Sling

Slings, hammocks, nets, cloud swings – we have them! Be sure to check out our Versatile Arts Workshops, too!

Currently Registering for Session 3: May 1st - June 25, 2017.

Beginning Cloud Swing

Wednesdays from 7:30 – 9:00 PM, taught by Tamara in the Cathedral.

Beginning Cloud Swing is an intermediate class.This apparatus melds the worlds of two point static trapeze with vertical rope and offers many of its own unique elements of movement as well. We will reviewing familiar poses and transitions from trapeze and rope and explore new ones on the cloud swing. This class will start you thinking in a new way about the basics and how they translate to different apparatuses and perhaps see the standards with new eyes and ideas.

Tuition: $168 ($10 late fee in effect April 24th)
Prerequisite: This class is an Intermediate Development class. You must meet the Intermediate Foundation graduation requirements.


 
 

Sling Skills, Drops and Sequences

Wednesdays 6:00 – 7:30 PM, taught by Kim in the Blue Room.

Just what the name says! In this class, you will work on sling skills and drops, plus some lovely transitions so you can put them together.

Tuition: $168 ($10 late fee in effect April 24th)
Prerequisite: This class is an Intermediate Development class. You must meet the Intermediate Foundation graduation requirements for either vertical or trapeze.


 


The following classes are not being offered this session – let us know if you are interested in them for a future session!

Aerial Sling Conditioning

This class is not being offered this session.

Still struggling to invert with straight legs in your cross back straddle? Give your hands a break and connect to your core and limbs in this dynamic aerial conditioning class taught on single point slings. Conditioning drills include sling beats, straddle up technique drills, core based balances and rollovers, straddle flares, tips, pops and more!

Prerequisite: This class is an Intermediate Foundation class. You must meet the Beginner Sequences graduation requirements.
 

Beginning Sling

This class is not being offered this session.

This class is open to those who are trying sling for the first time as well as those who have taken sling before. It will cover skills, poses, and movement on the single-point sling. This class is held in our downstairs studio.


Prerequisite: This class is a Stage 3: Intermediate Foundation class. You must meet the Beginning Sequences graduation requirements.


 
 

Continuing Cloud Swing

This class is not being offered this session.

This apparatus melds the worlds of two point static trapeze with vertical rope and offers many of its own unique elements of movement as well. This class will build on the skills learned in Beginning Cloud Swing.

Tuition: $192 ($10 late fee in effect April 24th)
Prerequisite: This class is an Intermediate Development class. You must meet the Intermediate Foundation, trapeze graduation requirements. You must also have taken a Beginning Cloud Swing class.
 

Cloud Swing 1

This class is not being offered this session.

This apparatus melds the worlds of two point static trapeze with vertical rope and offers many of its own unique elements of movement as well. We will reviewing familiar poses and transitions from trapeze and rope and explore new ones on the cloud swing. This class will start you thinking in a new way about the basics and how they translate to different apparatuses and perhaps see the standards with new eyes and ideas.

Prerequisite: At least 1 session of Aerial 1B or instructor approval.
 

Sling Choreography

This class is not being offered this session.

This class will focus on creating choreography on the single point sling using sequencing, improv, and experimentation. Please come to this class with an understanding of sling fundamentals as we focus on phrasing and more advanced tricks!

Prerequisite: At least 2 sessions of sling 1 or instructor approval.
 

Continuing Cloud Swing & 2-point Sling

This class is not being offered this session.

These apparatuses melds the worlds of two point static trapeze with vertical rope or fabric and offers many of their own unique elements of movement as well. We will start by reviewing familiar poses and transitions on trapeze and rope, then learn the similarities and differences when executing them on the cloud swing. This class will start you thinking in a new way about the basics and how they translate to different apparatuses and perhaps see the standards with new eyes and ideas.

Prerequisite: At least 1 session of Cloud Swing, or 2-pt sling or instructor approval.
 

Sling, Swing, and Trap 1

This class is not being offered this session.

This exciting class will explore a variety of 2-point apparatus (sling, cloudswing, and trapeze) and also some single-point sling, investigating how a given skill can be translated across them.

Prerequisite: At least one session of Aerial 1 or instructor approval.
 

Sling, Swing, and Trap 2

This class is not being offered this session.

This exciting class will explore a variety of 2-point apparatus (sling, cloudswing, and trapeze) and also some single-point sling, investigating how a given skill can be translated across them.  This is an intermediate/advanced-level class.

Prerequisite: Proficient at level 1/2 trapeze skills and enough prior cloud swing experience to be comfortable on the apparatus.
 

Choreography and Expression: Creating Original Work

This class is not being offered this session.

This class will offer a structured process and careful guidance for you to create original, expressive aerial choreography on sling, rope or tissu that helps you fulfill your aerial aspirations. Lisa will help you define a starting place in character, movement style, a prop, a trick, a story, music or anything that inspires you to grow an effective piece of work that both pushes your growth as a mover and uses your authentic style. We will emphasize careful technique, courageous expression, holding your intention throughout your piece, efficiency and polish, while making friends with our limitations! Solo and duo/group work is welcome. Participants will define their own performance goals.

Limit 6 students.
Prerequisite: proficiency at the graduation requirements for Aerial 1/2 and the endurance to stay in the air for a minimum of 3 minutes, intermediate to advanced tissue, rope or sling skills with strong straddle climbs and a reasonably solid windmill.
 

Sling 1/2

This class is not being offered this session.

This class is open to those who are trying sling for the first time or who have taken Sling 1 before.  Beginners welcome!  It will cover skills on both single-point and double-point sling.  This class is held in our downstairs studio.

Prerequisite: At least one session of Aerial 1 or Instructor approval.
 

Sling, Sling, Sling!

This class is not being offered this session.

Tamara the Trapeze Lady will be leading this continuing sling class that will include both 1- and 2- point sling, exploring the similarities and differences between the two.  This class is held in our downstairs studio.

Prerequisite: Students must have some prior sling experience:  at least one session of Sling class or one sling workshop. Must be able to do pullovers  and hold a solid front balance.