Acrobatic partner balancing (a blend of hand balancing and partner acrobatics) is a traditional
circus act performed on the ground. Partners lift and balance each other in incredible poses, and
use each others' bodies to perform acrobatic feats. You don't need any prior aerial or acrobatics
experience to take these classes. You don't even need a partner - you'll work with the instructor
and other students in your class, always under close supervision and with appropriate spotting and
Classes are available as a group session of 75 minutes, with a maximum of 6 students. Class time
may be modified with fewer participants as appropriate for number of participants and physical
ability. Private classes can also be booked as a one hour lesson for one or two. Arrangements
for private classes can be made through the TSNY office.
What You'll Do in Class
In addition to balancing and acrobatics with a partner, classes include an active warm up with
stretching, strength conditioning, and flexibility training. Tips and strategies for continuing
your training at home will also be provided. Regardless of your background, you'll be able to
learn at your own pace and interest level.
Beginners will focus on developing core strength, establishing proper form, and learning basic
lifts and balancing positions. More advanced students will progress to more difficult skills,
including high lifts, hand-to-hand balancing, and high-impact partner acrobatics. Classes are
structured so that each student can work within their comfort zone.
What to Wear
Tighter fitting clothing that gives you full range of motion is best. Tights, yoga pants or
snug sweat pants work well. Leotards or snug T-shirts and tanks tops are appropriate.
Remember, you'll spend some time upside down during class, so wearing a shirt that will fall
over your head is not ideal, and loose clothing that can slip across your body will always
make your balancing work more difficult! If you have long hair, put it up with a rubber
band (not plastic hair clips).