Acro Weekend with Jacob Brown and Debbie Collis in NYC

Event Details

Join us for an amazing weekend of 4 different types of acro with Jacob Brown and Debbie Collis from Eugene, Oregon!

Jacob and Debbie are both Acro Revolution instructors that have been teaching all over the country and at festivals everywhere! Their attention to detail and fun loving spirit will help you all to elevate your practice both literally AND Figuratively! Check out the workshop details below:

Washing Machines:
From: 9 am – 12:00 pm
Description: Acrobats underestimate the importance of washing machines. After all, Jacob and Debbie fell in love with acro and with each other while doing them. Through the study of these machines you build up a movement vocabulary which transfers into other areas of acro. Experienced l-basers can flow seamlessly from one pose to the next in complex acrobatic arrangements. They can create original works of acro art by communicating only through touch. In this session we will focus on machines which emphasize grace and beauty: symmetrical machines made by Jacob and Debbie.
Prerequisites: Side Star, Barrel Roll, High Barrel, and Ninja Star. Here is a video showing how to do all three.

12-2pm Lunch break

Group Washing Machines:
From: 2-5 pm
Description: Group machines take washing machines to new heights and dimensions. These usually require two bases and one flyer or two bases and two flyers, but there can be any combination. This group machines class will not only be fun but will also help you learn to work closely like a well oiled machine with your friends.
Prerequisites: Shoulder stands, Foot 2 Hand, Some popping experience

From: 9am-12pm
Description: Icarian is named after Icarus from the greek myth of Daedalus and Icarus. Icarus is the one who flew too close to the sun. Don’t worry. We will use spotters! Icarian is full release, meaning it is the most exciting type of acro by far. Debbie and Jacob have been doing a lot more icarian lately. Along the way Jacob and Debbie have learned effective ways to teach icarian to new students. We try to go beyond the usual intro to Icarian class and teach new material. You will learn the technique required to execute them confidently and safely.
Prerequisites: You don’t have to do these in tempo but you need to have tried the pops.
Throne Tosses
Bird Pops
Bird to Throne Pops

12-2pm Lunch break

Dance Lifts:
From: 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Description: Jacob and Debbie have poured through the internet and learned from many teachers to find all the best dance lifts! This is an entirely different kind of acro. In standing acro there are a lot of static holds. Dance lifts are different because they use momentum to lift the flyer up and down in more graceful movement, similar to ballet. They tend less challenging on your body and more on your brain. In this class you will first practice individual dance lifts and later put them together into a flow.
2 high
Partner Cartwheels

Tickets: There is a price break if you pay early and if you go to all classes.
Early bird $180 Before Dec 28th
Single session Early bird $50 Before Dec 28th
Full price $200
Single session full price $55

How to Pay
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Jacob got into gymnastics when he was sixteen and ended up teaching for ten years. In 2010 a friend introduced him to acro and he fell in love with this art form right away. He loved how all acrobatics moves are like puzzles which you work out with your friends. Jacob is known for making dozens of washing machines and for putting hundreds of videos on acrobatics on his YouTube channel. In 2014 Jacob became a certified Acro Revolution Teacher in the first ever class of 2014 and in 2017 he helped to teach the 7th Acro Revolution Training. Jacob and Debbie have been teaching together since 2014 and have been a couple since 2015. They have taught all over the world, from Divine Play to South America to the Israeli Acro Convention.

Debbie Collis started taking gymnastics when she was a kid. Thanks to her training in her youth, she has the strength, balance, and poise to make partner acrobatics very beautiful. Debbie’s long straight legs and pointed toes are the envy of the acro world. Debbie loves the connection and flow she can find with a partner. She can forget about the whole world while flowing in complex acrobatic movements. She has a talent for teaching. Students say that she is sweet and has a good eye for form. She loves practicing until she gets a move perfectly and she has made many of her own new washing machines. In 2017 Debbie became a certified Acro Revolution Teacher They both live in Springfield, Oregon, USA.