Handstands and Ground Skills

Although the primary focus at Versatile Arts is aerial training, we do make room in our schedule for classes that stay earthbound from time to time.

Our resident geniuses have the following specialty classes to offer us this session:

Beginning Handstands

Tuesdays from 8:45 – 10:00 AM, taught by Jill in the Ballroom.

Learn the fundamentals of a well-aligned handstand, improve your technique, and challenge yourself with variations on the basics. Open to beginners who can kick up against the wall.

Tuition: $198 ($10 late fee in effect after Dec 28)
Prerequisites: Able to kick up into a handstand against the wall.

All Levels Handstands

Mondays from 6:00 – 7:15 PM, taught by Gunnar at Lux Collective.
Wednesdays from 6:00 – 7:15 PM, taught by Gunnar in the Ballroom.

Learn the fundamentals of a well-aligned handstand, improve your technique, and challenge yourself with variations on the basics. Open to beginners who can balance against the wall as well as regular practitioners looking to take their handstands to the next level. There’s room for growth for everyone!

Tuition: $198 ($10 late fee in effect after Dec 28)
for Mondays at Lux Collective

for Wednesdays

Intermediate Handstands

Fridays from 10:00 – 11:30 AM, taught by Jill in the Ballroom.
Saturdays from 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM, taught by Gunnar in the Ballroom.

Improve your technique, and challenge yourself with variations on the basics. Open to regular practitioners looking to take their handstands to the next level. There’s room for growth for everyone!

Tuition: $234 ($10 late fee in effect after Dec 28)
Prerequisites: Able to hold a handstand mid-room for 5 seconds. Spot on kick up is acceptable.
for Fridays.

for Saturdays.


The following classes are not currently being offered; let us know if you are interested in them for a future session.

Ground Choreography 101

Thursdays from 10:00 – 11:30 AM, taught by Jill in the Ballroom.

Have you dreamed of creating ground choreography for an act but didn’t know where to start? We will begin each class with guided improvisations and games, then dive into tricks and tools for generating original movement phrases. Each week builds on the previous one, leading up to creating your own “mini solo” to be presented in an informal showing on the last day of class, so regular attendance is important! This class is a prerequisite to Ground Choreo 102: Floor to Air which will be offered next session.

Cost: $208 ($10 late fee in effect after Dec 28)
Prerequisite: None!

Ground Choreography for Aerialists

This class is not being offered this session.

Have you wanted to create ground choreography for an act but didn’t know where to start? In this class, we will learn tricks and tools for generating original movement phrases, transitioning from ground to apparatus, and building choreography that enhances what you do in the air. No dance experience needed.


Prerequisite: You must meet the Beginner Skills graduation requirements to join this class.

Prerequisites: Ability to kick up into a handstand against the wall and a strong desire to learn.

All Levels Handstands Drop-In

This class is not being offered this session.

Learn the fundamentals of a well-aligned handstand, improve your technique, and challenge yourself with variations on the basics. Open to beginners who can balance against the wall as well as regular practitioners looking to take their handstands to the next level. There’s room for growth for everyone!

While this is a drop-in class, you must pre-register for each class you wish to attend so that we may be sure to have an appropriate number of instructors each week. Registration cut-off is 3 hours before class.  If you register but do not cancel more than 3 hours in advance, you will still be charged.  You may show up at class without pre-registering, but you will pay an extra $5 drop-in fee.


Prerequisites: Able to kick up into and hold a handstand against the wall