Enrol in Aerial Dance - Creative Movement (Teen to Adult)
Course Code: ARTS2372
This course is open to students 13 years of age to adult.
Aerial dance is a style of modern dance that incorporates aerial apparatuses such as fabric, trapeze, hoop, and other invented hanging equipment. Most frequently performed for circus companies, it's becoming a more common practice of performance and entertainment. Aerial dance combines dance, acrobatics, engineering, and theatrical expression to create dramatic performances and installations. You will develop aerial dance vocabulary and explore your relationships to movement. Instruction will focus on conditioning, basic skills, rigging safety techniques (how to hang an apparatus safely), and concept development. Learn to engage specific muscles used for aerial dance; a combination of shoulders, hands, lumbar spine, core, legs, and feet. Exercises that will help increase range of motion and flexibility will also be covered. Aerial dance is a technique that works with height and motion; it combines spins, upside down positions, forward bends, balances and extensions. The height is explored at your own discretion, strength and confidence. You will also explore concept development and choreographic work in relationship to space. This course is for all levels of movers - previous experience is not required.