Aerial Teacher Training

Nimble Arts™ Aerial Teacher Training

We are proud to offer the Nimble Arts series of aerial teacher training which guides participants to become safe and capable circus arts teachers for both the hearts and bodies of their students.

SPACES ARE LIMITED
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Classes:

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Class Dates Cost
INTRO TO TEACHING AERIALS June 4th to 8th $950 USD
($1250 CDN)
FOUNDATION SILKS June 9th to 11th $395 USD
($520 CDN)
FOUNDATION HOOP June 12 to 14th $395 USD
($520 CDN)

Full details about location of training and other important information will be sent to all registrants closer to the dates of the workshops.

 

Introduction to Teaching Aerials

This is a 5 day overview to the art of teaching trapeze and aerial fabric, with a focus on spotting techniques, injury prevention, psychology of teaching, basic rigging concepts and class management.This in depth and holistic approach to teaching is appropriate for new teachers and those with experience, and for those who work with youth or adults in a variety of educational environments including circus schools, gymnastics programs, summer camps, fitness studios and more. This workshop is required for application to the Nimble Arts™ Certification Course, a multi level program guiding participants to become safe and capable circus arts teachers for both the hearts and bodies of their students.

Schedule:

Date Start Time End Time
Sun, June 4th 8:30 am 5:00 pm
Mon, June 5th 8:30 am 5:00 pm
Tue, June 6th 11:30 am 8:30 pm
Wed, June 7th 8:30 am 5:00 pm
Thu, June 8th 8:30 am 4:00 pm

PRE-REQUISITES: All students are expected to prepare by successfully completing the elements in the required Nimble Arts™ DVD: Aerial Fabric: Beginning Level 1 prior to the start of the workshop. Trapeze experience is not necessary but it will make your journey easier.

 

REQUIRED MATERIALS: Nimble Arts™ DVD Aerial Fabric: Beginning Level 1

AGE RESTRICTION: Adult 16+ or permission of instructor

 

 

Foundation Silks

This course will guide you though the curriculum created by Nimble Arts™ to provide clear and effective progressions and spotting techniques for beginner and continuing aerial fabric students. Working with skills that can be executed close to the ground focus is on body awareness, fabric placement, spotting techniques and meeting the conditioning needs of novice and beginner students.  We will discuss tools for training ‘fabric brain’ and the physical growth to move to beginning drops and more complex choreographies.

Goals:

  • Gain a broader knowledge of fabric skills accessible to beginners with a focus on those that prepare the body for deeper physical learning.
  • Learn how to execute skills to give visual instruction.
  • Learn how to give clear verbal instruction.
  • Learn how to spot and kinesthetically guide skills for safety and improved student success.
  • Learn variations and progressions to increase student success with a focus on difficult to instruct skills.
  • Learn how to identify basic physical weaknesses & imbalances and techniques for helping students achieve success by working around or improving these weaknesses.

Schedule

Date Start Time End Time
Fri, June 9th 9:00 am 1:00 pm
Sat, June 10th 4:00 pm 8:00 pm
Sun, June 11th 6:00 pm 9:00 pm

PRE-REQUISITES: Completion of Introduction to Teaching Aerials workshop

Be comfortable executing, without prompting, skills from Nimble Arts™ DVD: Aerial Fabric Beginning Level 2 including cross back straddle, and be comfortable inverting off the ground. If you are not sure if you are at the necessary skill level please contact Serenity at trapeze@sover.net.

Note that participants who do not meet the required experience level will be asked to sit out the workshop and will not be refunded. Exceptions to this skill level requirement can be made for teachers with physical limitations that do not hinder their ability to be competent teachers AND spotters at the Foundation level. (For example: someone in a foot cast with previous experience who can still spot and execute some skills, or someone with a shoulder injury who academically knows the skills required and are comfortable spotting.)

REQUIRED MATERIALS: Nimble Arts™ DVD Aerial Fabric: Beginning Level 2

 

Foundation Hoop

This workshop will guide you though the curriculum created by Nimble Arts™ to provide clear and effective progressions and spotting techniques for beginner lyra/hoop students. We’ll focus on body mechanics, conditioning & stretching while creating a foundation of body awareness and safety.

Goals

  • Gain a broader knowledge of lyra/hoop skills with a focus on those that prepare the body for deeper physical learning.
  • Learn how to execute skills to give visual instruction.
  • Learn variations and progressions to increase student success.
  • Learn how to effectively spot more complex skills and sequences.
  • Learn how to identify basic physical weaknesses & imbalances and techniques for helping students achieve success by working around or improving these weaknesses.
  • Learn how to give clear verbal instruction.
  • Discuss class management skills including working with students with varied physical abilities & learning styles.
  • Learn how to introduce basic creative and performance skills into the class structure.

Schedule

Date Start Time End Time
Mon, June 12th 8:00 am 12:00 pm
Tue, June 13th 11:30 am 3:30 pm
Wed, June 14th 8:00 am 11:00 am

PRE-REQUISITES: Completion of Introduction to Teaching Aerials workshop

Be comfortable executing Foundation level skills: this includes, but is not limited to skills under the bar (double ankle hang/running man, one knee hang), on the bar (front balance, straddle back balance, gazelle, amazon), and beginner “velocity” skills such as half mill circles. If you are not sure if you are at the necessary skill level please contact Serenity at trapeze@sover.net.

Note that participants who do not meet the required experience level will be asked to sit out the workshop and will not be refunded. Exceptions to this skill level requirement can be made for teachers with physical limitations that do not hinder their ability to be competent teachers AND spotters at the Foundation level. (For example: someone in a foot cast with previous experience who can still spot and execute some skills, or someone with a shoulder injury who academically knows the skills required and are comfortable spotting.)

 

Workshop Instructor

Ukoiya Mastin is one of Nimble Arts’ lead teacher trainers and travels the world presenting workshops.  As a child Ukoiya had a wild imagination and loved to entertain. In her late teens she was introduced to an eccentric group of artists living in Seattle. With them she began exploring performance through costume design, visual arts, dance and pyrotechnics. Ukoiya began her professional career performing in Tokyo as an acro duo, aerialist and stilt walker. After working with Love Infusion and Boogie Universal, Ukoiya co-founded U & I Productions and produced and co-managed Dream Science Circus. Her performing career has taken her around the world with such companies as Aerial Experience and Boston Circus Guild, among others. Ukoiya is a graduate of the Professional Track Training program at the New England Center for Circus Arts and is certified as a personal trainer through I.S.S.A.