Trapeze

Improver Trapeze

/ with Kalina Suter (2019)

This class is for those who train dance or static trapeze occasionally or on a regular basis, who would like to explore some different ways of moving and creating on the dance trapeze. This class will focus on helping build your trapeze vocabulary around the bar and in the ropes, encouraging you to find your own movement style on the apparatus. We will work on a combination of skill specific technique and creative exploration. Some days we may also try out some spinning (don’t worry its optional if you don’t tolerate spinning well).

Skilled Aerial Dance Trapeze  

/ with Kalina Suter (2019)

This class is for those who have experience in dance or static trapeze and train on a semi-regular to regular basis. This class will focus on understanding and exploring different elements of dance trapeze. Through a combination of skill specific technique, brainteasing sequences and creative tools. Some days we will focus on working at low heights incorporating use of the ground, and others days at full height. A portion of each class will be dedicated to spinning variations and technique (don’t worry you can spin slowly too!!).

It is highly recommended that those who take this class train regularly on bar apparatus before the festival in order to have appropriate hand endurance.

In order to take this class, please supply a video demonstrating the following (with good form!!):

  • Pull over (no jumping)
  • Front balance 10 seconds
  • Back balance 10 seconds
  • An inversion in the ropes
  • Your favorite sequence on trapeze (include spinning if its part of your practice)

Advanced Aerial Dance Trapeze

/ with Kalina Suter (2019)

This class is for those who have experience in dance or static trapeze to a high level, and would like to explore more of the wonderful ways of dance trapeze. This class will focus on skill specific technique, brainteasing sequences with an emphasis on fluidity and transitions. Each day will be different! Some days we will focus on working at low heights using the ground as well, and others days at full height. A portion of each class will be dedicated to spinning variations and technique. Students will be encouraged to find their own may of moving through the choreography.

It is highly recommended that those who take this class train regularly on bar apparatus before the festival in order to have appropriate hand endurance.

In order to take this class, please supply a video demonstrating the following (with good form!!):

  • Pull over from dead hang
  • Splits (useful but not essential)
  • Front balance 10 seconds
  • Back balance 10 seconds
  • Straight arm inversion in the ropes
  • Your favorite sequence on trapeze (include spinning if its part of your practice)

For doubles trapeze, see the doubles page.