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Sun, Jul 25


Upside Aerial Arts & Fitness

Crossback Straddle & Belay Play

Mind-melting, unique entrances to crossback & belay with Waverly Jones! (for intermediate - advanced fabric students)

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Crossback Straddle & Belay Play
Crossback Straddle & Belay Play

Time & Location

Jul 25, 2021, 3:45 PM – 5:45 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

Upon completion of this 2 hour workshop, students will be equipped with new & unique ways into Crossback Straddle

& Belay. Plan to learn a variety of skills within Belay, including shapes, stacked drops, & bendy tricks. Written notes,

photos & videos are encouraged as you will be learning a mind-melting amount of silky awesomeness. *Depending on enrollment, you may be sharing an apparatus with 1 other student.

Workshop Prerequisites

Prerequisites for attending this workshop are comfort with inverting multiple times in the air & the ability to get in and out of Crossback Straddle multiple times with ease. Students should be at an intermediate-advanced level to attend & be comfortable with a 10-15 second short arm hang. 

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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