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New! Hand to Hand Intensive! 5 days, June 2018

New! Hand to Hand Intensive! 5 days, June 2018

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Where: Asheville, NC

Level: Intermediate, Advanced, Alumni

When: November 1 - 19th


Cost: SLIDING SCALE (see below for info)

3 Weeks: $800 - $2,000 

2 Weeks: $600- $1,500 

1 Week: $450- $900

Coaches: Ellio Blox, Ryan Hamity, Cassie Drew, Niko Douwes, Christine Moonbeam

Material: H2H, F2H, Icarian, Tumbling, Handstands, Trio/Group Acro


Intermediate Track

Our intermediate program is designed for students working toward mastery of standing hand to hand and other higher level standing skills as well as Icarian and group acrobatics. This level is also an excellent place for acrobats who may have already mastered these skills but have stepped away from training during the pandemic and want to rebuild strength and confidence

Advanced Track

Our Advanced track program is designed for students experienced with standing hand to hand. We will focus on dynamic hand to hand entrances (ie: Inlocates, relocats and more), toe pitching, swinging, banquine, 3 highs, knots and one arms.

Alumni Track

Our Alumni Track Program is for students who have attended the Pitch Catch Spring program before. Students accepted into the alumni track are those in experienced acro partnerships who desire more self direction with support of a coach​.

Pitch Catch Returns
November 1 - 19


Pitch Catch Circus School is thrilled to return this November 1st - 19th in Asheville, NC with a new iteration of our Fall Acro Intensive. Join coaches: Niko Douwes, Blox, Christine Moonbeam, Ryan Hamity, and Cassie Pryess for a fall program unlike any we’ve hosted before. We’ll be offering 3 concurrent tracks for intermediate, advanced, and alumni students, plus evening private lessons for pairs and small groups and Saturday Workshops.

BIPOC and Trans Fellowships and Scholarship: 

We recognize that the very quality of our programs depends on the diversity of our students, and in order to provide recompense for that value, we are offering 4 fellowships to the program for BIPOC and trans students. This fellowship provides full access to the program at zero cost to the student, and is not based on financial need, but rather in recognition of the value that these students bring to the program. Additionally, we will be offering 1 scholarship that includes a housing and food stipend for a BIPOC and/or trans student that demonstrates financial need. Click here to fill out a very brief application.

Who should apply?

This year's program is for intermediate, advanced and alumni acrobats. 

  • Show proven dedication and discipline to training as well as a positive team attitude

  • Looking to improve their professional skill set and/or committed to raising their personal practice to the next level

  • Hoping to gain a greater level of technical understanding​

  • Excited about building and strengthening their acro community in an inclusive way

  • Interested in working with others collaboratively rather than competitively

  • Interested in delving deeper into foundations and technique of having a healthy acro practice


At Pitch Catch we strive to make circus accessible to all types of people with skill and heart regardless of their economic  background. This feels especially important in the context of the COVID pandemic. For some the pandemic decimated earning, and others continued to earn at pace without spending as much. Prices for our Fall Program run on a sliding scale model. We ask that you accurately access your income- making potential when paying for this program. If you are able to pay more for the program, your contribution helps grant access to others who may not otherwise be able to enjoy the benefits of circus. It also helps ensure we are able to continue offering this program in years to come. Thank you for training with us!

Here is a rough guideline, recognizing that it may vary quite a bit based on how many people you support with your income:

Per Week Income                 Per Week Payment

Over $1,800                            $700

$1,200 - $1,800                       $450 - $700

$800 - $1,200                         $350 - $450

$600 - $800                           $300 - $350

Under $600                            $250 - $300              




  • L-Basing Hand-to-Hand

  • High Front Bird or equivalent long-arm skill

  • 2-High with the Base Walking

  • Standing Foot to Hand

  • Cartwheel

  • Front Roll & Backward Roll

  • 30 Sec. Handstand           (Free or Supported)

  • 5 Pull-Ups (asssisted ok)

  • 5 Push-Ups


  • Standing Hand to Hand (hold 5 seconds)

  • 2-High with the Base Walking

  • Standing Foot to Hand 

  • High Side Star

  • Cartwheel

  • Front Roll & Back Roll

  • 1 Minute Handstand (free or supported)

  • 7 Pull Ups  (spotted ok)

  • 10 Push Ups

Please train safely and use spotters or make adaptations where necessary.

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