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Ki Aikido at The Dance Space at The Island

Ki Aikido Class

Ki Aikido is an enjoyable exercise combining natural flowing movement with a non-confrontational mental attitude. The aim of the practice is to develop our fitness, relaxation and a calmer mind.

Experienced 6th Dan teacher.

New members welcome. You are welcome to come and watch a class, or to participate – please contact the teacher in advance and check details on the website listed below. Please contact the teacher by email or phone prior to attending.

Please bring loose, comfortable clothing and sandals or flip flops to wear to and from the mat

Level: Open to adults (18 plus) of all ages and abilities – we welcome new members, no experience necessary

Name of the teacher: (Sensei) Peter Bailie http://kifederationofgreatbritain.co.uk/clubs/bristolbroadmead.htm

Email address: aikidobristol@hotmail.com

Phone number: 07941447735

Cost for the class: £6 per 2-hr class (various concessions, student, senior, unemployed, disability apply) plus £38 annual membership

This is a regular class for the Bristol Broadmead Aikido club with practices every Sunday throughout the year.

 

Static Trapeze with Nicole

Static Trapeze with Nicole

Static Trapeze technique and conditioning

A friendly and motivating aerial circus class for complete beginners and intermediate/improvers. Come get strong and flexible and learn the foundations of static trapeze in a supportive and playful environment.

What to expect from the course:

Expect to learn moves, generate short sequences and play with creative exercises.

Intermediate students will be taught according to their ability but can expect to perfect and build on foundational technique in order to move towards developing longer sequences and more dynamic work.

Plus! strengthening and stretching exercises on the floor and in the air designed specifically to support your aerial training and develop general fitness.

What to bring with you:
– water
– an additional top with sleeves
– tight fitting leggings/tights (two layers is great)
– high waisted shorts or a leotard

Level: beginners and improvers

Name of the teacher: Nicole A’Court-Stuart

Website to the teacher: coming soon!

Facebook: Trapeze Fridays at The Island

Email address: magpiesandelderberries@gmail.com

Phone number: 07792676863

Cost for the class: £13 drop in, £55 for a block of 6 consecutive classes

or £65 for a 6 week class card that can be used on any 6 classes in the 12 week term period
The class is also available on Move GB for an additional £3.

Time: 5:30 pm -7 pm

Booking is required to join the class as places are limited, please do contact me if you would like to be put on the drop in waiting list as spaces often become available at short notice.
silks with rada at the island

Silks (intermediate) with Rada

Come and learn to fly with the Queen of the Skies!  Aerial silks is the art of climbing up a long piece of fabric and using it to suspend your body in mid-air.  Aerialists use the fabric to wrap, suspend, fall, swing, and spiral their bodies into and out of various positions.

What to expect from the classes: The class consists of stretching and conditioning the body for aerial work, and a fun-filled hour on the silks.

Expect to work hard, get fit and make some great friends!

You are welcome to join us at any time during the year as we have no fixed terms

What to bring with you: Please bring a bottle of water, wear leggings and a stretch top or leotard.

Intermediate 8 pm – 9.30 pm

Name of the teacher: Rada aka Miss Radida

www.missradida.com

missradida@gmail.com

Phone number: 07864106321

£15 per class or 4 classes for £ 40

Silks (beginners) with Rada at the Circus Training Space at The Island

Silks (beginners) with Rada

Aerial silks

Come and learn to fly with the Queen of the Skies! Aerial silks is the art of climbing up a long piece of fabric and using it to suspend your body in mid-air.  Aerialists use the fabric to wrap, suspend, fall, swing, and spiral their bodies into and out of various positions.

What to expect from the classes: The class consists of stretching and conditioning the body for aerial work, and a fun-filled hour on the silks.

Expect to work hard, get fit and make some great friends!

You are welcome to join us at any time during the year as we have no fixed terms.

What to bring with you: Please bring a bottle of water, wear leggings and a stretch top or leotard.

Beginners 6 pm – 8 pm  every Thursday

Name of the teacher: Rada aka Miss Radida

www.missradida.com

Email address: missradida@gmail.com

Phone number: 07864106321

£15 per class or 4 classes for £ 40

Herbert Intensive Dance Class at The Island

Graham Intensive with Herbert DesLauriers Morning Class

Herbert DesLauriers’ – Martha Graham Contemporary Dance class starts with a breath… the breath realises the core… a strong core manifests the energy to create the resistance and fluidity in dance movement. Herbert’s Graham based, modern dance class trains, strengthens and prepares the dancer for many genres of dance. The class is open to all levels and will begin with the Martha Graham basics starting with floor work. This is an excellent opportunity for dancers of all levels to either be introduced to or continue the pursuit of the Graham technique.

£8 per class

£35 for 6 class card 

Herbert was born Germany.  He earned a degree in stage dance and choreography from the Amsterdam University for the Arts.  He continued his training in New York City with Alvin Ailey and Martha Graham dance schools.

Herbert spent many years dancing with Tanzatelier (Sebastian Prantl) in Vienna, Austria as well with the A.L.M. dance company in Graz Austria.  He has also danced in many industrial shows throughout Germany and France.  His choreography has won awards at the Kaliz Poland Dance Festival.   After moving to Cologne, Germany, Herbert began working in performance art through dance movement.  He performed and choreographed for Pollman’s Cologne and Position Dance.  He has also choreographed for various dance schools throughout Nordrhein Westfahlen.

Herbert has taught throughout the central Germany area—primarily in Cologne and Düsseldorf.  His main teaching styles are the Martha Graham as well as Lester Horton techniques.  He believes in instilling a strong core-based technique to encourage a dancer to pursue many different styles an to continue dancing for many years without injury.

Before relocating to Bristol with his partner, he was and still is performing with a performance art group in Cologne, Düsseldorf and Berlin, Germany.  His creation of the Stock und Stein Project (Stick and Stone Project) interweaves the artistically polished branches from trees, architectural stones from the Rhein river and the classically trained human form creating a unique type of dance expression.   In May, Herbert will premiere a new dance piece for the Bristol Opera’s production of Cavalleria Rusticana.

NO Class 28th of Dec 2018 & 3rd of Jan 2019

Vertical Aerial : Rope and Silks in the Circus Space at The Island

Aerial Rope (Corde Lisse)

A mixed level class, suitable for beginners and more advanced aerialists. Techniques are similar for the two piece of circus equipment, we will have fun transferring and comparing climbs, figures, moves, rolls and drops. Students can choose to work on just one or try both pieces of kit. The blocks will run in focused progression allowing students to develop over the course. Both teachers are accomplished and experienced professional Aerialists.
Please arrive 5-10 mins early at the entrance to The Island, Nelson St doors, and wait to be brought up to the training space
6-week block = £60
Drop in rate: £15
Times: 8 – 9.30pm

Taught by Laura Murphy and Madeleine McGowan, both experienced aerial performers and teachers.

The sessions will focus on putting together a new sequence on the rope to music, in addition to doing conditioning exercises and drills, and learning drops, rolls, and balances.

These session aims to enhance students creative skills in the air and musicality, in addition to building strength, confidence and choreographic repertoire.

Mixed level suitable for complete beginners through to advanced students.

Training Space, 1st floor

Please contact either Laura or Maddie to book a place:
Laura 07809411147
Maddie 07811958439

Silks (beginners) with Rada at the Circus Training Space at The Island

Silks (beginners) with Rada

Aerial silks

Come and learn to fly with the Queen of the Skies! Aerial silks is the art of climbing up a long piece of fabric and using it to suspend your body in mid-air. Aerialists use the fabric to wrap, suspend, fall, swing, and spiral their bodies into and out of various positions.

What to expect from the classes: The class consists of stretching and conditioning the body for aerial work, and a fun-filled hour on the silks.

Expect to work hard, get fit and make some great friends!

You are welcome to join us at any time during the year as we have no fixed terms

What to bring with you: Please bring a bottle of water, wear leggings and a stretch top or leotard.

Beginners 6 pm  – 8 pm Wednesday.

Name of the teacher: Rada aka Miss Radida

www.missradida.com

Email address: missradida@gmail.com

Phone number: 07864106321

£15 per class or 4 classes for £ 40

Aerial hoop with Abby at The Island, Bristol

Aerial Hoop Intermediates with Abby

What to expect from the course:

*Carefully designed exercises and sequences to support the development of strength and body awareness required for this beautiful circus art.
*Warm up draws on influences including yoga, dance and pilates. We will start with conditioning exercises that form the basis of aerial technique.
*The classes develop through learning static poses into full sequences.
*Abby is a very experienced performer and teacher, with a particular strength in creating unique choreography, and facilitating students ability to dance in the air.
*In the beginners class there is a focus on technique, in the intermediates the focus is on repertoire and creation.

What to bring with you: Recommended: comfortable double layer of leggings with fitted t-shirt thats easy to tuck in/leotard or shorts to cover stomach area.

Level: Intermediate/Advanced, anyone unsure of their suitability is welcome to contact the tutor to discuss requirements

Name of the teacher: Abby Nénuphar

Website to the teacher: www.circusdancer.com

Email address: abbycircus@gmail.com

Phone number: 07916697750

Cost for the class:

First class £10, then £15 drop in or four consecutive for £40.
Please give 24 hours notice if you wish to cancel or I still expect payment.

Time: 8pm – 9.30pm

 Contact Abby by TEXT to book your place, to get online payment details or for more information. 07916697750