Wheel Acrobatics, or ‘Rhönrad’, is a spectacular acrobatic discipline in which the performer executes tricks inside and around a rolling wheel (just like a hamster wheel!). Invented in Germany, it has thrived there as a gymnastic sport since 1925, recently gaining international exposure due to its growing popularity in circus performance.
Led by experienced wheel performers, workshop participants are first led though a warm-up and a safety talk. This is followed by a series of structured exercises, designed to help participants to perform a number of basic tricks, progressing at a comfortable and safe rate. Using bodyweight, balance, counter-balance and timing, there are a large range of moves which are easy to learn, including cartwheels, spins, spirals, jumps and inversions.
Exciting, different, physically challenging and personally rewarding, Acrojou workshops are great for confidence building and group bonding. Participants develop their fitness, strength, coordination, and spatial awareness throughout, all through acrobatic fun! Using bodyweight, balance, counter-balance and timing, there are a large range of moves to learn.
Workshops last 2 hours and will be held at Pine Walk in the Lower Gardens, weather permitting. In the event of wet weather, registered participants will be informed of either the cancellation or the relocation of the workshop.
There will be two free workshops running throughout the day of Saturday 8th October & Sunday the 9th of October: 11:00 – 13:00 & 14:30 – 16:30.
Ticket required: Click here to register for your ticket.
Sat 08 Oct 16 - Sun 09 Oct 16, 11:00 – 13:00 & 14:30 – 16:30
Pine Walk, Lower Gardens