Aerial Review – This Memorial Day Weekend!

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Want extra time to review what you’ve learned?

Come to Aerial Review to practice skills taught in your other classes. There will be a mandatory group cool-down, and an instructor will be on-hand to spot, review moves, or in case you have questions or concerns during class. Note: bring your own material to work on, as the instructor will not be teaching new tricks or techniques.  Note:  This review time cannot be used to makeup a missed class.

PREREQUISITE: This drop-in class is for all levels and only for those students currently enrolled Ascend Aerial Classes for the May-June 2018 session.

IMPORTANT! We require a minimum of 4 students to sign up by 3 hours before the start of class on the day of the class or it will be cancelled.

$25 M /  $28 NM – 2 HOURS

REMINDER:  No regular aerial silks class scheduled this weekend starting Friday 5/25th – Monday 5/28th.

Intro to Aerial Silks – 4 Week Class Series! June 2018

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For the month of June – Wednesdays 4pm – 5:30pm

Come learn the fundamentals of silks in this 5 week beginner class designed for students ages 14 and up. We will explore different exercises, stretches and skills to build strength, flexibility and confidence in the air and on the ground. No previous experience necessary. Try it once and you’ll be hooked!

Participants must be in good health, and in proper physical condition to participate in aerial silk activities.

Space is limited. Once class begins there are no refunds and no make up classes. We require a minimum of 6 students to hold a class.

$116 M / $128 NM

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Intro to Aerial Silks 1-Day 90 Min Class – Sat 5/19 4:30pm

This One-Day 90 minute class is for those curious about aerial silks or interested in developing strong core and upper body with conditioning exercises on and off the silks. No experience necessary. Try it once and you’ll be hooked!

 

Saturday, 5/19 at 4:30pm
with Aerial Instructor, CLAIRE LEWIS!
$35/pp

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*Note: Participants must be in good health, and in proper physical condition to participate in aerial silk activities. Space is limited. Once class begins there are no refunds and no make up classes. We require a minimum of 6 students to hold a class.
Participants 14 and older are welcome.

Paper Doll Militia Coming in June!

Ascend Aerial Arts is proud to host 3 Aerial workshops with Paper Doll Militia’s Rain Anya!   Aerialist, actor, and dancer Rain Anya holds a degree in “Performance for Social Change.” With over 20 years of experience on stage, Rain’s life’s work is the integration of circus arts with other performance and movement disciplines. Rain is also a passionate aerial arts and yoga instructor. She has taught classes, specialty workshops, and private lessons at over 25 different facilities across the US and the UK. www.RainAnya.com

FRIDAY 6/8 – 7:30PM – 9:30PM
**Different Material** SILKS SHENANIGANS FOR BEGINNERS! WITH PAPERDOLL MILITIA

For the aerial silks students wishing to expand their skills repertoire. This workshop will feed you new and exciting climbs, wraps, and drops; or aerial candy.   PREREQUISITE: This class is appropriate for ALL aerial silks levels, working on climbing to the top, inversions, hip keys or more advanced skills.

SATURDAY 6/9 – 4:45PM – 6:45PM
SNEAKY FEET SILKS WITH PAPER DOLL MILITIA

Warm up those ankles and toes for this workshop where we focus on all kinds of creative uses for our feet! These sequences, skills, wraps, and hitches will have you marveling at how much is possible with a little bit of fabric theory and foot articulation. Shock and confuse your audience with the art of misdirection, leaving them begging for more of that fancy footwork. PREREQUISITES:  Intermediate Level and above. 

 

SATURDAY – 6/9 7PM – 9PM
SLACKING OFF SILKS WITH PAPER DOLL MILITIA – FULL

 “Slag Drag” theory is a termed coined by Rain Anya and Sarah Bebe Holmes of Paper Doll Militia. We realized that there are countless ways that you can “drag” the “slack” of a piece of fabric or rope to create new and interesting ways into your standard wraps. In this workshop, every sequence taught will have some element of slack dragging, so that by the time you leave you will be thinking in circles and loops.  PREREQUISITES: Intermediate Level and above.

MAXIMUM NUMBER OF STUDENTS IS 10 AND A MINIMUM OF 6 IS REQUIRED TO HOLD THIS WORKSHOP.

$75M / $80 NM – 1 WORKSHOP
$140M / $150 NM – 2 WORKSHOPS
$215M / $230 NM – 3 WORKSHOPS

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REMINDER! THIS Sunday – 5/6 EXPLORATION IN PARTNERING 2: BEG/INT

Ascend Aerial Arts is proud to host 3 Aerial workshops with Xochitl Sosa!  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.

 

SUNDAY – MAY 6TH 5PM – 7PM
EXPLORATION IN PARTNERING 2: BEG/INT

Partnering on aerials opens up a who new set of vocabulary, options and challenges. In this workshop we will focus on safe and correct technique for begining partnering as well as some fun and unique sequences. Allowing exploration is key to creating unique tricks and poses on silks. Working with your partner you will be guided in some improv to find what shapes work for your duo.   You do not have to attend the workshop with a partner. It is important that you have endurance and a clean inversion to be able to attend this workshop to keep both you and your partner safe.

Maximum number of students is 10 and a minimum of 6 is required to hold each of these workshops.

$75M / $80 NM – 1 Workshop with Xochitl

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Intro to Aerial Silks – 5 Week Class Series! Starts today at 4pm!

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For the month of May – Wednesdays 4pm – 5:30pm

Come learn the fundamentals of silks in this 5 week beginner class designed for students ages 14 and up. We will explore different exercises, stretches and skills to build strength, flexibility and confidence in the air and on the ground. No previous experience necessary. Try it once and you’ll be hooked!

Participants must be in good health, and in proper physical condition to participate in aerial silk activities.

Space is limited. Once class begins there are no refunds and no make up classes. We require a minimum of 6 students to hold a class.

$140 M / $160 NM

SIGN UP NOW!

WELCOME GUEST AERIAL INSTRUCTOR, XOCHITL SOSA!

Ascend Aerial Arts is proud to host 3 Aerial workshops with Xochitl Sosa!  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.

SATURDAY 4/28 – 2:30PM – 4:30PM
CLEANING UP TECHNIQUE 2

Jumping to that next level can often be the hardest challenge in aerial. We covered some basic ways to strengthen your body for aerial work. In this upcoming workshop we will cover proper tips to help clean up your skills and help improve your endurance on an apparatus. It is often bad technique that is holding us back and not our own abilities. Fine tuning your basics will speed line your progress and help you advance to new and improved skills. We will also focus a bit more on movement and how to work with gravity or against gravity to help you express yourself on the apparatus. PREREQUISITE: This class is appropriate for ALL aerial silks levels, working on climbing to the top, inversions, hip keys or more advanced skills.

SATURDAY 4/28 – 4:45PM – 6:45PM
BEATS AND MOMENTUM

Lets talk about that swing! I have devoted the majority of my teaching career to improving how people teach beats and momentum. This workshop breaks down how to use gravity and some basic physics to execute perfect beats. We will cover exercises that slowly guide you to understanding momentum. This is a vital part of aerials and improves your endurance ability as well as performance ability. This workshop has been taught internationally to both students and instructors.   PREREQUISITE: Experience with beats, comfortable in knee hang

SUNDAY – MAY 6TH 5PM – 7PM
EXPLORATION IN PARTNERING 2: BEG/INT

Partnering on aerials opens up a who new set of vocabulary, options and challenges. In this workshop we will focus on safe and correct technique for begining partnering as well as some fun and unique sequences. Allowing exploration is key to creating unique tricks and poses on silks. Working with your partner you will be guided in some improv to find what shapes work for your duo.   You do not have to attend the workshop with a partner. It is important that you have endurance and a clean inversion to be able to attend this workshop to keep both you and your partner safe.

Maximum number of students is 10 and a minimum of 6 is required to hold each of these workshops.

$75M / $80 NM – 1 Workshop with Xochitl
$140M / $150 NM – 2 Workshops with Xochitl
$215M / $230 NM – 3 Workshops with Xochitl

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Ascend Aerial Art Classes are now open for enrollment for May – June 2018

***BEFORE YOU SIGN UP***, please check with your instructor if you are thinking of enrolling for the next level aerial silks class.  You may not be ready and your instructor will be the best person to assist you.  Review the Ascend Skill Levels as appropriate.  Questions?  Ask your instructor OR contact Tammy at ascendaerialart@gmail.com

Session Schedule
MAY – June 2018
(NO CLASSES on 5/25 – 5/28)

Session Classes.  Space is limited. Once class begins there are no refunds. Makeup classes are based on availability in the current session. New students to the studio: Email ascendaerialart@gmail.com to schedule demo and observation for Beg-Int & above classes.

Aerial Silks – Beginner – Beginner class for those curious about aerial silks or interested in developing strong core and upper body with conditioning exercises on and off the silks. Learn basic silks conditioning, climb and descend safely, and eventually expand to further techniques, proper form, conditioning. Students will learn poses and build confidence on the silks.  Prerequisites: No experience necessary.

  • Saturdays  – 12:15pm – 1:30pm
    • May 5th – June 30th – 8 classes (no class 5/26) –  – $200 M / $225 NM (Connie/Tzvetelina) – Purchase Now!
  • Sundays – 11:15am – 12:30pm
    • May 6th – June 24th – 7 classes (no class 5/27) – $175 M / $200 NM (Camille) – Purchase Now!
  • Mondays- 4:15PM – 5:30PM
    • May 7th – June 25th – 7 classes (no class – 5/28) – $175 M / $200 NM (Claire) – Purchase Now!
  • **NEW**Wednesdays – 4PM – 5:30PM –
    • May 2nd – May 30th – 5 classes – $140 M / $160 NM (Claire) – Purchase Now! 

Aerial Silks – Beginner-Intermediate  – Each week we will concentrate on a specific class of poses and/or skills, focusing on basic troubleshooting, form and technique, variations and transitions, and adding your own personal flair.  This class is for students that already have basic skills in aerial silks and have taken at minimum, 1 session of Aerial Silks Classes. Prerequisite: Beginner and Instructor Approval (by evaluation)

  • Sundays – 12:30pm – 2:00pm
    • May 6th – June 24th – 7 classes (no class 5/27) – $200 M / $225 NM (Camille) –Purchase Now!
  • Tuesdays – 5:15pm – 6:45pm
    • May 1st – June 26th – 9 classes – $255 M / $285 NM (Claire) – Purchase Now!

Pa’u Hana: Friday Night Aerial – (Mixed Level) – For students that already have basic skills in aerial silks and have taken at minimum, 1 session of Aerial Silks Classes,  this class is a time after work for relaxation, informal socializing with friends and family, and enjoyment of aerial silks at Ascend!  Prerequisite: One session of Beginner and/or Instructor Approval (by evaluation)

  • Fridays – 5:30pm – 6:45pm
    • May 4th – June 29th – 8 classes (no class 5/25) – $200 M / $225 (Danny) – Purchase Now!

Aerial Silks – Intermediate – This class focuses on more advanced climbs and aerial skills in the air. Students will work on perfecting basic drops, hip keys, inversions, and S-Wraps. Students at this level should be able to climb and descend with ease, and focus will be given to intermediate conditioning for fluidity in movement.  Prerequisite: Beginner/Intermediate and with instructor approval.

  • Thursdays  – 5:15pm – 6:45pm
    • May 3rd – June 28th – 9 classes – $255 M / $285 NM (Claire) – Purchase Now!
  • Sundays – 2:00pm – 3:30pm
    • May 6th – June 24th – 7 classes (no class 5/27) – $200 M / $225 NM (Colleen) – Purchase Now!

Drop-In Classes. No makeups are allowed for drop-in classes. Select specific class dates for purchase. Drop-in Pricing are available for the classes listed below and are on a sliding scale.  New students to the studio: Email ascendaerialart@gmail.com to schedule demo and observation for Int/Adv or Aerial Art & Tech Lab classes.

Aerial Straps (Open Level) – This mixed-level drop-in class is for developing aerial strength and body control. Our class focuses on technique and strength building by combining conditioning exercises and aerial straps skills.  Skills are taught in progression. NO previous aerial experience necessary.

DROP-IN PRICING

10 Classes $300 Member /$320 Non-Member
9 Classes $270 Member /$290 Non-Member
8 Classes $240 Member/$255 Non-Member
7 Classes $220 Member/$230 Non-Member
6  Classes $185 Member/$200 Non-Member
5  Classes $155 Member/$165 Non-Member
4  Classes $128 Member/$135 Non-Member
3  Classes $95 Member/$102 Non-Member
2  Classes $64 Member/$68 Non-Member
drop-ins $35

Aerial Intro 1-Day Class – This One-Day 90 minute class is for those curious about aerial silks or interested in developing strong core and upper body with conditioning exercises on and off the silks. No experience necessary. Try it once and you’ll be hooked!

  • Sunday – Apr 29th at 5pm – 6:30pm – Purchase Now!
  • Saturday – May 19th at 4:30pm – 6:00pm – Purchase Now! (Scroll down)
  • Saturday – June 30th – 2:30pm – 4:00pm – Purchase Now! (Scroll down)

Aerial Silks – Intermediate/Advanced– This drop-in class is for the intermediate student who has mastered basic skills, shows progress in endurance and strength, and can easily chain together poses and transitions fluidly. Students will work on more advanced drops and climbs and will begin working towards a long series of choreography (up to a 4 minute routine). Focus will be given to conditioning and endurance as well as musicality in movement quality. Prerequisite: Intermediate and instructor approval.

  • Sundays – 3:30pm – 5:00pm
    • Mar 4th – Apr 29th – 9 classes (Colleen) – Purchase Now!
    • May 6th – June 24th – 7 classes – no class 5/27 (Colleen) – Purchase Now! 

Aerial Technique & Art Lab – In this drop-in class, we will introduce and break down the technique involved in a variety of aerial silk climbs, wraps, drops, and poses, and learn conditioning drills to build the strength and control necessary to perform these moves easily and efficiently. We will then explore the freedom of movement available in the skills we have mastered, experimenting with speed, shape, weight, focus, character, musicality, variations, and sequencing, to help bring out the inner artist in you. PREREQUISITES:Aerial art and technique lab is appropriate for those who have taken 1 full session of Intermediate, or those who have a clean hip key, a working vocabulary of aerial skills, and are comfortable inverting in the air.

Intro to Aerial Silks – 5 Week Class Series! Starts in May!

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For the month of May – Wednesdays 4pm – 5:30pm

Come learn the fundamentals of silks in this 5 week beginner class designed for students ages 14 and up. We will explore different exercises, stretches and skills to build strength, flexibility and confidence in the air and on the ground. No previous experience necessary. Try it once and you’ll be hooked!

Participants must be in good health, and in proper physical condition to participate in aerial silk activities.

Space is limited. Once class begins there are no refunds and no make up classes. We require a minimum of 6 students to hold a class.

$140 M / $160 NM

SIGN UP NOW!