April is Handstand Month
Bryan Allen, pictured to the left, competed on ATA's competitive team &was a member of Acro Army, the acrobatic group that won third place on America's Got Talent in 2014. Bryan was a pro at handstands...as you can see by his superb form and balance in this one arm handstand. While this skill is extremely advanced, the basic handstand is something that students of all ages and abilities can learn.
As a foundational skill in gymnastics, the correct technique is critical because it carries over into the higher level skills. Performing an ideal handstand requires a great deal of balance, strength & body control.
Although all ATA classes include handstand practice, there is going to be a stronger emphasis on this skill during the month of April. Depending on the level, students will work on a variety of drills and skills that will help to perfect and build upon the all-important handstand!