Fun Capoeira Class (new!)Ages 3 to 5 . Capoeira is a combination of martial arts, sport and popular culture that developed in Brazil, by African slaves and Brazilian natives, starting in the 16th century. It was made to give slaves a chance to escape and to survive. Capoeira was illegal in Brazil until the 1930s.
Capoeira uses strong and fast kicks, dodges and fast counter-attacks. It also uses acrobatics and simple take-downs.
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 100/200 Lyra and trapeze . 14 & up A mixed level and apparatus class for a range of skills- able to put on double foot knots, climb but not yet inverting in the air. We will work on fluidity and longer sequencing on trapeze, lyra and aerial fabric.
Adult level 300 Aerial Mixed Aerial . 14 & up Adult level 3 Aerial Fabric and Trapeze. with Heidi Kirchofer For adult students up who have taken several sessions of classes, can climb and put on foot knots in the air and have completed level 1 & 2 skills. We will continue to build strength and skill repertoire and do drops
Adult level 350 . 14 & 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 on lyra and trapeze
Aerial Intensive. 9 & up Aerial Intensive- August 7-18 2 coaches will lead daily classes in aerial fabric, trapeze, lyra and sling. Students will try all the things and select their favorite apparatus to delve deeper into. We will also work on ground skills that improve aerial work and and ground skills: acrobatics and partner acro, flexibility, dance and stage presence and act creation. New acts will debut in an outdoor show! 9-12pm, M-F ages 9&up. $500 Show @ 6pm on the 18th. Rain date Aug 19 at noon Coaches: Becca DeAngelis and Erin Mahoney
For students who have previously taken this workshop, we’ll revisit some skills, build on others, and introduce a whole host of new tricks.
We’ll roll, drop, wrap, and swirl on these seemingly unrelated apparatuses. Exploring the ways in which the same skills and pathways can be performed on both when applying techniques that account for their shape. We will find timing, wraps, walk-downs, and a few skills which don’t quite translate and the reasons behind that.
Prerequisites: Students must be able to sit up and stand up on a trapeze and sling without assistance. Willingness to try and an open mind.
Ground and Air Jam. 5 & up Students will have the opportunity to do all things circus! . Kids will cycle through stations, work on ground skills like juggling, Chinese yo-yo, acrobatics, Aerial skills, sling, lyra and trapeze.
Homeschool Circus. Kids age 5 & up will to work on all things circus! Students will take one class with Joel Melendez in devil stick, Chinese yo-yo, juggling, spinning plates, unicycle, rolling globe and rola bola and a second class with Heidi Kirchoer in aerial fabric, trapeze and lyra. All will practice acrobatics and mini-trampoline. We will begin each class with a warm up and a game. Kids will gain strength, flexibility, co-ordination, confidence, balance and performance skills and community connection. We end the session with a performance for families and friends
To build up to a full release skill, we’ll work on getting comfortable with falling safely and with technique onto the mat.
Students are not required to try every skill; it is simply encouraged.
Prerequisites: Students must be able to sit up and stand in the lyra and on the trapeze without assistance. Mid-to-strong knee beats, hanging beats, and toe/foot hang are helpful but not necessary. A long sleeve layer is recommended for some of the rolls. A willingness to try and an open mind.
Youth Intro to Fabric, Trapeze and Lyra. 9 & up` For students 9&up who are excited to try aerial dance! We’ll work on building a solid foundation and confidence for progressing on aerial silks, trapeze and lyra. We start low to the ground and without needing to hold full body weight.
Youth Level 2 mixed aerial. 9 & up For students who can climb put on foot knots in the air, do pull overs on bar apparatus and feel pretty comfortable moving around apparatus. At this level we'll work on more complex fabric sequencing, with the goal of inverting in the air and may start on drops .
Youth level 3 fabric. For students who have taken several sesssions of fabric and can invert cleanly in the air several times during class. We will work on drops, sequences and straight arm inversions.
Youth level 3 Trapeze/lyra. 9 & up Youth level 3 Trapeze/Lyra with Heidi Kirchofer. is for students who are interested in focusing on bar apparatu. Half of the session will be spent on trapeze and the other half on lyra. Students in this class should have completed level 2 aerial and be able to easily get on the apparatus and be ready to work at height.
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.