STUDIO UPDATES & SPECIAL EVENTS

Pop Up Class Offerings with Tori Bailey

Self Care – Friday July 19th at 6pm (107D)
We could always use more self care, am I right?  This restorative class will renew both body and soul through myofascial release, gentle stretching and restful poses.  Wear your comfiest clothes and bring a pillow if you’d like! All bodies welcome.

Sensual Sin Chair Dance – Friday July 19th at 7:30pm (108)
Bring out your spicy side in this choreography based pop-up chair dance class! Think heel clacks, hair flips, flexy shapes and floorwork. This class is beginner friendly with options for more challenging skills and self expression. Students are encouraged to wear whatever makes them feel empowered plus knee pads and socks/heels. We have available knee pads if you do not have any.

Hardstyle Floor Sorcery – Friday July 26th at 7:30pm (108)
Unleash your inner rage and sass as we dance to You Make Me Sick! By Ashnikko. This hardstyle class is choreography based with room for self expression and appropriate for advanced beginners. Students are encouraged to wear whatever makes them feel empowered plus knee pads and socks/heels. We have available knee pads if you do not have any.

PREREQUISITES: some experience and comfortable with shoulder rolls and candlestick.

Metal Muse – Friday August 30th at 7:30pm (108)

Unleash your inner rage in this metal themed floorwork class. This hardstyle class is choreography based with room for self expression and appropriate for advanced beginners. Students are encouraged to wear whatever makes them feel empowered plus knee pads and socks/heels. We have available knee pads if you do not have any.

PREREQUISITES: some experience and comfortable with shoulder rolls and candlestick.

Intro to Juggling Techniques Workshops with Walter Beals
July 27th & August 24th 3:30-5:00pm, $35 per workshop, ages 13+

Intro to Juggling Techniques is an hour and a half, focused workshop for the complete beginner on learning the three-ball cascade juggling pattern. This workshop will focus on learning the shape and rhythm of the throws, as well as posture and poise of the student juggler.  Pyramid and CountUp training techniques will be taught as tools to take with you as you diligently practice!  Site-Swap Notation will be covered briefly so the student understands the purpose and value of this notation system. Each student will be provided with a set of home-made juggling balls that will be theirs to take home and use to practice.  This workshop is a prerequisite for the six-week series “Exploring Patterns: For the Beginner to Intermediate Juggler”


Bendy Cube and Floorwork 5 Week Series (Levels 3+) with Tree Sa
Sundays August 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th & September 8th from 7:15pm-8:45pm, $150 per student
Dress rehearsal on Friday September 13th at 7:30pm, Performance on Sunday September 15th at 6:00pm

Learn a choreographed floor and cube flow for a group dance to be performed at the Metal Meltdown Showcase this September. This dynamic act will cycle artists through diverse expressions of grace, style, and flexibility on the ground and in the air. No cube experience necessary. This 5 week series is open to aerial and pole students in level 3 or higher. Each class in the series is 90 minutes and will be held at 7:15pm on August 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th and September 8th and will culminate in a performance for our showcase, METAL MELTDOWN on September 15th at 4:30pm (call time). Additionally, there is a mandatory dress rehearsal on Friday September 13th at 7:30pm.

Spin Fluidity Pop-Up Classes with Asia Q
August 16th – Beginner Class at 6:00pm, Int/Adv Class at 7:30pm $30 per Student

Spin Fluidity— In this class, students will learn a sequence on spin pole. There will be a heavy emphasis on transitions, details, and creating the illusion of effortless movement. Students will then have an opportunity to freestyle and incorporate the sequence into their own movement language at the end of class.

Beginner (Pole Levels 2+) Pre-Requisites: climb on spin, pole sit, some familiarity with apprentice/jamila

Int/Adv (Pole Levels 4+) Pre-Requisites: strong and consistent leg hangs, some familiarity with aerial leg hangs & shoulder mounting ideal but not required

Sultry Spin Flow 2+ (Drop-In Class) with Mackenzie Wicker
Sunday August 4th 6-7pm in 107u

This choreography-based spin pole class incorporates simple tricks into a slinky flow with an emphasis on embodied movement. Students will move through a warm-up that includes some improv dance, which will help them connect with their own authentic style, before moving on to gooey choreography. Some experience climbing on spin is required. Heels are strongly recommended.

Foundations of Lyra Flow (Level 2-Level 3) 4 Week Series with Stephanie Cohn

Wednesdays August 7, 14, 21, & 28 at 3:15pm, $100 for the series

In Foundations of Lyra Flow (Levels 2/3), build the basics of a fluid and artistic Lyra flow practice! In this series, students will learn how to put together a Lyra sequence, while also taking the time to slow down, refine and find their unique sparkles, shapes and style. This class is as much about learning new sequences as it is about finding your own unique movement style — meaning you will be given ample opportunity to explore, play, and focus on the little details within a sequence. This series is great for students newish to Lyra that want to start learning how to piece together skills as well as more advanced students who want help learning new sequences, refining their movement quality, and finding artistry within their practice.

Workshops with JJ Hurst, Doctor of Physical Therapy
Saturday, August 24th, $40 each or $70 for both workshops

Bulletproof Your Shoulder 10am-11am
Got a kink in your shoulder? Struggling with flamenco grip? Getting weird pinchies when you reach overhead or around your back? This 1 hour shoulder workshop is designed for you! We’ll help you assess *your* particular weaknesses, and equip you with tools to get out of pain, and drills to get you stronger so you can get up in the air, and stay there!

Build Your Backbends 11:15am-12:15pm
Struggling with your backbends? Don’t know where to begin, and want to level up? This workshop will break down every single major joint involved in a backbend, the anatomy, and give you drills to help you build your backbend on the ground and in the air!

JJ is a Doctor of Physical Therapy trained in circus rehabilitation and performance as well as pelvic floor physical therapy. JJ has a background in aerial arts, handstands, AcroYoga, Kettlebells, long distance running, and contact improv. Inspired to think of movement as medicine, they bring a unique blend of anatomy, awareness, and emotional intelligence to movement that empowers folks to unlock the healing intelligence in their bodies. The goal for every workshop, every session, is to discover the way we can move and heal our bodies as we do so.

“In The Zone” Cones

These cones are designed to be used in an open studio environment to help communicate an individual’s desire for a focused, non-communicative, private space while training or playing. Whether someone is running a piece, focusing on a workout or project, and/or they just aren’t up for chatting or engaging with others – a cone can be placed on that person’s mat to help communicate that they aren’t available for engagement at that time. Folks can easily and kindly point to their cone while “in the zone” to quickly remind others of where they are at in the moment. Zone Cones are located in both 108 and 107U, and an open studio host will be happy to set you up with one at your request. When you are finished with open studio and/or being in the zone please return the cone to your host!