Pitch Catch Circus Fall Intensive
Posted by: Ilana Blankman
Posted on: Sept. 16, 2022
Type: In Person
Pitch Catch Circus School is thrilled to offer its Fall Acro Intensive in Asheville, NC. Join coaches Niko Douwes, Cassie Preyss, Blox, Christine Moonbeam, Ryan Hamity, Jeremy Martin, Micah Ellinger, Ariel Mihic and Z Farrell for a 5-week partner acro intensive.
We’ll be offering 3 concurrent tracks for intermediate, advanced, and proficieny track students. Students are encouraged to attend the full 5 weeks, but may attend as little as 2 weeks. One week minimum for returning students. Arrangements can be made for half days or partial weeks to accommodate locals or remote work schedules.
The 30-hr per week program focuses on standing acrobatics including hand to hand, adagio, group acro and optional icarian modules. Partner acrobatics training is rounded out by instruction in tumbling, handstands, flexibility, pre-hab/conditioning and dance. Students also receive a minimum of 30 minutes per week in private instruction.
Where: Asheville, NC
Level: Intermediate, Advanced, Proficiency
When: October 17 - November 19th
Our intermediate program is designed for students working toward mastery of standing hand to hand and other higher level standing skills as well as adagio and group acrobatics. This level is also an excellent place for acrobats who may have already mastered these skills but have stepped away from training during the pandemic and want to rebuild strength and confidence
Our Advanced track program is designed for students experienced with standing hand to hand. We will focus on dynamic hand to hand entrances (ie: inlocates, relocates and more), toe pitching, swinging, banquine, extended h2h/f2h, knots and one arms. To apply for this level you must be able to easily hold a 10 second standing hand to hand.
Formerly known as the alumni track, our Proficiency Track is for students working on dynamic skills (i.e. cascades, corbettes, etc) and/or high level skills (one arms, extended entrances/exits to h2h, etc), who are experienced acrobats and want a more self-directed experience. It is most suitable for folks that have already taken 9 weeks of the advanced track, but we also want to make it accessible to others working at a similar level. The Proficiency program will include both structured classes and also autonomous training time. It is recommended though not required that students on the Proficiency track come with a partnership or training group. We will do our best to help students without training partners connect with others on this track.