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Disciplines

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Adagio/Partner Acro

"Adagio is the performance of partner acrobalance poses and associated movements that involve stationary balances by a pair [or group] of performers."

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Cloud Swing

"The cloud swing is an aerial act that usually combines static and swinging trapeze skills, drops holds, and rebound lifts.

The apparatus itself is a soft rope...On its simplest level, the cloud swing resembles a Spanish web in length and width, with each end braided and spliced-lashed with a thimble, forming a loop."

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Juggling

"Juggling is a physical skill, performed by a juggler, involving the manipulation of objects for recreation, entertainment, art or sport.

Juggling can be the manipulation of one object or many objects at the same time, most often using one or two hands but also possible with feet."

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Perch Pole

"The perch is an equilibristic balancing act where one performer balances atop a pole that is being balanced by another performer."

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Aerial Silks

"Aerial silks (also known as aerial contortion, aerial ribbons, aerial tissues, fabric, ribbon, or tissu, depending on personal preference)[citation needed] is a type of performance in which one or more artists perform aerial acrobatics while hanging from a fabric. The fabric may be hung as two pieces, or a single piece, folded to make a loop, classified as hammock silks. They use the fabric to wrap, suspend, drop, swing, and spiral their bodies into and out of various positions."

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Stacking Chairs

"In chair balancing, one or more acrobats balance on one or more chairs. The chair(s) may be balanced on other objects and/or on just one or two legs while the acrobat(s) themselves may also perform balancing acts on the chair."

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Stilts

"Stilts are used widely in many countries for entertainment. Stilt walkers perform in parades, festivals, street events, and at corporate functions."

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Swinging Trapeze

"Swinging trapeze (or swinging single trapeze) refers to an act performed on a trapeze swinging in a forward–backward motion. The performer builds upswing from a still position, and uses the momentum of the swing to execute the tricks."

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Tightwire

"Tightwire is the skill of maintaining balance while walking along a tensioned wire between two points. It can be done either using a balancing tool (umbrella, fan, balance pole, etc.) or "freehand", using only one's body to maintain balance."

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Wheel/Gym Wheel

"Wheel gymnasts [or performers] do exercises [and/or tricks] in a large wheel or hoop known as the Rhönrad, gymnastics wheel, gym wheel, or German wheel"

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Clowning

"A clown is a person who wears a unique makeup-face and flamboyant costume, performing comedy and arts in a state of open-mindedness (by reversing folkway-norms) all while using physical comedy."

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Cradle

"The cradle (also known as aerial cradle or casting cradle) is a type of aerial circus act in which a performer hangs by his or her knees from a large rectangular frame and swings, tosses, and catches another performer."

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Aerial Hoop/Lyra

"The aerial hoop (also known as the Lyra, aerial ring, or cerceau/cerceaux) is a circular steel apparatus (resembling a hula hoop) suspended from the ceiling, on which circus artists may perform aerial acrobatics. It can be used static, spinning, or swinging."

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Rolling Globes

"The rolling globe or walking globe is a circus skill in which a performer balances atop a large sphere. Various gymnastic or juggling stunts may be performed while the performer moves and controls the position of the ball with their feet and/or hands.

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Spanish Web

"The Spanish web is an aerial circus skill in which a performer climbs and performs various tricks on an apparatus resembling a vertically hanging rope. It is similar in appearance and performance style to the corde lisse, but with the addition of loops on the rope for hands or feet, permitting one to perform a variety of spinning motions."

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Static Trapeze

"Static trapeze, also known as fixed trapeze, is a type of circus art performed on the trapeze. In contrast to the other forms of trapeze, on static trapeze, the bars and ropes mainly stay in place."

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Super Mini

"Trampolining or trampoline gymnastics is a recreational activity, acrobatic training tool...in which athletes perform acrobatics while bouncing on a trampoline."

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Teeterboard

"The teeterboard...is an acrobatic apparatus that resembles a playground seesaw. At each end of the board is a square padded area, where a performer stands on an incline before being catapulted into the air."

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Unicycle

"A unicycle is a vehicle that touches the ground with only one wheel. The most common variation has a frame with a saddle, and has a pedal-driven direct-drive."