Studio Updates & Specialty Classes

Jax Spencer is Back!

Thursday September 5th – use your class credits to sign up for these sweet classes!

Wanna book a Private Lesson with Jax? Email us at info@empyreanarts.org

5:15-6:15pm – SULTRY POLE – All Levels
Create poetry on the pole during this class! Bring your heels and one fierce attitude!  Dancing WITH (not just around) the pole can turn into an art form! While you’re getting the benefits of cardio during you’re dancing, you’re letting your creative side do the talking. Jax will show you sassy moves with smooth transitions including Bodyrolls, Figure 8’s and Floorwork! Her style is slinky, slow and will leave you wanting more! Each workshop choreography is different! Heels, knee high socks, leggings and knee pads welcome!
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6:30-7:30pm – SIGNATURE TRICKS 2/3
Jax is known for her mini online pole tutorials with the hashtag #backtobasicswithjax that guides beginner and intermediate levels to create new flows, funky transitions and rework their favorite static and spin combos. This workshop is designed to bring a new, creative energy to your favorite individual poses or find a new favorite! Join Jax for this challenge and get on the pole! Each workshop has new material and is always being updated!
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7:45-8:45pm – TWERK IT – All Levels
Twerk It! is all legs, core & filled with cardio and fun! From video girl vixen moves to simple wiggles & shakes – Twerking is the new dance fad! Muscle isolations make your booty pop, clap and more! We Twerk standing, squatting, walking, on the floor, on the pole, on the wall – there is even Twerk games and partner work! Jax will leave you with homework for pole class or just a night out! Each workshop has a unique differences so you won’t want to miss it!

Jenn Bruyer Workshops

November 20-22nd, 2019

$55 | 90 Minute Workshop

Private Lessons Available – email us at info@empyreanarts.org to schedule

* Wednesday, November 20th

– 6pm: Flashy Dance Trapeze Skills 

Trapeze Level 3+ | Intermediate-Advanced | 90 Minutes

We’ve all seen it: that routine that looks so show-stopping but seems so simple we can’t help but think, “I can do that!” And you can.

In this workshop we will learn how to add some flash without breaking the bank. Not every jaw dropping skill has to be terrifying, impossibly painful or require some super human strength. We will explore some really accessible skills that will add some extra sparkle to your routine.

* Wednesday, November 20th *
– 7:45pm: Two Ropes and a Bar: Exploring Dance Trapeze
Trapeze Level 3+ | Intermediate-Advanced | 90 Minutes
It all starts with Two Ropes and a Bar. The perfect gift for the moving body. Support and freedom, simplicity and complexity, frame and space. In this workshop we will dive into various topics as it relates to this apparatus’s unique construction: moving through and around, wrapping, shelves, dynamics and pathways – taught in short relatable sequences.

* Thursday, November 21st

– 6:15pm: Fabric Witchcraft 

Silks Level 3+ | Intermediate-Advanced | 90 Minutes

The allure of fabric is truly multi dimensional. Its beautiful, tactile and confusing. It can seemingly defy physics. Wraps, shelves and connections can appear and disappear in an instant. Complex but stable architectures are constructed out of nothing.

In this workshop we will explore some really fun examples of knots, hitches, releases, wraps and fabric theories that simply DO NOT SEEM POSSIBLE or are totally surprising to even an educated eye.

– 8pm: Dynamic Sling

Silks Level 3+ | Intermediate-Advanced | 90 Minutes

Go big or go home! 😉 All the big moves, drops and totally wild transitions you can handle all on one place!

We will begin this workshop with a skills progression of dynamic movements, beats, flairs and catch locks. Students can expect to work on: beats, flairs, dynamic pathways, simple drops, hands free dives, direction changing drops, fancy transitions, rolls and releases.

* Friday, November 22nd

– 5pm: Dance Hammock 

Open/all levels, some aerial experience is required | 90 Minutes

Hammock has been a long time favorite of mine because I feel like I can simply DANCE! Without the entanglement of a fabric tail or the defined edge of a steel bar my body feels as though it can move as freely as if there were nothing there at all!

In this workshop we will explore specific skills, pathways and transitions that I think are particularly dance like in nature. We will also examine the space between the fabric loop and floor, how these two can meet and interconnect to create spins, circles, transitions, mounts and supported floor choreography to enhance your hammock vocabulary or create an entirely new performative experience. No background in dance or hammock is required.

– 6:45pm: Curtain Climbing: Open Fabric

Silks Level 3+ | Intermediate-Advanced. Pre-reqs: Ability to invert in the air and be in the air for up to 2 minutes in a supported position. | 90 Minutes

One of the most distinct attributes of fabric choreography is the ability to open it up and explore! In this workshop we will explore a variety of open fabric maneuvers, shapes and ideas to accentuate your existing skillset and choreographies.

About Jenn…

When not on the road Jenn resides in the magical wonderland that is the Pacific Northwest in her beautiful tiny off grid home with her two weenie dogs. Jenn has been immersed in aerial arts since 2008. She is driven by her focus on fabric (silks) and sling (hammock) and her first love trapeze [of all sorts]. She also enjoys exploring cord lisse, cloud swing, lyra, net, rope & harness and anything else someone puts in front of her. She has coached, choreographed and performed around the world including over 30 US states, China, Italy, Germany, Austria, Ireland, Portugal, Canada, Costa Rica and Mexico.

As an Aerial Coach, she seeks to provide the highest quality progressive instruction to aerialists of all abilities from novice to professional performer. Her mission as a human is to cultivate a warm, non-judgmental learning environment that fosters community, to build physical and emotional strength within the individuals who participate in this environment and methodically construct a vehicle by which to create art.