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Aerial Arts with Westchester Circus Arts

Ages 13 – 18
13 Sundays, 3:00 PM- 4:00 PM (Mixed level class)
Start Date: February 10
Class will not run on Feb. 17, Feb. 24, April 7, April 21
Members: $415; Non-members: $470

16 Mondays, 6:00 PM – 7: 00 PM (Mixed level class)
Start Date: January 28
Members: $510; Non-members: $575 / Gymnasium A
Class will not run on: February 18, April 15, April 22

16 Mondays, 7:00 PM- 8:00 PM (Mixed level class)
Start Date: January 28
Members: $510; Non-members: $575 / Gymnasium A
Class will not run on: February 18, April 15, April 22

16 Mondays, 7:00 PM- 8:00 PM (Intermediate/Advanced level class)
Start Date: January 28
Members: $510; Non-members: $575 / Gymnasium A
Class will not run on: February 18, April 15, April 22

17 Wednesdays, 6:00 PM- 7:00 PM (Beginner/Intermediate)
Start Date January 30
Class will not run on: Feb. 20, April 17, April 24
Members: $545; Non-members: $610 / Gymnasium A

17 Wednesdays, 7:00 PM- 8:00 PM (Beginner/Intermediate)
Start Date January 30
Class will not run on: Feb. 20, April 17, April 24
Members: $545; Non-members: $610 / Gymnasium A

17 Wednesdays, 7:00 PM- 8:00 PM (Advanced level class)
Start Date January 30
Class will not run on: Feb. 20, April 17, April 24
Members: $545; Non-members: $610 / Gymnasium A

“Aerial Arts – The Art of Defying Gravity” is brought to the Shames JCC by Westchester Circus Arts.  Our aerial arts curriculum covers a wide range of aerial apparatus including aerial silks, lyra, static trapeze, hammocks, ropes, and more.  This program builds versatile aerialists with solid technique, safety awareness and choreographic skill.

 

Acrobatics with Westchester Circus Arts

Ages 13-18
16 Mondays, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Start Date: January 28
Class will not run on: February 18, April 15, April 22
Members: $415; Non-members: $510 / Gymnasium A

“Acrobatics – The Art of Tumbling” is brought to the Shames JCC by Westchester Circus Arts.  Similar to gymnastics, but non-competitive and artistically focused, acrobatics includes handstands, acro-balancing, tumbling, trampoline, human pyramids, and hand-to-hand partnering.

 

Tight Wire with Westchester Circus Arts

Ages 8-18 (Mixed level class)
16 Mondays, 5:00 PM-6:00 PM

Start Date: January 28
Class will not run on: February 18, April 15, April 22
Members: $415; Non-members: $510 / Gymnasium A

“Tight Wire” is brought to the Shames JCC by Westchester Circus Art. Safely learn the traditional art of wire-walking on our 2.5 foot high tight wire. Students build focus, balance, strength and creative movement. Students progress through skills including walking, kneeling, sitting, dancing and turns.

 

Contortion with Westchester Circus Arts

Ages 8-18 (Mixed level class)
17 Wednesdays, 5:00 PM- 6:00 PM

Start Date January 30
Class will not run on: Feb. 20, April 17, April 24
Members: $440; Non-members: $530 / Gymnasium A

“Contortion” is brought to the Shames JCC by Westchester Circus Arts. An accelerated course focused on extended students’ flexibility and stamina to hold through poses and multiple movements with fluidity. It is highly recommended that contortion students also enroll in acrobatics. It is complementary training that will accelerate the student’s success.

 

Act Creation with Westchester Circus Arts

Ages 13-18 (Advanced level class)
13 Sundays, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Start Date: February 10
Class will not run on Feb. 17, Feb. 24, April 7, April 21
Members: $340; Non-members: $405 / Gymnasium

Circus is a performing art! Advanced students with a solid skill foundation are invited to workshop their own acts. Acts may include solo work, duo work, or group work in student’s discipline of choice. Workshop elements include sequencing, choreography, musicality, dynamics, transitions, story-line, and style. Must be an advanced level student enrolled in at least one other circus arts class.

Lauren Bergida-Morrison

Chief Program Officer

(914) 366-7898 x1104

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