Active Flexibility Workshops

June 8th @ 6:30-8 p.m. (One-Time Workshop)

June 12th/19th/26th and July 3rd @ 7-8:30 p.m. (Workshop Series)

Learn how to safely increase your range of motion through a variety of exercises with instructor Jessica John. This workshop uses a dynamic warm-up sequence, soft-tissue preparation, nerve glides and muscle activation to allow you to improve muscular efficiency, build strength and heighten motor control. These exercises are geared toward aerialists, athletes, dancers, yogis and movement teachers.

You may also take advantage of a four-week Tuesday evening workshop series to enhance specific types of flexibility, including front splits (Week 1), shoulders (Week 2), middle splits (Week 3) and back (Week 4).

Register under the ‘Workshops’ tab at this link.

The Elements Center
2233 Wisconsin Ave. NW Suite 217
Washington, D.C. 20007

https://elementscenter.com/

LIFT Intermediate Immersion — DC Edition

June 15-17 and June 22-23 @ Dance Loft on 14

Join the LIFT School of Acrobatics team for a two-weekend immersion course in intermediate acrobatic skills including L-basing washing machines, Icarian pops, handstand training and strength and flexibility exercises. This course also helps prepare students to apply for the LIFT Teacher Apprenticeship Program.

Register for $400 before May 18th. Starting May 19th, the cost is $500. Sign up at this link. FB Event link.

Dance Loft on 14
4618 14th St. NW
Washington, D.C. 20011

AcroLove Festival — East Coast

July 27th – 29th @ Walter E. Washington Convention Center

Join hundreds of acrobats for the 2018 AcroLove Festival, a three-day event including an acro tour of D.C., workshops with more than 50 supportive teachers and a Saturday night acro jam party. The 20+ classes per day on Saturday and Sunday draw from the knowledge and practice of yoga, circus, cheerleading and therapeutic movement.

Register and see the full schedule at this link.

Walter E. Washington Convention Center
801 Mt. Vernon Pl. NW
Washington, D.C. 20001

Workshops with Anna Thomas-Henry

May 12th @ 11:30 a.m., 1:45 p.m. and 4 p.m.

Anna Thomas-Henry is a multidisciplinary circus artist who has trained at SANCA in Seattle and Circus Warehouse in New York City. She has performed across the country and will be bringing her acquired knowledge to TSNY-DC for three special workshops. Visit the TSNY-DC homepage to view the workshops and register. Remember to check the Nationals home game schedule before driving to TSNY-DC. Garfield Park — a 15-minute walk from the trapeze rig — is a good place to park on game days.

11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Drills, Skills and Efficiency on Fabric

1:45 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. Vertical Innovation on Fabric

4 p.m. – 5 p.m. Flexibility

Trapeze School of New York – Washington, D.C.
1299 New Jersey Ave. SE
Washington, D.C. 20003

Congress of Jugglers 2018

April 20th-22nd @ Ritchie Coliseum

The University of Maryland Juggling Club is proud to present the Congress of Jugglers 2018 (FB Event Page), their three-day festival celebrating object manipulation and the variety arts. Head to Ritchie Coliseum for open gym juggling, workshops, games and a public show Saturday evening in the Hoff Theater.

Entrance fee is $5 this year, which includes gym access all weekend and your show ticket. If you would like to host a workshop, perform in the show or sell your juggling wares at this festival, contact the UMD Jugglers through their Facebook page or at umdjugglingclub@gmail.com.

Gym Schedule:
Friday 4/20: 5 p.m. – Midnight
Saturday 4/21: 11 a.m. – Midnight
Sunday 4/22: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Saturday night show: Hoff Theater @ 8 p.m.
Fire Display: Friday/Saturday
Juggling Games: Saturday/Sunday

Ritchie Coliseum
7675 Baltimore Ave.
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742

2nd Annual C4 Event — Monarca in Flight

April 26th-29th @ Monarca in Flight

Enjoy four explosive days of Circus, Circus, Circus, Circus! Register for workshops in sling, lyra, fabric, trapeze, German wheel, acro, makeup, and much more. The illustrious list of instructors includes Ukoiya Mastin, Benn Mendoza, Bobby Taylor, Chris Delgado, Jessica John, Gwynne Flanagan, Kat Milburn, Acoatzin Torres and Kat Stroot.

Register at this link, to snag your spot before this amazing weekend sells out!

Monarca in Flight
3431-F Carlin Springs Road
Falls Church, VA 22041

Clown Town Workshop with Elena Day

Sundays (2): February 4th and March 18th @ 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Tuesdays: February 6th – March 20th @ 7 – 9 p.m.

Dive into red-nosed clowning with Elena Day!

This course will focus on the joyful intensity of playing. Through a series of games, exercises and observations, you will discover your brand of funny, and learn to share it directly with the audience. With the body as your guide, you will analyze your ways of moving and create your ‘clown form.’ Playing with and through this form, your clown will arrive vibrant, unique and funny!

Elena day trained at L’Ecole Jacques Lecoq and is influenced by the work of clown pedagogue and movement artist Giovanni Fusetti. Elena has appeared as multiple characters with Cirque du Soleil’s La Nouba in Florida and Cirque Mechanics in Nevada, but she is based in DC and performs locally with companies like Happenstance Theater.

Early bird registration is $275. After January 15th, the course is $325. Email dayable@gmail.com to register.

Address:

Dance Exchange
7117 Maple Ave.
Takoma Park, MD 20912

 

Movement Workshop for Professional Performers

October 10th @ 7-9 p.m.

What do you get when you cross Marcel Marceau and Anna Pavlova? Answer: Karen Montanaro – The Aragon Herold-Spain

This workshop explores movement as a universal language; a way of communicating with an audience and also a way of communicating with oneself. Movement is visible, whereas the experience of moving is invisible. In this way, movement may be used to integrate ourselves — to harmonize our public and private sides so that the inner world of experience and the outer world of expression work optimally together.

Ultimately, this workshop is about knowing what you want to convey, sensing what your audience “sees” and bringing the two together with eloquence and personal style.

About Karen:
Karen is a solo performer, an award-winning choreographer, and the innovator of “mimedance” (the fusion of two classical art forms). Karen studied ballet at the Cantarella School of Dance, the Ram Island Dance Center and on scholarship with the Joffrey Ballet School. She danced professionally with the Ohio Ballet and the Darmstadt Opera Ballet in Germany. Upon moving back to the Unites States, Karen also danced principal roles with the Portland Ballet Company. For more than a decade, Karen toured and taught internationally with mime master, Tony Montanaro. She currently tours the world with her one-woman show entitled “Tanzspiel.”

Ms. Montanaro is a teaching artist and offers residencies in movement, mime and dance in public and private schools throughout the United States. www.mimedance.com

REGISTER HERE: paypal.me/paywendynow/60

Silver Spring Black Box
8641 Colesville Rd.
Silver Spring, MD 20910

Circus District: Juggle Jam #11

October 20th @ 6-7:30 p.m.

Friday ARTnights

Throw caution to the weekend! Conquer the thrilling challenge of juggling with veteran juggler Christian Kloc. This workshop begins with a short demo, moves into some goofy warm-ups, then puts juggling props in your hands and offers pro tips to jumpstart your newfound circus habit. After practicing controlled chaos, put on a show with your fellow jugglers and get the thundering applause you deserve!

RSVP on Facebook here.

Capitol Hill Arts Workshop
545 7th St. SE
Washington, D.C. 20003

All ages are welcome. Equipment is provided. Wear comfortable clothes that allow relaxed movements.

$5 suggested donation – proceeds go toward tuition assistance.

About the artist:

Christian Kloc learned to juggle at age six after seeing the Flying Karamazov Brothers perform. What started as a basic trick became an obsession. Christian grew up attending juggling festivals across the country and performing at local events. After 23 years, he is still surprised and amazed by the power of that ‘basic trick’ to change lives and cause spontaneous outbursts of fun in the world.

Christian has taught juggling classes at the Trapeze School of New York – D.C. for the past two years. He has performed in circus productions at the Atlas Theatre, SAX Lounge and as part of the Art All Night celebration. Since 2015, he and his friends have been working on their urban photography project Street Light Circus to bring contemporary circus to the District through exhibits, workshops and online collaborations.

Intermediate Dance Trapeze Monthly Meeting

Sundays, monthly (9/17, 10/15, 11/26 and 12/10) @ 1-2 p.m.

Come get tangled in the trapeze with us! We work above the bar, teaching you how to use the ropes for support to create new shapes and unusual transitions. This class is for experienced dance or single-point trapeze students. Students who register for this class should be able to invert cleanly in the ropes without jumping. Ages 16+ (Drop-ins are allowed, but we recommend that students sign up for all class times since material is cumulative.) Not sure if this class is for you? Email upspringstudio@gmail.com for more information.

View the FB event page here and register at this link.

UpSpring Studio
Joe’s Movement Emporium
3309 Bunker Hill Road
Mt. Rainier, MD 20712