Chattanooga Aerials/Grounded High Dance

Hickory Valley - Hamilton Place

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Beginners sample basics of aerial arts during comprehensive two-hour introduction

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Chattanooga Aerials/Grounded High Dance - Hickory Valley - Hamilton Place: $20 for Two-Hour Intro to Aerials Workshop at Chattanooga Aerials ($40 Value)

The human obsession with flight stems from a refusal to accept limitations and an intense desire to finally move out of gravity's basement. Claim your own airspace with this Groupon.

$20 for Two-Hour Try Aerials Workshop ($40 Value)

Participants of all ages and abilities receive a basic but comprehensive introduction to aerials. Sessions may cover the fundamentals of silks, slings, and trapeze with no commitment to future classes. Classes are held on two Saturdays a month, see here for specific dates and times. Participants are encouraged to wear long pants and shirts that cover their armpits, backs of knees, and stomach to avoid rope burn.

Chattanooga Aerials

As she watched the dancers of Canopy Studio Repertory Company twirl and flip using a long cord of aerial silks during their evening performance, Amy Powell knew she wanted to do the same. Less than a year after joining the studio and taking classes, she was asked to perform in one of the company's shows, drawing from former gymnastics training and a natural affinity for high-flying dance to hone her abilities. More than a decade later, she now helms Chattanooga Aerials, located inside Scenic City Dance Center, as the director and head instructor and passes on her skills on silks, slings, and trapezes to all levels of students and budding telephone-company workers under the high ceilings of Scenic City Dance Center.

Amy instills students with a solid aerial foundation while also working to advance abilities toward graceful dancing and strength conditioning. She starts exercises at the lowest possible height to assuage first-timers before teaching dancers to work in tandem, using each other's bodies to perform coordinated moves. She and her fellow teachers can pinpoint the root cause of many of their students' physical limitations and inhibitions and often revise the curriculum or help students with their fears directly, perhaps by doing floor work that translates to the air. Muscles that have grown accustomed to more traditional workouts awaken in each class, and Amy's Something New workshop challenges students further with hybridized methods including aerial yoga and outdoor sessions using trees as aerial gear. When not teaching, she and her staff frequently perform for the community in programs for the children's Creative Discovery Museum and for Nightfall, a downtown concert series.

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27 Ratings

Awesome class, great instruction, lots of fun!
Jeannette A. · September 8, 2013
I hope to take more workshops and classes so that I can become better at the skill. It's always been a dream of mine so I was quick to purchase the groupon!
Taylor M. · August 18, 2013
It was so much fun. Only want to know if you need a volunteer to help you! I have a bachelor's in Exercise Science, a history in college cheerleading, a modern dance team, and also as a zumba fitness instructor; am flexible and quick to learn and eager. If you need any help or a shadow or assistant, I would love to be your assistant! Let me know: we can talk compensation afterwards: I would honestly be so honored. Thanks! ray.ariel@gmail.com
Ariel R. · June 20, 2013

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