This weeks news:
- What's the Point? A Guide to Building a Better Foot
- EAAC Update - Early Bird Discount ends July 31st!
- Summer School for Kids 4th-8th August
- 2 for 1 Acrobatics Offer
- New Classes
What's the Point? A Guide to Building a Better Foot
A guest blog by Vendetta Vain on the importance of that often heard advice...
"Point your toes!" is probably one of the most frequently overheard instructions in a circus class, whatever the discipline, and whatever the level! Certainly when you are starting out, and often as you learn new more complicated moves and transitions, pointing your feet is the last thing on your mind, but it is one of the biggest things you can do to improve the look of what you are doing, plus it will actually make some moves easier!Read More!
Commonwealth Youth Circus - Free Show
Aerial Edge teachers have been working with members of the Commonwealth Youth Circus since October last year and now the show is finally coming to Glasgow! With 18 young performers mixing acrobatics, parkour, dance and circus, the 50 minute outdoor show is touring with the Queens Baton Relay.
4:30pm, Sunday 20th July
Auchinlea Park by Provan Hall
Auchinlea Road, Glasgow
Free but limited capacity so early arrival recommended.
EAAC 5th-7th September
Full details of this year's Edinburgh Aerial and Acrobatic Convention can be found in this article!
Summer School for Kids
4th-8th August, 1-4PM
Our Summer School for Kids is now open for booking, a series of five afternoon workshops offering a mixture of disciplines on the aerial rig and on the floor. Sadly no one over 15 can come along to these workshop, but if you are interested in something similar for the grown-ups and ask us nicely...
Each workshop booked separately costs £25
Book the week for £99
Monday 4th: Teeterboard & Acrobalance Workshop
Tuesday 5th: Flying Trapeze & Juggling Workshop
Wednesday 6th: Hoop & Silks & Trampoline Workshop
Thursday 7th: Doubles Trapeze & Stilts Workshop
Friday 8th: Flying Trapeze & Tightwire Workshop
How to Supercharge Your Aerial Skills
Mark helps you figure out how to fast track your training, and achieve advanced aerial skills faster. Read the full article.
Meet M. A. Wyatt
M.A. began her performance career as a dancer, training and performing with the Dayton Ballet, Michigan Ballet Theatre and Joffrey Midwest, among others. She then began her circus career in 2006, training with Aerial Angels, the New England Center for Circus Arts and Circo del Fuego, specialising in aerial silks, aerial hoop, duo dance trapeze, fire eating and (comedy) contortion.
A lover of travel, M.A. took advantage of opportunities around the globe, performing all over
North America, Central America, Europe and the Middle East.
M.A. was inspired by her coaches to share her love of circus arts and began her career as a teacher in 2009. She has since taught for institutions such as Starfish Circus, Cirkus Island, University of Alaska Anchorage, Aerial Arts Memphis, Utah Theatre Association and Cirque du K Kalamazoo College. She also received her Pilates Teacher certification from Body Technic Systems, Inc. of Ohio.
2 for 1 Acrobatics Offer
Extended into July!
Bring a friend along to Acrobatics and either you (or your friend) can enjoy the class for free! You can learn some new moves to show off on holiday, or try out a new class with some friendly support.
Meet Melanie Forbes-Broomes
Over the summer we will have several guest instructors visiting us to take some of our set classes, who will intorduce you to new styles and techniques within your favourite circus disciplines. Melanie will be taking Trampoline, Flexibility, Acrobatics and Handstands for the second half of June and throughout July.
Melanie Forbes-Broomes originally trained as an Artistic Gymnast at Southampton Gymnastics and was also a member of The Hampshire County Squad. After training Melanie redirected her skills in Physical Theatre at Southern Theatre Arts Centre and there after at The Scottish School of Contemporary Dance where she developed techniques in Classical Ballet, Contemporary (Cunningham and Release) and body-conditioning.
Melanie is Artistic Director of Various Dance Artists (V/DA) and has has choreographed and performed in association with Brighton Fringe, Edinburgh Fringe, Dundee Rep Theatre, DanceLive Festival (Aberdeen Dance Agency), Dancebase (Edinburgh Dance Agency), The Arches Glasgow, Barcelona International Dance Exchange (BIDE), Festival Grec Barcelona amongst others
Melanie has worked with Jim Thomson British Gymnastics National Trainer, British Gymnastics Tutor and Assessor focusing on dance technique and choreography for competitive gymnasts from the Scottish squad. Melanie gained her Women's Artistic Coaching Qualification tutored by Jim Thomson.
Starting June 25th for the Summer
The Pilates method increases grace and body awareness while sculpting, strengthening, healing and protecting your body. If you have an injury, are interested in injury prevention, or would just like to work on your strength and coordination, the Pilates mat series is adaptable to suit your needs, making the class great for students of varying levels and physical abilities!
An open level class that lets you revisit the most fun school gym class. This class will teach aerial awareness and is an essential class for acrobatics, flying or swinging trapeze,teeterboard and all advanced aerial classes. You can book Trampolining as part of the Aerial Circus pre-paid package and on the Aerial Circus page of the website.
Aerial Edge's aerial conditioning class, for intermediate students and above only. Hardcore will be taught mainly using aerial straps and should be attended by those wishing to develop a hard core!
Pandora's Circus by Inverted
A new acrobatic show about fairness and balance, a box full of interesting things to be divided and calculated as the two performers seek the best result through different methods.
For more information visit the Pandora's Circus Kickstarter page here.
The Skinny Interview & Offer
The June issue of the (Scottish) Skinny has a summer sport supplement, featuring some words from our own co-founder Mark Gibson talking about the benefits of aerial exercise. To go with the supplement we have included a special offer for any one class booked using the discount code included in the Aerial Edge advert in a nearby page.
The Skinny is a free cultural paper and can be found in a variety of places, coffee shops and waiting rooms are good places to start looking! Alternatively you can read it online: http://www.theskinny.co.uk/sports_supplement/features/307900-sports_supplement_2014_aerial_spin
Performers from Aerial Edge can now be seen at Wild Cabaret (on the left) on Thursday to Saturday nights and at Swing (on the right) on Friday and Saturday nights where they will regularly feature in the weekend performances.
July - August Class & Workshop TImetables
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New Web Galleries
This week we've been adding new galleries, with photos and videos for each art, you can check them out here:
Circus in Brazil
Mark recently spent some time in Brazil training with Circocan and living on the beach. This is his first article on the trip now his tan is starting to fade!
New Open Training Sessions
We are pleased to offer our intermediate students and visiting artists new open training sessions! We have 3 daytime sessions, evening sessions and a Sunday morning session. Read more about this on the website
This year's Edinburgh Aerial and Acrobatics Convention will be held on the 5th-7th of September. This is the 8th EAAC and it's sure to be a good one so get the dates in your diary!
Harder, Better, Stronger - Faster!
Do you want to fast track your aerial training?
Then why not supplement your regular aerial class(es) with some of our classes designed to help you with all the circus fundamentals! We have weekly classes in:
- Conditioning - This class is specifically designed to help you strengthen and balance your body for aerial. The hour long class includes floor based and trapeze work and is just £5!
- Flexibility - Keeping a balance between strength and flexibility is tough and, in aerial, having good lines makes all the difference! Stay supple or improve your flexibility with this class from only £10 a 90 minute class when you buy a Flexibility pack.
- Handstands - A good handstand can open doors! Improve your stability, balance and body awareness. There's many variations, but a handstand is no trick - it's the key to total body control. Join our handstand class from only £7 with our Handstand pack.
- Acrobatics - Working on handstands, rolls, cartwheels... get all the basics in this all round 90 miniute class while improving your body awareness, coordination, strength and flexibility! From just £8 per class when you buy an Acrobatics pack.