An acrobatic school in Linquan, China is teaching young children to do handstands and the splits, flip through the air, and twirl plates.

Acrobatics has become a major way for locals to acquire a well-off life and many children in the area are sent to acrobatic school at a very young age, according to Corbis. China expects to open it’s own branch of Cirque du Soleil, which may soon call upon the talents of these young acrobats. Read more…

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Where young Chinese acrobats learn to do the splits