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Partner Acro: Acro Grip Workshop

An introduction to balancing on hands (Age 16+)


Learn to lift a partner with just your hands! In this 3-hour workshop, students will get a variety of fun and bizarre exercises to help establish their grip and challenge their balance. Then students will move on to supporting each-other in more exciting and challenging positions including partner plank, L-sit, star, and potentially even a handstand on hands! No partner or previous experience necessary. Instruction will be tailored and differentiated to those present. Open to age 16+. This workshop is part of our Partner Acro Retreat: a week-long dive into all things Partner Acro! You do not need a partner to participate, and you can take as many or as few of the Retreat workshops as you would like. For a schedule of all the Retreat workshops and to learn more about the Retreat, go to the Events tab or HOW TO BOOK: When you select the purple button below to book, you can choose any of the following options: 1. Book any Partner Acro Retreat workshops as single sessions. 2. 3-Session Bundle (saves $45 and includes a free ticket to the Partner Acro Jam party at the end of the week!) 3. All-inclusive Plan (saves $115 and includes all 9 workshops, 2 Open Acro Playtimes, and the Acro Jam Party!) ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR: 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.

Upcoming Sessions

Cancellation Policy

If you can't attend a workshop, you are welcome to schedule any other workshop instead. No refunds.

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