Monday, Jan 28
Sling Flo, 7:30 – 9pm B1, B2, B3 for
Tuesday, Jan 29
Bendability, 5:30 – 7:00pm
Slay the sling, 7:15-8:45
$60 per workshop
60 min. private lessons – $100 USD per student
60 min. semi-private lesson (2-3 students) – $80 USD per student
SLING FLO – Students in this workshop will learn how to use the aerial hammock/sling as a performance apparatus. Intermediate transitions and classic flows from Holly Ann Jarvis will be taught. This workshop is suitable for true beg/int students, as well as beg/int aerialists who are experienced on another apparatus.
[Prerequisite: Must be able to perform full pull-up and invert from the ground with assistance]
SLAY THE SLING – Holly’s most popular workshop where Sling Queens learn to slay! This intermediate/advanced workshop will focus on fluidity and flo in the aerial hammock while incorporating some of Holly’s signature moves. Topics will include: transitions, drops, creating elegant lines and seamlessly combining movements into challenging combinations.
[Prerequisite: Must be able to perform an invert on your own from the ground multiple times and preferably-standing in the hammock.]
BENDability – An all-levels, full-body flexibility workshop that will transform your movement, range of motion and mobility on any apparatus. Certified with the IFPA as an advanced flexibility coach, Holly will guide you through safe and effective, dynamic & active stretching techniques to help you reach your flexibility goals.
Holly Ann Jarvis is a wife, professional pole & aerial artist, performer and instructor living in Northern Utah, USA. She is renowned as an aerial hammock/sling pioneer and since 2011 her work has influenced thousands of aerialists across the globe. Her athletic background stems from a competitive, record-breaking swimming career. Her knowledge and experience as the Head Coach of a competitive youth swim team for five years prior to aerial training has enriched her teaching methods and skill set within the aerial community.
Growing up in a single-parent, military family for a good portion of her childhood, her desires to take dance classes were met with opposition from a lack of opportunity or funds. She found an artistic outlet and passion for visual arts at a young age and for fifteen years, contemporary art-making in the form of painting and drawing took precedence over performing arts. Her work has been exhibited across the state of Utah and In 2012, she graduated with Bachelor of Fine Arts in 2D media from Weber State University. In her senior year of undergrad she found pole & aerial dance. Aerial hammock / sling was an apparatus she took to immediately and began to realize how under appreciated it was within the aerial community. It seemed hammock was viewed as a mere “starting point” and the “easier” aerial route vs. aerial silks. It became her mission to showcase aerial sling as its own unique, exquisite performance apparatus. Post-graduation, she took a full-time position working for her Alma Mater, managing community outreach and helping students succeed in the visual arts as an advisor. In this position she was able to further expand her experience in marketing, event planning, community outreach/organization, branding, web & graphic design. Holly is now a full-time aerial dance professional. She is a resident performer with Salt Lake City cirque company, Voodoo Productions and does traveling instruction and performances across the world. She is an adjunct faculty professor at Weber State University and the Aerial Director at Hana Studio (West Haven, UT).
TITLES & AWARDS
2013 // 2nd Place, Pro Pole, Fetish Aerial & Pole Competition (Ogden)
2014 // Pro Pole Champion, 1st Annual Aerialympics Pole & Aerial Competition (Ogden)
2015 // Pole Finalist, Inaugural U.S. Aerial Championships (New York City)
2015 // 2nd Place, Neo Division, National Aerial Pole Art (Los Angeles)
2015 // 4th Place, Women’s National Elite Division, North American Pole Dance Championships (Chicago)
2015 // Gold Distinguished Performance Award, North American Pole Dance Championships (Chicago)
2016 // Pro Aerial Hammock Champion, Life Elevated Aerial Arts Competition at FitCon (Salt Lake City)
2016 // 2nd Place, Colorado Pole Championship (Boulder)
2016 // Pro All Star Aerial Hammock Champion, 3rd Annual Aerialympics Pole & Aerial Competition (Salt Lake City)
2017 // 2nd Place Pro Aerial Hammock, Capital of Texas Aerial Championships (Austin)
2017 // Crowd Favorite Award, Pro Aerial Hammock Division, Capital of Texas Aerial Championships (Austin)
CERTS & TRAINING
Fly Gym Aerial Group Fitness, IFPA Advanced Flexibility Coach, XPole XPERT Instructor Level 1 & 2, CPR/AED as well as numerous coaching/teaching trainings & certifications with USA Swimming & ASCA (American Swimming Coaches Association).