Doubles

Skilled Doubles Trapeze Technique

/ Dawn Pascoe & Ruth Battle (2019)

This class will be aimed at finding new ways to move together on your apparatus, finding new ‘tricks’ that arise from your own exploration and creativity (with encouraging guidance and exercises that we do to create new material). You’ll create new moves and meaning, which will build on your partnership while building on your skills. You’ll be guided by Dawn and Ruth from Natural Wings, who create mesmerising doubles trapeze acts through exploration and play. You’ll learn our processes and you’ll also go away with movements that no one else can do. Because it came from you. It belongs to your bodies. It’s uniquely you. You’ll also laugh… alot.

New partnerships are ok to join in also, but need to be competent on the same apparatus.

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.





Improver/Skilled Doubles Trapeze Technique

/ Abigail Rose (2019)

This class is designed for anyone wanting to learn the skills of moving and climbing around another human on the trapeze. There will be a focus on same weight partners and we will be playing with balancing, mirroring and fun counter-weighting techniques. Don’t expect to be hanging in catchers. Trapeze or adagio knowledge is helpful for this class. Anyone is welcome – We will mix partners up so don’t feel you need to come with someone.

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.


Wall Doubles

/ with Maire Dee OR Sianna Bruce (2019)

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.


Spinny Doubles Hoop

/ with Rachel Strickland & Aisling Ní Cheallaigh (2019)

In this course we will explore spin-based choreography for duo work on aerial hoop, dance trapeze, and invented apparatus. I will cheerfully beat bad habits out of you while giving you supplementary tools and new habits to make the most of your strength and flexibility when working together. We will explore beautiful shapes, transitions, and get to know what the world looks like while spinning quickly and staring at someone’s face/hands/back/whatever.

Baseline requirements:

  • Pull up from dead hang with good form
  • straddle up in the air confidently
  • No puking
  • You will get much more out of this class with basic flexibility, meaning splits (or almost splits) and basic backbend.

*Please note* For all classes under my instruction, (except the two week group hoop) I do NOT build two separate weeks of material. Some things will change and I can always give more advanced versions for those who wish to join me for both weeks, but I design my classes so that you get the most out of it in one week and can then participate in some other cool thing the other week.


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