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Workshops

Lyra Transitions
  with Elliana Hentoff-Killian

Date: Sat, Feb. 29, 2020
Time: 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Price: $50.00
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Expand your hoop vocabulary and learn to flow between poses and skills on the lyra! We'll learn different mounts and explore transitions from below to middle to high bars and back again so you can link your tricks together seamlessly and creatively.

Participants must be able to mount the hoop without assistance repeatedly throughout class, and be comfortable sitting, standing and hanging from different areas of the lyra, including sitting poses on the top of the hoop. Participants must be able to execute a 20 second straight hang from the bar with good form.

About the instructor:
Elliana Grace has been in the circus since before she could walk. Her first entry into a circus ring was on the back of an elephant at the age of 2 weeks! Raised in St. Louis, MO as a member of Circus Harmony's elite youth troupe - the Arches - with additional education at the Ecole de Cirque de Quebec; she has performed and taught in Montreal, Israel, Dubai, and all across America. In 2013, she toured as Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey's youngest-ever female human cannonball.

Lyra Spins
  with Elliana Hentoff-Killian

Date: Sat, Feb. 29, 2020
Time: 2:45pm - 4:15pm
Price: $50.00
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Learn how to work with your spin and to make it work for you! We'll focus on different styles of fast spins under the bar and a variety of ways to mount the hoop while spinning.

Participants should have some experience with spinning on the hoop - this workshop is not recommended for folks who get sick from spinning! Participants must be able to mount the hoop without assistance throughout class, hang straight from the bar for 20 seconds with good form, and execute 5 leg lifts bringing the legs to at least a 90 degree angle with knees straight. This workshop is recommended for folks who have at least six months of experience with aerial hoop.

About the instructor:
Elliana Grace has been in the circus since before she could walk. Her first entry into a circus ring was on the back of an elephant at the age of 2 weeks! Raised in St. Louis, MO as a member of Circus Harmony's elite youth troupe - the Arches - with additional education at the Ecole de Cirque de Quebec; she has performed and taught in Montreal, Israel, Dubai, and all across America. In 2013, she toured as Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey's youngest-ever female human cannonball.

Beginner Duo Trapeze
  with Elliana Hentoff-Killian

Date: Sat, Feb. 29, 2020
Time: 4:45pm - 6:15pm
Price: $50.00
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Bring a partner or come and make new friends in this introduction to duo trapeze! Learn how to mount the bar cleanly with your partner and practice tricks below the bar, sitting on the bar, and standing on the bar together.

Participants should have some experience with aerial work (any discipline) and must be able to mount a trapeze and come to standing on the bar smoothly and without assistance.

About the instructor:
Elliana Grace has been in the circus since before she could walk. Her first entry into a circus ring was on the back of an elephant at the age of 2 weeks! Raised in St. Louis, MO as a member of Circus Harmony's elite youth troupe - the Arches - with additional education at the Ecole de Cirque de Quebec; she has performed and taught in Montreal, Israel, Dubai, and all across America. In 2013, she toured as Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey's youngest-ever female human cannonball.

Beginner Duo Trapeze
  with Elliana Hentoff-Killian

Date: Sat, Feb. 29, 2020
Time: 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Price: $50.00
Click here to register

Second workshop added!

Bring a partner or come and make new friends in this introduction to duo trapeze! Learn how to mount the bar cleanly with your partner and practice tricks below the bar, sitting on the bar, and standing on the bar together.

Participants should have some experience with aerial work (any discipline) and must be able to mount a trapeze and come to standing on the bar smoothly and without assistance.

About the instructor:
Elliana Grace has been in the circus since before she could walk. Her first entry into a circus ring was on the back of an elephant at the age of 2 weeks! Raised in St. Louis, MO as a member of Circus Harmony's elite youth troupe - the Arches - with additional education at the Ecole de Cirque de Quebec; she has performed and taught in Montreal, Israel, Dubai, and all across America. In 2013, she toured as Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey's youngest-ever female human cannonball.

Advanced Hand to Hand Entries, Exits, and Variations
  with Tobias

Date: Fri, Mar. 13, 2020
Time: 7:00pm - 9:30pm
Price: $60.00
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Register for two or more workshops with Tobias and receive a discount.

Join Tobias for an intermediate/advanced hand to hand workshop focusing on entries to and exits from hand to hand. Skills to be covered, depending on participant interest, include: one arm H2H, butler/cast-up to H2H, cartwheel to H2H, inlocate to H2H, half turn to reverse H2H, different entries to reverse H2H, knot H2H, crash / swan dive exit from H2H.

Prerequisites:
Participants in this workshop should be comfortable either basing or flying standing hand to hand, holding for at least 10 seconds without walking, and exiting safely.

About the Instructor:
Tobias has an enormous and detailed knowledge of Partner Acrobatic tricks and training techniques, as well as dynamic Rock 'n' Roll and Lindy Hop tricks & Dance Acro. He has many years of international teaching experience and is excited to come back to Esh!

Dynamic Dance Acro Tricks with Tobias (All Levels)
  with Tobias

Date: Sat, Mar. 14, 2020
Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Price: $50.00
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Register for two or more workshops with Tobias and receive a discount.

Join Tobias to learn some fun, flashy tricks, mainly from Lindy Hop and Rock 'n' Roll style dance. We won't be learning the dance itself, just the tricks! Some easy flips for the flyer with assistance from the base, some cartwheels for two, different jumps and lifts. A lot of these tricks are surprisingly easy, a lot of fun to do, and they look spectacular - what more could you want?

Prerequisites:
This workshop is accessible for a wide range of levels, but some experience with partnering is needed. For flyers it's helpful to feel comfortable being upside down.

About the Instructor:
Tobias has an enormous and detailed knowledge of Partner Acrobatic tricks and training techniques, as well as dynamic Rock 'n' Roll and Lindy Hop tricks & Dance Acro. He has many years of international teaching experience and is excited to come back to Esh!

Dynamic Dance Acro Tricks with Tobias (Intermediate/Advanced)
  with Tobias

Date: Sat, Mar. 14, 2020
Time: 3:15pm - 5:15pm
Price: $50.00
Click here to register

Register for two or more workshops with Tobias and receive a discount.

Join Tobias to learn some fun, flashy tricks, mainly from Lindy Hop and Rock 'n' Roll style dance. We won't be learning the dance itself, just the tricks! Some easy flips for the flyer with assistance from the base, some cartwheels for two, different jumps and lifts. These tricks are a lot of fun to do and they look spectacular - what more could you want?

Prerequisites:
Flyers should feel comfortable being upside down and be able to do a cartwheel on the floor. Bases and flyers should be comfortable with standing bird and a few other overhead lifts.

About the Instructor:
Tobias has an enormous and detailed knowledge of Partner Acrobatic tricks and training techniques, as well as dynamic Rock 'n' Roll and Lindy Hop tricks & Dance Acro. He has many years of international teaching experience and is excited to come back to Esh!

Intermediate Entries to Hand to Hand and Foot to Hand
  with Tobias

Date: Sat, Mar. 14, 2020
Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Price: $50.00
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Register for two or more workshops with Tobias and receive a discount.

Join Tobias for a workshop focusing on tempo-based entries to hand to hand and foot to hand.

We will work on progressions for pitch to F2H and inlocate to H2H. We will start with the basics and build up from there with variations and different exercises. Whether or not you are able to nail the tricks in the workshop, you will leave with plenty of drills to help you refine your technique and get comfortable with these entries!

Prerequisites:
Participants in this workshop should be comfortable in standing F2H, and working on standing H2H (does not have to be stable), and should be comfortable with standing on shoulders.

About the Instructor:
Tobias has an enormous and detailed knowledge of Partner Acrobatic tricks and training techniques, as well as dynamic Rock 'n' Roll and Lindy Hop tricks & Dance Acro. He has many years of international teaching experience and is excited to come back to Esh!

Hoop Diving for All Levels
  with Alexis Hedrick

Date: Sat, Apr. 04, 2020
Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Price: $50.00
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Learn the acrobatic art of jumping through hoops! Hoop diving combines tumbling and partner acrobatic skills in a fun and unique discipline. In this workshop, students will build on basic tumbling skills and will learn how to dive, jump, twist, and roll through light-weight hoops at various heights.

Pre-requisites
Participants in this workshop should be comfortable with forward rolls, backward rolls, cartwheels, kicking up to handstand (do not have to hold a handstand unassisted), and beginning dive rolls.

"The instructors are knowledgeable, patient, and always seem excited to be teaching. Ellen and Roger have cultivated a safe space for all genders, sexualities, body types, identities, etc. This is a great queer-friendly space if you're looking for an alternative (and exciting!!) workout."
         ~Sierra S., Yelp review
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