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Aerial Hoop Class at The Island, Bristol

Aerial Hoop- Improvers

*£15 per class or £40 for a block of 4 consecutive classes. *
Learn with a professional aerialist with years of performance experience. The classes are  catered to you, so that you can become strong, flexible and agile whilst learning a new craft, getting to know some awesome people in a fun, relaxed and supportive environment.
You will learn:
• Graceful tricks
• Dynamic moves
• Fluid transitions
• Mind body connection

Contact:
• Helina Griffiths on facebook
• email helinagriffiths@gmail.com

About the tutor: Helena Griffiths

I specialise in aerial; primarily rotating hoop, static sing point hoop, aerial harness and silks. Since leaving professional training I have developed my own work and style, which is heavily influenced by the use of unique and unusual apparatus. Having designed and a new type of aerial fire hoop, I have since performed at many large-scale events including the M.T.V European music awards above Alicia Keys!
I have also take part in the world tour of Arcadia Spectacular where I have developed a mature and professional attitude to my work. For me the most important thing about performing is inspiring and igniting a fire in the eyes of your audience. I hope to give them the feeling of what it would be like to fly, or live inside flames, I think it is a transition of energy from me to them – making them believe in the impossible. Come along to either the beginners or intermediate class and learn spectacular hoop tricks to use in your aerial, for fun and work!

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
Aerial Hoop at The Island, Bristol

Aerial Hoop – Beginners

*£15 per class or £40 for a block of 4 consecutive classes. *
Learn with a professional aerialist with years of performance experience. The classes are  catered to you, so that you can become strong, flexible and agile whilst learning a new craft, getting to know some awesome people in a fun, relaxed and supportive environment.
You will learn:
• Graceful tricks
• Dynamic moves
• Fluid transitions
• Mind body connection

Contact:
• Helina Griffiths on facebook
• email helinagriffiths@gmail.com

About the tutor: Helena Griffiths

I specialise in aerial; primarily rotating hoop, static sing point hoop, aerial harness and silks. Since leaving professional training I have developed my own work and style, which is heavily influenced by the use of unique and unusual apparatus. Having designed and a new type of aerial fire hoop, I have since performed at many large-scale events including the M.T.V European music awards above Alicia Keys!
I have also take part in the world tour of Arcadia Spectacular where I have developed a mature and professional attitude to my work. For me the most important thing about performing is inspiring and igniting a fire in the eyes of your audience. I hope to give them the feeling of what it would be like to fly, or live inside flames, I think it is a transition of energy from me to them – making them believe in the impossible. Come along to either the beginners or intermediate class and learn spectacular hoop tricks to use in your aerial, for fun and work!

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.

£7 per class

£30 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

Aerial Hoop Class at The Island, Bristol

Aerial Hoop- Improvers

*£15 per class or £40 for a block of 4 consecutive classes. *
Learn with a professional aerialist with years of performance experience. The classes are  catered to you, so that you can become strong, flexible and agile whilst learning a new craft, getting to know some awesome people in a fun, relaxed and supportive environment.
You will learn:
• Graceful tricks
• Dynamic moves
• Fluid transitions
• Mind body connection

Contact:
• Helina Griffiths on facebook
• email helinagriffiths@gmail.com

About the tutor: Helena Griffiths

I specialise in aerial; primarily rotating hoop, static sing point hoop, aerial harness and silks. Since leaving professional training I have developed my own work and style, which is heavily influenced by the use of unique and unusual apparatus. Having designed and a new type of aerial fire hoop, I have since performed at many large-scale events including the M.T.V European music awards above Alicia Keys!
I have also take part in the world tour of Arcadia Spectacular where I have developed a mature and professional attitude to my work. For me the most important thing about performing is inspiring and igniting a fire in the eyes of your audience. I hope to give them the feeling of what it would be like to fly, or live inside flames, I think it is a transition of energy from me to them – making them believe in the impossible. Come along to either the beginners or intermediate class and learn spectacular hoop tricks to use in your aerial, for fun and work!

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
Aerial Hoop at The Island, Bristol

Aerial Hoop – Beginners

*£15 per class or £40 for a block of 4 consecutive classes. *
Learn with a professional aerialist with years of performance experience. The classes are  catered to you, so that you can become strong, flexible and agile whilst learning a new craft, getting to know some awesome people in a fun, relaxed and supportive environment.
You will learn:
• Graceful tricks
• Dynamic moves
• Fluid transitions
• Mind body connection

Contact:
• Helina Griffiths on facebook
• email helinagriffiths@gmail.com

About the tutor: Helena Griffiths

I specialise in aerial; primarily rotating hoop, static sing point hoop, aerial harness and silks. Since leaving professional training I have developed my own work and style, which is heavily influenced by the use of unique and unusual apparatus. Having designed and a new type of aerial fire hoop, I have since performed at many large-scale events including the M.T.V European music awards above Alicia Keys!
I have also take part in the world tour of Arcadia Spectacular where I have developed a mature and professional attitude to my work. For me the most important thing about performing is inspiring and igniting a fire in the eyes of your audience. I hope to give them the feeling of what it would be like to fly, or live inside flames, I think it is a transition of energy from me to them – making them believe in the impossible. Come along to either the beginners or intermediate class and learn spectacular hoop tricks to use in your aerial, for fun and work!

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.

£7 per class

£30 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

Aerial Hoop Class at The Island, Bristol

Aerial Hoop- Improvers

*£15 per class or £40 for a block of 4 consecutive classes. *
Learn with a professional aerialist with years of performance experience. The classes are  catered to you, so that you can become strong, flexible and agile whilst learning a new craft, getting to know some awesome people in a fun, relaxed and supportive environment.
You will learn:
• Graceful tricks
• Dynamic moves
• Fluid transitions
• Mind body connection

Contact:
• Helina Griffiths on facebook
• email helinagriffiths@gmail.com

About the tutor: Helena Griffiths

I specialise in aerial; primarily rotating hoop, static sing point hoop, aerial harness and silks. Since leaving professional training I have developed my own work and style, which is heavily influenced by the use of unique and unusual apparatus. Having designed and a new type of aerial fire hoop, I have since performed at many large-scale events including the M.T.V European music awards above Alicia Keys!
I have also take part in the world tour of Arcadia Spectacular where I have developed a mature and professional attitude to my work. For me the most important thing about performing is inspiring and igniting a fire in the eyes of your audience. I hope to give them the feeling of what it would be like to fly, or live inside flames, I think it is a transition of energy from me to them – making them believe in the impossible. Come along to either the beginners or intermediate class and learn spectacular hoop tricks to use in your aerial, for fun and work!

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