Previous Workshops

June 2019

Workshops with Kim Terry (Round 1)

Join us in welcoming back Kim Terry for two exciting back-to-back workshops!

Sign up now to reserve your spot!
$40 each or both for $70

SUNDAY, June 2, 8:30am-10:00am: Sequence and Choreography
Prepare to learn a single sequence while discussing and exploring additions and alternatives to the sequence. Everyone will perform the entire sequence to a song at the end of the workshop. We will discuss general concepts and thought process behind making your own choreography.

SUNDAY, June 2, 10:15am-11:45am: Aerial Silks Poses for Photoshoots
So you want to have your very first aerial photoshoot! Where do you start? We will go through how to prepare for an aerial photoshoot (costumes, poses, logistics). Feel free to bring potential costumes/outfits. We will not have time to change between outfits, but we will discuss how to work with different outfit types, including skirts and dresses.

Prerequisites (for both workshops): Level 2 and higher. Solid footlocks in the air (single and double). Working on inversions/straddle ups (preferably in the air). Able to stay in the air (even if a few feet off the ground) for at least 2 minutes.


May 2019

Workshops with Lena Alani

We are so excited to have Lena Alani join us for two awesome workshops coming in May!

1 for $60, BOTH workshops for $110

TUESDAY, May 28, 7:30pm-9:30pm
Hipkey Craze
Aerial Silks Workshop with Lena Alani

In this workshop we will be focusing not only on improving hipkey techniques, but also discovering new and intricate ways into hipkey and the infinite possibilities and sequences from hipkey that include balances, transitions and even small drops. Whether you are a beginner student, that would like to improve your technique or an intermediate student, that would like to tease their brain with new material, you will be obsessed with Hipkeys.

Prerequisites: Ability to hold bent elbows hang 5-10 seconds, ability to invert multiple times from floor or/and air, understanding a basic hipkey wrap. Intermediate students.

WEDNESDAY, May 29, 7:30pm-9:30pm

Aerial Hammock Flow
Hammock Workshop with Lena Alani
Welcome to the world of Aerial Dance! The fluidity is what makes your routine look effortless, and that is what we are going to be concentrating on in this workshop. We will be working on combining technique, creativity, execution, and learning fun innovative moves and combos on a sling, as well as weaving them together with fluid transitions. In the end, all students will work on sequencing the combos and creating a flow of their own.

PrerequisitesHammock experience is suggested but not required, ability to invert in the hammock on the ground multiple times (feet can push off the floor), ability to hold a bent elbow hang 5-10 seconds, beginner/interm level.

About Lena:

Lena Alani is a highly skilled contemporary/interdisciplinary circus performer, aerialist, choreographer, dancer and coach, based in Los Angeles, California. Born and raised in Russia, homeland of world-famous dancers and gymnasts, Lena couldn’t help herself from developing deep love and passion for dance, physical theatre and circus arts. All of those wonderful forms of physical expression have influenced her style in the air, powerful and dynamic, yet soft, fluid and graceful.  She is truly an artist with a strong creative vision and a passionate heart, that believes that art in any form is a universal language to communicate emotions, as there is nothing like watching a live performance.

Highly motivated and passionate about aerial/circus arts and dance, Lena loves sharing her extensive knowledge with the students. Her background includes wide range of physical training in circus arts, dance, physical theatre, yoga etc. She specializes in coaching various levels of vertical apparatus, which include aerial fabric, hammock, rope and aerial yoga, as well as conditioning, strengthening, handstands and stretching techniques. It is very important for Lena to be able to create a fun and safe environment for students, and approach a class with compassion, encouragement and patience. Making sure to break moves down, so students have time and space to understand the foundations of aerial apparatus, before moving on to a next thing, progression by progression. She will guide students through fun dance warm-ups, which prepare body for movement on the floor and in the air, and focus not only on important skills and progressions, but also on the ability of connecting moves together, weaving them with seamless transitions, and learning how to actually dance in the air with fluidity and grace.


APRIL 2019

Workshops with Aaron Koz

Get ready Love/Aerial! We’ve got an exciting FOUR days of workshops with Aaron Koz coming your way in April!

Aaron Early Bird
(Before April 1)
Regular
(After April 1)
  Monday, April 22
7:30-9:00pm
 Handstands for Everybody $55 ea. $65 ea.
  Tuesday, April 23
7:30-9:00pm
Aerial Inversion Clinic
 Wednesday, April 24
7:30-9:00pm
Straps Level 1
  Thursday, April 25
7:30-9:00pm
See Your C-Shape

MONDAY, April 22
Handstands for Everybody (7:30pm-9:00pm)

Handstands are built from a set of fundamentals that when practiced consistently allow even beginner students to overcome strength, mobility, and mental challenges.
Students will learn a series of mobility and active flexibility exercises for their shoulders and thoracic spine as well as hips, followed by a series of wrist, shoulders, and core/pelvic floor strengthening drills, and finish with progressive spotted and unspotted handstand drills to build comfort on and off the wall.

Prerequisites: comfort weight-bearing on wrists/shoulders, 15 second straight arm plank.

TUESDAY, April 23
Aerial Inversion Clinic (Get Your Butt Over Your Head Better) (7:30pm-9:00pm)

In collaboration with Jennifer Freeman, DPT (practicing and research faculty at Mercer University in Atlanta) and Angie Prescott (ACRO PT, DPT, CSCS) this workshop focuses on safe progressions to go from the ground to air, with a movement screen, investigation into good body mechanics as well as different functional training tools, exercises and techniques to get your butt over your head. This clinic will include both teaching cues and training tools beneficial for anyone from a beginner wishing to deepen their understanding to coaches interested in learning how to recognize when a student is displaying signs of potential movement dysfunction and advanced students hoping to achieve a badass 1-arm inversion.

Prerequisites: Anyone is welcome as it is primarily a theory-based workshop (and anyone can watch and learn and will walk away with plenty of tools to improve their inversions no matter what level they’re at).  

WEDNESDAY, April 24
STRAPS ARE FUN! Aerial Straps Level 1 (7:30pm-9:00pm)

Learn fundamental techniques for safe and effective training of aerial straps that will improve your power and control across all apparatuses. Straps are fun. Students warm up using a set of exercises designed to pre-habilitate and strengthen the shoulders, then cover fundamental static positions on straps (meathook, inverted straddle, nutcracker, croc, support, flag, and side balance). Straps are fun. The end of the workshop will focus on 2 and 1-arm spinning using the dynamic technique of flares to invert to different positions. I swear straps are fun.

This workshop will be beneficial for aerial artists who want to improve their spinning technique, meathooks/reverse-meathooks, roll-ups, and other skills on any apparatus. No straps experience required.

Prerequisites: 2 arm inversions of any kind (straddle-up, tuck-up, pike-up) 1-arm hangs with engaged shoulder for 10-20 seconds (or 2-arm for 30), and 20-30 second wall handstand or 45-second plank.

THURSDAY, April 25
See Your C-Shape (7:30pm-9:00pm)

Want to improve your waist roll ups/downs (on fabric) OR your back balance OR your static switches? Students will move through a series of mobility exercises, proprioceptive and active flexibility drills that isolate and strengthen potential weak points in your waist roll technique depending on where their weaknesses lie. Students will start on the floor and then move on to a variety of apparatuses.

Prerequisites: No current back injury, experience with skin the cats, practice with back balance/front balance, comfort in catchers wrap (inside knee hook, one wrap around the opposite leg)


DECEMBER 2018

Beginner Lyra Bootcamp with Sarah Parnell

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Come burn off that holiday pudge with two lyra bootcamps with Sarah Parnell!

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 26 and THURSDAY, DECEMBER 27
Beginner Lyra Bootcamp  (7:30pm-9:30pm) $60
Jump start your lyra (aerial hoop) training with conditioning, pretty poses, and sneaky transitions while gaining a foundation of aerial hoop!

All levels welcome!


NOVEMBER 2018

Three Workshops with Sarah Parnell

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We are excited to announce that we will be hosting aerialist Sarah Parnell for an exciting series of three workshops!

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 19
Beginner Lyra Bootcamp  (7:30pm-9:30pm) $60
Jump start your lyra (aerial hoop) training with conditioning, pretty poses, and sneaky transitions while gaining a foundation of aerial hoop!

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 26
Aerial Silks Transitions (7:30pm-8:30pm)
$30 for one, $55 for both silks workshops
Join us as Sarah Parnell shows us how to gracefully transition between classic and new moves and add to our aerial silks vocabulary!

Aerial Silks Drops (8:30pm-9:30pm)
$30 for one, $55 for both silks workshops
Learn some breathtaking new drops for aerial silks!

Prerequisites: Be able to get into Jacob’s ladder (double leg crochet) and hold an invert knee hook for 3 seconds without hips dropping


OCTOBER 2018

Intro to Hand Balancing with Elizabeth Blanchard

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Exciting news! We will be hosting a handstand workshop with the amazing Elizabeth Blanchard (http://elizabethbfit.com) on Monday, October 15, 7:30pm-9:00pm!

Intro to Hand Balancing: Life is better upside down…so do handstands! Always wanted to do a handstand but not sure where to start? This workshop is for the brand new or novice aspiring hand balancer. We’ll be addressing the mechanics, strength and flexibility that go into developing your handstand and other hand balancing poses and transitions (elbow/forearm, handstand, croc, canes). For the more savvy inversion students we’ll progress to building the technique and strength for the handstand press. You’ll come away from this hand balancing workshop with the tools and confidence to independently train and develop your hand balancing skills.

Sign up online at www.loveaerial.as.me

Date: Monday, October 15

Time: 7:30pm- 9:00pm
Cost: $50


SEPTEMBER 2018

Three Aerial Silks Workshops with Kimberly Terry!

KT_7419Guess who’s back again? Join us for three exciting aerial silks Workshops with Kimberly Terry!

Sequences and Transitions (Fri, Sept 14, 7:30pm-9:00pm) $35
Prerequisites:
– Climb the length of the silks multiple times
– Able to stay in the air for >10 seconds at a time

Belay All Day (Sat, Sept 15, 7:00pm-8:00pm) $25 or *$45 if taken with Drops
– Prerequisite: Bent arm invert in the air multiple times

Drops (Sat, Sept 15, 8:00pm-9:00pm) $25 or *45 if taken with Belay All Day
Prerequisites:
– Solid bent arm invert in the air multiple times
– Outside and inside knee hook- hold self for >4 seconds
– Windmill/flair/side-crunch hipkey entrance


AUGUST 2018

Aerial Silks Workshop with Kimberly Terry!

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Our very own Kimberly Terry is coming back to Love/Aerial for two hours of workshop fun on August 18!

7:00pm-8:00pm: Unconventional Foot Locks and Slack Drag
Prerequisites:
– Able to climb to the top of the silks multiple times
– Able to hold body weight in the air for >20 seconds
– Solid bent arm inverts on the ground

8:00pm-9:00pm: Drops!
Prerequisites:
– Solid bent arm invert in the air multiple times
– Outside and inside knee hook
– Able to hold self for >4 seconds

Date: Saturday, August 18
Time: 7:00pm- 9:00pm
Cost: $25 for one, $45 for both workshops


JULY 2018

Double Header Workshops with Sarah Parnell!

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We are excited to welcome back to Sacramento, Sarah Parnell, for two hours of workshop fun Wednesday, July 25 from 7:30pm-9:30pm!

7:30-8:30pm: Sequencing and Drops
8:30-9:30pm: Flair and Spin

Prerequisite: invert (bent arms, bent legs is fine), knee hook, and hold for 4 seconds

Date: Wednesday, July 25
Time: 7:30pm- 9:30pm
Cost: $25 for one, $45 for both


JUNE 2018

Choreography and Flow with Kylie Carrigan

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We are pleased to welcome Kylie Carrigan for an exciting Choreography and Flow workshop on Friday, June 15 from 7:30pm-9:00pm!

This workshop is geared towards intermediate and advanced students. We will be working on some intermediate level sequences that can be scaled up or down, depending on students’ comfort level with things like spins, drops, flexibility, etc. The primary goal for this workshop, however, is to work on how to turn ANYTHING into a buttery smooth flow that looks effortless and magical!

Date: Friday, June 15
Time: 7:30pm- 9:00pm
Cost: $35

Prerequisites: 
– clean invert in the air
– hip key
– egg beater/dancer wrap foot locks
– comfortable with a crochet grip

About Kylie:

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Kylie is a Los Angeles-based aerialist and visual artist. After training in a ballet conservatory from early childhood, she went on to study fine art and recently earned her master’s degree in studio practice. Kylie brings the elegant lines of a professional dancer and the innovative thinking of a designer to her aerial coaching.