Festival Schedule

Over 20 taught workshops , yoga warm up and a fun set of activities lined up!

On Friday (30th June), Saturday and Sunday (1st & 2nd July) sessions will be all day until 7.30 pm at the sports hall (Iffley Road gym).

  • Friday: Registration and introductions. Workshop sessions. Jam time. Lunge. Evening meal and pub social
  • Saturday: Full day of workshops, followed by grill and swim party at the camp ground
  • Sunday: Three more great workshop sessions and packing up.

🍕 On Saturday evening there will be a barbeque and musical improvisation session 🎸 at the Sea Scouts camp ground (next to Kidneys).
🔥 There will be a grill, camp fire, and music, as well as 🐋swimming opportunities.
🌤️ If it rains (!!) we will have some cover arranged. Please come along and mix with international acrobats, make music, juggle, hang-out and party!!

Day Time Area 1 Area 2
Friday 10:00-12:00
Set Up & Registration
11:00-12:00
Introductions info sharing & The Art of Spotting demonstration & group games as warm up
12:00-13:30
Noël Spauwen From the book: 1
Noël Spauwen
Type: ACRO

Level: B

Prereq:

Typical Noël moves and forms that are captured in his book. The more easy ones. L-base and S-base and trio

Neilon Star Crossed
Type: ACRO

Level: A

Prereq: star, side star, reverse star

A star crossed washing machine with beginnerish and intermediate options. 

13:30-14:30
LUNCH
14:30-16:00
Noël Spauwen Standing Dynamics
Noël Spauwen
Type: ACRO

Level: C

Prereq:

Variation of dynamic moves with S-base and some with H2H in it

Tobias Bader F2H and H2H L-basing techniques
Tobias Bader
Type: ACRO

Level: B+

Prereq: F2H L-basing (entrance not relevant), handstand on the floor for flyer (with help if needed)

We'll work on basic techniques for H2H (and reverse H2H) and F2H and some variantions / entries for those that already got it working.

16:30-18:00
Noël Spauwen Basic techniques and insights for non-beginners
Noël Spauwen
Type: ACRO

Level: B

Prereq:

Emphasis on techniques that are important in most acrobatic forms and movements. You will probably learn some new acro things.

Tobias Bader Standing "Dutch" acro
Tobias Bader
Type: ACRO

Level: B+

Prereq: sidestar in L-base

Standing tricks like handstand on knees, frontbird and sidestar - different entries and exits

18:00-19:00
JAM
19:30-23:00
DINNER and PUB
Saturday 08:00-08:30
BREAKFAST
08:30-09:00
WARM UP - Yoga with Kristine
09:00-10:30
Tobias Bader Dynamic dance acro tricks - II (spectacular, fun & a little harder!)
Tobias Bader
Type: DANCE

Level: B

Prereq: For flyers a cartwheel on the floor can be helpful; bird on standing base

More fun dynamic tricks from Lindy Hop and R'n'R. I'll toss in some spectacular moves! In the workshop I will only teach the tricks, not the dance moves.

Erica Croc Machine
Erica
Type: ACRO

Level: B+

Prereq: Shoulder stand on hands, L-base, Croc!

Washing machine with a lot of crocs! "Croc-like-Montes"

10:30-12:00
Jade Clapham Let's get started on popping!
Jade Clapham
Type: ACRO

Level: A

Prereq: bird squats

This workshop is for those who have some basic shapes and want to know how to start the more dynamic life of popping!

Irene and Will Journey into castaways
Type: ACRO

Level: C

Prereq:

Icarian: castaways. With a lot of progression and spotting, adapting the workshop to the students' level.

12:00-14:00
LUNCH
14:00-15:30
Kristine Navarro Homoki Will Henderson: Washing Machines
Kristine Navarro Homoki
Type: ACRO

Level: B

Prereq: Side-star

Twisty washing machines in L-base

Tobias Bader Dynamic dance acro tricks - I (spectacular, fun & easy!)
Tobias Bader
Type: DANCE

Level: A

Prereq: For flyers a cartwheel on the floor is helpful

Easy and fun dynamic tricks from Lindy Hop and R'n'R like aided saltos and cartwheels. In the workshop I will focus on the tricks, more than dancing.

15:30-17:00
Noël Spauwen (unusual) washing machines
Noël Spauwen
Type: ACRO

Level: B

Prereq:

ongoing and/or repeating moves in various directions

Scott Lifts Michaela Flies Intro to pitching
Scott Lifts Michaela Flies
Type: ACRO

Level: C

Prereq:

Scott and Mic introduce pitching

17:30-19:00
Noël Spauwen Flag variations for advanced acrobats
Noël Spauwen
Type: ACRO

Level: D

Prereq:

foot- and hand-, dynamic- and trio- front- back and L-base flags

Acro.Bubble Will and Rosie: Start to Whip
Type: ACRO

Level: A

Prereq: Bird on L-base

Beginners whips.

18:00-19:00
Warm-Down
19:30-23:00
BBQ and party at riverside campsite
Sunday 08:00-08:30
BREAKFAST
08:30-09:00
WARM UP - Yoga AT CAMP GROUND
09:00-10:30
Jade Clapham You did what?
Jade Clapham
Type: ACRO

Level: B

Prereq: familiar with basic washing machines and to be ready to try some more dynamic transitions.

This is a fun flow with some interesting transitions, maybe a pop or two and enough to keep you on your toes!

Noël Spauwen From the book: 2
Noël Spauwen
Type: ACRO

Level: C

Prereq:

Typical Noël moves and forms that are captured in his book. The difficult ones. Not the usual dynamic and trio and H2H

10:30-12:00
Tobias Bader Different entries to and exits from H2H (with tempo and variations)
Tobias Bader
Type: ACRO

Level: D

Prereq: Stable H2H without spotters, standing base

We'll work on various variations on H2H entries: e.g. Butler (or Libelle), cartwheel to H2H and some fun exits e.g. crash (Kamikaze)

Neilon Star Grazer
Type: ACRO

Level: B

Prereq: star, side star, stepping in to straddle throne

A star grazed washing machine with a fallen star and a pit stop if you need it.

12:00-14:00
LUNCH
14:00-15:30
Adrian and Amy Assisted Somersaults (Partner Acrodance)
Adrian and Amy
Type: DANCE

Level: O

Prereq:

You'll go head over heels for this workshop. We'll be looking at a number of exciting partner moves involving backwards somersaults. There aren't any firm prerequisites, but you need to be happy working as a couple with the flyer rotating above the base's shoulder height

Erica Inversions on a Standing Base
Erica
Type: ACRO

Level: B

Prereq: Handstands on the floor for 30 sec (can be supported), L-base shoulder stand (on hands), stable and easy Two High

A selection of handstands and shoulder stands on body parts. Note: this is not a H2H workshop

15:30-18:00
OAS JAM
18:00-19:00
Pack up and Home
Key: A: Beginners acro. B: Improvers. Mainly L-based moves. C: Intermediate. Hand-to-hand, hand-to-foot. Dynamic L-Base D: Advanced. Pitching, Dynamic standing. O Other: Please see prerequisites
This schedule is preliminary and subject to change. Please check back throughout the festival.