My experience includes 2 main areas of instruction: Dance and Aerial. We will begin with a dancer style warm up and then I will teach a basic combination facing the mirrors. No experience is necessary to learn this dance combo! The 2nd portion of the class will be Aerial Skills. Participants will learn basic grips and wraps from the floor allowing them to execute poses and beginner skills on the Silks (tissu) regardless of their experience level. The goal will be to create a short "act" for the participants with stage lighting and sound that they can record. They will have a dance intro which leads them to the aerial apparatus for 2-3 tricks or sequences. Students will be offered appropriate preset musical choices for their routine. Participants will be directed to a preset location for their video camera/phone set up. The class will culminate in each students' performance and videotaping of their act if they choose.
With over 25 years of professional experience in the entertainment world as a dancer /aerialist, I have performed worldwide on stages, in commercials, movies, videos, and in corporate and special event settings. I have been sought after to choreograph large scale events such as the Rockette's Spring Spectacular at The Radio City Music Hall. My experience teaching covers dance and the aerial realm. I was the first to introduce AntiGravity Yoga to the Las Vegas scene and spent 6 years focusing on teaching that technique while also being a teacher trainer. I have a BA in Dance Performance.
Aerial Equipment, Mats
Show Creators is an amazing multi-purpose entertainment studio. Several other high profile entertainers and companies use this location for rehearsals and show creations because of their amazing space and elements.
My experience will accommodate ALL levels. Participants should expect to be taught some aerial skills that will include inversions, but they can always opt out. Bring open minds :)
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