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18th
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For Rachel’s Birthday we did an extra special warm up!

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Jun
8th
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Trapeze Masterclass
with Cohdi Harrell
6/22 (Sunday) 4:00-7:00pm
Click Here to Sign Up! 


This three hour workshop will focus on technique, transition and tempo. Working on momentum and the relationship with gravity to invite a greater sense of ease in dynamic movements. We will work with casting, threading and propulsion to explore the “air pockets” of bounce.

Prerequisites: Must be comfortable in the air without a spotter, comfortable inverting in the ropes, and comfortable with knee beats.
 
$100 ($75 for members)   10% off by 6/10
Trapeze Masterclass
with Cohdi Harrell
6/22 (Sunday) 4:00-7:00pm
Click Here to Sign Up! 

This three hour workshop will focus on technique, transition and tempo. Working on momentum and the relationship with gravity to invite a greater sense of ease in dynamic movements. We will work with casting, threading and propulsion to explore the “air pockets” of bounce.

Prerequisites: Must be comfortable in the air without a spotter, comfortable inverting in the ropes, and comfortable with knee beats.

 

$100 ($75 for members)   10% off by 6/10
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May
1st
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Ninja Hoops
6/28 (Sat) 4:00-7:00pm
with Zach Fischer and Marria Kee
Ninja Hoops
6/28 (Sat) 4:00-7:00pm
with Zach Fischer and Marria Kee
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Intermediate & Advanced Hand Balancing

6/21 (Sat) 
 

4:00-6:00pm





with Matt Pasquet



 

Handstand Foundation

6/21 (Sat) 6:15-8:15pm

 


with Matt Pasquet
6/21 (Sat) 
 
4:00-6:00pm
with Matt Pasquet
 
6/21 (Sat) 6:15-8:15pm
 
with Matt Pasquet
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Intro to Trapeze

5/11-6/15 (Sun) 4:15-5:45pm
with Erin Rodriguez
12% off by 5/3!

Intro to Trapeze

5/11-6/15 (Sun) 4:15-5:45pm
with Erin Rodriguez
12% off by 5/3!
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Apr
23rd
Wed
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Handstand Workshops:
Intermediate & Advanced Hand Balancing
with Matt Paquet
6/21 (Saturday) 4:00-6:00pm

  

Depending on the skill level and interest of the students, offerings will include instruction and progressions for the press handstand, planche, croc, Mexican handstand, and one arm handstand. Prehab, conditioning exercises, and stretching will also be covered.

$60 ($50 for members)  

10% off by 6/7

  

Handstand Foundation

with Matt Paquet
6/21 (Saturday) 6:15-8:15pm

A comprehensive introduction to handstands including basic warm up and wrist prehab exercises, conditioning exercises to improve handstand specific strength, and a variety of drills to develop proper alignment, learn techniques for correcting balance, and master basic entrances to a handstand.

$60 ($50 for members)

10% off by 6/7

   
Handstands & Flexibility
with Kerri Kresinski
7/19 (Sundays) 5:15-7:45pm

  

How does training the splits enhance your handstand practice? Handstands and flexibility go hand in hand, and we often train them separately. Here is your chance to put them together and find how to deepen your understanding of how do use your body more efficiently and with more connection in your handstand training.

We will work on various handstand exercises with varied levels of practice from holding a straight body to straddle pressing. Be prepared for splits, straddle, pike, shoulder, hips and back bending. Hooray!

 

$60 ($50 for members)

10% off by 7/11

More workshops with Kerri: 

7/13-8/3 (Sun) Aerial Improv.

8/2 (Sat) Backbending without Pain
9/14 Aerial Wheeldown
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Upcoming Aerial Workshops:







Introduction to Trapeze
with Erin Rodriguez
5/11-6/15 (Sundays) 4:15-5:45pm
 Click Here to Sign Up!
  


Intended for the introductory or level 1 aerial student who wants to increase their comfort and vocabulary on static trapeze, this six-week workshop series will focus on fundamental skills and techniques while building strength and endurance. We will cover foundational trapeze skills such as beats, front balance, back balance, and ankle hangs, as well as introductory and intermediate vocabulary and transitions, and trapeze-specific conditioning exercises. Students will also learn a short routine to explore longer sequences and begin developing their own movement style. By the end of the series students will have a strong foundation to begin their own practice.
Recommended prerequisites: at least 5 Intro to Aerial classes or equivalent. Ability to go from hanging under the bar to sitting on the bar smoothly. Participants should wear snug clothing that covers their knees and arms. Socks recommended.  
 
Full Series: $210 ($150 for members)
Drop In: $40 ($30 for members)
12% off by May 3rd


 
Aerial Partnering

with Kate Hutchinson
6/13-27 (Fridays) 7:20-9:15pm
 Click Here to Sign Up!



Keely Ann Beyries and Kate Hutchinson (EnWraptured) will work together to teach you how to be an aerial base and flyer. The first week will be focused on alignment and proper lifting techniques. The second week, we will teach a short partnering sequence. On the third week we will continue to teach vocabulary as well as allow the students to move creatively and design their own partnering vocabulary.
Cap: 12
  
Drop in $40 (25 for members)
Full Series $115 (65 for members)
10% off by 5/30
 


Flat Backs don’t Talk Back
Correct Alignment for Preventing Aerial Injuries

with Kate Hutchinson
6/14 (Saturday) 4:15-6:15pm
Click Here to Sign Up! 


The focus of this workshop will be proper alignment for pull-ups, inversions and basic climbs. We will build the core and train the muscles and the brain to use both the front and back of the body to lift, pull and flip. By training both sides of the body we can prevent over-use injuries and protect the spine from being compressed. This workshop is aimed at Level 1 and intermediate aerialists who have built the strength to do a pull-up and invert in the air. However, beginners are encouraged to attend as well in order to create good habits.
Cap: 16
 
$50 (35 for members)
10% off by 5/31

 
Aerial Improv
Bring YOUR SELF into the movement

with Kerri Kresinski
7/13-8/3 (Sundys) 4:15-5:45pm
Click Here to Sign Up!


This workshop series focuses on bringing your true authentic self into your movement with your apparatus. We will work on getting out of “training mind” and into your body’s source of expression. We will do exercises on the floor and in the air to connect ourselves deeper into honest, provocative, and sensual (of the senses) movement. All levels welcome. Feel free to bring music that you love to move to.
 
$45 drop in ($35 members)
$145 full series ($115 members)
10% off by 7/3

 
Wheeldown

with Kerri Kresinski

9/14 (Sundys) 4:15-5:45pm
Click Here to Sign Up!


Kerri has spent years mastering the wheeldown, and now she will break it down for you. This workshop is guaranteed to improve your wheeldown or help you learn it with great form.
Pre-requisites: This is an intermediate/advanced class. You should have a strong climb, the ability to invert up high (straddle up) with confidence, and to be able to hold a hollow body on the floor for 1 minute. You do not need to have experience with wheeldowns.
Let’s get the wheeldown! The wheeldown is a technically complicated and challenging skill. In this workshop we will pull it apart and put it back together, filling in the blanks as we go. We need to learn how to use all of the body parts together to support the trick. You will learn exercises and drills for body mechanics, hand techniques, as well as core and joint stability within the execution of the wheeldown.
Kerri will also give you personal pointers to help you where your wheeldown is lacking or wonky. Your core, legs and arms will be worked and wheeled over by the end of the workshop. 
 
$60 ($50 for members)
10% off by 9/4  
  
Kerri is also teaching:
7/19 (Sat) Handstands & Flexibility
8/2 (Sat) Backbending without Pain
 
 
Aerial Choreography
with Kate Hutchinson

8/8-9/12 (Fridays) 7:15-8:45pm
Click Here to Sign Up!


Kate will create a group aerial piece. Over the course of this 6 week workshop, the students will learn, perfect and present the choreography. We will organize a small, casual performance on the Sunday evening following the end of this workshop so the students can present their work to family and friends.
Cap: 10 (2 showings with 5 aerialists in each)

Drop in $40 (25 for members)
Full series $200 (155 for members)
20% off by 7/18
Upcoming Aerial Workshops:
Introduction to Trapeze
with Erin Rodriguez
5/11-6/15 (Sundays) 4:15-5:45pm

  

Intended for the introductory or level 1 aerial student who wants to increase their comfort and vocabulary on static trapeze, this six-week workshop series will focus on fundamental skills and techniques while building strength and endurance. We will cover foundational trapeze skills such as beats, front balance, back balance, and ankle hangs, as well as introductory and intermediate vocabulary and transitions, and trapeze-specific conditioning exercises. Students will also learn a short routine to explore longer sequences and begin developing their own movement style. By the end of the series students will have a strong foundation to begin their own practice.

Recommended prerequisites: at least 5 Intro to Aerial classes or equivalent. Ability to go from hanging under the bar to sitting on the bar smoothly. Participants should wear snug clothing that covers their knees and arms. Socks recommended.  

 

Full Series: $210 ($150 for members)

Drop In: $40 ($30 for members)

12% off by May 3rd

 

Aerial Partnering

with Kate Hutchinson
6/13-27 (Fridays) 7:20-9:15pm

Keely Ann Beyries and Kate Hutchinson (EnWraptured) will work together to teach you how to be an aerial base and flyer. The first week will be focused on alignment and proper lifting techniques. The second week, we will teach a short partnering sequence. On the third week we will continue to teach vocabulary as well as allow the students to move creatively and design their own partnering vocabulary.

Cap: 12

  

Drop in $40 (25 for members)

Full Series $115 (65 for members)

10% off by 5/30

 
Flat Backs don’t Talk Back
Correct Alignment for Preventing Aerial Injuries
with Kate Hutchinson
6/14 (Saturday) 4:15-6:15pm

The focus of this workshop will be proper alignment for pull-ups, inversions and basic climbs. We will build the core and train the muscles and the brain to use both the front and back of the body to lift, pull and flip. By training both sides of the body we can prevent over-use injuries and protect the spine from being compressed. This workshop is aimed at Level 1 and intermediate aerialists who have built the strength to do a pull-up and invert in the air. However, beginners are encouraged to attend as well in order to create good habits.

Cap: 16

 

$50 (35 for members)

10% off by 5/31

 

Aerial Improv
Bring YOUR SELF into the movement
with Kerri Kresinski
7/13-8/3 (Sundys) 4:15-5:45pm

This workshop series focuses on bringing your true authentic self into your movement with your apparatus. We will work on getting out of “training mind” and into your body’s source of expression. We will do exercises on the floor and in the air to connect ourselves deeper into honest, provocative, and sensual (of the senses) movement. All levels welcome. Feel free to bring music that you love to move to.

 

$45 drop in ($35 members)

$145 full series ($115 members)

10% off by 7/3

 


Wheeldown

with Kerri Kresinski
9/14 (Sundys) 4:15-5:45pm

Kerri has spent years mastering the wheeldown, and now she will break it down for you. This workshop is guaranteed to improve your wheeldown or help you learn it with great form.

Pre-requisites: This is an intermediate/advanced class. You should have a strong climb, the ability to invert up high (straddle up) with confidence, and to be able to hold a hollow body on the floor for 1 minute. You do not need to have experience with wheeldowns.

Let’s get the wheeldown! The wheeldown is a technically complicated and challenging skill. In this workshop we will pull it apart and put it back together, filling in the blanks as we go. We need to learn how to use all of the body parts together to support the trick. You will learn exercises and drills for body mechanics, hand techniques, as well as core and joint stability within the execution of the wheeldown.

Kerri will also give you personal pointers to help you where your wheeldown is lacking or wonky. Your core, legs and arms will be worked and wheeled over by the end of the workshop. 

 

$60 ($50 for members)

10% off by 9/4  

  

Kerri is also teaching:

 
 
Aerial Choreography
with Kate Hutchinson
8/8-9/12 (Fridays) 7:15-8:45pm

Kate will create a group aerial piece. Over the course of this 6 week workshop, the students will learn, perfect and present the choreography. We will organize a small, casual performance on the Sunday evening following the end of this workshop so the students can present their work to family and friends.

Cap: 10 (2 showings with 5 aerialists in each)

Drop in $40 (25 for members)

Full series $200 (155 for members)

20% off by 7/18

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Family Friendly Showcase at Athletic PlayGround!
Performances by Athletic PlayGround’s members and staff!
May 10th (Saturday)
4pm Doors Open
4:30 Show Starts!
This is a FREE event!
Facebook event
Website

Family Friendly Showcase at Athletic PlayGround!

Performances by Athletic PlayGround’s members and staff!

May 10th (Saturday)

4pm Doors Open

4:30 Show Starts!

This is a FREE event!

Facebook event

Website

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Apr
15th
Tue
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Aerial Conditioning

"How long have you been doing aerial?" they ask.

"About 4 years," I say.

"Oh, that makes sense," they agree.

But…they’re asking me the wrong question. My first 3 years of aerial training was based in modern dance. We VERY rarely did any kind of conditioning. It wasn’t until I moved here a year ago, that I realized I was way behind in terms of strength.

Strength and grace aren’t built in Aerial Skills classes. Repeating vocabulary one or two times over the course of an hour is not enough. To create an aesthetically pleasing act, each movement must be trained to the point of ease.

"HOW do I make aerial easy??"

Take an Aerial Conditioning class! Work your pull-up, work your inversions, work your core, work your shoulders, work your grace.

These things you are struggling with will not get easier until you do them a million-and-a-half times. Conditioning is a great place to do this.

These classes are typically small and the students and teachers are incredibly supportive.

Sunday 12:30-1:30pm

Tuesday 12:00-1:00pm

(Source: clients.mindbodyonline.com)

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Apr
6th
Sun
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The Monkeys at Athletic Playground making a monkey Mandala!
Join us for our AcroYoga classes:
Mondays 5:45 - 7:55
Wednesdays 6:00 - 7:00 (Intro)
Thursdays 5:45 - 9:00

The Monkeys at Athletic Playground making a monkey Mandala!

Join us for our AcroYoga classes:

Mondays 5:45 - 7:55

Wednesdays 6:00 - 7:00 (Intro)

Thursdays 5:45 - 9:00

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