Small to large group acrobalance, stilting, acro-stilting, and acro-hooping, are a few things that make FEAT a unique performance group. We use teamwork to bridge the gap between athleticism and art. Our high-flying fun defies gravity with strength, flexibility, and ever-changing human shapes.
Our choreographed shows can be customized to last between 5 to 45 minutes, or we can be more casual and simply have fun demonstrating our stunts and balances.
We also teach, and have for many years, kids, adults, novice, experienced, single or partner. Book us for your next event entertainment need.
Price Range: $500 and up.
Gig Length: 10 - 40 minutes
Insurance: $1,000,000 - Speciality Insurance, for all skills performed.
What to Expect
FEAT Acrobatics is a full service cirque style entertainment group. We tailor our exciting acts to fit your theme, space, and time. Our entertainers can provide a range of entertainment services to delight your guests, including; group and partner acrobatics, stilt walking, aerial hoop, hand balancing, aerial hoop, acro hooping, human statues, strolling table, and hula dancing! We've performed on stage and off, inside and out. We can bring our own mats, music, and sound system, if needed. FEAT members include people who sew and those who choreograph, so we have unique costumes and routines. We have many polished acts and we are also known for "working the venue" with our improvisation.
FEAT Acrobatics can do acro-stilting, acro-hooping, lyra, cube, and teach! That's right. FEAT members have decades of teaching experience with all ages and experience levels. If you are looking for a class or workshop, consider booking FEAT.
The FEAT founders started out in gymnastics, (Deb), and dance drill team, (Dana). When Deb met Dana, it was as a teacher. Dana wanted to learn the more gymnasticy moves for dance drill team. Deb taught, Dana learned, things went smoothly, until they discovered they both had a passion for learning and doing new ways of being upside down. After that, papers with stick figures started appearing and Deb and Dana went on the hunt for a few good bases. That was fifteen years ago. FEAT has officially been around since 2011, and in those first years we were doing around thirty performances a year, mostly for free. Since then, we've improved and started charging. We've also been adding some pretty exciting skills, like stilting, acro-stilting, acro-hooping, cyr wheel, lyra, cube and all of that on top of constantly learning new and more difficult acrobalance skills.
Additional Booking Notes
I would like to say that FEAT acrobatics needs a 14 foot by 20 stage at a minimum and at least a 12 foot ceiling, that would be nice, and sometimes we actually get that. Reality is, however, that we've performed on stages as small as 8 foot by 16 foot and survived. Ceilings lower than 12 foot will necessarily alter our performances since we routinely include tricks that go higher than that.
We are flexible with the lighting, and the surface that we perform on, but we need to know in advance what they are. Low lighting, concrete floors, slippery wooden floors affect certain tricks.
We bring our own mats and a CD and a MP3 player for music. We also have our own PA/sound system that we can also bring.
We can normally set up and take down in under ten minutes, each. We will need/find some place we can set down some mats and do warm-ups and some place where we can change would be wonderful.
We can teach almost anywhere we can set down some mats. Outside teaching is subject to the whims of the weather, indoor teaching is normally limited by the overhead. We teach any age from three on up, single or partner, experienced or not.
Past Booked Events
|November 19, 2015 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Des Moines Civic Center, Stoner Theater|
|Amy||FEAT team member|
|Deb||FEAT team member|
|Nikki||FEAT team member|
|Dana||FEAT team member|
|Marie||FEAT team member|
|Ken||FEAT team member|
|Rich||FEAT team member|
|Steve||FEAT team member|
Influences & Inspiration
Cirque Du Soleil, Kazoom
Elevated stages need to be sturdy. Nothing suspended that hangs lower than 10 feet, preferably 12 feet. Experienced sound system people, or we can bring our own system.
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