In the Spotlight!


Featured in this issue: Bobby Dickson's Comedy Corner highlights WAS history with a special trivia challenge, a special article recounting Charlie Pond's unique contributions to the sport of Freestyle skiing, we meet WAS member Panni Speirs and learn about her unique life experiences performing as a Contortion-Acrobat and conclude with a memorium for Kurt Thomas.
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SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT From the President of the World Acrobatics Society

 It is with deep regret that we’ve made the decision to cancel the WAS 2020 Congress & Gallery of Legends – Hall of Fame   Banquet, scheduled for September 11-13, 2020, in light of the continuing world situation with COVID-19.
 Like most events of this nature, we start promotions, design programs and materials, and create Legend videos, along with   the coordination of room accommodations, many months in advance. Each day that passes with continued uncertainty   that these activities can be successfully accomplished, hinders our ability to create a quality event. In addition,   responsibility to ensure the safety and well-being of our participants remains a top priority for us all.
 The official announcement of this year’s slate of Legends & Award recipients will be made this September. These   individuals will then go forward and be inducted at next year’s Gallery of Legends – Hall of Fame ceremony, which will be   held September 10-12, 2021.
 Thank you for your understanding. We look forward to seeing all our WAS members, family, and friends in-person once   again in the near future. Meanwhile, you are invited to join us on the WAS Facebook group page. In addition, we will keep   you up-to-date on the latest WAS news through our emails, newsletters, on Facebook, and on the WAS website.
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The WAS 2021 Congress & Gallery of Legends – Hall of Fame Banquet, will be held on September 10-12, 2021, at the Tuscany Casino & Suites in Las Vegas!


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2019 Congress a success!

Las Vegas, NV (September 7, 2019) - - The World Acrobatics Society held its 19th annual “Gallery of Legends – Hall of Fame” banquet on September 7, at the Tuscany Casino & Suites in Las Vegas.
Read highlights of the weekend's events including photos and more!

Meet the 2019 Legends

The Class of 2019 WAS Gallery of Legends - Hall of Fame inductees are an impressive group of individuals spanning a variety of acrobatic disciplines. Each has established prominence and shown profound success in their particular discipline as well as received peer recognition.

Honoring the world-wide acrobatic disciplines of:

| Acrobatic Gymnastics/Cheerleading | Artistic Gymnastics |

| Diving | Extreme Sports |

| Professional Acrobatics | Trampoline/Tumbling |

The World Acrobatics Society

The World Acrobatics Society (WAS) is an exciting, growing world-wide organization whose members share a love of acrobatics.
Our mission is to advance the education, communication and cooperation among all individuals and organizations interested in fostering the growth, development and safety of the various acrobatic disciplines along with preserving their histories.
The World Acrobatics Society is a not for profit foundation. Corporate and individual contributions to WAS are 501(c)3 deductible.
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