Workshops

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September 18, 2016:
Aerial straps with Sai’len Jaeger, Circus Star USA 2015 winner

September 18, 2016 | 12:00 – 2:00 pm

In this workshop, you will learn some basic flips and straps tricks that can add some flair to your act. Much of what you learn can also translate to aerial silks and other similar apparatus.

Circus Star USA 2015 winner Sai’len Jaeger will teach this beginner/intermediate aerial straps workshop. With a powerful and intense aerial straps act last year, it was no surprise that Sai’len Jaeger captured the judges’ and audience’s votes as the first-place winner for Circus Star 2015. Following Circus Star 2015, Sai successfully auditioned for Cirque du Soleil, earning a coveted spot in the database. He moved from Reno to Las Vegas, where he calls L’Oracle Las Vegas his current training home. Sai will again grace the Circus Star stage as the opening number for Circus Star 2016.

Get your tickets to Circus Star 2016 to see Sai perform, then take his workshop the next day!

Cost: $65

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February 27-28, 2016: Learn acro-bungee!

Acro-bungee is a fun, total-body cardio workout that tones and builds muscle while doubling as a fantastic form of circus performance art. Students are harnessed and attached to two strands of bungees at the hips. You will start out learning basic bounces and poses, then advance to more complicated tricks such as mid-air poses, flips, and more! All levels are welcome.

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Workshop dates

100-124 lbs: Feb 27, 5:15-7:15pm
125-149 lbs: Feb 27, 7:15-9:15pm
150-200 lbs: Feb 28, 5-7pm

Pricing

1 day: $75
3-day pass: $180*



*NOTE: We will be offering an acro-bungee workshop for all weight classes once a month throughout 2016. So buying the 3-day pass can make the per-workshop price less expensive if you plan to attend acro-bungee more often! This pass has an 8-month expiration date so you have a number of opportunities to use them up before they expire!

Bungees are set up to accommodate different levels of body weight. Students MUST sign up for the correct weight class to get the most out of this workshop. Signing up for the wrong weight class will make it difficult or impossible to execute certain tricks. Please be sure to weigh yourself to sign up for the correct weight class! If you are right on the upper limit of a weight class (within a 1-2 pounds of the next weight class), round up and go into the next weight class.

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September 20, 2015:
Advanced aerial silks skills with Ben Pierson

Advanced aerial silks skills workshop with Ben Pierson

September 20, 2015 | 2:30 – 4:30 pm
This workshop will cover advanced skills and power moves, such as:
  • split arm rollup
  • wrist drop
  • windmill climb/drop
  • front, back and top planche

Ben Pierson has been performing dance, marital arts, and fire acts for the past 12 years and started his adventure in circus arts 10 years ago! Using his years of experience, he will guide you through the proper technique to master these advanced-level skills.

Cost: $60

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August 15-30, 2015: Learn acro-bungee!

Acro-bungee workshop
Acro-bungee is a fun, total-body cardio workout that is an exhilarating way to exercise, tone, and build muscle while doubling as a fantastical form of circus performance art. Students are harnessed and attached to two strands of bungees at the hips where they start out learning basic bounces and poses, then advance to more complicated tricks such as mid-air poses, flips, and more! All levels are welcome. Join for one, two, or all three days. (You can sign up for any or all sessions in your weight category.)

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PLEASE NOTE: Bungees are set up to accommodate different levels of body weight. Students MUST sign up for the correct weight class to get the most out of this workshop. Signing up for the wrong weight class will make it difficult or impossible to execute certain tricks and get the most out of the class. Please be sure to weigh yourself to make sure you sign up for the correct weight class! If you are right on the upper limit of a weight class (within a 1-2 pounds of the next weight class), please round up and go into the next weight class.

Acro-bungee (100-124 lbs)

Session 1: August 15, 2015, 4:30-6:30pm
Session 2: August 22, 2015, 4:30-6:30pm
Session 3: August 29, 2015, 4:30-6:30pm

Acro-bungee (125-149 lbs)

Session 1: August 15, 2015, 7:00-9:00pm
Session 2: August 22, 2015, 7:00-9:00pm
Session 3: August 29, 2015, 7:00-9:00pm

Acro-bungee (150-200 lbs)

Session 1: August 16, 2015, 5:00-7:00pm
Session 2: August 23, 2015, 5:00-7:00pm
Session 3: August 30, 2015, 5:00-7:00pm

Cost

1 day — $75.00
2 days — $130.00
3 days — $180.00


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July 17-19, 2015: Learn Cyr wheel!

Cyr wheel workshop
Join us July 17-19th as we host an exciting weekend workshop in Roue Cyr taught by founder of Spinnovation Performing Arts Troupe, Sam Tribble! Cyr Wheel is a fun and unique ground apparatus that uses a large, body-sized ring that students can roll and spin from while hanging on or inside of the wheel. Beginner through advanced levels welcome!

Adults workshops (ages 13+)

FRIDAY, JULY 17, 2015
Beginner Adult Cyr: 6-8pm
Advanced Adult Cyr: 8:30-10:30pm

SATURDAY, JULY 18, 2015
Beginner Adult Cyr: 6-8pm
Advanced Adult Cyr: 8:30-10:30pm

SUNDAY, JULY 19, 2015
Beginner Adult Cyr: 1-3pm
Advanced Adult Cyr: 3:30-5:30pm

Kids workshops (ages 8-12)

FRIDAY, JULY 17, 2015
Kids Cyr: 4-5:30pm

SATURDAY, JULY 18, 2015
Kids Cyr: 4-5:30pm

SUNDAY, JULY 19, 2015
Kids Cyr: 11am-12:30pm


Cost
1 day — $60.00
2 days — $100.00
3 days — $140.00


April – June 2015: Learn stilt walking and dancing!

Stilt walking and dancing workshop

Adults workshops

Each workshop includes three 2-hour classes.

Beginner: how to walk on stilts, patterns,
hops, skips, and basic kicks and dance moves.
Intermediate: advanced walking patterns, kicks, turns, spins, and twirls.
Advanced: performance, choreography, flow

Sessions
Beginners: April 7-26
Intermediate: April 28-May 17
Advanced: May 19-June 7

Cost
$120 for one workshop.
Buy two workshops, save $25.
Buy three workshops, save $50.

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Kids workshop

This workshop includes three 1.5-hour classes. Students will learn how to walk on stilts and move comfortably in each direction on their new “legs.” This workshop is a great tool to build body awareness, balance, and strength for the core, back, and lower body. Ages 8-13. Stilts must be purchased or rented at time of registration.

Session dates
Sundays, April 12-26, 2015, 10:00-11:30a
Tuesdays, April 14-28, 2015, 5:00-6:30p
Registration deadline: March 31, 2015

Cost
$90 for the three-class workshop.

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February 15, 2015: Aerial rigging 101 & 102

Aerial rigging 101 & 102

Knowing how to hang your aerial equipment safely is part of being a good aerialist. Join us on Feb. 15, 2015 to expand your knowledge and further your training with acrobatic rigging specialist, Brett Copes. Brett is owner of Fight or Flight Entertainment and head rigger of Equador, rigger with Cirque Du Soleil Cavalia, and most recently head rigger of MARVEL UNIVERSE LIVE.

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August 8-10, 2014: Learn aerial cube!

Aerial cube workshop

The Aerial Classroom is offering an aerial cube workshop in which students can learn the basics of aerial cube artistry, including how to create beautiful shapes within, below, and on top of the cube. Students will focus
on developing the balance and coordination to manipulate the cube while stringing techniques into a basic routine. Read more…

Dates
Aerial cube 101: August 8, 2014 | 7:00-9:00p
Aerial cube 102: August 9, 2014 | 4:00-6:00p
Aerial cube 103: August 10, 2014 | 4:00-6:00p
Cube choreography: August 10, 2014 | 6:30-8:00p
Cost
Aerial cube 101: $60
Aerial cube 101 & 102: $110
Aerial cube 101, 102 & 103: $160
Aerial cube 101, 102, 103 & choreography: $200

 

 

March – May 2014: Learn stilt walking and dancing!

Stilts workshop 2014

The Aerial Classroom is offering a series of stilt walking and dancing workshops for beginner, intermediate, and advanced students. Each workshop includes three classes that are two hours in length. The beginner workshop focuses on learning how to walk on stilts, walking patterns, hops, skips, and basic kicks and dance moves. The intermediate workshop continues students onto more advanced walking patterns, kicks, turns, spins, and twirls. The advanced workshop prepares students for performance, focusing strongly on choreography and flow.

Sessions
Beginners: March 12-29
Intermediate: April 2-19
Advanced: April 23-May 10
Cost
$120 for one workshop.
Buy two workshops, save $25.
Buy three workshops, save $50.


Previous workshops

We have workshops in many circus and performing arts disciplines throughout the year taught by guest instructors as well as The Aerial Classroom staff. Some of our most recent workshops include: