Learn Circus Arts

Learning the circus arts not only builds strength, but also confidence and the list of benefits is virtually endless. We like to think of our classes as a unique way to get fit while having fun.  As for our company members, they are not only our top notch performers, but also highly qualified coaches in the circus arts.  Many members of our company have trained at prestigious professional circus schools while others have competed and ranked highly in both national and international competitions.  Our home studio is at the Mobtown Ballroom located in Baltimore City.  Please visit their website for class offerings www.mobtownballroom.com 

2019 Session 2 February/March

Session 2: Feb 4-Mar 24

Sundays Feb 10- Mar 24th
9-10am Beginner Trapeze/Lyra
10-11:15am Beginner Fabric L2
11:15-12:30pm Beginner Fabric L3
6-7:15pm Beg/Intermediate Lyra Performance
7:15-8:30pm Intermediate Fabric L1/2 Performance
8:30-10pm Open Hang

Mondays Feb 4th-Mar 18th
11-12pm Mixed Level Trapeze
5:45-7pm Intermediate Fabric L2/Adv Fabric Performance

Tuesdays Feb 5th-Mar 19th
5-6pm Beginner Lyra
6-6:15pm Killer Abs
6:15-7:15pm Intermediate Lyra
7:15-8:30pm Intermediate Fabrics
8:30-9:30pm Cyr Wheel no class 2/26, 3/5

Wednesdays Feb 6th-Mar 20th
5-6:15pm Int/Adv Trapeze Performance
6:15-7:30pm Skills Drills & Transitions

Thursday Feb 7th-Mar 21st
11-12pm Mixed Level Lyra no class 2/21
5-6pm Intermediate/Advanced Lyra Performance
6-7:15pm Beginner Fabrics L1
7:15-8:30pm Advanced Fabric
8:45-9:45pm Sling Performance

Friday Feb 8th-Mar 22nd
11-12pm Mixed Level Fabric
5:45-6:45pm Aerial Conditioning

Saturday Feb 9th- Mar 23rd
9-10am Kids Circus
10-11am German Wheel (no class 3/9) **
10:45-12pm BFL4/5 Performance **
11-12pm German Wheel (no class 3/9)**
12-1pm Intermediate Trapeze/Lyra
1:15-2:30pm Strappy Loops Performance
2:30-3:30 Showcase Open Hang
** Must email Kelly Jo to register at inthedarkcircusarts@gmail.com

Please remember classes sell out often and quickly, so don't hesitate to sign up!

To register for classes - please visit the Mobtown website:
https://mobtownballroom.com/classes/

For any questions on registration, please email Kelly Jo at inthedarkcircusarts@gmail.com

For classes that are sold out - especially Beginner Fabrics 1 and 2, we have overflow class times designated. Please email us to get on the list to join these classes!

For all fabric students - you must complete the skill checklist listed under your current class before moving on to the next level. To move on to the next level please get permission from Kelly Jo or your coach before registering!

 

Registration Link: https://mobtownballroom.com/classes/

* Open hang is free for all students currently registered in class. For all others it is $10. For students who have not taken classes at in the dark, you must email us to get permission to take open hang at inthedarkcircusarts@gmail.com. You will either need to take a private lesson with a coach or provide a letter of reference from another circus school where you have trained.

Point rentals are available for students who are looking to add more training time. you must contact Kelly jo for booking.

WORKSHOPS:

Workshops with Anna Thomas-henry!!!

Friday January 25th
9-11am
Intro to Net

To succeed in this workshop you need some general aerial training, however, experience on the net is not necessary.
In this introductory workshop to this specialty apparatus we will get to know the net through three points of focus. Firstly, fussy apparatus management! Oh yes, this one’s a biggie and no one should be left without strategies.Secondly, we’ll learn to execute traditional net skills in order to creat a basic knowledge and last but not least, Anna will guide you into creating your own vocabulary on the net.
Prerequisites:
Able to climb a tissu or rope comfortably.
Can invert in the air through tuck or straddle.
Working on, or, master of pull overs.
* To register you must email Kelly Jo at inthedarkcircusarts@gmail.com

12-5pm Private lessons available for Silks, Rope, Hand Balance and Flexibility.
* To sign up for a private lesson, you must email Kelly Jo at inthedarkcircusarts@gmail.com


Saturday January 26th
12:30-2:30pm
Intro to Net

To succeed in this workshop you need some general aerial training, however, experience on the net is not necessary.
In this introductory workshop to this specialty apparatus we will get to know the net through three points of focus. Firstly, fussy apparatus management! Oh yes, this one’s a biggie and no one should be left without strategies.Secondly, we’ll learn to execute traditional net skills in order to creat a basic knowledge and last but not least, Anna will guide you into creating your own vocabulary on the net.
Prerequisites:
Able to climb a tissu or rope comfortably.
Can invert in the air through tuck or straddle.
Working on, or, master of pull overs.
* To register you must email Kelly Jo at inthedarkcircusarts@gmail.com

3-4:30pm
The Ups and Downs of Fabric

In this workshop fabric artist and coach Anna Thomas-Henry focuses on
expanding the vocabulary of climbing and descending. First she'll take the time to
trouble shoot what you already know and then she''ll add new climbs and descents
to your library.This class is great for those who are starting to feel comfortable on
the fabric and who want to expand their repertoire.
Registere here: https://mobtownballroom.com/event/show/1369

4:30-6:30pm
Vertical Innovation

In this workshop Anna will guide you through her series of techniques for innovation on fabric.
How do you take a skill you have seen over and over again and make it your own? How can you find
new transitions? Where do you start? How do you know you're still safe? What do you do if you're not
feeling that "creative"? Come to this workshop with a skill or sequence in mind and you will begin to unlock its endless
potential. For Beginner Level 4 and up.
Register here: https://mobtownballroom.com/event/show/1370

6:30-8:30pm
Flexibility, Activate!

In this open level workshop circus artist Anna Thomas-Henry will guide you through her high energy flexibility regimen. She is serious about training adults to get flexible, get strong and
advance safely whether they come to her with experience or not. Over the course of this class
you will work with techniques to open up your flexibility while staying stable and confident in your body through the process. If you are dreaming of that perfect "strong
and flexible" balance, this workshop is for you.
Beginners and professionals welcome.
Registere here: https://mobtownballroom.com/event/show/1371


For questions please email Kelly Jo at inthedarkcircusarts@gmail.com

To register for classes please visit our registration page under the aerial dance tab at www.mobtownballroom.com. Private lessons also available.  Please email us at inthedarkcircusarts@gmail.com to set up an appointment.

 

Testimonials

"Before discovering aerials, there weren't many fitness outlets that I really enjoyed. Now, I train with Kelly Jo every week and am dedicated to practicing because I love it so much – I can actually do pull-ups! Aerial-dance is extremely satisfying because you can challenge yourself through physical and mental goals that you never felt were possible; and be artistic at the same time. Kelly Jo is a great and inspiring trainer that helps me push my boundaries every day! "--Dani Baer

 

A story on circus arts and physical fitness!  Have a look and see what it is like to learn circus arts!

Learning the aerial fabrics

Learning the aerial fabrics

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