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Hand Balancing Workshops

Sunday, June 25th. 1 pm Adults/  2:30 pm Kids

Come experience being upside down! Hand Balancing is something that anyone, children, and adults, can do! In this workshop you will learn the foundations of hand balancing. Participants will engage in different conditioning and stretching practices and learn basic hand balancing and acrobatic techniques. You will be able to walk away with exercises and information to develop your upper body strength, and practice new skills like handstands, elbow stands, freezes, and beginner flow acrobatics. This workshop is open to all ages, levels, and abilities. 

Come have fun and hang upside down!


Annette Gaetana Ellis graduated from Point Park University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Modern Dance Performance and a Minor in Business Management. Her dance background started in Classical Ballet and Circus Arts. Before her college career, Annette was One of Three Americans to represent the United States in the Geneè International Ballet Competition 2018 in Hong Kong. She also had the opportunity to perform as a dancer/acrobat/aerialist on Broadway in the Actor’s Fund C.T.F.D 31st Jubilee directed by Anne Marie DeAngelo, Disney’s NYC Summer Stage, Brooklyn Art Museum’s Basquiat Exhibit, and was a member of Boston based company Mystique Illusions Dance Theatre. At Point Park she has had the opportunity to perform works by Kiesha Lalama, Rozanna Sweeny, Rocker Verastique, Judith Leifer-Bentz, and be a choreographer assistant to Professor and world-renowned choreographer, Jae Man Joo. She is so excited to be able to share her love for hand balancing and acrobatics with you all!

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