This Week Online
This Week Online
Adult Classes (13+)
Our classes are paid for by your donations, we are using this scheme to support independent artists and teachers during this time as they have had all other work cancelled. Please do attend the classes even if you cannot afford to donate right now, we know it’s hard right now for everyone. However if you can afford to donate more than the minimum, know you are helping keep artists fed and working.
100% of the weekly funds are divided between the teachers. We are recommending a minimum of £5/class or £25/week, more if you can afford it.
Youth Classes (7-16)
We are experimenting with a block of online youth classes this month covering different skills each week
This week’s teachers and classes
Tamzen is a professional circus performer and dancer, she started her career as a gymnast competing at an International level, followed by a BA Hons degree at London Contemporary Dance School before moving into circus.
Tamzen is an amazing handbalance teacher and performer and a great all round acrobat whom we brought up to Aerial Edge many times over the years in Handbalance, acrobatics, cradle and bungee dance harness.
Circus Fitness – Monday 6pm – Includes a cardio warm up, legs and hip stability, abs and shoulders with a focus on handstands. You will need: foam roller or yoga blocks or pile of book, stretchy band or pair of stretchy tights, a nice thick scarf.
Flexibility – Monday 7:15pm – Short cardio warm up followed by a variety of stretching exercises both static and active. You will need: stretchy band or stretchy tights, a lacrosse ball or similar.
We are delighted to have Rebecca back with us. She is a highly skilled aerial artist, coming from a professional dance background, with over 10 years experience coaching all ages in the air and on the floor.
Rebecca has performed all over the world, in commercials, TV and arena shows. She combines acrobatic skill in the air with her natural movement fluidity.
From day one of the lockdown Rebecca has been translating what she does into an online format to support aerialists while they are away from their equipment and training spaces.
Photo Credit: Massimo Filippi
Tues 6pm – Strength & Stability for Aerialists Including – insane abs, upperbody strength & stability, glute strength and some grip training if people can bring a pole (can be a broom/wooden spoon) and string, plus filled water bottle.
Weds 7.15pm – Active stretch & Mobility Including – small cardio warm up, then into stretch using strength exercises and movement to increase our range.
Eve Mutso is a freelance dancer & choreographer and former Principal Dancer of Scottish Ballet, Scotland’s national dance company.
In 2015 she was nominated by the Critic’s Circle for the National Dance Award for Outstanding Female Performance (Classical). She had previously been nominated for Best Female Dancer in 2005 and 2013.
Eve’s interest in aerial arts resulted in the creation of aerial solo loop, commissioned by The Fruitmarket Gallery in Edinburgh in 2018 and led to her becoming a core part of Aerial Edge’s foundation course in which she has been teaching since it began.
Photo credit: Ian Wallman
Friday 6pm Ballet fitness will have a focus on building a ballet body for aerialists and developing the body and lines needed for performance work.
The Friday 7:15pm Flexibility Will be a blend of hatha yoga and ballet flexibility training.
Suzie Q is an Australian aerialist, acrobat and former finalist on Australia’s Got Talent who can usually be found performing on cruise ships and at corporate events in Sydney.
She loves sharing the practices of yoga, mediation and mindfulness and is trained in Purna, Yin and Rocket Yoga as well as Yoga Nidra. She has been presented at the Byron Yoga Festival, the Utsava Maa Goddess Festival in India, Shakti Camp in Europe and Triple Shakti in Australia and has taught with Bali Silent Retreat, Shakti Academy and Flowers and Fire in Gili Air.
Wednesday & Friday Yoga for Circus-y People at 7:55am – A mix of strength and flexibility practices focussing on hand balance conditioning and splits combined with Yin yoga and mindfulness/meditation techniques that will enable you to create a feeling of calm, balance and relaxation.
Paul is a parkour instructor at heart, and a gymnastics coach by profession. Over five years have been spent teaching parkour across Scotland and teaching at the EAAC and AECC, but recently Paul’s coaching has taken a new direction into juggling, hand balancing, tumbling and more.
Tuesday Zero-space Flow – How to put together ground based transitions and connecting acro technique indoors.
Wednesday Manipulation – Manipulation, using juggling balls and things you’ll find in the house.
Mark has been training and teaching tai chi for 32 years and is an international gold medal competition winner. Mark regards daily practice in meditation and tai chi a foundation practice for developing skill in circus and enabling longevity in circus training.
Thursday 6pm Aerial Fitness – Join Mark, Adilso and Vee in some aerial conditioning, if you have a pull-up bar then that’s a bonus but not essential.
Thursday 7:15pm Meditation & Tai Chi – Meditation is an essential skill in dealing with the stresses and challenges of today’s world. If you’ve found it difficult or challenging, join Mark in learning in a way that will develop focus and attention easily over time.
Come and chill out and build new mental and physical skills.