Counterweight Harness Technique: Explorer/Improver
Counterweight flying and dance using side pick-up harnesses.
This is a really fun class structured around learning basic harness techniques and taught vocabulary, solo and group repertory, working both at low level and at height.
You will not learn the role of the counterweight rigger on the ladder in this class, the tutors will counterweight you at the end of the week so you can experience the joys if flying. Fun funky music and as we are a company from Ireland, it is “Great Craic “.
Please wear multiple snug layers around your hips and waist for your comfort and bring crystallised ginger for the non-spinners among us!
Counterweight Harness Technique: Skilled/Advanced
Fidget Feet have been using counterweight technique in their work since 2004.
This class a very fun and upbeat class, is an opportunity to learn some solo and group repertoire, to music . We’ll work both at low level and at height, with an opportunity to develop and skills in flying.
We also teach you how to work on the ladder as a counter-weighter. We’ll also work on guided improvisation between the flyer and counter-weighter and trios with 1 dancer on the ground. This is a lab class, not a technique class, so make sure you have some skills in side pick-up flying or knowledge of the ladder counterweighting role when considering this as a class. The first 2 sessions will be used to ensure that everyone has a competent, sound basic knowledge of the flyers and will teach you the counterweight system, once we are happy that the class is safe, then we will progress into group rep work , and guided improvisation - safety before play!
Please wear multiple snug layers around your hips and waist for your comfort and if you have a bungee (side pick-up) harness please bring it along
*This class is suitable for dancers, aerialists and counterweight riggers who have experience in flying.