Commonwealth Circus Center

Intermediate German Wheel - Partner Skills&Spirals

Welcome back to the German wheel! In this workshop, you’ll advance the skills you already have by working various cartwheels and movements with a partner. Learn how having two people on the wheel affects the mechanics of the skills you do solo and helps you work in conjunction with your partner. We will also spend part of the workshop focusing on spiral skills, including wheel manipulation, straddle spiral, small spiral, and big spiral (as space allows). SHOES REQUIRED. The best shoes to wear are tight-fitting, lace-up, thin-soled shoes such as Converse or martial arts shoes. PREREQUISITES: Some wheel experience is required. Participants should be comfortable and independent with basic cartwheels, push-up cartwheels, washing machine both inside and outside of the wheel, and low sit rock (ability to put shoulders through the wheel independently not required).
Head Over Wheels Circus is comprised of Carly Schuna & Luke Emery. See their individual bios below:
Carly Schuna is a five-time and current national champion in wheel gymnastics and a certified coach through the USA Wheel Gymnastics Federation. She has performed both solo and duo wheel acts at events and venues such as the Wheel Gymnastics World Championships, the Barrymore Theatre, Overture Center's Capitol Theater, Madison's Orpheum Theater, and Chicago's Daley Plaza. Carly is a founder and executive board member of the Madison Circus Space, where she teaches wheel classes with Luke.
Luke Emery has performed and taught circus arts all around the world, including juggling, ball spinning, German wheel, and Cyr wheel. He is a certified wheel coach through the USA Wheel Gymnastics Federation. Like Carly, Luke is a founder and executive board member at the Madison Circus Space, where he teaches and practices circus arts. Luke teaches beginning through professional-level wheelers and has frequently been a coach for Team USA wheel gymnastics.

August 17, 2019
Time: 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Main Location
Spaces Left: 8 Capacity: 12
Event Price: $60.00