Free Circus Workshop for Typically Excluded Communities
Friday November 17
This free workshop is for the Mad, Deaf, Neurodivergent, Disability community and anyone who has not felt comfortable in traditional circus or movement spaces. This workshop is part of a course by Erin Ball (ze/zir) and Maxime Beauregard (they/them). The course is for circus coaches striving to dismantle ableism and other forms of oppression in their work. The course also seeks to shift the typical approach to movement to welcome more people into the world of circus arts. The workshop will be led by the coaches who took the course. Erin & Maxime will be there for guidance. It will be a combination offering of aerial and ground movements. Everything is optional.
All ages welcome.
Access notes for the physical space are coming the week of the workshop. ASL interpretation provided. Gender neutral bathroom. Relaxed environment with stim toys, ear plugs, sun glasses, and break spaces provided. If you would like to check out the space before the workshop or you have any questions about accessibility, or to sign up, please contact Sonya@AshlandAerialArts.org. Sonya is also available via telephone by request.
After you sign up, closer to the workshop date, you will receive detailed information about what to expect.
Image: a photo collage with six photos of Disabled people/people with disabilities doing various forms of circus arts. Some of them are in the air performing acrobatics, some are in human pyramids and one has a wheelchair held above their head.
It is time to Roam Tall! 7 weeks at the studio to build skill and be ready for a possible Halloween outdoor walk. Class is limited to 6 participants.
Participants are eligible for discounted pricing in a bulk stilt order from PegStilts.com if they would like to purchase their own stilts.
Prerequisites: For all students over 4'10" tall of any experience level to gain the experience of walking and dancing on stilts.
Underwater? On the Moon? In a Johnny Jump Up? Bungee can take you there! Three weeks of bouncing fun, and the chance to learn a hilarious, seasonally appropriate bit of bungee choreography.
SAVE YOUR SHOULDERS LAB
With Sonya Smith & Dr. Noah Volz
Saturday June 42-5pm
Sonya Smith and Dr. Noah Volz are collaborating to offer aerialists, climbers and other shoulder-using people tools to assess shoulder strength, prevent injuries and increase your capacity to do what you love.
We will begin with an overview of the structure and function of the shoulder
Then we will learn the same assessment and diagnostic procedures that Dr. Noah Volz uses with patients.
Sonya Smith will then offer targeted active strength exercises that address common gaps in shoulder strength, stability and flexibility.
URBAN CIRCUS WORKSHOP
With Seanna Sharpe
Saturday March 12
4:00pm Stretch & Flex
5:00pm Smooth Silks
7:00pm Aerial Dance on Silk, Lyra and Cloudswing
8:00pm Creating a Performance
$35 each $120 for all 4
JUGGLING AND POI SPINNING
With Jimmy Linenberger & Maggie Racich
Friday Jan 21st & 28th
Juggling -- make a set of juggling balls to bring home!
Details to come
Details to come
Saturday Sep 18th & 25th
9 - 10 am
Injury prevention for people who use their shoulders! Get back in the air smarter. Learn essential anatomy and exercises for safe aerial practice, from warm-ups through pull ups. Information is cumulative between the two sessions. Come away with a juicy warm up, quick and dirty core workout, and a delicious cool down to stretch and integrate those shoulders.
FALL STILT INTENSIVE
Saturdays September 18th- 30th
9 - 10 am
$110 for the session
It is time to Roam Tall! 7 weeks at the studio to build skill and be ready for the possibility of a final Halloween walk. For all students over 4'10" tall of any experience level to gain the experience of walking and dancing on stilts. Class is limited to 6 participants.
$110 – for the session.
VISITING GUEST WORKSHOPS
With Chris Spiteri
Saturday Sep 18th, 2-5 pm
Sunday Sep 19th, 12-3 pm
Chris Spiteri is on tour from the Bay Area offering two workshops to dive into vertical joy! Our more experienced students are invited to play with wheeldowns or get wrapped up in the sling with new choreography and transitions.
Wheel Down Whimsy
Adult/Teen advanced ilks workshop
You spent hours and hours and hours working on this awesome skill, but now what? You want more than just climbing to the top of your silks and doing wheel downs till you run out of space. This is the workshop for you! Start with short add ons to your entrances and exits, then put your skills to the test stacking multiple drops, using wheel downs as a transitional phrase in sequences, and most of all, having fun! *This workshop requires a minimum working height of 18 ft!! Ask about a modified curriculum if your aerial points are lower than 20 ft.
Adult/Teen intermediate hammock/sling workshop
Hammock is a never-ending journey of twists and turns. Learn 4-5 winding sequences that take you from bottom to top and all around the apparatus, making shapes, elegant lines, and dynamic moments. Mix, match, and modify these sequences to your heart's content, creating endless choreography options!