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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

Lady Lima’s Aerial Hoop Evening – Improvers

*£15 per class or £40 for a block of 4 consecutive classes. *

Learn with a professional aerialist with years of performance experience.

You will learn:

  • Graceful tricks, dynamic moves and fluid transitions
  • Strength, balance and flexibility
  • Lush sequences
  • Mind body connection
  • Respect and love for your yourself

Contact:
email: helinagriffiths@gmail.com

phone: 07587146503

About the tutor: Helina Griffiths

I specialise in aerial, primarily rotating hoop, static single point hoop, aerial harness and silks.

Since leaving professional training I have been able to develop my own work and style, which is heavily influenced by the use of unique and unusual apparatus. 

I have over 10 years worth of performing experience and knowledge to pass on. I love exploring and teaching new sequence and transitions, giving people the confidence to feel calm and collected whilst in the air and pushing their personal limits to new heights. 

For me the most important thing about teaching is inspiring people. I hope to give them the feeling of what it would be like to fly, or to give them strength and balance they never knew they had, making them believe in the impossible.

Lady Lima’s Aerial Hoop Evening – Beginners

*£15 per class or £40 for a block of 4 consecutive classes. *

Learn with a professional aerialist with years of performance experience.

You will learn:

  • Graceful tricks, dynamic moves and fluid transitions
  • Strength, balance and flexibility
  • Lush sequences
  • Mind body connection
  • Respect and love for your yourself

Contact:
email: helinagriffiths@gmail.com

phone: 07587146503

About the tutor: Helina Griffiths

I specialise in aerial, primarily rotating hoop, static single point hoop, aerial harness and silks.

Since leaving professional training I have been able to develop my own work and style, which is heavily influenced by the use of unique and unusual apparatus. 

I have over 10 years worth of performing experience and knowledge to pass on. I love exploring and teaching new sequence and transitions, giving people the confidence to feel calm and collected whilst in the air and pushing their personal limits to new heights. 

For me the most important thing about teaching is inspiring people. I hope to give them the feeling of what it would be like to fly, or to give them strength and balance they never knew they had, making them believe in the impossible.

Acro Yoga at The Island

Acro Yoga (intermediate)

Acro-Inspired YogaWhat to expect from the course: Acro-inspired yoga is a fun fusion of Yoga, Acrobatics and Thai Massage: core-conditioning; partner yoga; front flying; back flying and yummy Thai therapeutics all rolled into one acrolicious bundle. Expect sweat and a lot of fun.

What to bring with you: Water, and a mat if you have one (don’t worry if not)

Class:  8.15 pm – 9 pm

On the last Monday of each month Ash with wide up the month by leading a Thai Massage session.

Teacher: Ash

https://www.facebook.com/flyingmonkeyyoga

Email address: ashtynebond@gmail.com

 

Phone number: 07909 264641

Cost for the class: £8 drop in or £50 for 10 weeks!

£ 12 for both classes AcroYoga (beginners) & Acro Yoga (intermediate) valid for the same evening only

 

Acro Yoga at The Island

Acro Yoga (intermediate) with Will Dukes

Acro-Inspired Yoga

What to expect from the course: Acro-inspired yoga is a fun fusion of Yoga, Acrobatics and Thai Massage: core-conditioning; partner yoga; front flying; back flying and yummy Thai therapeutics all rolled into one acrolicious bundle.

Expect sweat and a lot of fun.

What to bring with you: Water, and a mat if you have one (don’t worry if not)

Class:  8.15 pm – 9 pm

Teacher: Will Duke

Cost for the class: £ 10 drop in OR £15 to both the beginners and intermediate class on the same night

Acro Yoga at The Island

Acro Yoga (beginners) with Will Dukes

Beginners Acro-Inspired Yoga

AcroYoga is a playful fusion of partner yoga, simple acrobatics and Thai massage. In these sessions expect sweat, laughter and some steps outside your comfort zone. This is a safe space to play and explore and we try and make it accessible to all levels of experience (including none at all!).

No partner necessary – we work in groups of 3 to ensure safe flights at all times.

What to bring with you: Water, and a mat if you have one (don’t worry if not)

Level: Beginner

Name of the teacher: Will Dukes

Cost for the class: £ 10 drop-in OR £15 to both the beginners and intermediate class on the same night

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