Handstands & Handbalancing

3 ratings


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Tue, May 4, 2021 - May 25, 2021


6:00pm - 7:00pm CDT


Michel R.


15 students

Class Experience

Start from scratch and learn the fundamentals of flight in inversions training. Gain access to your strength and confidence to de-mystify headstands, forearm stands & handstands.

Covid-19 Precautions

We've been keeping students safe on the ground and in the air for 25 years. This year is no different. Please visit our website to learn more about the health and safety measures we're taking!

How To Participate

Attend class via Zoom video

This class will be hosted on Zoom video conferencing platform. You will receive an email 30 minutes before class starts with a link to the class and access instructions. We recommend you make sure your device is up to date and meets all system requirements before class.


5.0 out of 5

Based on 3 activity ratings

Andrew P.

Apr 7, 2021


The class is structured well, with exercises progressing naturally towards more complex skills, while rotating target areas in order to prevent fatigue in the more weight-bearing joints. Instructor Michel is great at explaining the mechanics of skills and how they lead into more complex ones, while offering modifications for those of us who aren't as advanced (or who have limited space/equipment due to quarantine).

Handstands & Handbalancing
Location: Online | Instructor: Michel Rodriguez Cintra

Rachel K.

May 20, 2020


The instructor is really looking at each student to observe and critique for improvement


Wish the class was a little longer. Even though 45 minutes is a lot on the hands, when the internet goes down for a few seconds, you lose a little bit of workout.

Handstands & Handbalancing
Location: Online | Instructor: Michel Rodriguez Cintra

Andrea B.

May 5, 2020


Great instruction! Wonderful to get to see such beautiful hand stand examples.


I’m not sure. I really enjoyed it!

Handstands & Handbalancing
Location: Online | Instructor: Michel Rodriguez Cintra

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May 27, 2021


This class is amazing! What got me through the pandemic physically and creatively! Instructor is awesome, and I look forward to this class every week!

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Jill M.

May 21, 2021


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Nothing can be done about it right now, but obviously it would be better in person.

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About The Actors Gymnasium

The Actors Gymnasium is one of the nation’s premiere circus and performing arts training centers. Founded in 1995, Actors Gym is dedicated to expanding human and theatrical potential through the vital forms of circus arts by pushing the limits of physical, emotional, and creative expression.The Gym provides educational programs for students of all ages and levels, produces original and daring circus-theatre, and offers award-winning entertainment for corporate and other special events.Actors Gym is proud to partner with many performing arts organizations throughout Chicagoland and serves as the exclusive provider of circus performing arts training for Lookingglass. At The Actors Gymnasium people learn to fly – physically, emotionally, and creatively.

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