CADE Pricing

  • CADE 1 Class Drop In = $50

  • CADE 5 Class Pass = $250​

  • CADE 7 Class Pass = $300​

  • CADE 10 Class Pass = $350​

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Class Schedule

 

Class Descriptions

Refining Inversions Through Pilates with Julianna Hane
Saturday 10am

As inversions become increasing complex, finding deep core support can be elusive. Luckily, the Pilates method develops spinal mobility and pelvic stability to enhance core control. This workshop will begin with mat Pilates exercises that directly translate to inversions like tuck, pike, straddle, pullover, and meat hook.

We will then take to the air, referring back to the foundations set by the mat work to educate the body more deeply.

Must be able to do a tuck and straddle inversion multiple times throughout the workshop, with an interest in refining movement patterns for efficiency.

Good Morning Shoulders! with Alicia Dawn

Friday 10am

Many aerialists nod their heads in understanding when the phrase "tight shoulders" is uttered, even though the joint has such potential for flexibility!  Lament no more: this class will focus on increasing range-of-motion and supporting it with strengthening exercises that nurture it!

Get a (Knee) Grip! Melissa Coffey

Saturday 3:15pm

This workshop focuses on fabrics to explore climbs, hangs, drops, and movement using knee grips on single and double tails. Not only does it make you look incredibly strong, it gives you an extra pair of hands to work with in the air and can radically alter the lookof your aerial style. Using knee grips gives you an amazing ability to say, “Look Ma! No hands!” as well as find other ways to rest in the fabric without maxing out hands and feet.

This gives the performer more access to freeing their hands and feet for gesture and dance. Learn some new climbs, master some knee hangs, and build on them for some rolls and drops and new sequences!

 

Students should have strong inversions. Wear shorts, bring leggings just in case.

(or be able to roll up your leggings)

Bungee Dance with Caroline Calouche

Saturday 3:15pm

We will move beyond the bouncing to choreography.

Some dance experience will be very helpful to control the dynamic movement safely.

Contortion with Alicia Dawn

Saturday 5pm

Worked hard to improve your flexibility and now you're ready to pursue contortion shapes? This class will help to sequence the legs, hips, back, shoulders, and even neck as we delve into the basis of contortion as a practice. It's recommended that you show up 30 minutes early to begin warming up,

and bring water and layers to stay toasty!

 

Stretching Legs & Hips with Alicia Dawn

Saturday 3:15pm

"Dem splits doe!" In the performance world, splits are almost 'expected'; yet with so many muscles being required to work harmoniously, bones to align, and weight shifts to navigate...stretching even a basic pike can be a daunting task. Join us as we break down the pursuit of supple hips and legs piece-by-piece.

All levels welcome!

 

Rope Things: Choreo on Rope with Constance Echo Palmer

Saturday 5pm

So you’ve learned the principle skills on rope but now what? One of my favourite qualities of rope is that it is so simple as an apparatus; its just a line. As the artist we make it interesting through our movements. Come learn some fun choreo all the while making connections in some unexpected places!

Must be comfortable with front balance, back balance, and inverted climbs including straddle climbs and hip key climbs. Students should also have an understanding of fundamental wraps (hip key, tourniquet, seatbelts, and s-wrap) as well as understand how to perform front and back dives.

A base understanding of momentum is a plus!

Contemporary Hip-Hop with Kaila Dockal

Saturday 5pm

A fusion of both contemporary and hip hop dance styles, this class will combine the

softer/fluid movements of contemporary with the intricate/sharp movements of hip hop.

Lyra Musings with Alicia Dawn

Sunday 10am

A circle of steel can’t bend, so how do we manage to coil ourselves around it? Drawing from a mix of classical lyra and pole dance, Alicia Dawn will show you some less-traditional ways of moving about this immovable ring. Student should be comfortable with the general discomfort of a bar apparatus,

as well as hip-hang, thread-through, and knee hangs.

Dancing on the Edge with April Skelton

Sunday 10am

One of the most pleasing things about the fabrics is the flowing curtain of its yardage. How can we incorporate more “spread-fabric” into our aerial work? We can use the edge of the fabric as an anchor, a lock, a climbing surface. Specific skills using fabric edge will be taught. Get ready to use the tiny muscles in your fingers!

Students should have comfortable footlocks, very strong knee climbs, and good grip strength.

Patience for working through the fussiness of “fabric management” is a plus!

Contemporary Dance Rep with Caroline Calouche

Sunday 1:30pm

After a quick warm-up, we will plunge straight in to some juicy choreography that will satisfy your body, mind and soul. My contemporary dance style blends gesturewith large movements and light acrobatics.

Bendy Corde: Splits & Backbends on Rope with Constance Echo Palmer

Sunday 1:30pm

This workshop is perfect for all you bendy beasts out there that want to showcase your flexy skills on rope. Come learn a variety of splits in wraps and open split balances as well as back bendy wraps on corde lisse! Upon request we can also rig silks in order to work on them as well.

Must have inversions in the air, straddle climbs, understanding of front balance

and fundamental wraps (catchers hang, closed wrap, and s-wrap)

Aerial Straps with Carlos Alexis Cruz

Sunday 1:30pm

Learn the basics of aerial straps including static poses, roll ups, and spins.

Must be able to invert multiple times in the air and have at least a year of experience on any aerial apparatus.

Storytelling with Movement with Melissa Coffey

Friday 3:15pm

Melissa believes that we must share our humanity with our lives and art in order to educate others and exist in community. Find your storylines that resonate with you and your audience and be able to choreograph from them, or flavor your existing sequences. Learn to add and effectively convey story arcs to your aerial and movement disciplines! This class is full of easily absorbed exercises that will level up your performance and abilities to tell your story immediately!  You can use any apparatus for this workshop, or work with flow skills and object manipulation on the ground. This is an all levels class, but you should be able to work with your apparatus for 3 minutes at a time.

Storytelling with Movement with Melissa Coffey

Friday 3:15pm

Melissa believes that we must share our humanity with our lives and art in order to educate others and exist in community. Find your storylines that resonate with you and your audience and be able to choreograph from them, or flavor your existing sequences. Learn to add and effectively convey story arcs to your aerial and movement disciplines! This class is full of easily absorbed exercises that will level up your performance and abilities to tell your story immediately!  You can use any apparatus for this workshop, or work with flow skills and object manipulation on the ground. This is an all levels class, but you should be able to work with your apparatus for 3 minutes at a time.

Handbalancing with Juli Bierwirth

Saturday 11:45am

Handbalancing is among the most coordination-intensive acrobatic skills one can master. Athletes need powerful and active range of motion through hips, shoulders, and wrists, the ability to selectively block and isolate muscle groups, and a subconscious reflex for balance. This workshop is designed to put participants on a concrete training path in within each necessary skill set and work on finding that ephemeral balance. We will work mobility, endurance, strength, and traction in the inversion as well as break down the physics underpinning the skill. Finally, each participant will leave with written training materials on how to progress their hand balancing in the months following the workshop.

* * Part of 3 Part Series (Must sign up for complete series)

Funky Fabric Flow with Constance Echo Palmer

Friday 10am and 11:45am

Come get funky with me in this workshop jam packed with some brainy choreography. If you like sneaky transitions and curious shapes you are in the right place! We will be working our way through some cheeky pathways leading into positions that can be restful and easily explored. My aim is to give you the bones of the choreography and show you some moments in which you can explore after the fact to truly make it your own!

Must have a basic knowledge of the following wraps and climbs: hip key, tourniquet/thigh

hitch, and russian climb. Must also be comfortable inverting in the air and

performing locked front dives. A strong wheel down is a plus.

Ropework on Trapeze: Let's Get Tangled with April Skelton**

Series: Friday 11:45am, Saturday 10am, Sunday 11:45am

The ropes of a trapeze offer a world of possibilities beyond the classic bar-based vocabulary.

We will translate all sorts of vocabulary from the world of sling, fabric, and corde lisse

and look at how the bar affects these translations.

Students should have comfortable, clean straddle inversions (straight arms a plus), and be familiar with and able to put on a hip key on a vertical apparatus one or two ways. Layers worn around the hips are advisable as some students find the trapeze ropes are less comfortable for wrapping than the same wraps on fabric.

Cracking the Rib Cage with Alicia Dawn

Friday 11:45am

Looking to achieve that open-chested feeling without a visit to the chiropractor? Studies show that an open heart space improves more than your posture -- it elevates your mood! Join us as we explore ways to loosen the constrictions in the upper chest and back.

Contemporary Dance: Fluidity with Caroline Calouche

Friday 11:45am

Learn how to dance the transitions to gain fluidity. This class will analyze and practice the transitions that will give your movement flow.

Standing Partner Acrobatics with Juli Bierwirth 

Friday 1:30pm

From weight sharing to counter balances to lifts and spins, we will be offering a short

standing acrobatic flow with a performance flare.

Floorials: How Low Can You Go? with April Skelton

Friday 1:30pm

Contemporary circus artists are incorporating more ground-to-air skills in their acts, and the push to go lower--not higher--beckons to those who don't love height but love to dance. In this workshop on low-hung trapeze, hoop, sling, and fabric, students will learn skills that bridge the in-between space of the floor and the apparatus, and explore ways to manipulate and dance with the apparatus without weight on it.

Students should be comfortable in a bridge on the floor, and be able to bear weight through their hands (as in a plank or a bridge). Experience with ground-based movement a plus, but not required. Wear layers to cover arms, legs, feet, as we will be sliding and rolling in our gooey explorations.

L-Basing Partner Acrobatics with Juli Bierwirth

Friday 3:15pm

Playing airplane as a kid has grown up! This will be a low to the ground but high in fun class where the base guides the flyer through the air using their hands and feet.

Full Swing: Momentum Pathways with Constance Echo Palmer**

Series: Friday 1:30pm, Saturday 3:15pm, Sunday 11:45am

We will be working with beats in a variety of directions in order to travel up and around the rope as well as to put on wraps! In addition to learning how to wrap using momentum we will play games that teach you how to change directions using momentum and string beats together in clever sequences.

Straight leg straddle up inversion, a strong two handed dead-hang in good form,

and a basic understanding of pike and straddle beats.

Slingtastic! with Jill Scheidt

Friday 3:15pm

This class will explore open sling inside and out.

Hand 2 Hand with Juli Bierwirth

Saturday 10am

In this class will be building our handstand on hands from the ground up. We will cover many of the key points to a successful hand to hand practice by offering drills that lead to skills.

Let Go: Drops on Trapeze with April Skelton

Saturday 11:45am

Drop lovers unite! We will work on dives moving both forward and backward (and stacked drops combining the two.) Unusual setups and rotations included in this downward journey!

Students should be comfortable with drops of all types on sling/hammock or fabric, and preferably have done some kinds of drops on trapeze. Proficiency with wrapping the ropes of a trapeze around the body and inverting in trapeze ropes is key. Wear pants that completely cover the back of the knee and calf and won’t ride up, to protect from rope burn.

Gyrokinesis with Alissa Getz-Waller

Saturday 11:45am

The Gyrokinesis Method is a movement method that addresses the entire body, opening energy pathways, stimulating the nervous system, increasing range of motion and creating functional strength through rhythmic, flowing movement sequences.

Foot to Hand with Juli Bierwirth

Saturday 1:30pm

Foot to hand or standing on hands is one of the most foundational skills of partner acrobatics.

We will be sharing techniques to make this skill both solid and fun!

Ballet: Finding Your Lines with Alissa Getz-Waller

Saturday 1:30pm

Whether you regularly take ballet classes or never have taken ballet, this class will help you find those lines through angles to elongate your body and how to use your muscles to accomplish this efficiently.

Performer Development with Melissa Coffey

Saturday 1:30pm

“A performer's purpose is to connect with their audience, to show them the lens through which we see the world, where beauty is all around us.” In Performer Development workshops, Melissa will share her tried and true techniques and exercises for helping the student become a performer that reaches their audience, fills the entire room with presence, and communicates clearly and effectively with their entire body and costuming choices. These workshops are structured in a way that loosens people up, employs stage techniques from dance and acting worlds, and gives even the shyest introvert ways to overcome their fears, rule their body, and own the stage. Students will walk away from each respective workshop in this series with new ways to choreograph, new ways to view their work and process, and be encouraged about what their authentic gifts are.

Students are encouraged to bring existing works in progress or props and costume elements,

but it is not required.

© 2018 Charlotte Cirque & Dance Center. 

Charlotte Cirque & Dance Center
9315-E Monroe Rd.
Charlotte, NC 28270

Phone: 704.844.0449
Email: info@cltcirquedancecenter.org

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