Circus Arts Workshops

 
 

AERIAL BOOTCAMP

WITH STUART MCKENZIE

Mondays, Feb. 25th to Apr. 1st

5:30-7pm

Investment: $250 (all 6 weeks)

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Lets fly into fitness with our new 6 weeks Aerial Boot Camp with Stuart Mckenzie! This fun and challenging 1.5 hour long classes supersets full body aerial exercises with core engagement and stability blasts.
The camp will include a mixture of aerial apparatus focusing on improving strength and building endurance through correct aerial technique.

Aerial Bootcamp will give you all the ingredients to increase your fitness levels, develop act growth and interlink with your other Muse classes.
Level: All levels encouraged and together we will take our aerial fitness goals to new heights.

This workshop will run with a minimum of 6 students, and does not accept drop-ins, so save your spot in advance!

About the Instructor:

Stuart was born in London and began gymnastics at the age of 12. He represented Great Britain in Sports Acrobatics for 10 years where his Men's Four achieved a ranking of No. 1 in the world.

Stuart recently created a new duo Aerial Straps act for Mystere at Treasure Island in Las Vegas. Other notable performances involved special events for CDS including more recently the Opening Ceremony for the Pan Am Games and One Night for One Drop.

 

OPEN LEVEL CONTORTION INTENSIVE

WITH ANGELA KIM

MONDAYS, FEBRUARY 25TH TO APRIL 1ST

7:30 PM-9:30 PM

$250 FOR 6 WEEK ENROLLMENT

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Join Angela Kim for this 6 week contortion series!

This contortion training program will lead students to more extreme skills by first exploring various bridge variations, forearmstands, handstands, and an intro to chest stands. Learn how to properly get in and out of positions using strength and control. 
Comes with 6 weeks of complimentary open workout for the duration of the workshop series.

About Angela:

Angela Kim is a former competitive figure skater and current aerial silks artist who most recently toured with Cirque du Soleil's Volta as a lead character. In addition to a lead character role, she performed in a four artist acrobatic number on 35 feet tall automated rotating ladders.

Angela is passionate about making sure both her youth and adult students learn strong fundamentals. She views it as essential to help emerging artists find their own vocabulary, unique movement quality, and believes it is the best way to open up possibilities for creativity. She is a certified pilates instructor and uses this experience to help her students learn to move efficiently and achieve their potential. Angela draws on 15 years of teaching experience as a figure skating coach, pilates instructor and an aerial specialist.

 

ADVANCED CONTORTION INTENSIVE

WITH ANGELA KIM

WEDNESDAYS, FROM FEBRUARY 27TH TO APRIL 3RD

7:30 PM TO 9:30 PM & (NEW!!) 12 to 2pm

$250 FOR SIX WEEK ENROLLMENT

Join Angela Kim for this advanced 6 week contortion series!

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This contortion training program will lead students to more extreme skills exploring various bridge shapes, chest stands, elbow stands, and handstands. Learn how to properly get in and out of positions using strength and control. The goal after 6 weeks will be to sequence skills for endurance and performance quality.

Comes with 6 weeks of complimentary open workout for the duration of the workshop series.

This class is by approval only and limited to 5 students. Submit videos for consideration to studiomanager@themusebrooklyn.com

About Angela:
Angela Kim is a former competitive figure skater and current aerial silks artist who most recently toured with Cirque du Soleil's Volta as a lead character. In addition to a lead character role, she performed in a four artist acrobatic number on 35 feet tall automated rotating ladders.
Angela is passionate about making sure both her youth and adult students learn strong fundamentals. She views it as essential to help emerging artists find their own vocabulary, unique movement quality, and believes it is the best way to open up possibilities for creativity. She is a certified pilates instructor and uses this experience to help her students learn to move efficiently and achieve their potential. Angela draws on 15 years of teaching experience as a figure skating coach, pilates instructor and an aerial specialist.

 

AERIAL SILKS PARTNERING

WITH REBECCA FEY

Saturday, March 23rd
$65 solo
$110 duo (bring your partner and get a discount!)

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Have you been thinking about trying out partnering? Now is your chance! This workshop will be catered to those brand new to or just starting their journey into partnering work. We will learn fun duo shapes and sequences to get you started as well as basic safety and technique for hand to hand work, and drills for building your strength for partnering work.

Pre-requisites : must have previous aerial training.
Anyone interested in basing must be able to do a cross back straddle. Anyone interested in flying must be able to invert in the air unassisted.

This workshops will run with a minimum of 2 students, so save your spot in advance!

About the instructor:
Rebecca Fey is an aerialist and AEA/SAG-AFTRA actress. She has performed solo and duo aerial work around New York, New Jersey, and Los Angeles. Rebecca currently teaches students of all ages at the Muse Brooklyn and Gowanus, 92Y, and Sokol and has also taught for Bridge for Dance, Equalize Fitness, and Asphalt Green. In addition to aerial, Rebecca taught acting and improv to all ages at various studios and camps around Chicago, Connecticut, and Massachusetts

 

DANCE SERIES: EXPLORATIONS IN CONTEMPORARY

WITH ELIZABETH MCGUIRE

Saturday April 6th
10:00am-12:00pm
$20 early bird
$25 walk-ins

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New to dance? Taken modern and contemporary forever? It doesn’t matter! Come explore contemporary movement with Elizabeth McGuire. Build strength, and body awareness while also exploring yourself as a mover, and an artist. It’s all fun and discovery here, a place where you can work on your dance technique, no matter what level, and also explore performance and presence while working on choreography.

This workshop will run with a minimum of 2 students, so save your spot in advance!

About the Instructor:
Elizabeth McGuire is a choreographer, performer and teaching-artist living in NewYork City. She is the Artistic Director, Co-Founder, and Resident Choreographer of ToUch Performance Art, a multi-media performing arts company specializing in immersive and unique production. She is also the Director of TPA's sister company, ToUch Events, dedicated to creating outstanding arts for events. Outside of ToUch, she has performed with artists such as Sidra Bell, Sinking Ship Productions, and BitterSuite: UK, at BAM. As a teacher, Elizabeth has taught at Manhattan School of Music, Columbia University, and the American Repertory Theatre at Harvard University. BFA in Dance from the Boston Conservatory.
Visit: www.touchperformanceart.com www.mcguiremoves.com

 

BEGINNER HULA HOOP FLOW MINI INTENSIVE

with Emily Gandolfo

Saturday, May 11th

Saturday, May 18th

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Beginner Hula Hoop intensive for those interested in expanding their ground work and flow art knowledge!

In this mini workshop series we will start with the basics of learning waist hooping, walking while hooping and other essential movements and tricks for on body hooping.

The second class will consist of off body hooping. We will learn the different types of weaves, hooping on arms and elbows. Along with a basic chest roll and back roll.

The last class will be combining what we learned in the first two classes and putting sequencing together to Hoop Dance. We will learn different transitions from on to off body such as, jump throughs, vortex’s and escalators.

Each class will include time to work on skills learned in the class and one on one time with each student to ensure success.

(hoops will be provided)

Cost - Sliding Scale donations for The Muse!
Suggested donations: $20-$30 per class or $30-$50 for all 2 classes. 

Thank you for your support!

 

About the Instructor:
Emily Gandolfo also known as Mystic Flow Fairy on Social Media, has been Hula Hoop for 8 years! She started her journey to rehabilitate herself and strengthen her core. It was from there that her love to dance combined with the hoop Fitness and she began to grow. She learned to incorporate dance and tricks to her flow. She now performs throughout the east coast at clubs, venues, private events and music festivals.

Emily has been teaching Hoop Fitness, and beginner Hula Hoop Classes for 5 years. She has taught at Flow Art Festivals such as the JAMboree, and Disc Jam Festival. As well as in studios in New York. She has taught all ages from 9 years to 65!

Emily love teaching people to hoop because it get be so meditative. So whether you plan to perform or just want to find a new way to move Hula Hooping is a great new skill to learn.

You can see more of her amazing skills HERE!

 

 

INTRO TO SILK VEIL FANS

With Emily Gandolfo

Saturday, June 8th

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This workshop is for beginners and intermediate dancers and flow artists. We will discuss how to hold your fans, and how to open and close them with fun variations. We will learn basic patterns and rolls. We will even dive into some ways to get sassy and include some flutters! The end of the class will consist of working what we learned in class into different combos you can practice on your own.

*Please! If you have your own fans be sure to bring them with you! If you do not have fans I have about 10-12 extra sets available. First come first served!

Cost - Sliding Scale donations for The Muse!
Suggested donations: $20-$30 

Thank you for your support!

About the Instructor:
Emily Gandolfo also known as Mystic Flow Fairy on Social Media, has been Hula Hoop for 8 years! She started her journey to rehabilitate herself and strengthen her core. It was from there that her love to dance combined with the hoop Fitness and she began to grow. She learned to incorporate dance and tricks to her flow. She now performs throughout the east coast at clubs, venues, private events and music festivals.

Emily has been teaching Hoop Fitness, and beginner Hula Hoop Classes for 5 years. She has taught at Flow Art Festivals such as the JAMboree, and Disc Jam Festival. As well as in studios in New York. She has taught all ages from 9 years to 65!

Emily love teaching people to hoop because it get be so meditative. So whether you plan to perform or just want to find a new way to move Hula Hooping is a great new skill to learn.

You can see more of her amazing skills HERE!

 

BREAKFIT AND INVERSION SEMINAR

with Alex Milewski

Tuesday, July 9th

6:00-9:00pm

Price:
$40 early bird

$50 drop-in

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This 3 hour class will use basic natural movement concepts and structures (plyometrics, pushing/pulling, reactive partner exercises, etc) along with fundamental breaking (“breakdancing”) movements and techniques to create a unique, challenging and fun experience for students.
This specific workshop will also focus heavily on inversion techniques and positions from breaking. We will briefly review headstands, elbowstands and handstands as foundation, but then move on to less common positions and transitions.

Pre-requisites:
Ability to perform 10 squats, 10 push-ups, 5+ second headstand and 2+ second handstand.

Save your spot in advance, min. 2 students to run and cancellation policy is 48h!

About the instructor:

Alex Milewski is a movement artist and educator based out of Boulder, Colorado. His movement style is rooted in BBoying, Martial Arts, Tricking, Contemporary and House Dance. His mission is to lead people through movements and emotions that inspire new thinking and creativity. Alex focuses on this mission full time by continuing to be a student in many styles of movement and performing, competing, and exchanging on a daily basis.

Instagram: @whitewormtank

 

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