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Dance Trapeze for Absolute Adult Beginners

April 25, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm


with Heather Booth

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Dance trapeze is a graceful and dynamic art form that takes movement from the ground into the air – in our case, about 2 feet off the ground. This low-key workshop is perfect for students with no aerial experience who want a gentle approach to learning about dance trapeze. We will review proper engagement, body alignment, and technique.

This unconventional workshop will use both a single point trapeze (which can spin) and double point trapeze (which can gently swing.) The very low height of the trapeze will allow students to sit on or step onto the bar to do all of their movements. Students will not have to lift their own body weight. Body weight, conditioning or age are not barriers to trying this beautiful movement form. Aerial Level 1 is NOT pre-requisite.

trapeze dance HeatherHeather Booth first learned the art of trapeze and aerial dance in 1997 in New Orleans, and she’s had a hard time walking on the ground ever since! Heather owns Miraas Aerial, a Denver-based aerial studio, where she spent four years as Creative Director and Lead Instructor, teaching aerial silk/fabric, static trapeze, lyra, and aerial yoga to adults and children. In addition to teaching aerial in the studio,

Heather has spent years traveling and teaching culture and human rights as a university professor. An advocate of ‘social circus’, Heather has worked as an aerial trainer in Israel, Palestine, and Thailand, teaching trust and peace through circus skills. Heather’s aerial trainers have included: Julio Batista de Souza of Cirque du Soleil’s “Ka”, Alexandra Walker of the Slavic Sisters; Carrie Heller of the Circus Arts Institute; Shayna Swanson of Aloft, Lisa Natoli of Lisa’s Bright Ideas, and Josh McGirk of Aeriality, where she received Aerial Yoga teacher training. Read more about Heather at miraasaerials.com


April 25, 2015
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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