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28
Apr

Partner Acrobalance with Cary and Spark

Partner Acropalance

Acrobalance is an acrobatic art that combines elements of two other arts: adagio and hand balancing. Adagio consists of partner lifts where the base lifts the flier in many different poses and positions. Many forms of adagio incorporate throws and tosses. Hand balancing is the art of performing acrobatic manoeuvres while supported by your hands or arms.


Bio

Cary has been a prominent figure in the Calgary Circus arts and currently owns and operates the Calgary Circus Studio where classes are held on aerial arts, acrobalance, contortion and prop manipulation.

28
Apr

Buugeng with Joey

Workshop TBA


Bio
Joey ‘Ero’ Vedres has been a strong force in the fire spinning community within the Alberta Scene. He’s been spinning fire and manipulating props over 7 years and was a headliner contributor to Lethbridge’s weekly fire jams. Skilled in the art of staff, double staff, buugeng and sabres, Joey is a versatile spinner and instructor. He performs with his partner Jamie Novlesky in their fire troupe Orbital Flame.

28
Apr

Double Staff with Joey


Double Staff
TBA


Bio
Joey ‘Ero’ Vedres has been a strong force in the fire spinning community within the Alberta Scene. He’s been spinning fire and manipulating props over 7 years and was a headliner contributor to Lethbridge’s weekly fire jams. Skilled in the art of staff, double staff, buugeng and sabres, Joey is a versatile spinner and instructor. He performs with his partner Jamie Novlesky in their fire troupe Orbital Flame.

28
Apr

Buugeng with Dan


Buugeng
Buugeng – the word is derived from Japanese and is a combination of two words:

Buu – martial art
Geng – illusion

Aptly named, these hinged S-shaped staffs are easy to appreciate as they slice through the air effortlessly, creating mesmerizing kaleidoscopic patterns.
In this workshop we will focus on the basics of buugeng manipulation, learning the building blocks of more advanced techniques.

These basics include plane control and direction with both hands, finger spinning, and isolation points. If time permits, we may also cover open/close or draw techniques, and throws. A limited number buugeng will be provided for you to try out during the class, and will be also be available for purchase.


Bio
Fascinated by the martial arts from a young age, FloWarrior has always appreciated their merit as a meditative form of dance and self-expression, rather than a means of fighting.
Soon after he began to spin staff in 2004 at Shambhala music festival, he was introduced to the wonderfully unique culture and community of the flow-arts.
Discovering one of his passions, he has since dedicated himself to experiencing and developing the global spinning community.
He is the founder of Sound & Motion, a University of Alberta club dedicated to prop manipulation, and has taught at such amazing local events as Spin Milk, Light & Motion, and Spin out.
Branching out to just about anything he can get his hands on, he now specializes in sabres, fans, and buugeng as he seeks to establish himself as one of Edmonton’s top fire performers.

“My goal is to impart as much inspirational and theoretical knowledge as I can. Such that rather than having an hour of technique to practice/drill, you will have an hour of material laced with ideas for development, that can serve as the basis for years of exploration.” – Dan

28
Apr

Folding Fans with Dan

Folding Fans

In this workshop we will cover the fundamentals of fan manipulation, starting with open/close techniques, and ending with throws. Special attention will be paid to developing ambidexterity and conscious/deliberate body geometry.Fans will be provided for the workshop, and should also be available for purchase.


Bio

Fascinated by the martial arts from a young age, FloWarrior has always appreciated their merit as a meditative form of dance and self-expression, rather than a means of fighting.
Soon after he began to spin staff in 2004 at Shambhala music festival, he was introduced to the wonderfully unique culture and community of the flow-arts.
Discovering one of his passions, he has since dedicated himself to experiencing and developing the global spinning community.
He is the founder of Sound & Motion, a University of Alberta club dedicated to prop manipulation, and has taught at such amazing local events as Spin Milk, Light & Motion, and Spin out.
Branching out to just about anything he can get his hands on, he now specializes in sabres, fans, and buugeng as he seeks to establish himself as one of Edmonton’s top fire performers.

“My goal is to impart as much inspirational and theoretical knowledge as I can. Such that rather than having an hour of technique to practice/drill, you will have an hour of material laced with ideas for development, that can serve as the basis for years of exploration.” – Dan

28
Apr

Contact Staff Basics with Aileen


Contact Staff Basics
All the foundational moves of contact staff will be taught in this workshop, so if you’ve ever wanted to learn now is the time! We’ll go over basics like hand, neck, body and elbow wraps and conveyor belts, which will end up segue into greater versions of the moves, like steve’s and snes’s.


Bio
Aileen Lawlor grew up in northern New Jersey with her five brothers and three sisters. Her experience as one of the youngest to a unique family of musicians and artists fostered her passion for acting, movement, and Life. She studied theater arts throughout her youth, developing a love for performance and acting. She resumed her studies after high school at Hb Studios in New York City, where she trained in technique & scene study, kundalini yoga, stage combat, singing voice, movement for actors based on modern dance, and physical improv, based off of Viola Spolin’s teachings.

She relocated to the Bay Area in 2004 to unfamiliar territory to enrich her experiences as an actor and explore the art of fire dancing. She continued acting in the Bay as a member of the Pan Theatre Improv Group, along with appearances in several indie and feature films.

In San Francisco she discovered an enthusiasm toward the Flow and Spinning Arts, delving into the practice of poi, contact staff, and FlowWand. Her exploration with object manipulation encouraged her studies of dance at CCSF, where she practiced modern and hip hop dance, in addition to ballet and salsa. Blending this into her performance, she has quickly established herself in the international spinning community as a dynamic dancer, displaying not only technical proficiency with her poi and staff skills, but a unique and graceful style that integrates her experience with yoga, dance, and gymnastics.

Aileen has appeared in instructional DVDs for Partner Poi, Contact Staff and Poi Technique, as well as the 2009 Circles of Light competition DVD. She has performed throughout the world and teaches group classes in the East Bay at the Flowspace and private classes out of her home at the Vulcan warehouse, which has become known worldwide as a hotbed for talent and innovation in the spinning and juggling arts.

28
Apr

Flow Wand Fundamentals with Aileen

Flow Wand Fundamentals:

This is ideal for anyone curious about levitating the Flow-wand, a beautiful holographic wand that maintains the illusion through practiced tips and techniques. I will show you how to get started with the wand, and teach some basic moves and ideas to set you on your path of discovery! I will also have extra wands to use for the class and for purchase.


Bio
Aileen Lawlor grew up in northern New Jersey with her five brothers and three sisters. Her experience as one of the youngest to a unique family of musicians and artists fostered her passion for acting, movement, and Life. She studied theater arts throughout her youth, developing a love for performance and acting. She resumed her studies after high school at Hb Studios in New York City, where she trained in technique & scene study, kundalini yoga, stage combat, singing voice, movement for actors based on modern dance, and physical improv, based off of Viola Spolin’s teachings.

She relocated to the Bay Area in 2004 to unfamiliar territory to enrich her experiences as an actor and explore the art of fire dancing. She continued acting in the Bay as a member of the Pan Theatre Improv Group, along with appearances in several indie and feature films.

In San Francisco she discovered an enthusiasm toward the Flow and Spinning Arts, delving into the practice of poi, contact staff, and FlowWand. Her exploration with object manipulation encouraged her studies of dance at CCSF, where she practiced modern and hip hop dance, in addition to ballet and salsa. Blending this into her performance, she has quickly established herself in the international spinning community as a dynamic dancer, displaying not only technical proficiency with her poi and staff skills, but a unique and graceful style that integrates her experience with yoga, dance, and gymnastics.

Aileen has appeared in instructional DVDs for Partner Poi, Contact Staff and Poi Technique, as well as the 2009 Circles of Light competition DVD. She has performed throughout the world and teaches group classes in the East Bay at the Flowspace and private classes out of her home at the Vulcan warehouse, which has become known worldwide as a hotbed for talent and innovation in the spinning and juggling arts.

28
Apr

Vanilla Disco DJ Playing at Spin Out


Bio

Vanilla Disco is the musical creations and combinations of James Nason. With an inspiring and eclectic range of music, this DJ will get you moving on the dance floor in fantastical ways. A little bit of disco, a bit of swing and a whole lot of awesome, enjoy these incredible beats on multiple nights at this years Spin Out Festival. Vanilla Disco is also well known in the Calgary music scene for his collaborations on Electro Swing parties and events.

For more info and great tunes check out Vanilla Disco.com or his account on Soundcloud

28
Apr

Hooping with Nina

Workshop Description: TO BE ANNOUNCED


Bio

Nina Wosar, founder of Infinity Hoopdance, is a licensed HoopGirl Instructor and an insured and certified AFLCA Group Exercise Leader. She has 18 years of dance experience and has been teaching hoopdance through weekly classes and workshops since 2010.

Nina’s positivity infuses classes with a supportive atmosphere! Her focus on guided relaxation and breathing exercises bring students in touch with their bodies. Small class sizes and one-on-one instruction helps students to understand and learn new material.

HER HOOP JOURNEY

The first time I saw hoopdance was in 2007 at a BC music festival. The grace, fluidity and freedom of the dance drew me in – I fell in love! Spending countless hours in the hoop played a large role in my transformation from a shy and kind of awkward teen to a confident, outgoing young lady. It also provided a me with an amazing outlet of creativity. I had always danced to express myself, but hooping took me to the next level of expressiveness. My never ending journey of learning new moves with the hoop has instilled a “YES I CAN!” attitude within. This is reason I teach! Seeing the look of excitement and satisfaction on a students face when they nail a move for the first time is a wonderful moment to witness. I know that the hoop is a great teacher to all of us. It reminds us to look a challenge in the eye with determination, to never give up and to have fun while we’re at it!

28
Apr

Hooping with Carla Snowzilla

Breaking Through Hooper’s Block: Join Carla Snow for a workshop armed with the intention of breaking through “hooper’s block” and bringing a new energy to your hoop practice. Warm up with multidimensional exercises aimed at improving technique and sparking your creativity. Explore new twists on old tricks, try out some new moves, and arm yourselves with a cool combo or two. This workshop is appropriate for hoopers of most skill levels (strong waist/core hooping skills are recommended)- every exercise can be layered upon to provide hoopers with their own individual level of challenge.


Bio

From a young age, Carla Snow has been in love with all kinds of music and focused much of that passion into her practice as a classically trained flutist. In 2008, she stepped into her first hoop at a summer music festival and was introduced to a new way of connecting with the music to create both a visual and emotional experience. Training with world-renowned performer and educator, Sandra “SaFire” Sommerville, as well as a number of instructors from San Francisco to Melbourne, she has taken her hooping from a fun hobby to a full time passion.

16
Apr

Yoga with Jen Gray

Calgary Yoga Instructor

Workshop Description:
Expect Jen’s classes to be fun and playful with easy-to-follow instructions encouraging students of all levels to work deeply while honoring and working with their limitations. By weaving many forms of yoga together to meet the specific needs of her students, she addresses the body mind connection and turns daily stresses into tools for self discipline and growth using humor and practical wisdom. She is dedicated to uplifting and empowering her students and cultivating a safe place for deep and real connection. Jen encourages her students to go inside themselves to find what they need, being mindful to honor their authentic selves.
Join her and let your light shine out.

Bio: Jen Gray – she just can’t stop wiggling.
Originally from Calgary Alberta, and Jen has always been busy with music, dance and the arts.  She’s been practicing and studying Yoga for over 16 years and her approach to teaching has been influenced by studying healing and movement modalities – but most especially experiences with dance and hula hooping. Prop arts has changed her life and inspired her to become a certified yoga teacher to give back to the community and spread more joy.

16
Apr

Stunt Double Circus – GRAPES

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