Adult All levels Capoeira. A mixed level class that caters to new students and the more advanced. Students will learn ability appropriate progressions in Capoeira movement, song and "playing" the game of Capoeira with fellow Capoeiristas
Kids Capoeira 4 to 7 years old. 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
Classes build physical, artistic, and social skills. Working independently, in partners, and as a group, students learn basic Capoeira movements, practical application of these movements, and how to “play” Capoeira using the movements in improvisational games with each other.
Classes meet regularly and are designed to meet age capacities. 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.
Youth level 3 Trapeze and Lyra. 9 & up For students who have taken at least 2 years of classes and can easily tuck under the bar, do pullovers and are comfortable standing on the bar and beginning to work in/invert the ropes
Youth level 2 fabric and trapeze. 9 & up Youth Level 1 fabric and trapeze. Age 9&up with Heidi Kirchofer For students who have completed at least one intro session or have some previous experience on at least one aerial apparatus. Kids will continue to safely build strength and flexibility while increasing their aerial skills, repertoire and artistry in this beautiful art form.
Outdoor Mixed age Ground and Air Jam w Heidi and Joel. 4 & up Students will have the opportunity to do all things circus! From stilt walking and acrobatics to juggling, devil sticks, Chinese yo-yo and aerial hoop (lyra) and trapeze. Taught outside by Heidi and Joel. Kids will cycle through the aerial rig with Heidi and work on "ground circus" with Joel. We will offer a weekly make up class on Fridays to accommodate rain cancellations on Tuesday.
Youth level 3 fabric. 9 & up This class is for students who have taken at least 2 years of classes, can climb and put on foot knots in the air easily and can invert in the air. We will do drops and extended sequencing
Youth Intro to Fabric and Trapeze and Lyra. 9 & up In this class students will learn aerial basics and gain a strong foundation for progressing correctly and safely in this beautiful art form. Students will learn new agility, grace and build strength as they learn how to climb and do simple poses and sequences on aerial fabric and trapeze. For those who have taken classes before, we will continue to progress on learning skill and repertoire.
Adult level 1 fabric and trapeze. 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 Trapeze . 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.
Outdoor Homeschool Circus** Class is FULL. 5 & up Spend the morning outside practicing all things circus! We will do acrobatics and mini trampoline, stilt walking, unicycle, all things juggling- Chinese yo-yo, devil stick, spinning plates- as well and unicycle and aerial arts- trapeze, lyra and fabric. Students will build co-ordination, confidence and strength and have lots or creative input in designing a show! We will hold make up days on Thursdays for rain.
Ground and Air Camp. 2021 dates announced in early 2021. Ground and Air 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. $450.Youth age 5 & up. Teaching artists- Joel Melendez, Heidi Kirchofer, Christine Altman (visual arts) Guest aerial coach: TBD
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.