the country's first full-time intensive partner acrobatic training for intermediate and advanced acrobats
Welcome to Pitch Catch Circus: School of Acrobatics, the country's first 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.
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. Intermediate students may attend for the whole three weeks, or for weeks 1 or 1 and 2. Alumni students may attend any portion of the program they like.
Our Spring course is an advanced training program. Students receive 30+ coaching hours a week with Dutch masters Niko Douwes and Ellio Blox teaching alongside tumbling expert Cassie Drew, base extraordinaire Ryan Hamity, and Icarian expert Christine Moonbeam. This program includes training in Standing Acro (hand to hand and foot to hand), dynamic skills, dance acro, and Icarian. You may come for the whole time or in 2+ week blocks.
During both our Fall and Spring courses students receive coaching in partner and group acrobalance, with an emphasis on standing skills. We round out the course with instruction in tumbling, handbalancing, general conditioning, dance and flexibility training.
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!