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Upside Aerial Arts & Fitness

Catching Slack

A Slack Drop Silks Workshop with Waverly Jones (for intermediate to advanced fabric students)

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Catching Slack
Catching Slack

Time & Location

Jul 23, 2021, 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM

Upside Aerial Arts & Fitness, 2241 Hanford Rd #103, Burlington, NC 27215, USA


About the event

We are so excited to have the amazing Waverly Jones visiting our studio Friday to Sunday, July 23rd to 25th!! She'll be offering a variety of workshops on Aerial Silks and Lyra as well as private & semiprivate lessons. Here is a schedule of all her offerings (with pricing) throughout the weekend. Register for any workshops or privates under the Events tab. If you normally attend classes with us Friday - Sunday, be sure to check our studio schedule duirng Waverly Weekend: some classes have been canceled and some remain unchanged. 

About this Workshop

This 90 minute aerial silks workshop focuses entirely on pulling slack & landing in it. We will be covering an assortment of slack drops, including drops from knee hooks, straddles, shoulders, splits, & hip keys. Many slack drops can be done slowly and the height of the drop can be adjusted. Over time, students can begin adding more height & distance as they progress. *Depending on enrollment, you may be sharing an apparatus with 1 other student.

Workshop Prerequisites

Students attending this workshop must be able to invert multiple times in the air with ease. This workshop is suitable for an intermediate - advanced skill level.

About the Instructor

As a versatile aerialist, Waverly Jones specializes in several apparatuses including Aerial Silks (Fabric/Tissu), Aerial Hoop (Lyra), Duo Aerial Arts, Spanish web, Corde Lisse (Rope), and Dance Pole Arts. Waverly began performing professionally in January of 2011 when she became a company member of Asheville Aerial Arts. She has since performed at countless festivals, galas, fund raisers, carnivals, corporate events, weddings, concerts, and private parties. In July of 2015 Waverly and dear friend, Heather Poole, opened Asheville’s first and only certified aerial and movement arts studio: Empyrean Arts. Empyrean Arts provides students with a safe and supportive environment for anyone wanting to explore personal development through movement art education. Waverly holds a Master Trainer Instructor Certification in Pole Dance and Fitness from Dakota Fox’s Aradia Fitness USA, and in the spring of 2017 she collaborated with Dakota Fox and Heather Poole to create Aerial Silks and Aerial Hoop teacher training programs for Aradia Fitness. More than anything, Waverly deeply enjoys connecting and growing with others through the performance and instruction of aerial arts.


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