Intensives

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BODY & POLE WEEKEND INTENSIVES

JUNE 2017

COST (EACH): $260

OFFER #1: SAVE 15% IF YOU SIGN UP FOR TWO INTENSIVES!*

COST FOR ONE INTENSIVE: $260
COST FOR TWO INTENSIVES: $442
THAT’S A SAVINGS OF $78!

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THE DETAILS:

  • 2 Days. 4 2-Hour Specially Curated Workshops.
  • Power + Performance Intensives for both Pole and Aerial

A new Body & Pole experience combining the intensity of a Traincation with the curation of our Annual Summer Camp, all in one weekend!

 

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POLE PERFORMANCE INTENSIVE

SATURDAY JUNE 10 – SUNDAY JUNE 11, 2017

COST: $260

Performance Intensive Workshops:

  • Competition Ready Musicality with Kelly McLaughlin
  • Saturday 3:30 – 5:30 p.m.
    Learn how to compose a complete pole performance starting from just a piece of music. Breaking down song composition and common patterns, we’ll develop your ability to hear music, predict where it will go and improv movement that supports it. We’ll then learn how to create a performance structure and tools to choreograph your grounded and pole-to-pole movement to bring concept and music to life. Finishing off with performance, we’ll fine tune our ability to put concept, choreography, and musicality together with real intention and power.

  • Finding Your Truth with Tracee Kafer
  • Saturday 5:45 – 7:45 p.m.
    Experience the quality of authenticity and truthfulness in your performance and movement. Personal truth is an important facet to performing, one that leaves a lasting impression and helps you create with integrity and weight. This workshop will involve engaging dialogue discussing the importance of authenticity and freestyle movement in the development of artistic expression. This session will also include various group/partner exercises, floor and pole movement exercises, as well as a short Q&A at the conclusion.

  • Love Your Lines with Michelle Stanek
  • Sunday 9:30 -11:30 a.m.
    This workshop will break down every detail of your movement, from a basic climb to an inverted flow, to make sure you are on point – from head to toe​.

  • Building your Stage Confidence with Roz “The Diva” Mays
  • Sunday 11:45 a.m. -1:45 p.m.
    For the final workshop in this weekend, you’ll pull from everything you’ve learned about choreography, emotion and technical execution and throw some Diva on it! BYSC is about intoxicating the audience with your personal style. We’ll experiment with tempo, eye contact, and height. Finally, students will perform solo for each other to their favorite song and get written feedback (loving, encouraging, positive feedback)!

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POLE POWER INTENSIVE

SATURDAY JUNE 17 – SUNDAY JUNE 18, 2017

COST: $260

Power Intensive Workshops:

  • Spinning Pole Power with Lara Michaels
  • Saturday 3:30 – 5:30 p.m.
    As the introductory class to the intensive weekend, we will begin with a discussion segment addressing similarities and differences in spin pole versus static pole rotational technique. With an understanding of key technical elements, students will carry these concepts forward into the rest of the intensive experience.
    The workshop will continue with a warm-up designed to prevent injury and prepare the body for the demands of the spin pole.On the pole students will explore familiar fundamental movements, learning techniques to gain precision and comfort while harnessing the power of the spin. Sequences will become more challenging as the class progresses, allowing students to incorporate these techniques at the next level, showcasing strength, flexibility, and grace.

  • Polestands with Tehera Nestfield
  • Saturday 5:45 – 7:45 p.m.
    This class will provide you with progressions and regressions for using the pole in all arm balancing. It focuses around the base of the pole, learning forearm and handstand variations but also including cartwheels, flips, and floor tumbles.

  • Fonji’s for Life with Sam Star
  • Sunday 9:30 -11:30 a.m.
    All of the conditioning skills and drills that will take you towards being above to Fonji. From floor conditioning to progression steps on the pole that well have you understanding more about what is needed to get you on the right track to making fonji’s feasible.

  • What Goes Up…. (drops & tumbles) with Michelle Natoli
  • Sunday 11:45 a.m. -1:45 p.m.
    This workshop is all about dynamic movement and partnering with gravity. In these two hours we’ll discuss and practice various types of drops and tumble sequences on the static pole. You can expect to leave this class with both a working formula and the confidence you need to break down any drop you choose.

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AERIAL PERFORMANCE INTENSIVE

SATURDAY JUNE 10 – SUNDAY JUNE 11, 2017

COST: $260

Performance Intensive Workshops:

  • Effortless Moments (and the Space Between) with Sylvana Tapia
  • Saturday 3:30 – 5:30 p.m.
    Explore the capabilities of the body’s expression through the use of its lines to offer clear, effortless communication both on the ground and in the air.

  • Exploration in Sequencing with Nolan McKew
  • Saturday 5:45 – 7:45 p.m.
    This workshop will help the student start to find their own signature style and aerial movement voice. We will build phrasing which emphasizes their body’s strengthens and delivers a more exciting performance!

  • Performance Presence with Fran Sperling
  • Sunday 9:30 -11:30 a.m.
    Once you find your signature style of movement for your piece, it’s valuable to find your reasons or “why” you are performing it. What is your piece about? Is there something you are telling your audience? Exploring musicality, moods, and nuances, characterization and storytelling, this workshop is devoted to searching for the intention in your piece, or its SOUL.

  • Choreography Creation with Elena Delgado
  • Sunday 11:45 a.m. -1:45 p.m.
    Learn strategies to impact your audience! Through a structured improvisation and peer critique we will workshop choreographic choices that really resonate with your viewer. Who you are onstage is a combination of backstory, personality and reactions, and in this workshop you will learn to choose choreography that best allows you to communicate those aspects of your story.

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AERIAL POWER INTENSIVE

SATURDAY JUNE 17 – SUNDAY JUNE 18, 2017

COST: $260

Power Intensive Workshops:

  • Beats & Dynamic Technique with Anna Thomas Henry
  • Saturday 3:30 – 5:30 p.m.
    In Beats & Dynamic Drama we are throwing some big flavor into your aerial repertoire by adding momentum to the mix. We’ll hone in on progressions and details you need to start working with momentum in the air or perfect those momentum based projects you’re dying to improve. There’ll be beats galore on hoop, fabric and hammock alike, and don’t you worry you aerial nerds, there’ll be plenty of nerd talk for you too. After all, momentum = aerial weightlessness!

  • The Spin Doctor with Brenna Bradbury
  • Saturday 5:45 – 7:45 p.m.
    Are you losing your spin half way through your sequence? Do you still get that queasy feeling when finally putting your feet to the floor? Well pay a visit to The Spin Doctor to help diagnose our spinning troubles!!
    In the two hour lyra workshop, we will spin ourselves silly, working on rotational movement outside of and within the apparatus. We will also pay attention to maintenance – how to keep that good spin, swing or orbit going once you have it. AANND most importantly, we’ll being to train ourselves on how to not throw up afterwords!

  • Swing Forward to Orbit Back with Tyler Shaqiri
  • Sunday 9:30 -11:30 a.m.
    Swing Forward to Orbit Back workshops on aerial fabric and hoop will explore several techniques of a swing and an orbit. Once you lift off the ground, you’ll learn how to keep your movement smooth, balanced and controlled. Finally, we’ll add skills, transitions and harness the power of centripetal force to create a dynamic and engaging performance.

  • Balance, Rolls & Drop Control with Summer Lacy
  • Sunday 11:45 a.m. -1:45 p.m.
    Stop, drop and let’s roll! In this workshop you will learn to control your balance and aerial power utilizing both fabric and hoop. Drill core exercises and explore advanced techniques, like C-Shapes, to make drops smoother and more controlled with less effort. Master gravity, momentum and levers to add grace to your rolls and take your balance game to the next level! Finally, create more impactful performances and more powerful imagery by focusing on energetic expression of energy flow.

Photo of Tyler courtesy of Chris Comfort.

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