Bridging the Gap to Your Healthy Circus Body
with Melissa Buffer, MSPT
Join Melissa Buffer, MSPT, of Buffer Trenouth Physical Therapy, for an interactive workshop exploring the best ways to achieve a healthy circus body, especially if you happen to sit A LOT! Learn about what happens to your body when you're static all day and then hang, tuck, and lift in your circus class all night. Melissa will cover basic anatomy and physiology and how it relates to the unfolding from life to best prepare for your circus class and training.
We will cover:
Pulling Lines for Partner Acrobatics, Level 1
with Ellen Waylonis
The training is aimed at folks who want to learn to pull lines or improve their line pulling for partner acrobatic skills. Level 1 will include training in pulling lines for a variety of skills performed with a standing base including mounts, dismounts, and variations for hand-to-hand, hand-to-foot, and two-highs. We'll discuss considerations for pulling lines if you're on the smaller side, and also look at what makes for good line pulling technique (as opposed to poor technique that hinders skills).
The goal of this workshop is to provide participants with the skills and knowledge to safely pull lines for a range of partner balances. In order to be permitted to pull lines at Esh, participants must demonstrate competence with the material. If a participant has not mastered the material by the end of the workshop, the instructor will discuss appropriate follow-up training.
This Level 1 training is a pre-requisite for Level 2 line pulling training, which will cover lines technique for more complex, dynamic skills for partner and group acrobatics.
Pre-requisites: Participants must be comfortable either basing or flying a two-high (standing on shoulders), and should be familiar with the basic concepts of standing hand-to-hand and hand-to-foot. Participants do not need to be able perform standing hand-to-hand or hand-to-foot skills in order to attend this training.