Sat, Jul 16|
Upside Aerial Arts & Fitness
Intro to Duo Trapeze
Aerialists! Learn the basics of duo trapeze in this 2 hour introductory workshop!
Time & Location
Jul 16, 2022, 3:45 PM – 5:45 PM
Upside Aerial Arts & Fitness, 2241 Hanford Rd #103, Burlington, NC 27215, USA
About the Event
Learn the basics of duo trapeze in this 2 hour introductory workshop taught by Upside Trapeze instructor, Alison Foster! Great for duo newbies and for those coming back to partner work after a long break (thanks to COVID and social distancing). We’ll play with skills in which both partners are hanging, seated, and standing on the bar as well as weight-sharing skills in which one partner is the base and the other is the flyer. You do NOT need a partner to sign up with, though you certainly can. Registration closes on 7/14/22 so be sure to book before then!
Must be able to do multiple bent arm inversions from the ground and air over the span of 2 hours. Bar apparatus experience (trapeze or Lyra) is strongly recommended. Must be comfortable being in very close physical contact with another person. Although there is not an age cut-off for this workshop, being an adult (or at least adult-sized) is recommended for base-flyer pairings for safety reasons.
About Your Instructor:
Alison began dancing at age 12 and went on to earn a dual degree in Dance (specializing in Contemporary) and Child & Family Development from the University of GA and a Masters in Public Health from UNC Charlotte. She gained most of her professional dance experience as a main company dancer for the professional dance and aerial arts company, Caroline Calouche & Co, in Charlotte. There, she expanded her skill set to include aerial sling, silks, single point trapeze, duo trapeze, and partner acrobatics. She has been performing aerial acts professionally for many years and currently teaches Trapeze at Upside Aerial and Aerial Arts Studio in Belmont, NC. Alison will be accompanied by Michelle Spurlock, Upside's owner, for providing demonstrations and hands-on assisting during this workshop.
Intro to Duo Trapeze