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Ongoing Studio Classes
Please note that our class schedule changes from session to session. Disciplines taught throughout the year may include trapeze, lyra, aerial fabric, acrobalance, mask and physical theatre, juggling, unicycling, conditioning, and more. Join our mailing list to receive monthly email announcements about new classes.
Winter Classes: November 10 thru December 23, 2013
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with Amy Christian and Colleen McKeown
Colleen and Amy will be offer monthly acrobatic partnering intensives throughout the year. A great way to build strength, flexibility, core centering, and community all while having fun! Acrobalance (also known as acro yoga) is sweeping the nation and here's your chance to try it out!! You can visit our website at acrosantafe.com/ for more info.
Intro to Partner Acrobalance
Cost for the workshop is $40 for 3 hours.
No experience and no partner necessary; should be healthy with no major injuries. Minimum of 6 participants needed to run this workshop.
Email Colleen and Amy at email@example.com for dates and times.
Partner Acrobalance-Continuing to the Next Level
Sunday, November 24, 12:30 to 3:30pm.
Cost for the workshop is $40 for 3 hours BUT if you register and pay in advance (by Wednesday before the workshop) we’ll give you a $35 deal.
Let’s rock continuing skills in acro partnering! The more the merrier as we combine skills to create flows and fly high! Minimum of 6 participants needed to run this workshop.
Teacher contact/registration: Amy Christian at firstname.lastname@example.org.
with Amy Christian and Kelly McDowell
Learn (or further develop) the fundamentals of aerial fabric (sometimes called "silks"). This course will include climbing, wraps, foot locks, drops and poses. From conditioning and basic skills to explorations in choreography, fabrics are a fun way to build core strength and flexibility while defying gravity! Pre-registration is encouraged as classes fill up fast! No drop ins after the second class.
Teacher contact/registration: Amy Christian at email@example.com.
All Levels Aerial Fabric
Mondays, 10 to 11:30am
Wednesdays, 7:15 to 8:45pm
Wednesdays, 5:30 to 7pm
with Colleen McKeown
Thursdays, 6 to 7pm
$10/class, drop-ins welcome!
Get in shape like an Acrobat! This 60 minute, weekly fitness class will condition your body for several circus and acrobatic elements: trapeze, aerial rope and fabric, handstands and partner acrobatics while improving: overall strength, balance and flexibility on the ground and in the air. This drop-in fitness class is perfect for beginners to seasoned circus addicts and improves your performance in any sport or physical movement. Use Circus Conditioning Class to bust out of a fitness plateau, build up to the next stage of aerial work, and to create a lean and toned body. Must be 14+ and able to lift 20 pounds. Please wear stretchy clothing you don't mind being upside down in, bring a water bottle, and be ready to smile and work up a sweat!
Teacher contact/registration: firstname.lastname@example.org. Colleen has been teaching circus arts since 2006. She is an alumni of New England Center for Circus Art's Professional Track Training Program and Residency Program. www.circusduo.com.
Static Trapeze and Lyra
with Colleen McKeown and Amy Bertucci-Nieto
Mixed Level Static Trapeze
Tuesdays, 7:15 to 8:45pm
Class includes a dynamic warm-up, floor exercises and aerial vocabulary, technique and conditioning on trapeze and lyra in a supportive, non-competitive environment. Trapeze and lyra are hung low, at 3' to 7' high. No previous experience necessary to attend the Intro to Trapeze Class. The pre-requisite for Continuing Trapeze is at least one session of trapeze with us or instructor permission.
Teacher contact/registration: email@example.com.
Intro to Theatrical Red Nose
with Sarah Jane-Moody
No classes offered during winter session
The art and play of the red nose clown is a fundamental foundation for any work you do on stage, from circus to Shakespeare. We will explore breath, stage presence, improv, comedic timing and takes, partner work, and authenticity; all through the filter of the clown. No experience necessary.
Teacher contact/registration: firstname.lastname@example.org
Functional Flexibility & Fabric November Workshops
with Laura Stokes
November 2 thru 23
Flexibility heightens the aesthetic of performance, increases movement options, and greatly supports injury prevention. Drawing on information from classical yoga, contemporary therapeutic practices and traditional contortion training this class offers a holistic and internally centered approach to increasing flexibility while simultaneously strengthening the joints. Ideal for aerialists and movement artists of all levels.
Int/Adv Aerial Fabric, Exploring the Boundless within the Bound
We will focus on precision and technique as the way to create more ease, grace and space for personal expressivity. Through the use of spinal propulsion, momentum and economic movement, students will learn how to work with gravity rather than against it, and to approach technical specificity as a gateway to expressive freedom. We will explore exciting new vocabulary, not as an end in and of itself, but as a launching point into innovating original material. Each position can be the beginning of a puzzle that has innumerable outcomes when support principles are properly understood. Learn the key elements necessary to create your own drops, expand transitions into compelling choreography, and cultivate calm stamina. Participants should have a minimum of one year of serious study, and be prepared to work with a precise technical attitude.
$280 for both 4 week workshops
$160 for 4 week individual workshop
$50 per individual class
On Saturday the 30th (Thanksgiving weekend) Laura will be offering private lessons from 10am-2:30pm for folks who are signed up for one full workshop session at a discounted rate of $55 an hour & $30 for a 1/2 hour.
with Nikesha Breeze
All levels welcome, from beginners to advanced acrobats looking for a place to practice skills - from handstands and cartwheels to back walkovers and handsprings. All acrobats will be encouraged to attempt skills based on their comfort and experience level. Working with an experienced coach and spotter. Classes will consist of a detailed warm-up and stretching phase with emphasis on injury prevention and full body awareness, an active tumbling warm-up and conditioning phase, and then specific gymnastics and acrobatic skill building based on level.
For registration, please contact Nikesha via email: email@example.com.
with Abid Husain
Thursdays: 7:15pm to 8:45pm
$10 per class, drop-ins welcome!
Join me in turning our worlds upside down this fall! This handstand class is a weekly 90 minute class designed to introduce or advance your handstand practice. We will go through the principles and practice of balancing, standing and walking on our hands. Each class will comprise of a warm up, stretching, technique and conditioning. Everyone from beginners to experienced handstand junkies are welcomed. All activities can be scaled to level of ability, with safety as our priority. You’ll walk away tired, excited and loving your life upside down!
Aerial Pole Dance
with Devon Lang
Sundays: Intermediate,10:30am to 12:00pm
Mondays: Beginner, 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Come learn a hot new skill in a laid back and fun environment! In this weekly class we will learn simple spins, challenging inversions, foot and floorwork, and pole-specific conditioning. Drawing from fitness, burlesque, and circus styles, classes will be tailored to students’ interests. For beginning and intermediate students of all genders and body types! Please come with bare legs and (very) short shorts, and your skin free of lotions or oils.
Beginner Classes are $15 for drop-in and $50 for four-week session.Intermediate Classes are $20 for drop-in and $60 for four-week
with Joshua Sage
NO CLASSES OFFERED DURING FALL SESSION
Don’t miss your chance to learn to ride the one-wheeled whirlwind! Learn the basics of free mounting, riding forward, riding backward, stalling, idling and more. Unicycling is an activity that works the mind and body in a unique and powerful way that few other activities can match- and it’s huge fun to boot! Unicycles will be available for rent for the duration of the session ($35). $150 for 10 sessions or $20 drop in fee. Class length- 1.25HR. Sponsored in part by Rob and Charlie's bike shop.
To register or for more info contact Joshua Sage, sageland [at] me.com, 505-570-9484
Private lessons are $50/hour for one person, $10/hour each additional person. Special rate available for large groups. Teachers and offerings:
- Amy Bertucci Nieto - Trapeze, Duo Trapeze, Acrobatic Stiltwalking.
- Amy Christian - Partner Acrobalance, Aerial Fabric, Stiltwalking.
- Colleen McKeown - Partner Acrobalance, Trapeze, Duo Trapeze, Lyra/Aerial Hoop.