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Sat, Jun 05


Upside Aerial Arts & Fitness

Lyra Combos & Spins

This workshop connects what you can do on the ground with how to get in the air using spin techniques and fluid floor work: for advanced-beginner level or higher lyra and trapeze students.

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Lyra Combos & Spins
Lyra Combos & Spins

Time & Location

Jun 05, 2021, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM

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


About the event

About the Workshop:

In this 90-minute workshop, we keep it low. Students will work on interesting combinations using spin techniques and fluid floor movement. This workshop connects what we do on the ground with how we get in the air. You do NOT need to be a dancer to participate in this workshop, just come ready to move!

Prerequisites: A solid understanding of basic lyra or trapeze skills, including straddle back, is recommended. Clean inversions are highly recommended. Must be able to mount your apparatus* unassisted.   *While this workshop is primarily taught on lyra, trapeze students are welcome to join as much of the work we'll be doing can be translated to trapeze.

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 6 students to allow for social distancing and masks are required at all times. Click here for our COVID-19 procedures.

About the Instructor:

Gena is a movement artist, aerial hoop coach, and the founder of SOAR Aerial Dance. Aerial arts, specifically Lyra, have been her passion since 2009. Though Gena is not a classically trained dancer, she has a natural athleticism that she uses to bring her own style of movement and grace to her artistry. She has spent over 10 years navigating her path of creativity with a focus on physical awareness, movement capabilities, and how they pertain to the human body. Her performance work with SOAR Aerial Dance focuses on collaborating with professional, local artists to bridge the gap between aerial dance and performance art in her community, telling honest stories along the way.


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