NEW DATE:   2 – 6 September 2020

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The first International convention with 5 days of full immersion in the world of Handstand with highly talented international teachers.

  • More than 5 training hours per day
  • 3+ simultaneous workshops for all levels, skills and tricks!
  • International teachers
  • Acrobatic, circus and musical jams
  • A stunning endless beach and a pristine sea
  • More than 300 sqm playground, both indoor and outdoor
  • Tatami, handstand canes and mats
  • Extravagant olympics games and performances
  • A final party!


Mau Jara

Whatever a human being can do on his feet, Mau can do it on his hands!

A phenomenon on the art of hand balancing, a very talented teacher and circus performer. He worked in contemporary circus companies such as Punto Muerto. He currently teaches at the Instituto Nacional de Artes do Circo in Portugal.

Luca Forte

We are still trying to understand from which planet he comes from! 

When he was 14 he was already competing within his National Gymnastics Team and, later on, performed as circus acrobat at Rasposo and Chameleon Theatre. He currently teaches handbalance and acrobatics and performs all around the world.

Tony Panaro

On his hands Tony is more stable and fixed than a statue! 

He loves to explore and find the stillness in movement. What makes him an awesome handbalancer and a lovable teacher is his care to details, refining movements and empathy. 

Tony soon became a circus artist, he studied at FLIC and is graduating at DOCH, in Stockholm,

Sam on Hands

Sam spends more time on his hands than on his feet! 

With a background in gymnastics and circus, now he travels, explores and teaches handstands around the world. He always creates a great balance between playfulness, fun and technical skills.

The following teachers were confirmed for the event in July but cannot take part to the one in September. After the covid outbreak we decided to not run hand2hand workshops for this edition and to reduce the size of the convention.

Eiaine Briant

A 360° artist! Elaine started with gymnastics and went through classical ballet, contemporary dance and piano. When she was 18 she has found her home in circus. 

She specialised in the art of hand balancing at CRAC of Lomme and Fratellini and is graduating at DOCH.

Jesse Saunders

On his hands, you cannot fall! 

Jesse started his movement path through Yoga and massage. Then he has become a skilled hand2hand acrobat and a successful teacher. He currently teaches in London and in festivals around the world.

Ben and Elli – Analogue Acrobatics

Elli and Ben are specialised in hand to hand acrobatics. Elli knows exactly what flying very high means! 

They graduated at the circus school DOCH and now they teach very skilled masterclasses all around the places. They have been performing with Kompani Giraff, Kaaos Kaamos and in Cirkus Cirkör’s new production BLOOM.

Giorgio and Virgilio – Duo Minuti

An irresistible feeling of happiness and fun when you work with Giorgio e Virgilio!
Two great artists with a wide background in circus, acrobatics and theater. Their teachings are rich in knowledge, skills and extravaganza! 

Graduated at the circus school Vertigo in Turin, now the world knows them as Compagnia Duo Minuti.

Other international teachers to be announced soon!

Would you like to share and teach something extravagant?
Write us to: info@handstandconvention.com
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Wednesday, 2nd
        2 pm – Registration
        3 pm – Open Circle and Extravagant Warm up
        3:30 – 7:00 pm – Workshops
        5:00 – 5:15 pm – Break

Thursday, 3rd
        9:00 – 9:30 am – Warm up
        9:30 – 12:30 pm – Workshops
        11:00 – 11:15 am – Short Break
        1:00 – 3:30 pm – Lunch Break
        4:00 – 4:15 pm – Warm up
        4:15 – 6:15 pm – Workshops
        6:15 – 7:00 pm – Free Training
        7:00 – 9:00 pm – Dinner Break
        9:00 pm – Extravaganza
Friday, 4th
        9:00 – 9:30 am – Warm up
        9:30 – 12:30 am – Workshops
        11:00 – 11:15 am – ShortBreak
        After 1:00 pm – Lunch and Free Afternoon
        (circus jam, swim, relax, visit and wonder)

        From 9:00 pm – Performances, Music jams and Extravaganza!
Saturday, 5th
        9:00 – 9:30 am – Warm up
        9:30 – 12:30 pm – Workshops
        11:00 – 11:15 am – Short Break
        1:00 – 3:30 pm – Lunch Break
        4:00 – 4:30 pm – Warm up
        4:30 – 6:30 pm – Workshops
        6:30 – 7:00 pm – Break
        7:00 – 8:00 pm – Extravaganza Olympics Games
        8:00 – 10:00 pm – Dinner Break
        From 10:00 pm – Closing Party!
Sunday, 6th
        10:00 – 10:30 am – Slow Good Morning Warm-up
        10:30 – 12:30 pm – The very last workshops
        12:30 pm – Closing Circle
        And then? Feel free to keep playing on the beach, in the water and relax!

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€190 – Super Early Bird Price for the first 20 (SOLD-OUT)
€220 – Early Bird until 18th July
€250 – Regular Full Price

💥 Prices include the sports insurance.

💥 Food and accommodation are not included.
We have a very special deal with the camping site (go to “Where to sleep”).

🌟🌟🌟 Special VIP Tickets 🌟🌟🌟
Accommodation + 4 breakfasts + 4 lunches + 4 dinners
To add to the convention price:
+ €170 – If you want to sleep in an apartment
+ €150 – If you want to sleep in a caravan
+ €130 – If you want to sleep in a tent
Let us know during your registration.

Maximum number of participants – We want to ensure a high quality of teaching and learning, without overcrowded classes.

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The Venue

The convention will be held at the Camping “La Palma”, in Via Delle Palme 29 – Lido Fiori, Menfi (AG).
Workshops will take place both indoor, in a big 300 sqm room, and outdoor, on two huge tatami platforms under trees and shady areas. 

Camping website: https://www.campinglapalma.com/en/


We have a special deal with the camping which offers the following options. Prices are per person, per night and include parking.

  • Apartments (from 4 to 5 beds, full equipped): €18
  • Caravan (from 3 to 5 beds, with fridge, shade, cooking space): €15
  • Tent: €10 

You can reserve your accommodation by directly contacting the camping site and using the code “EXTRAVAGANZA” or writing us to: info@handstandconvention.com

If you need help, additional solutions or other info, please, feel free to write us.


Training clothes, swimming suits, sea towel, sunscreen, mosquito repellent, your camping kit (if you are camping).
Feel free to bring your musical instruments!

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Where to eat

We have a deal with the camping La Palma. You can order your lunch meals a day in advance for €5.
The camping site has a mini market with basic groceries available.

There are restaurants, pizzerias, street food kiosks and cafès in the neighborhood.


Visit the RIDE-SHARE facebook group to find a travelmate and share the journey and the expenses to the convention:


Highway A29, direction Mazara del Vallo (if you come from Palermo), exit Castelvetrano, take S.S. 115 direction Sciacca, exit Menfi, follow the signs to Lido Fiori, then to Camping La Palma.


S.S. 624 Palermo – Sciacca, exit Menfi and follow the signs to Lido Fiori, then to Camping La Palma.


Groups from 3 to 4 people can be collected from the airport to the venue.
Cost of the service: about €20 per person.
Send us an email with your name(s), airport and time of arrival.


The international airports of Palermo (Falcone-Borsellino) and Trapani (Birgi) are the closest ones, from which you can hire a car or take a bus to Menfi (check timetable) or to the closest city and then to Menfi (AG). Then the bus from Menfi to Lido Fiori. Then walk to the camping site.

This solution might be a little bit tricky depending on the time of your arrival. 

Da Palermo Aeroporto:           http://www.autobussola.it/
Da Trapani Aeroporto:             http://www.autolineelumia.it/
From Menfi to Lido Fiori:        https://www.adranone.it/orari-autolinee/urbane/

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Apply now to register and book your spot