4 Oct 2016


Course information: This is a 5 day overview to the art of teaching trapeze and aerial fabric, with a focus on spotting techniques, injury prevention, psychology of teaching, basic rigging concepts and class management. This in depth and holistic approach to teaching is appropriate for new teachers and those with experience, and for those who work with youth or adults in a variety of educational environments including circus schools, gymnastics programs, summer camps, fitness studios and more. This workshop is required for application to the Nimble Arts™ Certification Course, a multi level program guiding participants to become safe and capable circus arts teachers for both the hearts and bodies of their students.
Age: Adult 16+ or permission of instructor.
Instructor: Serenity Smith Forchion. Biography below.
Pre requisites: All students are expected to prepare by successfully completing the elements in the required Nimble Arts™ DVD: Aerial fabric: Beginning Level 1 prior to the start of the workshop.
Trapeze experience is not necessary but it will make your journey easier.
Required materials: You must purchase the DVD Aerial Fabric: Beginning Level 1 in advance of the course. It can be purchased from Nimble Arts or Firetoys.
All students are required to read and sign Gravity & Levity’s Terms and Conditions prior to the course commencing.
Course cost: £600
The associated course book Aerial Circus Training & Safety Manual (by Carrie Heller) is included with your class registration.
Booking: Bookings are open.
To book email Lindsey info@gravity-levity.net or call +44 (0) 7970968069
On booking, a non-refundable deposit of £300 is required. The remainder of the costs is payable before the 19th of December 2016. Your place will not be confirmed on the course until your deposit has been received.
Payment: Can be made either by cheque or BACS payment to:
Gravity & Levity, Nat West Bank, Sort Code: 60-30-09 Account no: 28132904
For more information please contact Lindsey at info@gravity-levity.net 
Mon 3th Jan: Registration 9-9.30am. Classes 9.30-5pm.
Tues 4th Jan: 9am–5pm
Weds 5th Jan: 9am–5pm
Thurs 6th Jan: 9am–5pm
Fri 7th Jan: 9am–4pm
Getting to The Dance Studio:
The Sports Centre, Falmer BN1 9RB is a 10 min train ride from Brighton or Lewes. Map
There are also regular buses from the city centre (bus no's 5B, 25, 28, 29, 29B) most of which stop directly outside the Sport Centre
or very close by and take approx 20 mins.

Instructor Biography:
Serenity Smith Forchion is co-founder of the New England Center for Circus Arts as well as the performance company Nimble Arts. Together with her twin sister, Elsie, she performed for Cirque du Soleil’s Saltimbanco and her performing resume includes Ringling Bros. & Barnum and Bailey, the New Pickle Circus, Cirque Productions, Cirque Le Masque, Sandglass Theater and TV and corporate appearances.
Serenity has taught and choreographed for many companies including Pilobolus, Cirque duSoleil, Canopy Aerial Dance Studio, Circus Smirkus and Canobie Lake Amusement Park.
Serenity helped found San Francisco‘s Circus Center and was Pilates captain for Saltimbanco where she worked with physical therapists to promote injury prevention.
Serenity & her sister maintain teaching, coaching and performing careers and recently developed their own cirque show for touring called RUCKUS: A Cirque Spectacular www.ruckuscircus.com
Serenity also performs acrobatics with her husband, Bill Forchion, and they reside in Vermont where they are human jungle gyms for their 3 children.
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Gravity & Levity
2A Prestonville Rd
BrightonEast Sussex  BN1 3TL
United Kingdom