Dynamic Trapeze 1:
November 6th-December 18th, 2017 (skip November 20th)
Dynamic Trapeze 2:
November 29th, 2017-January 3rd, 2018
$100 for the six-week series (no drop-ins for Dynamic 1; drop-ins OK for this session of Dynamic 2)
Looking for more than just poses on the static trapeze? Learn to supplement your shapes with amazing dynamic movements.
Dynamic Trapeze 1 is an introduction to dynamic trapeze and will cover the building blocks of most dynamic movements, including beats, drops, and circles. We will work on training backward and forward hip circles (or “barrel rolls”), beats from knees and hands, safe falling, and strengthening certain static positions, such as ankle hang, that can later become dynamic.
One pull-up (overhand grip)
One tuck skin the cat (to horizontal) and return
Front balance or front support position (i.e. front balance holding the trapeze bar)
Unassisted knee hang with 10+ hamstring curls
Ability to pullover (OK to use assistance from ropes)
Dynamic Trapeze 2 builds and expands upon the skills that students develop in the Dynamic 1 class. We will work on performing full backward and forward hip circles, improving the form and range of beats, perfecting drops into ankle hang, and training first release moves and twists.
All prereqs from Dynamic Trapeze 1 plus…
Two pull-ups (overhand grip)
Two tuck skin the cats (to horizontal) and return
Solid knee beats
Familiarity with plank beats
Solid ankle hang
Carly teaches both German wheel and static trapeze at MCS. She received her aerial teacher training from Carrie Heller of the Circus Arts Institute in Atlanta, Georgia and has furthered her personal aerial training with classes in San Francisco, London, Québec City, and Montréal. Coming to static trapeze from a background in flying trapeze and wheel, Carly loves practicing and teaching dynamic movements like beats, circles, rolls, and drops. With beginners, Carly emphasizes strength and fundamentals, using fun teaching drills and conditioning exercises in her classes to help her students gain confidence and make tangible progress over time.