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
Please send us a message if you would like to reserve a spot

Classes:

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Class Dates Cost
INTRO TO TEACHING AERIALS August 10th to 14th $950 USD
($1250 CDN)
FABRIC FOUNDATION LEVEL Aug 16th to 18th $395 USD
($520 CDN)
FABRIC INTERMEDIATE LEVEL Aug 16th to 18th $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.

Cancellation policy: There will be a 10% administrative fee for any cancellations.  If participation is cancelled less than 1 month prior to the workshop no refund will be given.

 


 

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.

Instructor:  Ukoiya Mastin

Schedule:

Date Start Time End Time
Sat, Aug 10th 8:30 am 5:00 pm
Sun, Aug 11th 8:30 am 5:00 pm
Mon, Aug 12th 11:30 am 8:30 pm
Tues, Aug 13th 8:30 am 5:00 pm
Wed, Aug 14th 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

 


 

Fabric: Foundation Level

This course will guide you though the curriculum created by Nimble Arts™ to provide clear and effective progressions and spotting techniques for beginner 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. 

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.

Instructor:  Ukoiya Mastin

Schedule:

Date Time Details
Fri, Aug 16th 8:30 am Registration
  9am – 1pm Workshop
Sat, Aug 17th 8:30 am Warmup
  9am – 1pm Workshop
Sun, Aug 18th 8:30 am Warmup
  9am – 1pm Workshop

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 Elsie at nimblearts@gmail.com.  

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.) Please contact Elsie at nimblearts@gmail.com for more information.


Fabric: Intermediate Level Part 1

In this course you will learn how to safely spot drops and teach complex sequences using elements of Fabric Theory with a curriculum created by Nimble ArtsTM. We’ll also spend time on creative choreography to help keep you and your students inspired while moving a pace that allows their bodies to develop to the level of physicality necessary for safe fabric training.

Goals:

  • Learn how to spot drops and complex inversion sequences.
  • Learn variations and progressions to increase students’ success.
  • Learn how to identify elements of biomechanics to prevent chronic injuries and increase students’ success.
  • Discuss techniques for developing creative choreography and skill sequencing for students interested in deepening their creative aerial work.
  • Learn class management techniques for developing stronger, safer students while keeping them engaged and inspired.
  • Develop skill progression so students and coaches know when it is safe to attempt new, more advanced skills.

Instructor:  Ukoiya Mastin

Schedule:

Date Time Details
Fri, Aug 16th 1:30 pm Registration
  2pm – 6pm Workshop
Sat, Aug 17th 1:30 pm Warmup
  2pm – 6pm Workshop
Sun, Aug 18th 1:30 pm Warmup
  2pm – 6pm Workshop

PRE-REQUISITES: Fabric Teacher Training: Foundation Level or Fabric Teacher Training Workshop prior to 2013.

Be comfortable executing, without prompting and on both sides, without extensive review, a broad range of intermediate level skills and some advanced skills including opposite side dive (aka flippy/diaper/salto), double star drop (aka ramon), unlocked 360, cross back straddle (including choreographic variations such as Georgia twist), double crochet/double crucifix drops such as tic tock, front balance knee drop, and basic locked “sit” drops such as figure 8 series and hip key roll around. If you are unable to match these trick names to your names or if you are unsure if you are at the necessary skill level please contact Elsie at nimblearts@gmail.com.

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 Intermediate 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.) Please Elsie at nimblearts@gmail.com for more information.


 

Workshop Instructor: Ukoiya Mastin

Ukoiya Mastin is one of Nimble Arts’ lead aerial 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.