Nimble Arts Workshops

Workshops from Nimble Arts 
October 24-25 and 26-27, 2019

 Monarca in Flight is proud to host workshops by 

Nimble Arts founders Elsie and Serenity Smith are also the founders of NECCA.  We’re hosting them to offer part of their world-class teacher training program.

 

Foundation Level: Trapeze
Thursday Oct 24 – Friday Oct 25, 2019. $425

10% discount for Monarca in Flight members

This workshop will guide you through the curriculum created by Nimble Arts™ to provide clear and effective progressions and spotting techniques for beginner trapeze students.  We’ll discuss how to work with students in special demographics such as kids and older students, techniques for introducing choreography into classes and identifying body mechanics to troubleshoot skills and progress students to the next level.

Gain a broader knowledge of trapeze skills with a focus on those that prepare the body for deeper physical learning.

  • Learn how to execute skills to give visual instruction
  • Learn variations and progressions to increase student success
  • Learn how to effectively spot more complex skills and sequences, including introductory work on the high bar
  • Learn how to identify basic physical weaknesses & imbalances and techniques for helping students achieve success by working around or improving these weaknesses
  • Learn how to give clear verbal instruction
  • Discuss class management skills including working with students with varied physical abilities & learning styles
  • Learn how to introduce basic creative and performance skills into the class structure
PREREQUISITES:
Completion of Introduction to Teaching Aerials workshop.
Be comfortable executing Foundation level skills: this includes, but is not limited to skills under the bar (ankle hang, candlestick), on the bar (front balance, back balance, gazelle, amazon), in the ropes (bird’s nest in the ropes), and beginner “velocity” skills such as half mill circles. If you are not sure if you are at the necessary skill level please contact Elsie at nimblearts@gmail.com.

Note that participants who do not meet the required experience level will be asked to sit out the workshop and will not be refunded.

Exceptions to this skill level requirement can be made for teachers with physical limitations that do not hinder their ability to be competent teachers AND spotters at the Foundation level. (For example: someone in a foot cast with previous experience who can still spot and execute some skills, or someone with a shoulder injury who academically knows the skills required and are comfortable spotting.) Please contact Elsie at nimblearts@gmail.com for more information.

Day One  8:30 am registration

9 am – 5 pm workshop

Day Two  8:30 am warm up

9 am – 4 pm workshop

Cancellation policy: There will be a 10% administrative fee for any cancellations. If participation is cancelled less than 1 month prior to the workshop no refund will be given.

 

Fabric: Intermediate Level Part 1
Saturday Oct 26 – Sunday Oct 27, 2019, $425

10% discount for Monarca in Flight members

In this course you will learn how to safely spot drops and teach complex sequences using elements of Fabric Theory with a curriculum created by Nimble Arts™. We’ll also spend time on creative choreography to help keep you and your students inspired while moving a pace that allows their bodies to develop to the level of physicality necessary for safe fabric training.

Goals

  • Learn how to spot drops and complex inversion sequences.
  • Learn variations and progressions to increase students’ success.
  • Learn how to identify elements of biomechanics to prevent chronic injuries and increase students’ success.
  • Discuss techniques for developing creative choreography and skill sequencing for students interested in deepening their creative aerial work.
  • Learn class management techniques for developing stronger, safer students while keeping them engaged and inspired.
  • Develop skill progression so students and coaches know when it is safe to attempt new, more advanced skills.
PRE-REQUISITES:   Fabric Foundation Level Teacher Training
Be comfortable executing, without prompting and on both sides, without extensive review, a broad range of intermediate level skills and some advanced skills including opposite side dive (aka flippy/diaper/salto), double star drop (aka ramon), unlocked 360, cross back straddle (including choreographic variations such as Georgia twist), double crochet/double crucifix drops such as tic tock, front balance knee drop, and basic locked “sit” drops such as figure 8 series and hip key roll around.  If you are unable to match these trick names to your names or if you are unsure if you are at the necessary skill level please contact Elsie at nimblearts@gmail.com.

Note that participants who do not meet the required experience level will be asked to sit out the workshop and will not be refunded.

Exceptions to this skill level requirement can be made for teachers with physical limitations that do not hinder their ability to be competent teachers AND spotters at the Intermediate level. (For example: someone in a foot cast with previous experience who can still spot and execute some skills, or someone with a shoulder injury who academically knows the skills required and are comfortable spotting.) Please Elsie at nimblearts@gmail.com for more information.

Schedule:

Day One:         8:30 am  registration

9 am – 12 pm & 1 – 5 pm

Day Two:        8:30 am warm up

9 am  – 12 pm & 1 – 4 pm

Cancellation policy: There will be a 10% administrative fee for any cancellations. If participation is cancelled less than 1 month prior to the workshop no refund will be given.


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