practice to the next level.

3)Class Name 

Handstand on Feet

Teachers Sean Lanhaus & Emily Lesinski

type lbasing

level Advanced

Class prereqs 

Pre-reqs:  30 sec handstand hold belly-to-wall, jump into low h2h, some experience with foot-to-foot

Detailed class description

In this class we build towards the peak skill of handstand on feet. We’ll refine flyers’ jump in to handstand – on the floor, on a base, on anything! And we’ll get bases acquainted with balancing taller shapes on the feet. Good spotting will allow us to progress towards this fun but challenging skill.

4)Class Name 

Happy Feet

Teachers Micah & Monica Hartsfield

type Standing 

Level intermediate 

prereqs Solid two high

Detailed class discription  Standing foot to hand skill that will dazzle and amaze!

5)Class Name 

Put a Spin on it! (Rotational Lifts)

Brandon Barker & Chelsea Cherie

type Standing dance

level intermediate

Class prereqs

Ability to hold Flyer overhead with stability.

Detailed class description 

We will take several static overhead and shoulder level lifts and show you how to add rotation to it and stay on spot safely. Add more interest to your stunts with rotational movement.

6) Class Name

The road to one arm

Teachers Aaron Tremper & Jessica Deleo 

type standing 

level intermediate

prereqs Standing h2h

Look Ma! One Hand! The Road to One arm H2H is fun, challenging, and exciting! Jess and Aaron, Owners of The Movement Sanctuary in St.Pete Fl, will guide you through this journey one progression at a time in hopes for you to catch a glimpse of this skill during our time together. Don’t fret! We will send you on your way to continue working this skill safely when it’s time to say goodbye.

7)Class Name 

Tossing

Teachers Ahad Kebede

Type standing Group

level intermediate

Class prereqs 

Bases: 1) Deadlift and overhead press 40lbs with no pain or range of motion limitations. 2) Hold a Squat position for 30seconds. 3)No recent wrist injuries/limitations.  

Flyers: 1) Balance on toes for 10 seconds. 2) Tuck hold (hands on parallel bars or boxes) for 15 seconds.

Everyone: Listening. Listening. Listening.

Detailed class description 

Class is designed to teach athletes the principles of Group Tossing ( 2-bases tossing, 3-bases tossing, 4-bases tossing) and the myriad transitions/skills that can be unlocked.

Difficulty level will be adjusted based on the groups experiences and how efficiently they can work together.

 

Session 4

1)Class Name 

Intro to Hand to Hand

Teachers Cassie Drew, Ryan Hamity & Ellio Blox

Type lbasing

Level All Levels appropriate 

Class prereqs 

own a pair of hands, comfort in star, flyers can hold a spotted handstand on the floor for 20 seconds

Detailed class description 

A solid hand to hand practice is built from the ground up.  Come join us for an exploration into the foundations of this wonderful skill.  We’ll provide you plenty of drills that will move you in the direction of a solid hand to hand practice that you can take home with you.  We will go over hand placement and techniques for finding a solid and comfortable grip, plenty of L-basing drills to help you feel safe, and depending on where the group is at, we may take it standing by the end of the class!

2)Class Name 

I name my Icarian skills after food

Teachers Josh & Sara Romeo

type Lbasing 

level intermediate

Class prereqs 

familiarity with popping from throne to reverse foot to hand while maintaining contact.

Flyer: 15 second hollow hold

Detailed class description 

Introductory icaran pops in all planes of motion and positions. Working towards half twists/rotation.

3)Class Name 

Dizzle and Double Dizzle Group Washing Machines

Teachers Jacob Brown And Debbie Collis 

type lbasing 

level intermediate

Class prereqs

Side Stars, Ninja Stars

Detailed class description 

Group washing machines are a way to get more people working on the same project.  This one starts as a three person machine and becomes a four person machine.

 

4)Class Name 

 Three-High Columns  

Teachers Jack Carter & Kianna Jeanne Farrell

type standing group

Level intermediate/Advanced

Class prereqs 

1) Solid hands-free two-high, box walks with hands

 

Detailed class description (will be used on website.) *

1) drills, climbs and spotting techniques to prepare for three high. Multiple two and a half high positions and transitions. Peak skill three high. Two high experience required. 

5)Class Name 

Balancing on Head

Teachers Scott Cooper & Jenay Espinosa

type standing 

level intermediate

Pre-Req: Comfortable F2H (10 Second L-Basing F2H – calm), preferable comfort with single F2H

Detailed Class Description

Standing on head Being able to gracefully stand on another human’s head requires a vast amount of technique, calibration and practice. We will provide you with the proper progressions and sequencing to work you into this delicate and beautiful posture.

6) Class Name

Extended H2H

Teachers Megan Vaughan Giesbrecht & Axl Osborne 

type Standing 

level Intermediate

pre reqs standing H2h without moving

Detailed Class Discription 

You will learn how to safely and effectively jump and press into extended H2H 

7)Class Name 

Dynamic Standing Transitions

Teachers Matt Fields-Johnson & Elizabeth Overton

type standing 

level Advanced

Class prereqs 

Hold standing hand to hand and the base can squat with control three times without walking. Base should also be able to press to standing hand to hand.

Detailed class description (will be used on website.) *

Matt and Liz will be coaching pairs in dynamic skills such as corbettes and cascades. Pairs with her ghee levels of control will be pushed accordingly.