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Acro Weekend with Acro James

Are you ready to take your Acro practice to the next level?! Nirvana Strength, Acro James, and Mish Virata are extremely excited to announce a full weekend of Standing Acro Workshops covering everything from dance lifts, counterbalance flows, trio swings and hand to hand. Suitable for beginners to the seasoned practitioner, there is a class for everyone!

Day One covers an all-level fundamental approach to their practice whereas Day Two gears up seasoned practitioners to learn and hone higher-level skills. All-round a weekend solely designed to break away from the basics, focusing on creative flows, skill development, and effective communication.

Coaches Background

Acro James
James Heugh is a Los Angeles based Acro teacher and performer. Originally from Canada, James has recently finished a full-time contract with Cirque Du Soleil, performing on the ice show Crystal as a hand to hand porter. Fresh off his Cirque Du Soleil stint, James is now on another world Acro teaching tour aiming to teach on every continent on earth! James’ classes are energetic, fun and offers a new perspective on Standing Acro. With hundreds of workshops completed in North America, South America, Asia, Europe, and more you will love what these classes have to offer.
Mish Virata is a partner acrobatics coach that helps adults connect through play. She taps into your inner child leading to freedom of self-expression, and by exploring authentic movements with a partner, individuals develop courage while building trust.Her empowering workshops are designed to be playful and fun. With a technique-focused teaching style, she builds upon each practitioner’s strengths, making partner work effortless.

What you will learn

Day 1 :

  1. All Levels Acro Dance Lifts
    This All Levels Standing Acro class will combine dynamic movement and flowing dance lifts into one class that will give you ultimate bragging rights on the dance floor! Seamlessly bridge together creative acro moves while learning proper basing, flying and spotting technique. Even if you are an experienced practitioner you will have a blast in this class!Beginners are absolutely welcome! You do NOT need a partner to attend this empowering class!
    Pre-Requisites: None!
    Class Run Time: 90minutes (25 person class maximum)
  2. All Levels Acro Counterbalance
    Lean back! Lean waaaaaay back! Using your partner to create incredible shapes and gravity defying poses are all made possible when a partnership creates a strong counterbalance. We will learn how the flyer, base and spotters must do their part to allow the move to stay safe and become successful! Bridge each of these moves together in smooth fashion through dynamic transition to create one long, creative flow! You do not need a partner to attend this class! Beginners are absolutely welcome!
    Pre-Requisites: None!
    Class Run Time: 90minutes (25 person class maximum)
  3. Trio Swing
    Team work makes the dream work! This class will involve three people per move, two bases and one flyer! Learn unique and accessible skills that will begin to make your swing practice even more dynamic, all while opening up more opportunities to break away from the basics. Brand new entrances, transitions and exits will be addressed so you can develop and add new sequences to your skill set! The Trio Acro Swing requires a few months of consistent acro practice, so that you may benefit fully from this class.
    Pre-Requisites: A few months of consistent acro practice
    Class Run Time: 90 minutes (25 person class maximum)
  4. Foundational Strength for Hand to Hand
    It is highly recommended that you take this class if you plan to register for the other hand to hand classes. It will dramatically increase your success with all of the other movements.Are you ready to develop the essential foundation to increase your skill set for disciplines like standing hand to hand and foot to hand? This class is all about creating connection between partners for these skills to become successful. We will be covering a Sports Acro Two High, floating entrances to foot to hand, and strength exercises to build proper connection, stack, and grip. This will all be leading up to the main focus of the class which is how to properly execute a jump from shoulders to hand to hand. Learn the same habits that pro’s have developed to make their practice effortless and efficient.

    • A confident L-Basing foot to hand for 10+ seconds.
    • Two High experience will allow you to excel in this class.
    • L-Basing Hand to Hand experience will allow you to excel in this class but it is not needed.
    • Flyers must be able to jump into a handstand on the floor and hold it for 20 seconds a light spot may be used during this to help with balance.

    Class Run Time: 2 hours (25 person class maximum)

    All Levels Welcome!

Day 2* :

  1. Advanced Dance Lifts
    This class will focus on the higher skill level dance lifts that require a large amount of experience to accomplish successfully. Many of these moves will rely on a very strong connection between the base and flyer as we flip, toss, and drop through visually impressive lifts and sequences.
    Pre Requisite:

    • A confident high bird
    • A confident side star
      Class Run Time: 2 hours (20 person class maximum)
  2. Jumping to Extension and Inlocates
    Let’s take these fundamental skills and make them perfect! Whether you’re looking to clean up your jump to low hand to hand or perfect your jump straight to extension, this class will allow you to experience the proper technique to perfect these entrances. Inlocates will also be covered in this class, there will be a strong focus on identifying the small details that make this entrance float to handstand. If you aspire to have this skill or already have it and want to learn it straight to extension this class will have a ton of valuable content for you.

      • A confident two high
      • Experience with jumping to standing hand to hand

    Class Run Time: 2 hours (20 person class maximum)

  3. Hand to Hand Entrances and Exits
    Develop your hand to hand skill set to the next level, while we learn dynamic entrances and exits that express just how creative this discipline can be. This workshop will have multiply levels to it allowing it be accessible for those who are just learning their hand to hand, while still providing challenging options for those who are advance in their practice.
    Pre Requisites:

    • A confident two high
    • Experience with jumping to standing hand to hand

    Class Run Time: 2 hours (20 person class maximum)
    *Experience Required


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