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Fri, Jun 21


Upside Aerial Arts & Fitness

Intro to Lyra (Aerial Hoop) Workshop (1)

Always wanted to try Lyra? Learn basic mounts, skills and spins on this beautiful aerial apparatus from lyra performer and teacher, Gena DuBose.

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Intro to Lyra (Aerial Hoop) Workshop (1)
Intro to Lyra (Aerial Hoop) Workshop (1)

Time & Location

Jun 21, 2019, 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Upside Aerial Arts & Fitness, 2950 South Church Street, Burlington, NC 27215, USA

About the Event

About the Workshop:

Aerial hoop, or Lyra, is a beautiful circular apparatus. We will explore basic Lyra mounts, spinning, and skills with proper form and technique in this 90 minute workshop . Aerial experience is a plus but not required.

Please wear comfortable, form-fitting athletic clothing. A shirt that is fitted or can be tucked in will keep you covered when you go upside down. Pants or leggings that cover the back of your knees are a MUST! Be sure to bring water. Space is limited to 8 students.

About the Instructor:

In 2010 Gena DuBose began practicing Aerial Arts in Asheville, NC after becoming inspired from seeing a live Trapeze duo in a unique warehouse event. From Trapeze and Silks, she moved into Lyra and fell in love with this circular apparatus. After training at Aerial Space, she moved to California where she trained at San Francisco Circus Center and Kinetic Arts in Oakland. She then moved to Orlando, FL where she trained with Jennifer Drabik at Orlando Area Arts.

In addition to her training in Florida, Gena spent her time at a flying trapeze school learning under Efe Ilkay, where he taught her how to work the board and also how to fly. This taught Gena a lot about body awareness and solidified her interest in making a career out of performing arts. While in Florida, Gena became inspired to work harder and received her Pilates training through STOTT which contributed further to her passion for learning about the body and how it moves.

Since moving to Durham in 2014, Gena has collaborated, taught, and performed with

Cirque de Vol, Triangle Circus Arts, Pura Vida Studio and Durham School for Ballet. She currently resides at Aradia Fitness in Cary. Gena also completed her yoga teacher training at Franklin Street Yoga Center, specializing in power yoga. In all of her classes, Gena likes to focus on anatomy and alignment, a concept of body and spacial awareness that she brings to her teachings and performances. Specifically in Lyra classes, Gena emphasizes choreography, sequencing and lyrical flow.

Gena DuBose is the Artistic Director of SOAR Aerial Dance, a collective organization for movement artists based in Durham.





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