Upcoming Workshops

May 2019

Workshops with Lena Alani

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

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Tuesday, May 28: Hipkey Craze
Wednesday, May 29: Aerial Hammock Flow
BOTH Workshops

1 for $60, BOTH workshops for $110

TUESDAY, May 28, 7:30pm-9:00pm
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-9:00pm

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.


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Cancellation Policy: For workshops, cancellations must be made at least 48 hours in advance of the workshop to be eligible for a full refund. Cancellations made less than 48 hours in advance will only be refunded under special circumstances.

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