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The Center For The Arts Presents Fall Aerial Class 2021 (Level 2)

Select Mondays

September – November 2021

5:00pm - 6:30pm Main Stage Theater

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This is a performance-based workshop for students whom have already taken aerial classes.* The first performance will be at The Center’s Halloween themed Family Fun Day on October 30th! The second one will be presented on the last day of the workshop.


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

Instructor: Sophie Wingard


September 13, 20, 27

October 4, 11, 18

November 1, 8, 15, 22

Capacity: 12 students

Ages: 8-14

Cost: $250 per student



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.


Covid-19 Protocols for 2021 Arts Education

• Face coverings (mask, shield, cover) will be highly recommended for students participating in youth arts programming. Free disposable face masks will be available in each camp and must be used if children are not able to be six feet apart. Cloth face masks will be required for all instructors and aides in the classrooms.

• Food Snacks and water will not be provided and should be brought from home. Sharing of food or snacks will not be permitted among students.

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