acrobalance training?
October 30, 2007 8:36 PM   Subscribe

Is it too late to get into Acrobalance?

I'm only 18, but I feel maybe it is one of those things you have to do from early childhood. Have I missed the boat on it? Also, where would I start? I live in New York City if that matters/affects anything.
posted by rubberkey to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (3 answers total)
Well, I think it depends on what you want it for: work for an circus or just an work out?

If you want to peruse it as a carrer, then you're on the hinge. If it's just for fun and fitness - no problem. Go for it, it's great fun.

(Speaking with 8+ years experience of circus arts-training, mostly juggling.)
posted by Rabarberofficer at 11:49 PM on October 30, 2007

I'm 22 and recently started circus classes. It's great fun. I'm not an aspiring cirque du soleil performer, and I'm imagine if you were then starting early would have helped, but in terms of learning the skills it doesn't matter how old you are.

There'll definitely be some circus classes around New York. Until you start, I'd definitely recommend weight training. Acrobalance will require some serious upper body strength.
posted by twirlypen at 1:57 AM on October 31, 2007


Don't know if you're looking at this, but I took a Circus Essentials class earlier this year (I'm 22) and it was SO MUCH FUN. Obviously some will be better than others, and I was the least fit of the class, but I could manage some things - and even found a knack for Chinese plate juggling and tumbling backwards.

hope you find what you're after!
posted by divabat at 6:35 PM on August 2, 2008

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