This event will be held at…
Voler Aerial Academy
556 Lowell Ave, Kansas City, Kansas
Session 1: Washing Machines
Date: May 2nd
Barrel Rolls, High Barrel Rolls, Ninja Stars,
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. We have a good one planned. It is beautiful, complex, and challenging, our favorite kind.
*Lunch 2pm- 4pm*
Session 2: Reverse H2H
Date: May 2nd
Session Time: 4pm-7pm
Prerequisites: Some L-base reverse H2H experience. Some foot to hand experience.
Once a person learns reverse H2h they often remark that it is easier than regular H2H. Join us in this class and you can be the judge. Students will start with L-Base reverse H2H and move up to standing. Students will learn how to post up into standing reverse H2H as well as other entrances and exits.
Session 3: Icarian
Date: May 3rd
Session Time: 11am-2pm
Prerequisites: Bird Pops, https://tinyurl.com/y2etynue
Throne Pops, https://youtu.be/1gbFi-kMOgo
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 they have learned effective ways to teach icarian to new students.
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. The flyer moves up and down in ways similar to how a weightlifter does a power clean. Dance lifts are different because they use momentum to lift the flyer up and down in more graceful movement, similar to balet. In this class you will first practice individual dance lifts and later put them together into a flow.
This is an intermediate workshop. Check the prerequisites for each class. Message us if you have questions. You can help make this workshop happen by signing up early. This helps us plan a better workshop for you and ensures that the workshop will be well attended.
Early Bird Ends April 3rd (Month Before workshop)
You get a discount if you pay early and if you attend all classes. It is, of course, okay to come to 3 or fewer if necessary. If you are paying for 3 or fewer sessions you pay the single session price for each one.
Early Bird Full Intensive $180
Early Bird Individual Session $50
Regular Full Intensive $200
Regular Individual Session $55
15 Percent Discount
Message us for a discount code before you get your tickets
How to buy your ticket…
We use a payment processor called Square. You can pay with a credit or debit card. If you want to get three or fewer sessions first click a session, then “continue shopping” then select another session. If you have any questions on how to make a payment send us a message.
We are setting aside time to teach private lessons while we are in town. These would most likely be on the Friday before or the Monday after the workshop.
To get to know us better look at our website. It has hundreds of acro videos, most performed by ourselves.
If you want a refund you must tell us which sessions you will miss no later than the day before the start of the session in question.
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 doing acro for seven years, teaching together for six years, and have been a couple for four years. They have taught all over the world, from Divine Play to South America to the Israeli Acro Convention.
Debbie 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.