Feb
24
7:00 pm19:00

Act Development w/Guest Artist BJ Erdmann

This workshop will be dedicated to applying different creative techniques in order to help an artist use their current aerial vocabulary in finding their own artistic voice. The goal is to give each individual, tool’s that enable them to apply their vocabulary on their own, in the creation of a new piece. Each student should arrive already warm and with 30 seconds of material that they are very familiar with and comfortable executing in front of a group. This workshop will involve working together as a group, and observing others in addition to using one’s own material.

Prerequisites: All levels are welcome, as long at the material the student intends to use in class is clean and safe. Duo or group material is also welcome in addition to solo, and can include both aerial and ground acts.

$60.00 per person
Class size is limited to 20 students

Straps Workshop #1 w/Guest Artist BJ Erdmann
Feb
25
11:00 am11:00

Straps Workshop #1 w/Guest Artist BJ Erdmann

The goal of this workshop will be to further each individuals understanding and application of proper straps technique, based on the skills they are currently performing and developing. It will include a warm up for the shoulders, back, arms and core to prepare the body for the physical trials of training aerial straps technique. Conditioning for the shoulders, chest, back and core to strengthen and awaken the necessary muscles to achieve full muscular control through all movements. Clear and specific practice of proper straps technique aimed at finding the efficiency of movement that is necessary for an artist's body to perform advanced aerial choreography, while keeping the body healthy, safe and strong. Specific stretches geared towards the bodily demands of an aerial straps artist. Additional techniques to properly keep the body safe and healthy when training to become a professional aerialist in any discipline.

Class level will be based on each individual’s own personal skill level.

$80.00 per person
Class size is limited to 6 students

Straps Workshop #2 w/ Guest Artist BJ Erdmann
Feb
25
1:30 pm13:30

Straps Workshop #2 w/ Guest Artist BJ Erdmann

The goal of this workshop will be to further each individuals understanding and application of proper straps technique, based on the skills they are currently performing and developing. It will include a warm up for the shoulders, back, arms and core to prepare the body for the physical trials of training aerial straps technique. Conditioning for the shoulders, chest, back and core to strengthen and awaken the necessary muscles to achieve full muscular control through all movements. Clear and specific practice of proper straps technique aimed at finding the efficiency of movement that is necessary for an artist's body to perform advanced aerial choreography, while keeping the body healthy, safe and strong. Specific stretches geared towards the bodily demands of an aerial straps artist. Additional techniques to properly keep the body safe and healthy when training to become a professional aerialist in any discipline.

Class level will be based on each individual’s own personal skill level.

$80.00 per person
Class size is limited to 6 students

Duo Trapeze Workshop w/Guest Artist BJ Erdmann
Feb
25
5:00 pm17:00

Duo Trapeze Workshop w/Guest Artist BJ Erdmann

The goal of this workshop is to clarify and apply the techniques used to create efficient and safe movement between two artists within the realm of duo trapeze. It will include warm up techniques for the hands, shoulders, back, arms and core to prepare the participants for proper focus and connection while working in the air with a partner. Clarification of proper duo techniques focusing on hand/foot placement, alignment, catcher’s lock, tempo, and control of the trapeze bar. Some of the vocabulary covered will include the mounting and lowering of a flyer to the bar, spin combinations, as well as more complex duo shapes, movements and the use of counterbalance.

Prerequisites: Students should have some trapeze experience, and feel comfortable working closely with others.

Class size limited to 8 students
$80.00 per person

Rigging 101: Rigging for Aerialists, Coaches, and Crew w/ Brett Copes
Mar
18
9:00 am09:00

Rigging 101: Rigging for Aerialists, Coaches, and Crew w/ Brett Copes

RIGGING 101: RIGGING FOR AERIALISTS, COACHES AND CREW
~Common Dangers and Myths
~Choosing Overhead Anchors
~Equipment Preferences
~Load & Lifting Limits
~Your Tech Rider
~Standards and Certifications
~Rescue Plans

There will be a 1 hr lunch break from Noon-1pm.

$150 per person
($250 bundle deal available for both Rigging 101 + Rigging 102, contact us for registration details) 50% due at time of reservation, balance due day of workshop.

Rigging 102: Practical Applications and Dynamic Rigging w/ Brett Copes
Mar
19
9:00 am09:00

Rigging 102: Practical Applications and Dynamic Rigging w/ Brett Copes

Practical Applications and DYNAMIC RIGGING
-Shock Load testing
-Knots
-Counterweight, Mechanical Advantage and Complex Systems
-Systems Analysis
-Risk Assessment
-Performer Lifting, flying and Operations
-Proof Loading

There will be a 1hr lunch break from Noon-1pm.

Prerequisite: must take Rigging 101, or previous Rigging for Aerialists workshop to attend or approved experience

$150 per person
($250 bundle deal available for both Rigging 101 + Rigging 102, contact us for registration details) 50% due to hold reservation, balance due day of workshop

Hand Balance Intensive  w/Guest Artist Sellam Ouahabi
Mar
24
7:00 pm19:00

Hand Balance Intensive w/Guest Artist Sellam Ouahabi

The Hand Balance workshop is geared toward handstand and hand balance development for students of varying ability level. “Hollow body” is the building block of this course: Through a series of drills and partner exercises, students develop a stronger core, increase coordination and control, and work toward ‘stacking’. Participants work both individually, and with a partner, on exercises that focus on rapid core strength-building. This class will benefit both beginning and more experienced hand balance students. Bring your partner, best friend - or just yourself!

$80.00 per person

Flexibility & Beginning Contortion w/Guest Artist Sellam Ouahabi
Mar
25
10:00 am10:00

Flexibility & Beginning Contortion w/Guest Artist Sellam Ouahabi

In this Flexibility intensive, students learn techniques to quickly build a supple, strong body, and significantly increase flexibility. This workshop is highly recommended for students of all abilities – from those who are simply hoping to increase range of movement and deepen their muscle development, to those who are interested in exploring foundation approaches in contortion. Participants are encouraged to dress in many warm layers, and bring plenty of drinking water.

$80.00 per person

Acrobatics & Partner Acro Workshop w/Guest Artist Sellam Ouahabi
Mar
25
5:00 pm17:00

Acrobatics & Partner Acro Workshop w/Guest Artist Sellam Ouahabi

The Acrobatics and Partner Acro workshop focuses on the fundamentals of circus acrobatics. Students explore traditional circus tumbling technique, building strength and flexibility, while progressing in tumbling skill levels. The workshop will focus on floor acrobatics, with an introduction to human pyramids, mini-trampoline and adagio. Workshop time alternates between full-group activities, and small-group skill building. During partner acro instruction, class participants pair off and learn how to build trust and confidence as they explore ‘basing’ and ‘flying’. Please keep in mind that partner acro technique often involves significant height from the ground, and may involve use of a body harness for spotting. This is a good class to increase your knowledge of safety-first in circus.

$80.00 per person


Duo Trapeze Workshop w/Guest Artist Jason Mejias
Jan
28
5:00 pm17:00

Duo Trapeze Workshop w/Guest Artist Jason Mejias

  • Lucia Aerial Performing Arts

This workshop will focus on the foundation and basic of partnering and how you will be able to adapt and translate what you learn into different apparatus.

Requirements: No physical requirement other than have taken more than 3 aerial classes of any kind in the past. Must be willing fly and base.

All participants must be at least 14 years of age.

$80.00 per person

If you are coming from out of town, we highly recommend Aloft Hotel - http://www.aloftleawoodoverlandpark.com/

Hammock Workshop w/Guest Artist Jason Mejias
Jan
28
10:00 am10:00

Hammock Workshop w/Guest Artist Jason Mejias

  • Lucia Aerial Performing Arts

Hammock fluidity, learning how move and connect moves in the apparatus.

Requirements - No physical requirement other than have taken more than 3 aerial classes of any kind in the past.

All participants must be at least 14 years of age.

$80.00 per person

If you are coming from out of town, we highly recommend Aloft Hotel - http://www.aloftleawoodoverlandpark.com/

Rope Workshop w/Guest Artist Jason Mejias
Jan
27
7:00 pm19:00

Rope Workshop w/Guest Artist Jason Mejias

  • Lucia Aerial Performing Arts

In this workshop we will be working on combining dynamic movement with static poses as well as transitions between poses.

Requirements - Must be able to invert a minimum of 3 times in a row. Know how to properly do a hip key and be in the air for at least 1 minute.

All participants must be at least 14 years of age.

$80.00 per person

If you are coming from out of town, we highly recommend Aloft Hotel - http://www.aloftleawoodoverlandpark.com/

2017 Student Showcase
Jan
21
Jan 22

2017 Student Showcase

  • Lucia Aerial Performing Arts

Lucia Aerial Performing Arts is proud to present our third Student Showcase.

Saturday, January 21, and Sunday, January 22, 2017 at 6:30 p.m.

Free Admission

Aerial Hammock Workshop
Dec
17
10:30 am10:30

Aerial Hammock Workshop

Hammock workshop will consist of warm-up, learning of sequence, ways to move to music in pairs or trios. Stretching and cool down at end of class. Partner is not required. New people/beginners are welcomed. Instructor will cater to each person's needs, as far as skill level.

$60 per person
Class size is limited to 8

Black Friday Special
Nov
25
11:00 am11:00

Black Friday Special

  • Lucia Aerial Performing Arts

Black Friday Special!

Buy a 4pk of classes, get one class free!

Purchase must be in studio only

Cirque Summer Camp *Ages 13-18* Week 4
Aug
1
Aug 5

Cirque Summer Camp *Ages 13-18* Week 4

Each week will cover various Trapeze, Lyra, Silks, Tumbling, Acro, and Flexibility skills differently. Our staffing can accommodate the utmost beginner while also challenging the serious dancer/cheerleader/gymnast on our safety-rated equipment in our insured facility. Drop-in on any week, or stay for all four!

$250 per week, per child for 15 hours of instruction
10% discount for additional weeks and siblings.

Registration is limited to 20

Cirque Summer Camp *Ages 7-12* Week 4
Aug
1
Aug 5

Cirque Summer Camp *Ages 7-12* Week 4

Each week will cover various Trapeze, Lyra, Silks, Tumbling, Acro, and Flexibility skills differently. Our staffing can accommodate the utmost beginner while also challenging the serious dancer/cheerleader/gymnast on our safety-rated equipment in our insured facility. Drop-in on any week, or stay for all four!

$250 per week, per child for 15 hours of instruction
10% discount for additional weeks and siblings.

Registration is limited to 20

Cirque Summer Camp *Ages 13-18* Week 3
Jul
25
Jul 29

Cirque Summer Camp *Ages 13-18* Week 3

Each week will cover various Trapeze, Lyra, Silks, Tumbling, Acro, and Flexibility skills differently. Our staffing can accommodate the utmost beginner while also challenging the serious dancer/cheerleader/gymnast on our safety-rated equipment in our insured facility. Drop-in on any week, or stay for all four!

$250 per week, per child for 15 hours of instruction
10% discount for additional weeks and siblings.

Registration is limited to 20

Cirque Summer Camp *Ages 7-12* Week 3
Jul
25
Jul 29

Cirque Summer Camp *Ages 7-12* Week 3

Each week will cover various Trapeze, Lyra, Silks, Tumbling, Acro, and Flexibility skills differently. Our staffing can accommodate the utmost beginner while also challenging the serious dancer/cheerleader/gymnast on our safety-rated equipment in our insured facility. Drop-in on any week, or stay for all four!

$250 per week, per child for 15 hours of instruction
10% discount for additional weeks and siblings.

Registration is limited to 20

Cirque Summer Camp *Ages 13-18* Week 2
Jul
18
Jul 22

Cirque Summer Camp *Ages 13-18* Week 2

Each week will cover various Trapeze, Lyra, Silks, Tumbling, Acro, and Flexibility skills differently. Our staffing can accommodate the utmost beginner while also challenging the serious dancer/cheerleader/gymnast on our safety-rated equipment in our insured facility. Drop-in on any week, or stay for all four!

$250 per week, per child for 15 hours of instruction
10% discount for additional weeks and siblings.

Registration is limited to 20

Cirque Summer Camp *Ages 7-12* Week 2
Jul
18
Jul 22

Cirque Summer Camp *Ages 7-12* Week 2

Each week will cover various Trapeze, Lyra, Silks, Tumbling, Acro, and Flexibility skills differently. Our staffing can accommodate the utmost beginner while also challenging the serious dancer/cheerleader/gymnast on our safety-rated equipment in our insured facility. Drop-in on any week, or stay for all four!

$250 per week, per child for 15 hours of instruction
10% discount for additional weeks and siblings.

Registration is limited to 20

FREE CLASS: Intro to Aerial
Jul
17
1:30 pm13:30

FREE CLASS: Intro to Aerial

Explore all the basics of aerial in this FREE WORKSHOP! After starting with a brief warm-up, you will rotate between trapeze, silks, and lyra. You will cover proper technique for getting on and off each of the apparatuses, basic poses, and even some beginner tricks!

Bring a friend and enjoy trying out aerial arts!

*New Students only. If you are under 18 years old coming without your parent/guardian, please download, print, and sign our waiver. Waivers are also available at the studio. You do not have to sign up beforehand.

FREE CLASS: Intro to Aerial
Jul
16
4:30 pm16:30

FREE CLASS: Intro to Aerial

Explore all the basics of aerial in this FREE WORKSHOP! After starting with a brief warm-up, you will rotate between trapeze, silks, and lyra. You will cover proper technique for getting on and off each of the apparatuses, basic poses, and even some beginner tricks!

Bring a friend and enjoy trying out aerial arts!

*New Students only. If you are a minor (under 18 years old) coming without your parent/guardian, please download, print, and sign our waiver. Waivers are also available at the studio. You do not have to sign up beforehand.

Movement Intensive with Geoffrey Alexander
Jul
16
10:30 am10:30

Movement Intensive with Geoffrey Alexander

This contemporary/modern floor work class is designed to help movers transition smoothly into and out of the ground using techniques that focus on connectivity between the head, spine, and body weight. In this class we will also work on ways to create movement patterns and phrases that can be used to enhance choreography.

$45.00 per person
Participants in the class should wear form fitting clothing. No shoes. If needed, knee pads are welcomed. If there are any minor injuries anyone has to tend to, please inform the instructor prior to the start of class so he can help with modifications of the movement.

Geoffrey Alexander
Dancer/Choreographer/Teacher
The Big Muddy Dance Company
Geoffrey began his formal dance training at the late age of 20. He earned his BA in Theatre and Dance from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. After initially pursuing a focus in theatre, he became a dance major and began training in ballet and modern techniques during his sophomore year. While at SIUE he was an active member of the University Dance Organization, attending many workshops and American College Dance Festivals. He also began working with the aTrek Dance Collective, a local St. Louis-based pick-up company, performing at various dance festivals, outreach programs, and company concerts. Throughout his time with aTrek he had the pleasure of working with internationally renowned artist such as Germaul Barnes, Jon Lehrer, Mathew Janczewski, and Alicia Graf. Post graduating he began teaching for aTreks contemporary classes and summer intensives. In 2011 he auditioned for the Big Muddy Dance Company, founded by former Hubbard Street Dance Chicago artist, Paula David, and has been in the family since then. From his beginnings with the company he has been privileged to have studied from and perform works by notable choreographers such as Lou Conte (founder of Hubbard Street Dance Chicago), Harrison McEldowney, Lauri Stallings, Antonio and Kirven Douthit-Boyd, Katarzyna Skarpetowska, and Brandon DiCriscio. Geoffrey is a contemporary and jazz instructor the Downtown Dance Center and teaches the Big Muddy’s company contemporary class. He has been on faculty for the company’s past three summer intensives, was hired to teach jazz for Boca Ballet Theatre’s summer intensive in Boca Raton, Florida, has been an instructor at St. Louis’ Center of Creative Arts, and continues to teach master classes and choreograph at various studios, universities, and pre-professional companies around the U.S.

Straps Conditioning & Technique with Danny Eaux
Jul
15
4:00 pm16:00

Straps Conditioning & Technique with Danny Eaux

Straps Conditioning & Technique with Danny Eaux
Prehab/Injury Prevention will definitely be the focus of the workshop in the beginning. Then, students will be introduced to the full conditioning sequence/warm-up from Montreal, CA. This conditioning sequence is structured to make fundamental shapes and skills automatic and serve as a warm-up once students have progressed in strength and skill. Students will be introduced to the Meat Hook, Reverse Meat Hook/Side Planche, Front and Back Planche (Lever), and Forward Position. Students will explore tricks from Forward Support, Split Balances, Roll-Ups, and Spinning Skills. Other skills and progressions to safely train one-arm skills will be taught based on student skill level. At the end of the workshop, students will be left with the knowledge of how to train and condition safely through spotting technique and progressive exercises.

Prerequisites:
-Previous aerial training
-Ability to invert multiple times

$60 per person - Workshop is limited to 8

Danny Eaux
Danny began the journey to become a circus artist in October 2014, on a dare to prepare and preform a routine for Miraas Circus Arts Student Showcase. The showcase was 30 days away, but no problem - challenge accepted! Danny trained every day and pulled it off! Since then, Danny's focus has shifted to become a better Straps artist, Rope artist, and is now exploring handstands and hand-balancing. Danny has had primary coaching from artist Lisa Natoli on Rope, and internationally-known acrobat and artist Carlos Franca on Straps. Danny has also had the privilege of working with: Daniel Sullivan, Jerome Schwab, Jeffrey Little, Uys Du Buisson, David Issac Grey, and the Rope Master - Emiliano Ron.

Currently, Danny is an instructor at Mirass Circus Arts in Denver, Colorado, with plans to relocate to Las Vegas, Nevada to further training with Carlos Franca.

Aerial Hammock with Jen Kramer
Jul
14
4:00 pm16:00

Aerial Hammock with Jen Kramer

This class will work on sequence building on the Aerial Hammock. We will spend time exploring skills that transpose from Trapeze to Hammock. Students will be encouraged to explore their personal styles while transitioning between skills. Basic trapeze is a plus, but not required.

$50.00 per person - workshop is limited to 8

Jen Kramer
Jen came to training aerials in 2009 with a background in classical ballet. She began training with Heather Booth, the founder of Miraas. Since then she has trained with Jerome Schwab, Lisa Natoli, Daniel Sullivan, Julio Batista de Souza, Rachel Walker, Tanya Burka and "the rope master" Emiliano Ron. Jen performs as often as possible, and has taken her skills as an aerialist and instructor to Thailand to teach in a Social Circus program.

In May 2014, Jen officially took over Miraas, after it's founder, Heather, moved to Honolulu, HI. As the owner, Jen has continued to deliver and foster a superb environment to train and learn aerials in Denver by brining together incredible aerial talent from around Denver and North America to teach classes and extensive workshops. Jen has a deep sense of community and it is apparent in the way that Miraas functions and operates. Since moving into the the new location, Miraas has shifted to a more collective and cooperative style of operation with the instructors.

Cirque Summer Camp *Ages 13-18* Week 1
Jul
11
Jul 15

Cirque Summer Camp *Ages 13-18* Week 1

Each week will cover various Trapeze, Lyra, Silks, Tumbling, Acro, and Flexibility skills
differently. Our staffing can accommodate the utmost beginner while also challenging the serious dancer/cheerleader/gymnast on our safety-rated equipment in our insured facility. Drop-in on any week, or stay for all four!

$250 per week, per child for 15 hours of instruction
10% discount for additional weeks and siblings.

Registration is limited to 20

Cirque Summer Camp *Ages 7-12* Week 1
Jul
11
Jul 15

Cirque Summer Camp *Ages 7-12* Week 1

Each week will cover various Trapeze, Lyra, Silks, Tumbling, Acro, and Flexibility skills differently. Our staffing can accommodate the utmost beginner while also challenging the serious dancer/cheerleader/gymnast on our safety-rated equipment in our insured facility. Drop-in on any week, or stay for all four!

$250 per week, per child for 15 hours of instruction
10% discount for additional weeks and siblings.

Registration is limited to 20

Lost & Found: The Story of Love
May
22
2:00 pm14:00

Lost & Found: The Story of Love

Together with Seamless Dance, join Lucia Aerial Performing Arts Performance Company in exploring the common thread that binds all of us: love. Young and old, rich and poor, man and woman, experience many forms of love in a lifetime, from its purest forms to the most base and lustful. Throughout our lifetime, this quest for joy and connectedness is constantly balanced against sadness and loss. But it is this dichotomy, no matter how painful, that makes the beauty of love so glorious.

Featuring a cast of more than a dozen performers lyrically expressing the story of love on the trapeze, silks, lyra, straps, rope, and contortion, Lost and Found: The Story of Love is an exquisitely moving artistic journey exploring this universal desire.

Where: H & R Block Stage at Union Station 30 W. Pershing Rd, Kansas City, Mo.
General Admission: $20
Purchase Tickets: http://boxoffice.unionstation.org/shows/lost%20and%20found-%20a%20love%20story/info

Lost & Found: The Story of Love
May
21
8:00 pm20:00

Lost & Found: The Story of Love

Together with Seamless Dance, join Lucia Aerial Performing Arts Performance Company in exploring the common thread that binds all of us: love. Young and old, rich and poor, man and woman, experience many forms of love in a lifetime, from its purest forms to the most base and lustful. Throughout our lifetime, this quest for joy and connectedness is constantly balanced against sadness and loss. But it is this dichotomy, no matter how painful, that makes the beauty of love so glorious.

Featuring a cast of more than a dozen performers lyrically expressing the story of love on the trapeze, silks, lyra, straps, rope, and contortion, Lost and Found: The Story of Love is an exquisitely moving artistic journey exploring this universal desire.

Where: H & R Block Stage at Union Station 30 W. Pershing Rd, Kansas City, Mo.
General Admission: $20
Purchase Tickets: http://boxoffice.unionstation.org/shows/lost%20and%20found-%20a%20love%20story/info

Lost & Found: The Story of Love
May
20
8:00 pm20:00

Lost & Found: The Story of Love

Together with Seamless Dance, join Lucia Aerial Performing Arts Performance Company in exploring the common thread that binds all of us: love. Young and old, rich and poor, man and woman, experience many forms of love in a lifetime, from its purest forms to the most base and lustful. Throughout our lifetime, this quest for joy and connectedness is constantly balanced against sadness and loss. But it is this dichotomy, no matter how painful, that makes the beauty of love so glorious.

Featuring a cast of more than a dozen performers lyrically expressing the story of love on the trapeze, silks, lyra, straps, rope, and contortion, Lost and Found: The Story of Love is an exquisitely moving artistic journey exploring this universal desire.

Where: H & R Block Stage at Union Station 30 W. Pershing Rd, Kansas City, Mo.
General Admission: $20
Purchase Tickets: http://boxoffice.unionstation.org/shows/lost%20and%20found-%20a%20love%20story/info