Three weeks of ridiculously giddy flying for anyone who has always thought, "that looks fun!" Bouncing, flipping and making shapes disguise the muscle building and core work involved in both close-to-the-floor and mid-air bungee dancing.
Drop-in: $30 / Full Workshop : $80
More adult workshops coming up:
Dancing on Tissu with Helen Dickson
Saturdays 12:00-1:30pm March 4th, 11th, and 18th
Slipstream with Sonya Smith
Thursdays 6:30-8:00pm March 16th, 23rd, 30th
And Sundays 12:00-2:30pm March 19th, 26th, and April 2nd
Sonya Smith is the first to complete the Aerial Track of the MFA in Dance from the University of Colorado Boulder. A scientific artist, Smith has accumulated somatic information from Alexander Technique, Kinesiology, and athletic training as well as a certificate in Pilates and a Gyrokinesis Apprenticeship. Smith's curiosity about the body and effective training methods for aerial and ground-based dancing is insatiable. Performing in San Francisco and producing work in multiple cities, she combines a passion for highly physical dancing and a quirky theatricality both on the ground and in the air, weaving together Contact Improvisation, bungee and harnesses, lyra, and a variety of invented aerial apparatus. Smith spent a decade studying and dancing in with Joanna Haigood/Zaccho Dance Theatre, Project Bandaloop, Jo Kreiter/Flyaway Productions, Sara Shelton Mann, Eat Cake Productions, and Terry Sendgraff before returning to academia where she has continued to earn residencies and produce work around the country.
Aerial Yoga Classes
Aerial yoga is a combination of traditional yoga poses and postures practiced using a soft fabric suspended at waist height, allowing students to achieve proper postural alignment in exciting new ways. In our classes, you will learn exercises that will promote a deep understanding of your body through an adventurous and restorative practice. You develop core, upper and lower body strength, flexibility, motor dynamics, spinal alignment, endurance, reflex response, balance and somatic awareness.
We are often full, so we advise you to sign up before class.
Intro to Aerial Yoga
SATURDAYS | 10am - 11:30am
LEVEL: All levels welcome
This is great for all students who are new to Aerial Yoga and are interested in learning the basics. Ease your way into your practice by familiarizing yourself with the aerial hammock, learning the correct form and alignment, and build the strength to take your poses off the ground.
Advanced Beginner Aerial Yoga
TUESDAYS | 6:30-8:00pm
LEVEL: Advanced Beginner
This class is designed for students who already have a regular Aerial Yoga practice and are familiar with the aerial hammock. This class will focus on developing collective movements, trying new and challenging postures, and mastering the basics.