workshops


Showbiz: Burlesque & Stage Performance
with Vivacious Miss Audacious
1st or 2nd Sunday of the Month - 6:45pm to 8:15pm

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Peek behind the showbiz curtain and learn the secrets of the ol' razzle dazzle. Explore dance movement, the art of striptease and how to command a stage. Discover body confidence and channel your inner bombshell or develop a comic sensibility commingled with a little sex appeal. Learn about the history and meaning of burlesque and enjoy a riotous way to get your body moving and your hips swinging. 

Each month explore different facets of live entertainment pertaining to burlesque and other forms of live entertainment. This class is suitable for beginners as well as for those who want to enhance or polish their performance skills.

  • $35 for one workshop
  • $95 for three workshops 

Inversion Clinic with Aaron Koz
Friday February 16th - 6:00pm to 8:30pm

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Developed in collaboration with Jennifer Freeman, PT (practicing and research faculty at Mercer University in Atlanta) this workshop focuses on safe progressions to go from the ground to the air in an inversion, and from inverting on two arms to one arm. The workshop includes a movement screen, a investigation into good body mechanics, and different functional training tools, exercises, and techniques to get your butt over your head. 

This clinic will include both teaching cues and training tools beneficial for anyone from a beginner wishing to deepen their understanding to coaches interested in learning how to recognize when a student is displaying signs of potential movement dysfunction. Students are strongly encouraged to bring pen/paper or something they can take notes with.

PREREQ: Anyone is welcome as it is primarily a theory-based workshop (and anyone can watch and learn), though it is strongly encouraged attendees have two arm inversions with straight arms (or at least inversions of any kind) as the majority of content is focused around going from 2-arm to 1-arm inversions.

  • $65 per student
  • $5 off if regigistered before 2/2/18

Trapeze and Sling with Emily & Taylor
February 17th - 3:00pm to 6:15pm

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Emily LeMieux and Taylor Aquino have a combined background in dance, competitive cheer, gymnastics, massage therapy, and personal training, but both found their true passion in the challenge and creativity of the aerial arts. You can find them instructing at Agora Arts and performing as The Greatest of Ease Circus.

3:00pm-4:30pm - Hammock: Not Your Usual Sling

4:45pm-6:15pm - Trapeze: Raise the Bar

  • $45 for one workshop
  • $85 for two

Early bird special: purchase before 1/17/18 for an ADDITIONAL $5 off!


The Art and Importance of Costume: Creating an Alternate Universe on Your Body
Friday, January 5th - 6pm to 7:30pm

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This 90 minute workshop will discuss the different aspects one should consider in creating a character for a performance, how those aspects will affect your costume, and how to use those things to convey a message to your audience. We will talk about color and fabric choices and how they impact the perception of your character, how to attractively combine colors and prints, and ways that your environment can help or hinder the success of your costume. We will also discuss ways to successfully communicate design ideas to an outside seamstress, or to render them to be certain you’re happy with the look. There will be opportunities for students to practice some of these skills during the lecture.

  • $30 per student

Weekend Workshops with Jenn Bruyer
April 14th & 15th - 10:00am to 7:30pm

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Jenn has been immersed in aerial arts since 2008. She is driven by her focus on fabric (silks) and sling (hammock) but also enjoys exploring cord lisse, trapeze, lyra, net and rope & harness. She has coached, choreographed and performed across the US from New York to Alaska. And has recently resettled in Seattle, WA after completing a 5 month 25 city workshop tour.

As an Aerial Coach, she seeks to provide the highest quality progressive instruction to aerialists of all abilities from novice to professional performer. Her mission as a human is to cultivate a warm, non-judgmental learning environment that fosters community, to build personal physical and emotional strength within the individuals who participate in this environment and methodically construct a vehicle by which to create art.

 
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Saturday, 4/14/18

10am-12pm - Complex Choreography for Fabric

12:30pm-2:30pm - Vertical Partnering

3pm-5pm - Flashy Skills for Trapeze

5:30pm-7:30pm - Act Creation

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Sunday, 4/15/18

10am-12pm - Add on Drops for Silks

12:30pm-2:30pm - Flashy Skills for Fabric & Sling

3pm-5pm - Flashy Skills for Lyra

5:30pm-7:30pm - Functional Flexibility
 

  • $60 for one workshop
  • $115 for two ($5 off)
  • $170 for three ($10 off)
  • $225 for four ($15 off)
  • $280 for five ($20 off)
  • $365 for six ($25 off)
  • $380 for seven ($40 off)
  • $430 for ALL eight ($50 off)

Early bird special: purchase before 3/14/18 for an ADDITIONAL $5 off!