Lucas Holtom Carnival Day

Saturday July 8th, 2017

11:00AM - 3:00PM
IN LEANDER PARK

363 HOWDEN BLVD

A FREE Carnival?

Each year families come enjoy a stress free day of fun & are reminded about the preciousness of life, given a new appreciation for the joy of children and above all, feel they had an opportunity to celebrate!

 
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The tight rope has finally run it's course. We may bring it back in the future, but there will be no tight rope this year.

Did you ever go to the circus and see tightrope walkers? Have you ever wondered how they managed to learn? While tightrope walking is difficult and takes lots of practice, anyone can learn how.  And you can have a try at the Carnival!


How to Tight Rope Walk:
 
  1. Have someone help you up on the rope. Start in the middle first.
  2. Look forward and not at your feet. Work on keeping your balance from your hips. Keep your arms out straight.
  3. Avoid waiting for the rope to stop wobbling when you put one foot on the rope.
  4. Keep your arms out and move them to keep your balance when you place your other foot on the rope.
  5. Hold something in your hands to help you balance. Some slack rope walkers recommend juggling clubs.
  6. Practice standing at first. When you are able to do so without wobbling too much, take a step, stand again, take a step, stand again, until you reach the end of the rope.
  7. Find your footing first when walking on the rope, then place your foot (it is the opposite when walking on the ground). Keep your weight on your back leg when you stand on two legs.
  8. Work on standing on one leg. You will actually find it simpler than standing on two legs, as you can use one leg to help you balance.
  9. Learn to turn on the rope by having your right foot facing ahead on the rope, then place the left foot at right angles with the toes facing out. Shift your weight to your left foot, and swivel on the ball of your right foot. Put the weight on the right foot, and face the other direction. Do not look down at your feet.
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