Doubles

Improvers Doubles Trapeze Technique

/ Shane Holohan (2018)

This is for people who want to learn the basics of Doubles Trapeze. You must have at least one year experience in aerials. It’s not essential to come with a doubles partner, but if you do, that’s cool. So, to be clear, this class is not for pure explorer aerialists.

We will develop some solid ‘porting’ and ‘flying’ technique. From there we will explore different ways that two people can use the aerial apparatus at the same time: hanging from and being supported by the apparatus and/or your partner. Time permitting we will move onto transitioning (the action of moving in and around the apparatus and your partner). You don’t need to have a partner already, but if you are working with someone and want to work with them for the week be sure to note that in your application.

Prerequisites: You must be comfortable on trapeze, taking somebody else’s weight, and have the endurance and strength to stay on the apparatus for at least 5 minutes of movement etc.

Clothing: padding for around the thighs and the backs of knees is helpful. You can just layer up, and stretchy knee tubes/supports work well. Do not wear loose clothing: it’s guaranteed to get caught and you will be upside down quite a bit!


Skilled Doubles Trapeze Technique

/ Shane Holohan (2018)

Please note: this class is for existing duos, i.e. you must come to this class with your doubles partner. Identify this person in the booking system. Your partner must be the person you present with in the video.

Participants need to have been training Doubles Trapeze for at least a year and are comfortable with working at a height.

The focus for this class will be on developing dynamic material, building good foundations to work on release-catch vocabulary. We will be working a lot on beats and their accompanying compensations, linking basic dynamic moves into sequences, and how to efficiently build up movement energy to generate flight that is accurate and safe.

Certainly not for the faint-hearted. We recommend that you have conditioned yourself physically before coming along, especially if you haven’t done Doubles Trapeze in a while (thinking about thighs and back of the knees and shoulder flexibility). Oh, and bring a smart phone, laptop whatever for recording yourself. The ability to analyse your own practice and identify principal errors will form a strong part of the classes.

Prerequisites: You must be comfortable on trapeze, taking somebody else’s weight, and have the endurance and strength to stay on the apparatus for at least 5 minutes of movement etc.

Skills/Drills to be submitted on video: (all with porter in catchers)
Beats and compensations (long arm, shins on shoulders, feet)
Inverted Pike – pop to ankles

Clothing: padding for around the thighs and the backs of knees is helpful. You can just layer up, and stretchy knee tubes/supports work well. Do not wear loose clothing: it’s guaranteed to get caught and you will be upside down quite a bit!

Special Note: As this is at skilled level, you will be required to submit a link of video footage of your current level. Skills should include some release-recatch work.


Advanced Doubles Trapeze Technique

/ Shane Holohan (2018)

Please note: this class is for existing duos, i.e. you must come to this class with your doubles partner. Identify this person on your application form. Your partner must be the person you present with in the video.

Participants need to have been training Doubles Trapeze for at least 2 years and are comfortable with working at a height. Participants will already have a courbette in their solid vocabulary (this must be presented on the video).

The focus for this class will be on developing dynamic material, building good foundations to work on release-catch vocabulary. We will be working a lot on beats and their accompanying compensations, linking basic dynamic moves into sequences, and how to efficiently build up movement energy to generate flight that is accurate and safe. We will also look at working with swing vocabulary.

Certainly not for the faint-hearted. We recommend that you have conditioned yourself physically before coming along, especially if you haven’t done Doubles Trapeze in a while (thinking about thighs and back of the knees and shoulder flexibility). Oh, and bring a smart phone, laptop whatever for recording yourself. The ability to analyse your own practice and identify principal errors will form a strong part of the classes.

Prerequisites: You must be comfortable on trapeze, taking somebody else’s weight, and have the endurance and strength to stay on the apparatus for at least 5 minutes of movement etc.

Skills/Drills to be submitted on video: (all with porter in catchers)
courbette

Clothing: padding for around the thighs and the backs of knees is helpful. You can just layer up, and stretchy knee tubes/supports work well. Do not wear loose clothing: it’s guaranteed to get caught and you will be upside down quite a bit!


Wall Doubles

/ with Lee Clayden (2017)

Previous wall running experience required, but not doubles wall running. No partner required. The class will explore working with a partner beside you on the wall. How can you interact with your partner, how can you manipulate their rope? Exploring shapes, running and rotations, both in sync and out of sync.

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