Utrechtse

Acrobatiekvereniging

"Op De Kop" (Upside Down) is the acrobatics association in Utrecht founded by 8 acrobats. There are classes weekly. The lessons are taught by experienced acrobatic trainers.
The classes are for everyone aged 16 and over. You do NOT need experience with acrobatics, nor do you need to be strong or flexible. Taking classes will result in strength and flexibility.
If you are interested in classes, please let us know by filling out the form .

Workshop weekend June 15 - 16

Kat and Kiljan are traveling around the globe, performing and teaching partner acrobatics together. They have taught in all over Europe. They are thrilled to have the opportunity to get to know and share their acro and handstand skills with the community in Utrecht, thanks to Acrobatiekvereniging Op de Kop.

Learning new skills is one of the many things people love about acro and handstands, likely because it makes them feel alive and accomplished. Kat and Kiljan love being part of the moment when people surprise themselves by achieving a new skill that seemed out of reach but is attainable with a bit of training and knowledge.

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PLANNING:

Saturday June 15

  • 10h30- 13u: handstand beginners

alignment, ways into handstand, safe ways out of handstand, leg movements and more

  • 14u-16u30: introduction to standing H2H

Sunday 16/06/2024

  • 10h30- 13u : standing sequence with nice entry and exit, high shoulderstand, waiter,..
  • 14u30-17u00 : handstand intermediate/advanced

weight shifts, one arms, different handstand presses, intro to figa and other advanced shapes 🤩 The good thing is that you can join if you are able to hold a 10sec handstand with light spotting! Also in the workshop we will be working with spotters so even if you have never done these tricks before you will be able to feel what it's like + I'll give lots of tips and tricks so you know how to implement these figures in your own training

LEVEL

All acro workshops are open level. This means that everyone is very welcome, if you just started partner acrobatics or you have already great foundations we'll give variations accordingly to your level. Only for the intermediate/advanced handstand workshop it's necessary to be able to hold a 10sec handstand with light spotting. We will also pay attention on spotting techniques so everyone feels comfortable and safe.

PRICES Acro workshops and beginner handstand : 35 euro per workshop

Intermediate/advanced handstand workshop : 45 euro

Discount : from 3 workshops -> 5 euro discount per workshop

Courses May - July 2024

New courses start in May! These will last until the summer holidays.

Due to increasing popularity, we are starting a third evening of classes in May!

Schedule:

Day Class Time Jam Location
Monday Beginners 20:00 - 21:30 21:30 - 22:30 Burg. Fockema Andrealaan 9A
Wednesday Handstand Class 18:45 - 19:45 - Amsterdamsestraatweg 3
Wednesday Advanced 20:00 - 21:30 21:30 - 22:30 Amsterdamsestraatweg 3
Thursday Intermediate 20:00 - 21:30 21:30 - 22:30 Amsterdamsestraatweg 3

*Start / end course

  • Monday

    • First class: May 6st
    • Last class: July 8th
  • Wednesday

    • First class: May 8th
    • Last class: July 3th
  • Thursday

    • First class: May 16th
    • Last class: July 11th

We will have an end of season training on july 10th.

Entry Requirements:

For the intermediate and Advanced classes, we have a set of tricks as entry requirements. We expect everyone attending these classes to be able to perform these tricks without needing instruction.

Intermediate



Advanced

Costs

Acrobatics course: € 99 per serie

Handstand course: € 67.50

Discounts

When you take the handstand course in addition to the acrobatics course, we give a 50% discount on the handstand course.

We give 25% discount on the courses for everyone who needs it.

Holders of the U-pas can also use the pass for a discount on the class.

Discounts

We give 25% discount on the courses for everyone who needs it.

Holders of the U-pas can also use the pass for a discount on the class.



Courses January - April 2024

Course presentation

This course we will end with a presentation in a the theater on Thursday April 25th. On Wednesday April 24 we have the general rehearsal for all participating in the presentation

To prepare for the show, we commit the last few classes to make acts in small groups.

Wednesday

In January a new course starts. This would be a good moment to pick up acrobatics again (or continue).

The Wednesday acrobatics class is designed for individuals with a considerable amount of acrobatics experience. We provide a range of L-base and standing tricks and exercises to enhance your acrobatics practice.

  • 18:45 - 19:45 Handstand lesson
  • 20:00 - 21:30 Advanced class
  • 21:30 - 22:30 Open training

Because it is very vague to describe the level required in words, we have filmed some tricks to give an indication of the minimum level you can expect during the class.

If you think these tricks are still too challenging, we advise taking the beginners class on Thursday

Thursday

In January we start a whole new course. This would be a good moment to start your practise in acrobatics.

We also offer a beginners class, perfect for those who are new to acrobatics. In this class, we focus on foundational techniques and gradually introduce basic tricks and exercises to help you build a strong acrobatics skill set. Whether you're a complete beginner or looking to refresh your acrobatics fundamentals, this class is a great starting point.

  • 20:00 - 21:30 Beginners lesson
  • 21:30 - 22:30 Open training

Details

  • Location: Amsterdamsestraatweg 3
  • First lessons: January 10th and 11th
  • Last lesson: April 24th and 25th
  • There will be lessons during school holidays
  • Total of 16 lessons

Costs:

  • Acrobatics lesson: € 176 per course
  • Wednesday handstand training full course: € 120

Discounts

We give 25% discount on the courses for everyone who needs it.

Holders of the U-pas can also use the pass for a discount on the class.