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3rd Dutch Acro Post Convention

June 10, 2019 - June 15, 2019

| Submitted by Hachim Essaadi

Today we got unexpected, but happy message that the city of Rotterdam is going to keep Circusstudeo Odeon Rotterdam open for the next year. This mean the POST CON can be held as planned

DAPC 2019
Dutch Acro Post Convention 2019
June 10th 6 p.m. – June 15th 2019 4 p.m.
Circus Studio ODEON, Rotterdam Netherlands
It will happen again, but slightly different! We are very happy to announce we will organize the 3rd Dutch Acro Post Convention in 2019. The convention again will be held in the Circus Studio Odeon in Rotterdam, but due to new rules from the city of Rotterdam it’s not allowed to sleep in the hall anymore. We managed to find a hostel (Hostel de Mafkees) at 1.7km (20 min walk) from the venue where everybody can sleep. This means that we had to raise the price with 35 euro to cover for the extra expenses.

The third edition of this convention will be organized directly after the Dutch Acro Convention 2019. Again we will offer a five days intensive partner acrobatics convention, with workshops from Fons (Bennink), Wybren (Wouda), Paul (Griffioen), Trudi (Albert) & Bart (‘Acro’ Venne). There will be daily handstand & tumbling classes plus three blocks with 2 different workshops per day. In the morning the workshops mainly will focus on developing skills by offering drills and principles; in the afternoon the workshops will be more playful and focused on tricks and variations. Subject of the workshops will be set considering the participant´s wishes. Besides the workshops there´s always place for free training. We have a maximum capacity of 50 – 55 participants.

The Post Convention will take place in the Circus Studio “ODEON” in Rotterdam.
In the hall we will have multiple longes, enough mats, a cozy place to sit together, showers and a kitchen. The studio is in the center of Rotterdam, 10 minutes walk from central railway station. It’s not possible to camp outside, but there are lots of BNB-places nearby and a camping in the city of Rotterdam. Parking car or mobile home near the venue is possible, but is very expensive (4€/hour). Look at!Rotterdam////initLayers:onstreet// to find free parking places outside the center.

The Post Convention is a partner acrobatics event. So we will not teach aerials, acro yoga, etc. But of course you are very welcome to practice these activities during free training hours. Most participants already have a partner, but there are also single bases and flyers that come to the convention. The workshops will be at an intermediate and (very) advanced level, depending on level of the participants. To be sure that everybody can join the workshops we ask for the following Required Skills:
1 L-Base step up to F2H
2 L-Base free shoulderstand with flyer holding arms at body
3 S-Base lift to high front bird
4 S-Base H2H for minimal 10 seconds (some small steps allowed)
On You Tube: for a video of these skills.

Paul – `the swiss army knife of acro´ –Griffioen
Paul is the creator of Ravioli Circus. Performing since 1989 and giving workshops worldwide. Paul specializes in teaching icarian acrobatics, and has a special love for basing kurbets, cascades and one arm handstands. He teaches from his experiences both as base and flyer. Paul’s classes are always full of happy students, bouncing, throwing, catching and smiling with the challenges of Paul’s instructions.

Wybren – `the serious skill supervisor´ – Wouda
Wybren is one of the best known teachers in Europe, currently teaching at Codarts Circus Arts, Rotterdam. He has been involved in Sports- and Circus Acrobatics alike since he was a child, and has become world-renown for analyzing dynamic skills, his demanding drills and attention to minute detail. He has the ability to break down the most complex tricks and instruct students step-by-step in the pre-exercises that lead up to it. The rumor goes he sometimes even gives compliments 

Fons – `the friendly veteran´ – Bennink
Fons is one of the most experienced acrobatic teachers with 30 years of experience and has been teaching for the last 25 years. He is the veteran of many international workshops all over the world. His classes cover from complete beginners up to advanced performers. Fons trained and performed with ‘The Como Brothers’ in Amsterdam for 5 years and ‘The Osmani’s’ also in Amsterdam for 3 years.

Trudi – ‘Albatros’ – Albert
Trudi is the flyer in the team. She has been teaching the acro group of the Munich University for over 10 years. Also she gives workshops on acro conventions, specializing in handstand and preparatory workshops for hand to hand and tempo tricks. She has been performing in aerial silks and as part of ‘Traumfänger’ acrobatics all over Europe.

Bart – ‘Acro’ – Venne
Bart, originally from Holland is organizer of many conventions and a travelling acro teacher, offering his skills all over world. He’s specializing in standing dynamic tricks without flight, crocodiles and creative, complicated transitions (not only with hand- and foot stands) both in duo and trio acrobatics.

We are very happy to have Jasper – Kok au Vin – Boomsma ( ) cooking for us again this year. He will provide breakfast, lunch and dinner. The food will be mostly organic and regional, with the choice between meat and vegetarian.

€ 355,- early bird price until March 31st 2019
€ 385,- after March 31st 2019

Last year’s convention was a big success and we had good time organizing it. For the 2019 edition we therefore expect even more candidates than last year, so we will have the ungrateful task of selecting participants. How to do this: who can come? Good, well-known friends? – Last year’s participants? – The first that sends back a mail? – New people? – The first that transfers the money? – People that bribed us?
We decided to do it like this:
Please send a mail to: [email protected] if you like to participate at the post convention.
We will send you the information how register with all conditions and practical details. Please fill in this form as soon as possible. If you register, please tell us who is your partner, because we don’t want to separate partners. Also, if you don’t want to sleep in the hostel and arrange another place to sleep yourself, please inform us. We will collect all applications and we will inform you before April 10th 2019 if you have a place or not. We will choose the participants based on following criteria: We (Paul & Wyb), both will choose 5 people we really like to come. The rest of the participants we will choose from the list, regarding ratio base/flyer, not splitting up (acro)-couples, ratio man/woman, age). Your spot is final when we have received your payment before April 25th 2019.
The people that don’t have a spot immediately will be placed on the waiting list.


June 10, 2019
June 15, 2019


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