Hula Hoop: Friday July 14th

Audria Larsen of Audacious Hoops is a lifelong hooper who has evolved from a contest winning, young hoop queen into a one woman, globe trotting whirlwind.

Hoop Foundations
5:30pm to 6:45pm

Learn the foundational moves so important to hoop dance, hoop fitness and circus hooping. All levels are welcome; this class is fabulous for beginner students and a wonderful way for more experienced hoopers to reclaim on the body hooping, tighten up the basics and sweat!


Hoop Pizzaz!
7:00pm to 8:15pm

What do we want? Flair! When do we want it? Now!

Open to all levels, this class offers myriad ways to take your hooping to the next level. While this class is great for intermediate hoopers to add something fresh to your flow, *beginners* can also enjoy exploring fun movement and a little challenge in a supportive environment Requests welcome.

No hoop? No problem! Pre-made dance hoops and lightweight polypros will be available for purchase.

Take both workshops on the same day for only $45, contact us for details!

Vertical Partnering
Fri 7/21, 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Level: Intermediate + on rope or fabric - basic partnering experience on any apparatus is encouraged but not required

The vertical apparatus allows for an unusual and compelling way to interact with a partner using height, tension and vertical space. The relationships and transitions between them can be as beautiful as they are dynamic and surprising.

This workshop will introduce the various ways to partner on the vertical apparatus. Working with some of our favorite examples of partnering; we will explore the various categories of partner work, including: role reversal, hand to hand (with and without tail), tension pole, flier & tail, mirroring and more.


S-Lock Exploration
Sat 7/22, 10:00am - 12:00pm

Level: Intermediate/Advanced – Participants must be comfortable with the hip key and s-lock wraps.

S-lock is a fundamental wrap for vertical apparatus (silks & rope). When watching an aerial performance we immediately recognize when someone is getting into this wrap and can readily predict what they’re going to do out of it.

This workshop will focus on building a unique and interesting vocabulary of entrances into s-lock and unexpected exits out of it. We will explore various ways of transitioning in the air to achieve these movements; threading, twisting and flaring. S-lock will cease to be a mundane wrap and become a transitional position in which to create innovative and seamless choreography.


Flashy Skills
Sat 7/22, 12:30pm - 2:30pm

Level: Intermediate

We’ve all seen it… That routine that looks so showstopping but seems so simple we can’t help but think… I can do that. And, you can. In this workshop we will learn how to add some flash without breaking the bank. Not every jaw dropping skill has to be terrifying, impossibly painful or require some super human strength. We will explore some really accessible skills that will add some extra sparkle to your routine.

Students can expect to work on: simple but surprising drops, flips, unexpected set ups for standardized skills and showy poses.


Rope for Fabric Lovers
Sat 7/22, 3:30pm - 5:30pm

Level: Intermediate/Advanced - Experience with beats is recommended, must be able to ascend and descend, and apply footlocks unaided

This workshop will give fabric enthusiasts the opportunity to explore rope specific movement that can translate to and inspire fabric skills; and is perfect for any student wishing to increase their general vertical vocabulary.

Almost anything done on rope can be transferred to fabric. Combining the skill base of rope and fabric into a single act will open up a larger range of transitional options, resulting in a truly unique and captivating fabric choreography.


Cross Back Straddle Exploration
Sat 7/22, 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Prerequisites: Proficiency with cross back straddle (x-back) and footlocks

Fabric has always been a crowd favorite. Understanding how to use some of the most recognizable visual elements [like cross back straddle] in a more integrated and compelling way can not only help expand your vocabulary but ultimately improve your audience engagement.

In this workshop we’ll explore some of the unexpected and even bizarre ways to set up this quintessential aerial silks trick to keep your audience guessing, from highly complex and intricate to straightforward and dynamic! And once we’re there we’ll flip, dive, contort and wrap for some unusual exits.

All workshops are $60 per student
two workshops for $5 off
3 for $10 off
4 for $15 off
5 for $20 off
Contact us to find out how!