This special new program is structured to provide a more advanced level of training for teens who are eager to take their skills to the next level. This is a unique opportunity to work closely with skilled professional coaches from a variety of backgrounds, including Cirque du Soleil, Barnum & Bailey’s Circus, Dell’Arte Physical Comedy and specialized Mongolian Contortion. Focus will be on character development, act creation, movement quality, stage presence, and conditioning for advanced tricks.
16 weeks of training, 9 hours of class per week, plus open gym access
Basic Team Requirements
2-3:30 Technique & Act Development + team building skills w/ Erika & Stacie
3:30-5pm Flexibility w/ Erika
5:30-7p Technique & Act Development + team building skills w/ Erika & Stacie
7-8:30p Flexibility w/ Erika
5-6pm Strength & Flex w/ Stacie
6-7p Aerial Technique & Act Development + new skills, moves & drops in the air w/ Erika
11a-12:45p Team Aerial Act Development Workshops- several guest coaches will lead a variety of workshops such as:
Basic Ballet Barre for technique and lines
Basic Tumbling (cartwheels, forward rolls, etc)
Basic Acrobatics & Partner Acrobatics (taught by John Dutch)
Classes will focus on technique, character development/physical theater, tumbling, acrobatics, lines, etc.
12:45-1p Snack Break- Group Journaling & Goal Setting
1-2p Strength & Flex w/ Stacie
Perks of joining the AG Competition Program
Our goal is to prepare you to share your art form with enthusiastic audiences at NW Aerial Festival, Afterglow student showcases and prepare for competitions around the west coast in 2021!
Applications are open for students ages 10-18.
Applications are open immediately and will CLOSE on August 1st, 2020 at midnight Pacific Standard Time.
Applicants will be notified of their participation status by August 15th, 2020 by midnight Pacific Standard Time.
$1600 (summer program)
$3,200 (fall program)
*We will be offering 2 discounted price scholarship spots on the team based on a written letter of why circus/aerial/acrobatics is important to you. If you would like to apply for the scholarship please send an email with your scholarship entry to firstname.lastname@example.org.