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Mon, Jul 22


Upside Aerial Arts & Fitness

Partner Acro Retreat

A week-long dive into Partner Acro! All levels welcome, no experience or partner needed, age 16+. Take as many or as few workshops as you want!

Partner Acro Retreat
Partner Acro Retreat

Time & Location

Jul 22, 2024, 10:00 AM – Jul 27, 2024, 9:30 PM

Upside Aerial Arts & Fitness, 2241 Hanford Rd #103, Burlington, NC 27215, USA


About the event

Partner Acro is the perfect blend of physical challenge, creative exploration, and community building. Plus, it's a BLAST!! Join us for a week-long dive into all things Partner Acro with Juli Bierwirth, our incredible, highly-experienced Partner Acro coach. You do not need a partner to participate and almost all workshops are open to beginners (unless otherwise noted) ages 16 and up. You can take as many or as few of the retreat workshops as you would like. Experienced in Partner Acro? Juli will differentiate her instruction to meet everyone's level. Check out the Schedule below for all retreat offerings.


First, RSVP for the retreat below to give us some background info about you before booking any sessions. Then choose any of 3 booking options: 

1.  Drop-In Sessions: Book any session(s) from the Schedule below. Booking links are under each description.

  • Eight 3-hour workshops: $55 each
  • One 2-hour workshop: $45
  • Two 2-hour open acro playtimes: $25 each
  • One 2-hour partner acro jam party: $20

2.  3-Session Bundle: when you book any sessions from the Schedule below, choose the 3-session bundle at checkout. Then return to the Schedule to book your other 2 sessions using your pass. 

  • $140 for 3 sessions plus a FREE ticket to partner acro jam party: Saves $45!

3.  All-inclusive Plan: when you book any sessions from the Schedule below, choose the All-inclusive plan at checkout. Our staff will then get you booked for all remaining retreat offerings.  

  • $440 (includes 9 workshops, 2 open acro playtimes & partner acro jam party): Saves $115!


Whether you're attending the retreat from out of town or live locally, we want you to have plenty of time to socialize with other retreat students! There will be time each day for lunches and dinners on your own or as a group. On Monday, July 22nd, Juli will host dinner at her house for retreat students. On Friday, July 26th, we'll have a quarry swim excursion before the first session at 4pm that afternoon. Be sure to RSVP for the retreat below to be sent info about social meetups. Hope you can join us!


Juli Bierwirth transitioned from a career in clinical nutrition to circus in 2013 when she began teaching and catching for Leap Flying Trapeze School. In 2014, she was hired to teach hand balancing and partner acrobatics at Canopy Studio, a circus school in Athens, GA, where she taught and trained for almost 8 years. In her tenure at Canopy, Juli also taught acrobatic pole and cyr wheel and ran workshops in circus physics and sports nutrition. Juli particularly loves introducing people to partner acrobatics and infusing her teaching with the logic and physics of circus arts. She joined the Upside Aerial instructor team in 2022, teaching partner acrobatics, hand balancing and inversions, pole, and aerial pole.


  • 3 hours

    Partner Acro Basics Workshop

  • 2 hours

    Partner Acro Open Playtime

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