Aerial and Circus Class Descriptions:

Crossing Over: Trapeze and Sling With Becca DeAngelis. 14 & up or serious student.
Static trapeze can be considered a rigid sling, while Sling can be considered a squishy trapeze. In this workshop you’ll explore the similarities and differences between these apparatuses.

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.
Lyra & Trapeze: Rolls, Drops, and Releases. 14 & up or serious student
In this workshop we will work on drops and releases on both trapeze and lyra. Some drops directly translate, while others need modification. We will explore how drops can be altered and modified based on the apparatus and which may be better left as apparatus-specific.

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.