Teacher Training Programme in Acrobatics and Aerials – Method learned by Rafael in the UK

Rafael Jack Sánchez Mc Guirk from Spain presents a method he learned during his mobility project at the National Centre for Circus Arts (London, United Kingdom):

While I was doing my mobility in the National Centre for Circus Arts in London I was lucky to participate in a teacher training programme in acrobatics and aerials:

For the first two days we studied the fundamental principles of acrobatics: propulsion, reception, momentum and weight transfer; experiencing them afterwards in many individual tricks like different somersaults and with partner acrobatics tricks like tank rolls or human juggling.

We also dedicated two intensive days in which we studied the principles of the aerial technics: weight transfer, balance, friction/tension and tempo/suspension; experiencing them on hoop, rope, silks and static trapeze.

I really appreciate the teacher training not only because I learned many new tricks, but especially because I learned how to recognise the fundamental aerial and acrobatics principles,  the vocabulary involved, health and safety conditions, posture and body position, class set up and physical preparation required for skill development.
Thanks to this mobility I can now study and teach knew disciplines in my circus programmes. After this experience, I feel like I have everything I need for it!