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Workshops

Aerial Rings [mini-session]
  with Sophie Kaufman

Date: Thu, Apr. 27, 2017
Through Thu, May. 18, 2017
Time: 5:50pm - 7:05pm
Price: $120.00
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Roman Rings are often seen in gymnastics, but have a totally different identity in the circus world! In our exploration of this unique apparatus we will learn ways to translate movements from Hoop, Trapeze and Silks on to the Rings. We will also find creative ways to incorporate spinning, swinging and flexibility in new movements. Students will have the opportunity to string new skills together with those already covered in other aerial classes.

This 4-week mini-session meets on Thursdays April 27th, May 4th, May 11th, and May 18th.

Pre-requisites:

Students should have completed at least one 8-week session at a 201 level in Hoop, Trapeze, Rope or Silks.

Aerial Technique Series
  with T Lawrence-Simon

Date: Thu, Apr. 27, 2017
Through Thu, Jun. 15, 2017
Time: 7:10pm - 8:25pm
Price: $35.00
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The Aerial Technique Series is a new class that's designed a little differently! The series presents 8 stand-alone classes, each exploring a different and specific topic in aerial training. Some topics are aimed at beginners, some at intermediate students, and others at more advanced folks. Student may sign up for a single date, or register for multiple classes - it's 100% up to you! Think of it as a workshop series with a little something for everyone. Each class is $35.

Weekly Topics:
April 27th: Foot Locks (silks)
May 4th: Hip Keys (silks and rope)
May 11th: Flamenco grip (silks, rope, trapeze)
May 18th: Balance on the Bar (hoop and trapeze)
May 25th: S-Wraps & Windmills (silks and rope)
June 1st: Climbs (silks and rope)
June 8th: Beats on Bar (hoop and trapeze)
June 15th: Inversions (silks and rope)

View the full series here - click on the titles for descriptions and pre-requisites.

Rope Partnering
  with Terry Crane

Date: Sat, Apr. 29, 2017
Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Price: $50.00
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Learn what to do with two people on aerial rope! This workshop will cover beginning partnering through advanced movements for intermediate to advanced level students. Students do not need to register with a partner, though they are welcome to do so.

Pre-requisites:
-Ability to invert in the air multiple times throughout class
-Minimum 1 year experience on either silks or rope
-Ability to hang from hands for at least 30 seconds with good shoulder form

About the instructor:
Terry Crane has been practicing vertical rope since 2001, and performing and teaching rope for over 10 years. He has taught workshops at the Fratellini Academy, FLIC Scuola in Torino, and all across the United States in various circus schools and studios. He is a respected leader in dynamic rope technique and convoluted knotwork on this apparatus. A growing number of his students have gone on to be accepted at the National Circus School of Montreal, where he also graduated in 2006. He regularly performs his own fiercely unique style of rope at Teatro Zinzanni Seattle and with his circus company, Acrobatic Conundrum.

Aerial Rope: Facility with Abandon
  with Terry Crane

Date: Sat, Apr. 29, 2017
Time: 3:15pm - 5:15pm
Price: $50.00
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In this workshop, students will practice moving dynamically with a sense of ease and effortless-ness on the vertical rope. We'll practice a progression of beats and exercises to generate momentum, and then explore using this momentum to maximum effect, either in flashy power moves or to wrap the rope hands-free. Time allowing, other topics may include: fake release moves, building large drops, using body shape to roll up, and some sequences of movement to take home.

Pre-requisites:
-Minimum 1 year of training on rope or silks
-Ability to do 8 pull-ups
-Ability to do 8 bent-arm or 4 straight-arm straddle-ups in succession

About the instructor:
Terry Crane has been practicing vertical rope since 2001, and performing and teaching rope for over 10 years. He has taught workshops at the Fratellini Academy, FLIC Scuola in Torino, and all across the United States in various circus schools and studios. He is a respected leader in dynamic rope technique and convoluted knotwork on this apparatus. A growing number of his students have gone on to be accepted at the National Circus School of Montreal, where he also graduated in 2006. He regularly performs his own fiercely unique style of rope at Teatro Zinzanni Seattle and with his circus company, Acrobatic Conundrum.

Static Trapeze: Finding the Beat!
  with Xochitl Sosa

Date: Sat, Apr. 29, 2017
Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Price: $50.00
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This workshop is all about beats and tempos on static trapeze! We will learn how to generate momentum by breaking down the physics of beats, and then we'll dive into the possibilities of momentum, learning how to link tricks together and find opportunities in the "weightless" moments.

Pre-requisites:
-Comfort with basic beats: long beats, knee beats, and beats from ankle hang
-Ability to perform beat to pull-over several times throughout class

About the instructor:
Xochitl Sosa is an Oakland based aerial performer and instructor. She is a graduate of the New England Center for Circus Arts' (NECCA) Pro-Track Program, with a concentration in dance and duo trapeze. In addition to NECCA, she has trained in Montreal with renowned coaches from Cirque du Soleil and the National Circus School. She performs her unique style of dance trapeze around the US and Mexico in festivals, cabarets, and most recently on a national tour with contemporary circus company, Acrobatic Conundrum. Xochitl has contributed to the evolution of American circus by helping to establish Sky Candy, an aerial school in Austin, Texas. She is an enthusiastic teacher; selected teaching experiences include: Kinetic Arts (Oakland, CA); San Francisco Circus Center (San Francisco, CA); the North American Circus Educators Conference; and Camp Winnarainbow, where she first fell in love with circus.

Trapeze: Exploring through Transitions
  with Xochitl Sosa

Date: Sat, Apr. 29, 2017
Time: 3:15pm - 5:15pm
Price: $50.00
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Sometimes trapeze can get a bit rigid and static. This workshop will introduce a new theory of movement on the trapeze. First we will focus on using momentum and good technique to explore new ways of moving through the air. Next we will go over some sequences to open the door to a whole new language of trapeze. From sequencing in the ropes to movement under the bar we will play with a variety of new transitions that will bring a fresh breath to choreography on the trapeze. Pre-requisites:
-Comfort with basic beats: long beats, knee beats, and beats from ankle hang
-Comfort inverting in the ropes

About the instructor
Xochitl Sosa is an Oakland based aerial performer and instructor. She is a graduate of the New England Center for Circus Arts' (NECCA) Pro-Track Program, with a concentration in dance and duo trapeze. In addition to NECCA, she has trained in Montreal with renowned coaches from Cirque du Soleil and the National Circus School. She performs her unique style of dance trapeze around the US and Mexico in festivals, cabarets, and most recently on a national tour with contemporary circus company, Acrobatic Conundrum. Xochitl has contributed to the evolution of American circus by helping to establish Sky Candy, an aerial school in Austin, Texas. She is an enthusiastic teacher; selected teaching experiences include: Kinetic Arts (Oakland, CA); San Francisco Circus Center (San Francisco, CA); the North American Circus Educators Conference; and Camp Winnarainbow, where she first fell in love with circus.

Therabands: Am I using this thing right?
  with Theresa Racicot

Date: Sat, May. 13, 2017
Time: 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Price: $40.00
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You've seen people using the stretchy exercises bands. Maybe you've even tried to use them, but you have no idea if you're doing it right! In this workshop we'll cover technique and proper form for exercises to strengthen the stabilizing muscles of your shoulders (hello rotator cuff!), hips, ankles, and feet. These drills can help with injury prevention and overall physical conditioning. Bring a notebook and pen for taking notes.

Prerequisites:
None! Come dressed in comfortable clothing that will allow you to move and stretch.

Build an At-Home Circus Conditioning Routine
  with Theresa Racicot

Date: Sat, May. 13, 2017
Time: 2:45pm - 4:15pm
Price: $40.00
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Ever wondered 'What can I do at home to condition for circus?' Maybe you've done a bunch of great exercises in class, but you forget them when you get home. Or you know the exercises, but you have questions - what order do I do these in? How many? How often? If these thoughts have crossed your mind, this workshop is for you!

In this workshop you learn full body conditioning sequences that you can do at home or while traveling. The workshop will provide a detailed breakdown of the conditioning skills presented, so come prepared to take notes. Expect to learn a lot, and then sweat it out at home with your new conditioning routine!

Pre-requisites:
Participants must be able to engage safely in moderate physical exercise. Come dressed in comfortable clothing that will allow you to move and stretch.

Grip Strength and Toe Point [mini-session]
  with Sophia Herscu

Date: Thu, May. 18, 2017
Through Thu, Jun. 08, 2017
Time: 5:50pm - 7:05pm
Price: $85.00
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Whether gripping a trapeze, holding onto a Cyr wheel, climbing a silk, or balancing in a handstand, circus artists are constantly testing the limits of their grip. Circus artists also constantly work to point their toes in order to finish lines cleanly and get the most efficient power from their lower limbs. Usually, grip strength and toe point improve as bi-products of general circus training. In contrast, this mini-session will explore these concepts as the focus of the curriculum by learning conditioning and recovery exercises for grip and toe point.

This 4-week mini-session meets on Thursdays May 18th, May 25th, June 1st, and June 8th.

Hula Hoop: Tosses and Isolations
  with Sara Kunz

Date: Sat, Jun. 17, 2017
Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Price: $50.00
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Want to make some magic happen with your hoop? The optical illusion of an isolation is one of the golden nuggets of hoop manipulation. We will be perfecting the single hoop isolation and working on variations such as horizontal cat eyes, sustained spins, and even using isolations as transitions from floor to ground work. If you are using two hoops we can work on two in one hand isolations, and a whole bunch of other fun stuff.

What better way to accentuate the stillness of an isolation? With a giant toss! If you think tosses are just done straight up from your hands on a vertical plane, think again. We will work with the vertical and horizontal plane tossing from our leg/s, waist, neck, and elbows. At the end of class you will be combining your favorite toss and using it to transition to your cleanest isolation yet, walking out with your own completely unique sequence of awesome-sauce.

This workshops beings with some quick hoop-yoga and a warm up jam session. Then we jump right into Tosses and Isolations. The workshop closes with another jam integrating your new tricks and sequences, and a few minutes of guided relaxation.

Pre-requisites: Ability to hoop on hands in vertical and horizontal plane.

About the Instructor:
I have been performing internationally since 2013 and hooping since 2009. I learned hoop auto didactically until going to circus school in Beijing China in 2012. I won the 2013 Hoopurbia Hoop and Contemporary Dance Scholarship in Europe and then began to explore contemporary circus while living and training in Berlin. My style combines the intense circus action of China with the weird exploratory and delightful approach of European contemporary circus. I am a goofball when I teach and consider it my job not only to teach you new things but to make you feel great about your personal style and process.

Hula Hoop: Explore the Floor
  with Sara Kunz

Date: Sat, Jun. 17, 2017
Time: 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Price: $50.00
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Imagine you're scuba diving - as you move below the surface of the water, you discover an entire world that you knew was there before but never really KNEW about till you went under. Well, floor work is the scuba diving of hula hooping, and let me tell you, it is a beautiful world down there waiting for you to explore! Just like the under water world, floor work is still relatively unexplored in hooping, so I am going to help fill the void by giving you solid techniques and names to create your floor work foundation.

The first third of class will work on graceful transitions between ground and standing levels using things such as tosses, sustained spins, isolations, and simple dance moves. Then we will get into the 'deeper' work of connecting the hoops natural circular motions to the innate spiral-like movements our bodies create.

This workshops begins with hoop-yoga and a warm up jam session, and combines traditional circus floor work (such as shoulder stands) with contemporary hoop dance and floor movement. This is not as hard or abstract as it sounds - you will quickly discover the perfect circle and fluidity of the hoop lending itself to your body's natural movement style while sitting and laying on the floor.

The workshop closes with another jam integrating your new tricks and sequences, and a few minutes of guided relaxation.

Pre-requisites: Basic ability to hoop on foot; hand hooping on horizontal plane.

About the Instructor:
I have been performing internationally since 2013 and hooping since 2009. I learned hoop auto didactically until going to circus school in Beijing China in 2012. I won the 2013 Hoopurbia Hoop and Contemporary Dance Scholarship in Europe and then began to explore contemporary circus while living and training in Berlin. My style combines the intense circus action of China with the weird exploratory and delightful approach of European contemporary circus. I am a goofball when I teach and consider it my job not only to teach you new things but to make you feel great about your personal style and process.

Esh Students Works-In-Progress Series: Presenters
  with Johnny Blazes

Date: Sat, Jun. 24, 2017
Time: 5:00pm - 7:30pm
Price: $15.00
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*Register here to present a work-in-progress at the workshop - limited to 5!*

The students of Esh are overflowing with incredible talent, technique, and support for one another. We wanted to find more ways to encourage and support that love of performing and growing together, so we came up with what we think is a brilliant idea: an Esh Students Works-in-Progress Series! At semi-regular intervals, one Saturday evening will be set aside for students to show performance pieces they are working on (from just-budding choreography to finished acts), and to learn the art and technique of giving useful critique.

The evening will begin with a discussion of how to view an act with a critical eye and how to offer useful and constructive feedback. Each presenter will then have a chance to show their work and receive feedback from the audience. Johnny Blazes will guide the conversation, helping audience and presenters to hone their critical skills in a supportive environment.

To sign up to show your work:
You must have at least 60 seconds of choreography ready to show. You can show up to a full act (max 5 minutes), including one that has already been performed at a student show, as long as you have been developing it since its last performance. You must also be cleared to rehearse on your own during open studio time. Costuming is optional - this is not a formal show, so don't worry about having perfect hair, make-up, or costumes!

There will be a max of 5 presenters per evening.

To sign up to be in the audience/feedback-givers:
Anyone may join us as the members of the audience and givers-of-feedback! Not limited to Esh students - bring your mom, your roommate, your sweetie! You'll have an opportunity to support your peers both by being a loving audience for them, and by honing your critical skills as you learn how to discern what could be stronger about a performance and to articulate that feedback in a way that is helpful and affirmative. (Sign up to join the audience by clicking on the "Audience" version of this workshop.)

Esh Students Works-In-Progress Series: Audience
  with Johnny Blazes

Date: Sat, Jun. 24, 2017
Time: 5:00pm - 7:30pm
Price: $5.00
Click here to register

*Register here to participate as an audience member at the workshop - limited to 30!*

The students of Esh are overflowing with incredible talent, technique, and support for one another. We wanted to find more ways to encourage and support that love of performing and growing together, so we came up with what we think is a brilliant idea: an Esh Students Works-in-Progress Series! At semi-regular intervals, one Saturday evening will be set aside for students to show performance pieces they are working on (from just-budding choreography to finished acts), and to learn the art and technique of giving useful critique.

The evening will begin with a discussion of how to view an act with a critical eye and how to offer useful and constructive feedback. Each presenter will then have a chance to show their work and receive feedback from the audience. Johnny Blazes will guide the conversation, helping audience and presenters to hone their critical skills in a supportive environment.

To sign up to be in the audience/feedback-givers:
Anyone may join us as the members of the audience and givers-of-feedback! Not limited to Esh students - bring your mom, your roommate, your sweetie! You'll have an opportunity to support your peers both by being a loving audience for them, and by honing your critical skills as you learn how to discern what could be stronger about a performance and to articulate that feedback in a way that is helpful and affirmative.

To sign up to show your work:
You must have at least 60 seconds of choreography ready to show. You can show up to a full act (max 5 minutes), including one that has already been performed at a student show, as long as you have been developing it since its last performance. You must also be cleared to rehearse on your own during open studio time. Costuming is optional - this is not a formal show, so don't worry about having perfect hair, make-up, or costumes! (Sign up to present work by clicking on the "Presenter" version of this workshop.)

Choreography for Lyra
  with Jenn Bruyer

Date: Sat, Jul. 01, 2017
Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Price: $60.00
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Register for two or more workshops with Jenn and Alex and save $5/workshop!
Early-bird registration through May 15th - save an additional $5/workshop

Lyra (aerial hoop) is a superb and powerful tool for self expression at any technical level. In this workshop we will explore some concepts, skills and techniques that are specific to this apparatus through the creation of fluid sequences. Dynamic movements will pair with beautiful sculptural shapes as we move with and without spin.

Students can expect to explore spinning and spiraling, seamlessly threading transitions, work in the ropes and the inevitable poses and shapes as we build an understanding of not only this piece of choreography but the ability to create infinite individualized harmonious movement patterns.

Pre-requisites
This workshop is for students at an intermediate level or above on aerial hoop/lyra. Students should be comfortable with a variety of movements and poses on aerial hoop; and must be able to perform a pull-over from standing on the floor and a single knee hang.

About the instructor:
Jenn has been exploring aerial arts since 2008 via silks, sling, cord lisse, trapeze, lyra and rope & harness. She has coached, choreographed and performed across the US from New York to Alaska and was most recently based out of Seattle, WA where she was a staff coach at Versatile Arts [2010-2017].

As a certified personal trainer, Jenn is as passionate about optimal training and progression as she is about creative exploration. Her constantly evolving movement style has been described as mesmerizing, intricate and truly authentic. Learn more about her at heelhang.com or follow her on instagram at /heelhang

'Obscureography' for Fabric
  with Jenn Bruyer

Date: Sat, Jul. 01, 2017
Time: 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Price: $60.00
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Register for two or more workshops with Jenn and Alex and save $5/workshop!
Early-bird registration through May 15th - save an additional $5/workshop

Aerial fabric is a limitless source of creative freedom, problem solving and personal discovery. Discover Jenn's unique brand of aerial panache! Learn to balance strength, poise, personality and transitional intricacy with beautiful equilibrium.

Movement examples may include: exploration and alternatives to the belay loop; direction changing drops; wrapping without using hands; alternative variations of well-known skills; and of course, obscure aerial items of interest!

Pre-requisites
This workshop is for students at an intermediate level or above on fabric. Students should be comfortable with a variety of movements and poses on aerial fabric, and should be able to wrap and execute basic drops (saulto and single star) with confidence.

About the instructor:
Jenn has been exploring aerial arts since 2008 via silks, sling, cord lisse, trapeze, lyra and rope & harness. She has coached, choreographed and performed across the US from New York to Alaska and was most recently based out of Seattle, WA where she was a staff coach at Versatile Arts [2010-2017].

As a certified personal trainer, Jenn is as passionate about optimal training and progression as she is about creative exploration. Her constantly evolving movement style has been described as mesmerizing, intricate and truly authentic. Learn more about her at heelhang.com or follow her on instagram at /heelhang

Cross Back Straddle Exploration for Fabric
  with Jenn Bruyer

Date: Sat, Jul. 01, 2017
Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Price: $60.00
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Register for two or more workshops with Jenn and Alex and save $5/workshop!
Early-bird registration through May 15th - save an additional $5/workshop

Fabric has always been a crowd favorite. Understanding how to use some of the most recognizable visual elements [like cross back straddle] in a more integrated and compelling way can not only help expand your vocabulary but ultimately improve your audience engagement.

In this workshop we'll explore some of the unexpected and even bizarre ways to set up this quintessential aerial silks trick to keep your audience guessing, from highly complex and intricate to straightforward and dynamic! And once we're there we'll flip, dive, contort and wrap for some unusual exits.

Pre-requisites
Students should be comfortable with cross back straddle and aerial dance footlocks.

About the instructor:
Jenn has been exploring aerial arts since 2008 via silks, sling, cord lisse, trapeze, lyra and rope & harness. She has coached, choreographed and performed across the US from New York to Alaska and was most recently based out of Seattle, WA where she was a staff coach at Versatile Arts [2010-2017].

As a certified personal trainer, Jenn is as passionate about optimal training and progression as she is about creative exploration. Her constantly evolving movement style has been described as mesmerizing, intricate and truly authentic. Learn more about her at heelhang.com or follow her on instagram at /heelhang.

Dynamic Skills and Transitions for Rope
  with Alex Allen

Date: Sat, Jul. 01, 2017
Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Price: $60.00
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Register for two or more workshops with Jenn and Alex and save $5/workshop!
Early-bird registration through May 15th - save an additional $5/workshop

A large reason for perfecting dynamic technique is so that we can harness enough power to create a moment of weightlessness. In this magical fraction of a second we have the opportunity to release, to twist, to flip and slide. Learning these specific skills removes the predictability of wrapped drops and adds a dynamic and explosive quality to choreography.

In this workshop we will apply your knowledge and technique of dynamic movement. Using a variety of beat pathways, students will learn new entrances into wraps, open drops and a range of release moves. Students of various levels will be guided through these skills with the appropriate progressions so they can continue the mastery during their own training.

Pre-requisites
This workshop is for students at an intermediate-to-advanced level on rope. Participants should feel comfortable with dynamic technique/beats on rope, including plank beats and straddle beats/switches.

About the instructor:
Alex moved from Sydney Australia to San Francisco in 2009 to attend the Circus Center's Professional Aerial program where he specialized in Corde Lisse and Swinging Trapeze. Since the completion of his training Alex has performed and taught workshops across the U.S.A., Canada, Mexico, Cambodia, Australia, New Zealand and England.

With his comprehensive background of dance, circus and theatre creation, Alex has created a unique style of movement and presence on the rope. Whether coaching or onstage, Alex utilizes directionality and momentum-based movement to create choreography that is both fluid and dynamic.

See some of Alex's work here.

S-Lock Exploration for Rope and Fabric
  with Alex Allen

Date: Sat, Jul. 01, 2017
Time: 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Price: $60.00
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Register for two or more workshops with Jenn and Alex and save $5/workshop!
Early-bird registration through May 15th - save an additional $5/workshop

S-lock is a fundamental wrap for vertical apparatus. When watching an aerial performance we immediately recognize when someone is getting into this wrap and can readily predict what theyre going to do out of it.

This workshop will focus on building a unique and interesting vocabulary of entrances into s-lock and unexpected exits out of it. We will explore various ways of transitioning in the air to achieve these movements; threading, twisting and flaring. S-lock will cease to be a mundane wrap and become a transitional position in which to create innovative and seamless choreography.

Pre-requisites
This workshop is for students at an intermediate-to-advanced level on fabric and/or rope.

About the instructor:
Alex moved from Sydney Australia to San Francisco in 2009 to attend the Circus Center's Professional Aerial program where he specialized in Corde Lisse and Swinging Trapeze. Since the completion of his training Alex has performed and taught workshops across the U.S.A., Canada, Mexico, Cambodia, Australia, New Zealand and England.

With his comprehensive background of dance, circus and theatre creation, Alex has created a unique style of movement and presence on the rope. Whether coaching or onstage, Alex utilizes directionality and momentum-based movement to create choreography that is both fluid and dynamic.

See some of Alex's work here.

Movement Quality for All Apparatus
  with Alex Allen

Date: Sat, Jul. 01, 2017
Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Price: $60.00
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Register for two or more workshops with Jenn and Alex and save $5/workshop!
Early-bird registration through May 15th - save an additional $5/workshop

When learning aerial arts, the technique of the skill is primary. As we become proficient with skills and sequences we're able to start letting go of rigid technique and finding our own unique, organic quality of movement.

In this workshop students will learn an easy and simple piece of choreography for exploring various movements. We will explore how make the most of timing, use of space, directionality, focus, and full bodied movement. This will not only expose you to new techniques, skills and transitions but to a new perspective on creating dance-like movements in the air.

Pre-requisites
This workshop is open to students from advanced beginner on up. Students should be comfortable with a variety of movements and poses on their chosen apparatus, and should be able to stay in the air for at least 3 minutes at a time.

About the instructor:
Alex moved from Sydney Australia to San Francisco in 2009 to attend the Circus Center's Professional Aerial program where he specialized in Corde Lisse and Swinging Trapeze. Since the completion of his training Alex has performed and taught workshops across the U.S.A., Canada, Mexico, Cambodia, Australia, New Zealand and England.

With his comprehensive background of dance, circus and theatre creation, Alex has created a unique style of movement and presence on the rope. Whether coaching or onstage, Alex utilizes directionality and momentum-based movement to create choreography that is both fluid and dynamic.

See some of Alex's work here.

Vertical Partnering for Rope and Fabric
  with Jenn Bruyer & Alex Allen

Date: Sun, Jul. 02, 2017
Time: 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Price: $60
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Register for two or more workshops with Jenn and Alex and save $5/workshop!
Early-bird registration through May 15th - save an additional $5/workshop

The vertical apparatus allows for an unusual and compelling way to interact with a partner using height, tension and vertical space. The relationships and transitions between them can be as beautiful as they are dynamic and surprising.

This workshop will introduce the various ways to partner on the vertical apparatus. Working with some of our favorite examples of partnering, we will explore the various categories of partner work, including: role reversal, hand to hand (with and without tail), tension pole, flier & tail, mirroring, and more.

Pre-requisites
This workshop is open to students who are intermediate and up on rope or fabric. All participants must be able to invert smoothly from the ground and in the air (no jumping or swinging). Basic partnering experience on any apparatus is encouraged but not required.

Off the Floor and Into the Air! Silks for the Experienced Beginner
  with Theresa Racicot

Date: Sat, Jul. 15, 2017
Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Price: $50.00
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This workshop is for students who have taken a few sessions of aerial silks classes and are looking for a boost! In this workshop, we'll focus on taking skills from the floor and moving them into the air. Key skills of focus will be cross back straddle, straddle inversions, inverted climbs and vertical splits. You'll learn some conditioning drills to use while on the silks and other drills that you can do at home.

Pre-requisites:
Participants must have completed at least one session of Silks 201 at Esh, or have equivalent experience from another school. Participants should be familiar with the set-up for cross back straddle (it's ok if you can't get upside-down on your own!), should be able to put on single and double foot locks, and should have the ability to invert from the ground without instructor help.

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