Fall Session Dates: Tuesday 9/3-Sunday 10/27 (8-week session)
*All Monday classes will be priced for a 7-week session.
Current Session Dates: Monday 6/24-Sunday 8/25 (9-week session)
Upcoming German Wheel Workshops with Head Over Wheels Circus!
We're excited to announce upcoming beginner and intermediate workshops on Saturday 8/17 with Carly Schuna and Luke Emery from Head Over Wheels Circus! Carly Schuna is a five-time and current national champion in wheel gymnastics. Luke Emery has performed and taught circus arts all around the world, including juggling, ball spinning, German wheel, and Cyr wheel. Both Carly and Luke are certified wheel coaches through the USA Wheel Gymnastics Federation. Both Carly and Luke are also founders and executive board members of the Madison Circus Space, where they teach wheel classes.
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Date: Saturday 8/17
Workshop Description: Does rolling around in a giant wheel sound like fun? It is! German wheel is a captivating circus art with origins that trace back to competitive gymnastics. Incorporating elements of artistry, grace, strength, and balance, it's a mental and physical full-body workout. Wheel is unique in that it requires the performer to work in cooperation with the apparatus, almost joining as a single unit. In this comprehensive workshop, you'll rock back and forth on the German wheel, do cartwheels, roll with a partner, make the wheel spin like a coin, and do lots more. SHOES REQUIRED. The best shoes to wear are tight-fitting, lace-up, thin-soled shoes such as Converse or martial arts shoes
Prerequisites: Participants of all skill levels are welcome, although this workshop is geared toward beginners.
Date: Saturday 8/17
Workshop Description: Welcome back to the German wheel! In this workshop, you’ll advance the skills you already have by working various cartwheels and movements with a partner. Learn how having two people on the wheel affects the mechanics of the skills you do solo and helps you work in conjunction with your partner. We will also spend part of the workshop focusing on spiral skills, including wheel manipulation, straddle spiral, small spiral, and big spiral (as space allows). SHOES REQUIRED. The best shoes to wear are tight-fitting, lace-up, thin-soled shoes such as Converse or martial arts shoes.
Prerequisites: Some wheel experience is required. Participants should be comfortable and independent with basic cartwheels, push-up cartwheels, washing machine both inside and outside of the wheel, and low sit rock (ability to put shoulders through the wheel independently not required).