WORKSHOPS

Wednesday, June 6th • 7:30pm

Stretch Club with Joanna Lynne Smith

Train your body to become more bendy by using elements of contortion, yin yoga, and circus conditioning in this hour and a half class. 

Join Joanna (and a movie for distraction!) to work on passive and active flexibility with solo and partner stretches, props, and techniques to work you past your edge! 

Cost: $5/Person

** Super excited to be bringing back the monthly movie stretch club, ya'll! thanks to Cirque Roots for hosting! ♥ **

 
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Wednesday, June 9th – 10th

Acro Versatility Tucson with Scott Cooper & Courtney Shortney

COST:  

Pre-Reg Pricing (through 5/31): 
Single Session: $40
Full Weekend: $145

Pricing After 6/1:
Single Session: $45
Full Weekend: $160

Those who sign up as duos or trios will get a 10% Discount!!!!
Privates available Thursday, Friday & Monday - Contact us for pricing

Join Scott Cooper & Courtney Shortney for a weekend of exploration of the many facets of Acro. The curriculum includes L-basing, Standing, Dance Lifts and Performance Choreography!

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REQUIRED PRE-REQS: Comfort with regular & reverse for most standard L-basing postures such as: - Bird, Throne, F2H, Star, Side Star, Shoulder Stand, etc. - And movement between postures - Experience with spotting

THINGS TO BEGIN WORKING: Calm, 10-second holds in higher level L-basing postures such as - F2H, Needle, F2F, H2H and RH2H

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Clean postures are the secret to longevity and overall improvement for even the most experienced practitioners. Our journey begins by rethinking postures & exploring precarious transitions that will challenge your understanding of balance. After expanding your sense of balance, we will continue to uplevel by adding movement in precarious positions and explore hands free machines with elements that will make your practice more creative. 

LUNCH BREAK 1:30-3:00pm

6/9 - Saturday 3:00-5:30pm - “Standing Acro 101” (2.5 Hours)

We'll work towards standing favorites with some cool new ways to get in and out of poses. This workshop will focus on building strength & stability for both base and flyer in standing acrobatic postures. We will be exploring a number of poses, starting with low calibrations that prep bases and flyers for the standing poses. Skills introduced here will carry over into the day two dance lifts and performance clinic with standing skill combinations in tempos and choreography.

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6/10 - Sunday 11:00am-1:30pm - “Dance Lifts” (2.5 Hours)

The understanding of how to efficiently move a flyer in and out of the air is vital when beginning to consider performances. This session will focus on incorporating fluidity of movement on the ground and how to seamlessly move flyers both on and off of the ground, and for flyers to understand body awareness not just in the skill itself, but for transitions and how to assist in timing control.

LUNCH BREAK 1:30-3:00pm

6/10 - Sunday 3:00-5:30pm - “Performance Fabrication Clinic“ (2.5 Hours)

We will be expanding on the acro/dance combinations from the day before, and morning session, learning how to integrate them into performance using musicality and skill breakdown. Speed and quality of movement will be explored, all while working with cues, timing, and tempo.


*****ABOUT SCOTT COOPER*****

Scott Cooper is an acrobat who has been practicing and teaching since 2011. He has studied Acroyoga, Dutch style acrobatics, circus performance, sports-acrobatics, dance lifts, cheer-leading, etc.. Scott blends principles from all of these styles in order to create maximum versatility in partner movement. For 2 years, he trained and performed with Acrosanct under the tutelage of Master Chinese Acrobat Lu-Yi. Last year he was a performer on the 2017 tour of the Broadway musical, Pippin - facilitated by Seven Fingers. He now travels all over the world to teach and perform.


IG: @acroshperics
FB: facebook.com/scott.j.cooper & facebook.com/scottcooperacro

*****ABOUT COURTNEY SHORTNEY*****

Based in Southern California, Courtney has a range of abilities that cross over the multitude of creative platforms in dance and acrobatics. As well as acrobatics, Courtney is trained in ballet, jazz, contemporary and multiple other dance styles. Her choreography has graced various television shows centered around dance related content, as well as working with artist for live performances and music video choreography

IG: @shortneyb
FB: facebook.com/helloshortney

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The understanding of how to efficiently move a flyer in and out of the air is vital when beginning to consider performances. This session will focus on incorporating fluidity of movement on the ground and how to seamlessly move flyers both on and off of the ground, and for flyers to understand body awareness not just in the skill itself, but for transitions and how to assist in timing control.

LUNCH BREAK 1:30-3:00pm

6/10 - Sunday 3:00-5:30pm - “Performance Fabrication Clinic“ (2.5 Hours)

We will be expanding on the acro/dance combinations from the day before, and morning session, learning how to integrate them into performance using musicality and skill breakdown. Speed and quality of movement will be explored, all while working with cues, timing, and tempo.


*****ABOUT SCOTT COOPER*****

Scott Cooper is an acrobat who has been practicing and teaching since 2011. He has studied Acroyoga, Dutch style acrobatics, circus performance, sports-acrobatics, dance lifts, cheer-leading, etc.. Scott blends principles from all of these styles in order to create maximum versatility in partner movement. For 2 years, he trained and performed with Acrosanct under the tutelage of Master Chinese Acrobat Lu-Yi. Last year he was a performer on the 2017 tour of the Broadway musical, Pippin - facilitated by Seven Fingers. He now travels all over the world to teach and perform.


IG: @acroshperics
FB: facebook.com/scott.j.cooper & facebook.com/scottcooperacro

*****ABOUT COURTNEY SHORTNEY*****

Based in Southern California, Courtney has a range of abilities that cross over the multitude of creative platforms in dance and acrobatics. As well as acrobatics, Courtney is trained in ballet, jazz, contemporary and multiple other dance styles. Her choreography has graced various television shows centered around dance related content, as well as working with artist for live performances and music video choreography

IG: @shortneyb
FB: facebook.com/helloshortney

 

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