Time: 2:30 – 3:30 pm
Session Dates: Saturdays 4/8, 4/15, 4/22, 4/29, 5/6
Cost: $100 (5 weeks) (*no drop-ins for Rope 1)
This 5-week series is for students new to rope, with some previous climbing experience. Rope (alternately known as “corde lisse”) is an impressive and rewarding aerial discipline—noted for it’s aesthetic simplicity and challenging athleticism. If you’re looking to build overall strength as an aerialist, and to learn basic skills, balances, and maneuvers while exercising your creative brain, then this class is a good fit.
For those coming in with any silks experience will enjoy the familiarity of another vertical apparatus, while adapting to the tension, weight, and grip of rope that lends itself to a different rhythm. For those who have worked on trapeze or lyra, rope will build your endurance, vocab, and concept of the characteristics and possibilities of aerial apparatus. It just might give you some new ideas to work within the ropes of your prior discipline.
Please dress in comfortable athletic clothes for class. It’s often best to wear clothes that are tight to the body, not slippery, and cover the backs of your knees and your mid-section. Class size is limited to 9 for individualized attention. Private and semi-private classes available. Only rock rosin or chalk allowed — no spray rosin on the rope. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org any questions.
Cancellation required 24 hours in advance of the first class meeting, or payment is required in full. Drop-ins are reviewed on a case-by-case basis. You are purchasing a 5-week progressive class series, refunds for individual classes are not provided.
Sarah Muehlbauer is a mover and a dreamer. She was a gymnast in her childhood and teen years, a yogi for over a decade, and she began training static trapeze, rope, and fabric at the Philadelphia School of Circus Arts while in grad school for art. She has performed aerials regularly with the Give and Take Jugglers, while producing independent projects as a visual and performing artist. She’s collected experiences, tall tales and travel stories from a wide array of circus engagements: as an artist-in-residence with Peñasco Theater (NM), as an intern with Circa Contemporary Circus (AU), as a circus writer-in-residence with En Piste (CA) and with the Contemporary Circus Festival of Toronto. As a teacher and artist, she values sustainable, healthy-body practices, and movement that combines disciplined training with creative intuition.