Kids Capoeira 4 to 7 y.o. Tuesdays. Capoeria- A jovial Brazilian martial art that fuses dance, music acrobatics and song. Students gain strength, flexibility, powerful, dynamic and organic movement vocabulary as well as self-confidence and focus
Adult Capoeira. Tuesdays & Thursdays . 14 & up Monthly subscription for 2 classes a week= $70 Capoeira is an Afro-Brazilian martial art that combines elements of dance, acrobatics, and music. It was developed by enslaved Africans in Brazil at the beginning of the 16th century. They hid their martial arts training from enslavers by disguising it as a dance. Capoeira training allowed groups of slaves to rise up against their slave masters and retake their freedom.
Classes build physical, artistic, and social skills. Working independently, in partners, and as a group, students learn basic Capoeira movements, and how to “play” Capoeira. Students use the movements in improvisational games with each other. Classes have a single monthly fee and students can attend all both or 1 weekly class. Instruction covers physical elements of the arts including acrobatic and dynamic movement, self-defense, and improvisation and performance concepts. Youth learn historical and cultural information, receive hands-on training on instruments, and learn songs in Portuguese.
Adult level 1 fabric and lyra. For Students who have taken the Intro session and are ready to progress in sequence length and increasing aerial vocabulary. Bar apparatus will be wiped down between uses and fabrics will not be shared
Adult level 2 Aerial Fabric and lyra . Adult level 2 Aerial Fabric and Trapeze. with Heidi Kirchofer For adult students up who have taken at least 2 sessions of classes, can climb and put on foot knots in the air and have completed level 1 skills. We will continue to build strength and skill repertoire.
In this class students will learn aerial basics and gain a strong foundation for progressing correctly and safely in this beautiful art form. You will learn new agility, grace and build strength as you learn how to climb and do simple poses and sequences on aerial fabric and trapeze.
Ground and Air Camp. Ground and Air Circus camp! M-F, 9-1. 4 expert coaches fill the day with all things circus- Stilt walking, juggling, tumbling, visual art, unicycling & rolling globe, trapeze, lyra, silks & tight wire. Everyone tries all disciplines then picks their favorites to performs in a spectacular outdoor show! Performance- @ at 5:30pm- Rain date Saturday @ 10:30. $450.Youth age 8 & up. Teaching artists- Joel Melendez, Heidi Kirchofer, Christine Altman (visual arts) Guest aerial coach: Becca DeAngelis
Thrive Movement Studio opened in the summer of 2014 and is a dream come true for Heidi Kirchofer Joel Melendez. It represents years of dreaming and scheming by the dynamic duo and lots of hard work by Heidi, Joel and Heidi's father Charles Kirchofer.