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Jacob & Debbie : Acro Intensive

 

• March 14–17, 2019 • Austin, TX •

 

INTENSIVE DESCRIPTION:
Jacob & Debbie are coming back! Same great teachers, all new content! Last year's Acro Intensive was so amazing we had to bring them in again. Whether you're looking for sneaky-footed washing machines or wish to be gracefully carried through dance lifts, they've got something for you!

INSTRUCTOR BIO:
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 six years, teaching together for five years, and have been a couple for three years. 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.

Jacob and Debbie have developed a love of teaching acro.  It started locally, then came teaching tours up and down the west coast, then to Europe, South America, and now to Austin.  We looked everywhere. Austin has the best tacos, and the best acrobats. That is why we are coming back.


Pre-Reqs

SESSION 1:  Washing Machines
• Base or fly: Barrel Rolls, High Barrel Rolls, Ninja Stars. (Recommended: You should be able to perform these washing machines three times in a row with ease. One side is okay.)
• If you need help assessing your skill level, please email us videos of your pre-reqs so we can help you assess your skill level & prepare for this session.

SESSION 2: Reverse Hand to Hand
• Some L base RH2H experience. 5 second hold.

SESSION 3: Whips
Reverse Throne Whips
Tarzans

SESSION 4: Icarian
Bird pops
Throne Pops
Bird Throne Bird

SESSION 5: Hand to Hand
• Some L-base hand to hand experience. 5 second hold.

SESSION 6: Dance Lifts
• Base or fly 2 High
• Recommended: Partner Cartwheels



Session Descriptions

SESSION 1 ||   Washing Machines
DESCRIPTION: Debbie and Jacob like to push the boundaries of this type of acro. Our style has developed around spinning, flowing, and doing every move on both sides. We teach refinement in this class. We want you to do more than just do the move. We want it to look beautiful.
PRE-REQS:
• Base or fly: Barrel Rolls, High Barrel Rolls, Ninja Stars. (Recommended: You should be able to perform these washing machines three times in a row with ease. One side is okay.)
• If you need help assessing your skill level, please email us videos of your pre-reqs so we can help you assess your skill level & prepare for this session.
DAY: Thursday            TIME: 7:00pm-10:00pm
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SESSION 2 ||   Reverse H2H
DESCRIPTION: In general this is more challenging than regular hand to hand, especially standing, as the entrances are more difficult. We will spend time working on RH2H l-base first and then move to standing where we will work on long holds and entrances and exits.
PRE-REQS: Some L base RH2H experience. 5 second hold.
DAY: Friday            TIME: 7:00pm-10:00pm
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SESSION 3 ||   Whips
DESCRIPTION: In this class we will work on whips! These are fast and technically challenging moves. Our goal is to move past your intermediate whips and work on a few which are rarely taught. We will give you the skills you need to take on these whips confidently.
PRE-REQS:  Reverse Throne Whips & Tarzans
DAY: Saturday            TIME: 11:00am-2:00pm
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SESSION 4 ||   Icarian
DESCRIPTION: Debbie and Jacob have been working a lot of icarian since summer last year. We want to teach you our favorites. These are full release pops and flips. Again, we will endeavor to teach skills not taught in previous icarian classes.
PRE-REQS:  Bird pops + Throne Pops + Bird Throne Bird
DAY: Saturday            TIME: 4:00pm-7:00pm
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SESSION 5 ||   Hand to Hand
DESCRIPTION: This is a skill everyone needs to work on no matter their level. We plan to start with drills, then l-base hand to hand, then standing hand to hand. We will practice jumping in, long holds, entrances and exits.
PRE-REQS:  Some L-base hand to hand experience. 5 second hold.
DAY: Sunday            TIME: 11:00am-2:00pm
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SESSION 6 ||   Dance Lifts
DESCRIPTION: Dance lifts look stunning in an adagio routine and we know dozens of them. Learn graceful ways to move in and out of standing poses. Invite your dancer friends.
PRE-REQS:
• Base or fly 2 High • Recommended: Partner Cartwheels
DAY: Sunday            TIME: 4:00pm-7:00pm
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DATE & TIME:  March 14-17, 2018
LOCATION: Third Coast Martial Arts

SCHEDULE:

- - - - - - Thursday, March 14, 2019
Session 1:    7:00pm-10:00pm    Washing Machines

- - - - - - Friday, March 15, 2019
Session 2:    7:00pm-10:00pm     Reverse H2H

- - - - - - Saturday, March 16, 2019
Session 3:    11:00am-2:00pm    Whips
Session 4:    4:00pm-7:00pm      Icarian

- - - - - - Sunday, March 17, 2019
Session 5:    11:00am-2:00pm    H2H
Session 6:    4:00pm-7:00pm      Dance Lifts

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PRICING & DISCOUNTS:
Full Intensive | Regular                           $270
Full Intensive | Early Bird                       $225
Sat & Sun | Regular        $180
Sat & Sun | Early Bird        $150
Individual Sessions                            $50 each

** EARLY BIRD ENDS: Sat, Feb 23
** 15% off for all certified acro instructors (email us)
** Email Us to register for multiple individual sessions

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