Improve your balance + focus and find your centre while learning to walk the tightwire and slackline!
- Saturday 16th June 2018
- 5 – 7.30pm
- @ Sidney Walter Centre, Sussex Road, Worthing
- For 18+ years
- Only 15 places available – Booking essential
- Just £25!
We have two Tightwire rigs and one indoor Slackline rig.
We will also put a few ground circus skills down like poi, hoop and juggling, so you get to have a play and see if you like these skills too.
The key to balancing on a tightrope is to lower the body’s centre of gravity toward the wire. Just as it’s harder to topple a stout vase than a tall slim one, a human is less likely to fall if the bulk of their mass is closer to the ground—or, in this case, the wire.
The body has two systems to knows where it is. The vestibular function and proprioception. The vestibular function tells us where our body is in space (whether we are upside down or not) and is controlled by the fluid in our ear canals. Proprioception tells us where our body is in relation to the rest of it (how we can touch our nose with our eyes closed)
Both of these are important to perform circus skills. The vestibular function is more important for skills which involve somersaulting and twisting, but Proprioception is of great importance on the tightwire and slackline
Healthcare professionals and physical therapists could use tightrope walking to detect muscular problems and as exercises to build strength and balance.
For more benefits to learning circus skills, see our Benefits Page!
We do hope that you will be with us and hope that we can host more of these workshops through-out the year! This is the CircusSeen, Kate and Nick area of expertise and we would love to share this with you.
For more info or any questions contact us