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Workshops

Workshops are specialized events that we run covering a specific topic in an intensive-style class, often with a visiting instructor.

Intro to Cloud Swing w/ Megan Mallouk $45Purchase required to enroll

Aerial Fabric Teacher Training $400Purchase required to enroll

Air Temple Arts is thrilled to announce our first ever round of Aerial Teacher Training, occurring on February 3rd and 4th!

In this workshop we will learn how to teach aerial skills effectively and safely, with a focus on understanding the techniques, mechanics, and rules that act as the foundation for all aerial work. Our aim is to bridge the gap between explaining the steps to complete a trick, and intimately understanding the ‘whys’ and ‘hows’ behind the trick.

The workshop will include modules on class control, teaching methodologies, safe spotting, fabric theory, and injury prevention. We will also spend some time on trapeze and lyra as well.

We will use the Air Temple Arts curriculum as the basis for our workshop. Students who effectively complete the teacher training will have the opportunity to be entered in our teacher pool and will receive a certificate of completion.

Completion of the program in no way guarantees any teaching position at Air Temple Arts. Completion of the program does not necessarily certify participants as competent teachers.

The workshop will include both active/participatory, and classroom style learning, as well as opportunities to practicing teaching, quizzes, and more.

The cost of the workshops is $400. Payment plans are available. Participation is by permission of instructors (Elaine Cassarino, Liz Cowell, and Stacey Strange); participants must be 16 years of age or older at the time of the workshop. The first round of teacher training is open only to current (taken classes within the last two sessions) students of Air Temple Arts.


Rope Fundamentals & an Intro to Building Momentum $45 per classPurchase required to enroll

This workshop will introduce several basic “building block” rope
skills, as well as some fun choreographic places we can take them --
including pathways in and out of front & back balance, transitions
through hipkey, hip hops, toe climbs and more! We will also consider
techniques for beginning to work on basic beats and dynamic movement.
This is a great class for fabric enthusiasts interested in starting to
explore momentum-based choreography on fabric or rope.

Pre-requisites Previous experience on fabric or rope and strong
shoulder engagement; able to do at least 1 pull-up, invert comfortably
in the air & execute clean “windmill” entry hip keys in the air.

Defying Gravity: Resisting the Fall & Rolling Up $45 per classPurchase required to enroll

In this workshop we will analyze the basic idea of C-shaping in two
parts: First, we will explore the techniques necessary to actively
slow the roll of horizontal rolling drops & skills. We will then
further analyze C-shape theory by applying this technique to skills
which require active ascension of the rope or fabric, including
various types of roll-ups. Time permitting, we may also touch on
short, relevant choreographic sequences.

Pre-requisites: Single star drop, clean hipkeys, 1-2 pull-ups, and
ability to invert with comfort and confidence in the air.