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Aerial Dance Trapeze

Tues 8th - Sat 12th August Mon 14th - Sat 19th August

Aerial Dance Trapeze: Explorer / Improver

Open to movers and aerialists at a beginner and improver level. You should be able to hold your own body weight on your arms but no prior experience is necessary.

We’ll develop skills and create sequences and explore moves to suit the progress of each student.

The class will incorporate basic stretches and strengthens with a focus on understanding how to approach aerials with creativity and safety in mind. Attention is firstly placed on clear technical progression then on time to play from a creative perspective; aspiring for each student to build a personal sequence by the end of the week. We will spin, so if you are not already a spinner bring some crystallised ginger (to help relieve dizziness), or start practising spinning at home.

 

Aerial Dance Trapeze: Skilled / Advanced

Open to practitioners with a good to high level of experience on trapeze. Stamina and strength will be important for this class.

Participants should be able to do pull-ups, tuck under the bar to pike position without touching the bar with their feet, and hang off the bar by one hand with the shoulder in an engaged position for at least five seconds. We will work on known technical skills on dance trapeze as well as develop personalised sequences and transitions using structured improvisations. Dance trapeze presents us with an opportunity to move with the apparatus on the ground as well as in the air, and we will look for fluidity and ease of movement whilst discovering our own unique solutions to physical puzzles. Proper placement and physical preparation will be emphasised for each participant. Please bring protective clothing (long sleeve shirts, many layers, ankle protection if desired).

Aerial Dance Trapeze Creative Lab: Skilled/Advanced, week 2 only

ADT is an apparatus which demands an ease of movement on the ground, in the air, and in those magnificent spaces in between.  Can we as practitioners transcend technique in order to physically communicate ideas beyond virtuosic demonstration? Using structured improvisation, movement puzzles, and periods of work and feedback, we will work towards integrating movement and stillness, using all parts of the apparatus and the floor, moving as we move.  Hopefully, we’ll discover some new and fun stuff along the way. Open to practitioners with a good to high level of experience on trapeze. Stamina and strength will be important for this class – participants should be able to do pull-ups, tuck under the bar to pike position without touching the bar with their feet, and hang off the bar by one hand with the shoulder in an engaged position for at least five seconds.  Please bring protective gear (long sleeve shirts, many layers, ankle-elbow protection if desired).

Aerial Dance Trapeze

Auditorium
Sarah Poole
Lydia Morgan
Tues 8th - Fri 18th August
10.15AM - 11.45AM

Aerial Dance Trapeze

Auditorium
Sarah Poole
Lydia Morgan
Tues 8th - Fri 18th August
10.15AM - 11.45AM

Aerial Dance Trapeze

Auditorium
Chantal McCormick
Suzon Gheur
Tues 8th - Fri 18th August
12.00PM - 1.30PM

Aerial Dance Trapeze

Auditorium
Chantal McCormick
Suzon Gheur
Tues 8th - Fri 18th August
12.00PM - 1.30PM

Aerial Dance Trapeze Creative Lab

Week 2 only

Stage
Sarah Poole
Mon 14th - Fri 18th August
4.15PM - 5.45PM
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