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Straps and Handbalancing Technique

Ages 16+

Whether you are in the air or on the ground, the principles of biomechanics are the same. Aerial straps and hand balancing are two different circus disciplines that are frequently paired together, since both disciplines help students develop strength and control through the wrists, shoulders, core, hips, and legs. Additionally, straps and hand balancing are wonderful cross-training disciplines for health and injury prevention, since the "push" strength in handbalancing is nicely balanced with the "pull" strength in straps. In this class, we will work on the foundations of strong handbalancing and aerial straps technique with close attention to form, biomechanics, and conditioning. 

Prerequisites: Students should be able to kick-up to a handstand against the wall or with a spotter.