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8th February 2017

Maria

# other circus skills, 1 minutes

Circus class, about 40 minutes + juggling

Forward rolls
Cartwheels
Trapeze, getting up + easy tricks
Slackline

Total practice time: 1 minutes

Location: Kvisthamraskolan (Cirkus Mani)

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1st February 2017

Maria

# other circus skills, 1 minutes

Circus class (about 60 minutes + juggling)

Strength training

Handstand practice: Just trying to kick up to "not quite standing straight"
Forward rolls: Worked about as well as they did before Christmas.
Cartwheels: Meh. Difficult.
Group acrobatics: Very easy stuff for 2-3 people.
Slackline: Need to practice this regularly. Walked most of the way once (on short, pretty tight slackline).
Trapeze: Got up from standing on crash mat with the trapeze just above my head. Did one really easy trick (star).

Total practice time: 1 minutes

Location: Kvisthamraskolan (Cirkus Mani)

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27th November 2016

Maria

# other circus skills, 1 minutes

The last circus class this year. (About 80 minutes)

Strength training

Forward rolls: Worked well.
Cartwheels: Getting better. Should try to film myself sometime to see how far away I am...
Handstands: Don't know if I'm making much progress. Still scared of falling over.
Trapeze: Today we had it just above my head when standing on the crash mat. I got up without help twice. :) Did one easy trick (hanging with one foot and one hand).
Slackline: Ok. I still need it pretty tight, and I couldn't walk all the way, but well... With some more practice...
Silks: Climbing. Was too tired.

Total practice time: 1 minutes

Location: Kvisthamraskolan (Cirkus Mani)

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13th November 2016

Maria

# other circus skills, 3 clubs, 5 minutes

Circus class again!

We had a new participant today. He showed us a very short clown act. Not my kind of circus (more comedy than skills).

Warm up

Strength training

Forward rolls: Better than last week. About as good as two weeks ago.
Cartwheels: Not any better.
Handstands: Not sure how to practice. B seems to consider cartwheels a prerequisite, and I can't do that...
Silks: Climbing
Trapeze: We hung it really low today, I could almost reach it sitting on the crash mat, but at least that made it possible for me to get up without help.
Slack line: Walking. Balance, stopping a moment standing on one leg for each step.

Juggling: Took out my clubs (3 of them) for 5 minutes and just did a few of the not-so-difficult things that I did earlier today.

Total practice time: 5 minutes

Location: Kvisthamraskolan (Cirkus Mani)

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6th November 2016

Maria

# other circus skills, 1 minutes

No circus class today, because of school break, but they had not cancelled the reservation of the gym so I went there anyway (S said I could) and I invited my sister to join me.

Forward rolls: Not as good as last time
Cartwheels: About the same as last time
Handstands: Didn't dare to kick up with enough force. Tried against a wall (or a crash mat that stood against the wall) but didn't get up that way either. Tried standing with the stomach towards the wall, "walking" upwards with my feet, but didn't dare to get very close with my hands.

Total practice time: 1 minutes

Location: Kvisthamraskolan (Cirkus Mani)

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30th October 2016

Maria

# other circus skills, 1 minutes

90 minutes circus class... Just me today, again. Well, private lessons is not bad, but I don't really pay for that so there is a risk that there will not be any circus classes next year if we can't get more people.

Strength training

Forward rolls, today I could get back up to standing position a lot easier than I have before.

Hand stand practice, not really doing handstands yet, but practicing kicking up to "almost upside down but not with straight legs".

Cartwheels, not sure if it was better than last time, but better than a couple of weeks ago.

Silks, climbing and a very basic trick

Trying to get up in the trapeze, but couldn't

Slack line, walking

Staff spinning, basic spins and a few contact rolls.

Total practice time: 1 minutes

Location: Kvisthamraskolan (Cirkus Mani)

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23rd October 2016

Maria

# other circus skills, 1 minutes

The usual Sunday circus class (90 minutes total). It was just me today.

Mostly strength training aiming for handstands and for getting up in the trapeze.

Climbed the silks. Have done that before, but not frequently. No tricks today, have not done silk tricks for a few years and even then it was really basic beginner stuff.

Cartwheels: Getting a little bit better, but still far from good

Handstand: Practice, nowhere near the real thing yet. Kicking up to "almost upside down but not with straight legs". "Climbing" with feet on the wall bars to get up to "almost upside down" that way.

+ 25 minutes juggling (passing, next log entry)

Total practice time: 1 minutes

Location: Kvisthamraskolan (Cirkus Mani)

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19th October 2016

Maria

# other circus skills, 1 minutes

About 40 minutes rehearsal for a small fire show. I didn't do much, mostly watched the others... Swinging some jump ropes (without fire today, will try it with fire on Saturday) while B and N jumped.

Total practice time: 1 minutes

Location: Kvisthamraskolan (Cirkus Mani)

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2nd October 2016

Maria

# other circus skills, 1 minutes

About 70 minutes today (I was late because the bus was late)

Forward roll
Cartwheels
Handstand (well... Not that I am anywhere near actually doing it, but practicing for it)

Very simple partner acrobatics

Slackline: Had a short, low and pretty tight slackline today. Could walk a few steps. Once I walked the whole way, but that was only 3-4 meters.

Staff spinning

Total practice time: 1 minutes

Location: Kvisthamraskolan (Cirkus Mani)

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25th September 2016

Maria

# other circus skills, 3 clubs, 5 minutes

About the same as last Sunday, but add some really simple partner acrobatics
+ took my clubs out of the bag during the last minutes of practice. Probably not really a good thing since I was tired and didn't have time for a real juggling warm up, just did a few rounds of 531 and dropped more than I usually do.

Total practice time: 5 minutes

Location: Kvisthamraskolan (Cirkus Mani)

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