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Straps - Traditional Straps Technique w/ Shannon McKenna

$100Purchase required to enroll

Photographer: @dannyrolls

SCHEDULE
April 17-19: Friday, Saturday & Sunday 9-10:30A

DESCRIPTION
All the stuff you think of when you think of straps? That's pretty much what this workshop is. Be prepared to get a workout in! This series will be dedicated to learning the "classic" drills and skills in an aerial straps repertoire. There will be a special focus on refining technique and basic spotting instruction.

PREREQUISITES
Students in this workshop must be able to do at least 3 bent arm inversions in the air, 3 intermediate skin the cats, and be able to hold a hollow body position for one minute.

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS
Wrist covers are required for this series. I recommend the terry cloth wristbands often used by tennis player. Please also bring a long sleeve shirt.

INSTRUCTOR BIO
Shannon McKenna, aerialist and founder of TheArtistAthlete.com, was never a dancer, never a gymnast, but one hell of a tree climber. She earned her B.F.A. from NYU with a concentration in physical theater and decided the summer after college, without much idea of what it meant, to become a circus artist. She packed up her life in a suitcase and traveled the globe in search of the best coaches to teach her, teaching aerial arts to whoever wanted to learn, and put her work on any stage she could. Her approach to students is a mix of highly physical exercises and subtle work to train specific muscles to achieve skills efficiently. She seeks help individuals unlock strengths and talents to build artists and aerial work that is authentic and original. She teaches workshops and classes all over he world. Her performance work has spanned from traditional shows in large arenas to intimate contemporary pieces in small black box theaters. She performs as a solo artist, a part of artistic duos, and ensembles. Career highlights being a magician’s assistant in Portugal, a post-food poisoning silks act in the German show WET, and hanging underneath a motorcycle on a tight wire with the Flying Espanas. In 2018, Shannon launched The Artist Athlete, an online resource that produces educational material for aerialists including widely reviewed e-books and online courses, as well as a weekly podcast which contains interviews with professionals in the circus industry. It is available on Spotify, Google Play, Stitcher, and iTunes. She is now based in Montreal, Quebec.

Website: http://www.theartistathlete.com
Instagram: @the_artist_athlete

Cancellation policy A refund may be issued if enrollment is cancelled a full 14 days prior to the course start date. To cancel, please email info@aerialclt.com with your full name, workshop enrolled, and a reason for your cancellation. ***To reschedule your course enrollment due to injury or sickness, a dated doctors note will be required in order to reschedule***