(It is possible to follow a trial class before signing-up for the full course.)
This brand new course in aerial straps is an opportunity to train a combination of strength and tenacity. Straps are an aerial acrobatics specialty originating from Asian and consists of two parallel straps (as suggested in the disciple's name) in which artists usually wrap their wrists to roll themselves up the length of the straps. Aerial straps is a circus discipline that is becoming more and more popular in both the professional and recreational circus world, for it offers various possibilities for many different body strengths and capacities.
This course is THE opportunity for you to finally master the art of hand balancing. Handstands is an ancestral acrobatic discipline dating back to the time of Antiquity and which requires artists to perform various figures while balancing on their hands, either on the ground or on devices of all kinds. As handstands is a solo circus discipline, all levels are welcomed to join the fun! The classes will be personally tailored to the different levels of experience and skills.
Partner Acrobatics and Acro Yoga is the art of balancing on top of each other, in all kinds of shapes and tricks. You will get stronger, more flexible, learn to orientate yourself upside down, and learn how to relax or tense the right muscles. Most importantly you'll learn to trust the body, both yours and that of others. Classes are aimed at beginner and intermediate practitioners. You do not need experience or a partner to participate. Safety is central to the lessons, and, of course, we'll be having a lot of fun. For more information about Partner Acrobatics and Acroyoga, see also https://danielsimu.nl/acro/.
Silks are an aerial discipline consisting of a large fabric folded in half to form two sections of fabric suspended vertically at a point of attachment, where the acrobat rolls up and contorts themselves to perform different keys and acrobatic figures. Silks offers the possibility to create elegant and fluid series of movement. In this course, you will learn all the basics of this popular discipline, as well as improve your core strength and flexibility.
Silks are an aerial discipline where the acrobat rolls up and contorts themselves to perform different keys and acrobatic figures. Silks offers the possibility to create elegant and fluid series of movement. This course offers the possibility to investigate this discipline in dept, solidify your technique, create your own series of movements, find your personal style, as well as improve your core strength and flexibility.
Aerial hoop is a circular metal apparatus of variable diameter hung by one or two points, in which you will perform acrobatic movements. The beginner aerial hoop class is for anyone who has no or very little experience with hoop. The basic techniques and poses will be covered in this class, as well as more challenging figures, which you will be guided through step-by-step. Aerial hoop will enhance your overall strength, condition and flexibility in a enjoyable and exciting way.
In this aerial hoop class, you will take your existing technique one step further in creating movement series of your own and discover your personal way of moving within this apparatus. We will focus on transitions between figures, as well as on the dynamic side of aerial hoop such as spinning, tempos and more!
Dates: 31 October, 7, 14, 21, 28 November and 5, 12, 19 December, 2022.
Time: 18:30 - 20:00
Teacher: Belle Kok
Language: the teacher speaks English and Dutch
Price: €145,- for a full series of 8 classes. BOOK ONLINE
Dance Masterclass: The active body by Danielle Huyghe
The active body is intended to start the day with a fully activated mind and body. The dancers and circus artists get challenged to search for their own maximum speed and physical capacities within the given exercises. We will start the week with basic floorwork principles and exercises, by navigating between the lower and higher levels. The practice starts simple but quickly progresses to complex variations, by supplementing acrobatic elements, coordination and speed. Together we will practice endurance, muscle strength and dance techniques in order to develop and improve our skills as physical performers.
Dates: 28, 29, 30 November and 1, 2 December, 2022.
Time: 9.00 - 10.30
Teacher: Danielle Huyghe
Language: the teacher speaks English
Price: €15,- per class. BOOK ONLINE (Please sign-up for the masterclass for the amount of days you want to attend.)
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Weekend Training: Aerial Rigging Fundamentals
"... an outstanding resource for artists or technicians of any level or background ..."
This two-day training covers not only the basics and not so basics of rigging for aerial performance but also your legal obligations and requirements so you can keep yourself and people in your care safe and alive. Under the inspiring guidance of Bryan Donaldson of High Performance Rigging, you will learn to assess if there are any red flags in a rigging situation.
Dates: 21, 22 January, 2023.
Time: 10.00 - 16.00
Teacher: Bryan Donaldson of High Performance Rigging
Language: the teacher speaks English
Price: €285 BOOK ONLINE