Welcome to Pitch Catch Circus: School of Acrobatics. The country's only acrobalance intensive. Our program is designed for intermediate to advanced students, teachers or performers who are looking to advance their acrobalance skills in a safe, inclusive environment.
During both our Fall and Spring courses students receive coaching in partner/group acrobalance. We round out the course with instruction in tumbling, handbalancing, general conditioning, dance and flexibility training. We are excited to switch gears for year 4 by traveling to the beautiful desert of New Mexico, Albuquerque for Spring training 2018. Our Fall will still be held in our sweet mountain home in Asheville, NC.
Our Spring course is an intermediate/advanced Dutch style training. Students receive 35 coaching hours a week with Dutch masters Niko Douwes and Ellio Blox teaching alongside Ryan Hamity, tumbling expert Cassie Drew with pops and whips experts Aaron Lind and Christine Moonbeam. This program includes 4 training blocks of: High Acro, Trios, Icarian and Adagio. You may come for the whole time or in 2+ week blocks. This year we will continue to infuse high acro into all the training blocks at a 30/70 ratio so you can keep working hand-to-hand foundations and progressions.
NEW!!! Optional 10th week reunion. This is an opportunity for past students to reconvene in a safe and supported environment to JAM, skill share and do what we best: play hard. Coaches will be on hand to ensure safe training and offer feedback, no new instruction will be provided. This week is available to PAST STUDENTS ONLY. Think you want to come? Simply drop us an email!
Our Fall program is an intermediate course designed to provide students with strong foundations and techniques. Students receive 28 instructed hours a week in the same areas of study as our spring program. Coaches Aaron Lind, Christine Moonbeam, Ellio Blox, Ryan Hamity and Cassie Drew will offer integrated instruction in High Acrobalance, L-Basing Pops, Drops and Whips, Adagio Dance Lifts, Hand to Hand drills and progressions. Students may come for the duration of the training or in 2+ week blocks.
Training Program 2019
Dates: Feb. 25 - May 3 2019
Half Term: April 1-5 (No School)
Hours: 8:30-3:45 M-F
Location: Asheville, North Carolina
Facility: OSEGA GYMNASTICS
Coaches (Rotating): Niko Douwes, Ellio Blox, Cassie Drew, Ryan Hamity, Aaron Lind, Christine Moonbeam
8 Day Hand-to-Hand
Intensive Summer 2019
Training Program 2018
Dates: Sept. 10- Oct. 4
Long Weekend: Monday Sept. 24 (No School)
Hours: 9:00-3:30 M-F
Location: Asheville, North Carolina
Facility: OSEGA Gymnastics
Coaches (Rotating): Ellio Blox, Cassie Drew, Ryan Hamity, Aaron Lind, Christine Moonbeam
Pitch Catch was founded by two aspiring circus artists who ran away to England to pursue their dream of flying. After earning their training wings at various schools, they started dreaming of even greater heights. So they returned home to the United States to open the school of acrobatics.
Pitch Catch was born out of a desire to create more opportunities for high level acrobalance in North America and to strengthen the global acro community through support, play, passion and exploration. It is our mission at PCC to create a circus environment that celebrates all genders, ethnicities, nationalities, and humans of various economic backgrounds and sexual orientations. We strive to build a vibrant and diverse microcosm that shines brightly to the world at large-- and showcases how the "impossible" becomes easy and beautiful when we work together, act inclusively and support one another.
Pitch Catch co-founders Apryl and Ilana searched long and hard to find an intensive acrobatic program to continue their studies. No matter what country or continent they looked to, they could not find one. Figuring they were not alone in their desires, they decided to create the school of their dreams.
We hope it is just what you've been looking for too!