Aerial Circus (I & II) Class Winter 2023

Mon., Tues., (and some Wednesdays)

Cost: $285

Age: 8 – 14
Note: Due to Holidays, some classes meet Wednesday Instead.

January 9 – March 15, 2023

The Center for the Arts, 314 W. Main Street • Grass Valley, CA

 

Aerial I – Beginner

AirAligned will teach you tricks and skills on Aerial bungees, Aerial silks, and Aerial hoops. Fly, climb, and swing in Aerial Circus! Taught by instructors Joe Simms and Sophie Wingerd of AirAligned.

Days: Mondays OR Tuesdays (with a couple of Wednesdays due to facility scheduling) 

Ages8 – 14 | Cost: $285

 

MONDAY AERIAL I CLASS

Dates: January 9, 18 (Wed.), 23, 30 • February 6, 13, 22 (Wed.), 27 • March 6, 13

Time: 3:30 – 5:00pm

 

 

TUESDAY AERIAL I CLASS

Dates: January 10, 17, 24, 30 • February 8 (Wed.), 14, 21, 28 • March 7, 15 (Wed.)

Time: 5:00 – 6:30pm

 

 

This Consent & Release form must be completed upon registration, otherwise student may be moved to a waitlist. 


Aerial II – Intermediate 

This is a performance-based workshop for students who have already taken aerial classes. See required skills below. Taught by instructors Joe Simms and Sophie Wingerd of AirAligned.

Days: Mondays OR Tuesdays (with a couple of Wednesdays due to facility scheduling) 

Ages8 – 14 | Cost: $285

Aerial II skills:
The ability to climb with at least 2 different climbs.
Inversions in the air.
Hip Key in the air.
All known single foot tie in skills in the air. *those that they know
All known double foot tie in skills in the air. * those that they knowledge 
Basing Inversion/straddle back

 

MONDAY AERIAL II CLASS

Dates: January 9, 18 (Wed.), 23, 30 • February 6, 13, 22 (Wed.), 27 • March 6, 13

Time: 5:00-6:30pm

 

 

TUESDAY AERIAL II CLASS

Dates: January 10, 17, 24, 30 • February 8 (Wed.), 14, 21, 28 • March 7, 15 (Wed.)

Time: 3:30-5:00pm

 

 

This Consent & Release form must be completed upon registration, otherwise student may be moved to a waitlist. 

 

Aerial Level III / Ages 8- Adult (Invite Only)

Tuesdays @ 6:30-8:00pm

This is a performance-based workshop for students whom have already taken aerial classes. Students must have either taken an intermediate class with AirAligned, or must be pre-approved by the instructors. Taught by instructors Joe Simms and Sophie Wingerd of AirAligned.

Days: Tuesdays (with a couple of Wednesdays due to facility scheduling) 

Ages8 – 14 | Cost: $285

 

This Consent & Release form must be completed upon registration, otherwise student may be moved to a waitlist. 

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ABOUT THE INSTRUCTORS 

Joe Simms joined The Movement Alliance in 2002 where he met Tresa Honaker who was part of the original directors and founders of TMA. Joe has been a principal performer/soloist with AirAligned since 2004. Joe has a background in the Martial Arts of Tae Kwon Do Jujitsu and most recently Aikido. Master classes include: Velocity in Seattle Washington, Conduit Dance Company in Portland Oregon, The Edge in Los Angeles, aerial intensives with Ingrid Hoffman L.A. and Isadora Duncan Dance Company. Joe is currently working as a body worker, aerial and Pilates instructor and is the owner of Pilates Body in Nevada City. Joe is AirAligned’s Co-Director and heads up the AirAligned Academy in Grass Valley.

 

Sophie Wingerd began her performance career as a young child in Grass Valley California as a dancer studying all forms of dance but focusing mainly on ballet. In 2008 Sophie began aerial classes with AirAligned aerial dance group. Aerial Dance was something that Sophie quickly excelled at. Sophie was asked to become a teachers assistant with AirAligned in 2010. Also at that time Sophie became an assistant for Julie Lang Acro/Dance teacher at Sierra Dance Institute and performed locally in Grass Valley with SDI, AirAligned and PAG children’s theater at The Center for the Arts. In 2012 Sophie was accepted into Le Studio in Los Angeles CA under the direction of Nathalie Yves Gaulthier. She performed in the Le PeTiT Cirque Troupe from 2013-2014 While in LA advanced Studies were obtained through Cirque School LA. Also while in Los Angeles Sophie worked for Kristy Beauvais owner/director of Focus Fish teaching all ages aerial classes in: Static Trapeze, Aerial Hoop, Aerial Fabric, Aerial Hammock and Aerial Rope. Currently Sophie is on the teaching staff for AirAligned aerial dance group working primarily with advanced performance students. Sophie is also available to perform for corporate and commercial productions as a professional dancer, acrobat and aerialist.

 


AirAligned will teach you tricks and skills on Aerial bungees, Aerial silks, and Aerial hoops. Fly, climb, and swing in Aerial Circus!

 

http://airaligned.org/ | AirAligned started in 2002 with support from The Center for the Arts. AirAligned’s Advanced programs are now being offered throughout the US and Internationally. AirAligned has a solid reputation in the industry and through that is able to provide many opportunities for professional performers, workshop goers as well as dance organizations. Because AirAligned focuses on aerial movement as a professional performance art, we are recognized by the state of California through Warehouse Artist Lofts in the growing Historic R Street District of Sacramento under the direction of Tresa Honaker who is a full time resident at WAL. All of our instructors and presenters are professional aerialists and dancers trained in multiple disciplines and injury prevention.

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