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Full EADF Timetable

The European Aerial Dance Festival is now in it’s eighth year and we are delighted to be returning to The Point again this year.

For the last 7 years you’ve been asking for it to be extended to a 2-week festival, well we’re finally able to make it happen but you can also come just for 1 week.

We’ve been working hard to bring together an exciting array of classes timetable and are thrilled to welcome back many of your favourite tutors, together with some outstanding international teaching talent and new faces!

This year for the first time the course will feature act creation and act refinement, as well as performance opportunities for participants.

There will also be a 1 day Professional Aerial clinic with International tutors Sarah Poole (ENC, Montreal teaching rope) and Ana Prada teaching fabric on Sun 13th – we expect tickets will go fast for this one.

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Level of classes

We recognise that choosing the level appropriate for you in every skill can be confusing so we’ve tried to help you out below.
So just because you’re an skilled fabric practitioner that doesn’t mean you have to take the same level across all your technique options and the great thing about spreading the festival over TWO weeks is that you can choose completely different course options in week two.

Explorer: (green)
If you’re either pretty new to aerial or this is indeed your first aerial class and you don’t your straddle climb from a side-pickup, then this is the level for you. Classes are tailored for those who just want to give it a go through to those with slightly more experience.

Improver: (green)
So you’ve been taking aerial classes for a while now but are still very much learning your trade, this is your level for you. Typically these classes are for those who train in aerial at least two hours per week.
At the EADF these classes will usually be offered alongside explorer level but don’t fear, your tutors will be able to keep everyone learning and moving whatever your current level.

Skilled: (orange)
Aimed at the more confident and competent aerialists who know their stuff. If you are looking to improve your technique and find your own creative voice in the air, well, you’ve found your level right here.

Advanced: (orange)
This level is for professionals or highly skilled practitioners who have maintained a high level aerial practise over several years. Ideally you train regularly on your chosen equipment and have found the right balance for you of technique to creative balance. There is however always more to learn, now that’s exciting isn’t it?

Advanced/Professional Pracitioners Only: (pink)
Think this one is self-explanatory! These are exclusive classes for professional and highly skilled performers. All classes at this level will require acts video submissions to demonstrate skill and applicability.