This session closed Aug 3.
2013 SUMMER AERIAL WORKSHOP: JULY 15- AUGUST 3 @ CALarts (2 locations)
Hammock & Yoga Clasess @ CALarts Severance (1401 N Wishon Ave)
Climbing Classes @ CALarts Blackstone (4750 N. Blackstone Ave)
WHY A WORKSHOP? Part of NOCO’s mission is to expand the culture of dance in the community of Fresno through education, & outreach. We offer year-round training in fitness, dance and aerial. What’s special about our summer classes is that we can offer MORE class times in a 3-week workshop style which allows our local community to try aerial with a short-term commitment & accomodates our touring schedule. Our regular weekly classes will resume at the end of August.
WHAT ARE AERIAL ARTS? NOCO works with aerial silks (also known as fabric, ribbon, or tissu). As an aerial & modern dance company, NOCO started a professional relationship with several aerial & modern dance companies soon after its founding in 2010. We have since been training 6-8 hours a week and performing original works of aerial arts throughout Fresno & beyond. In 2012, two members of NOCO continued their education at Boulder Circus Center to complete an aerial yoga certification. This allows us to offer BEGINNING LEVEL aerial classes to our community, while still offering more advanced climbing & aerial dance classes. Check our next performance by following us on FB, Twitter, our email newsletter and keep checking our Performance Page on this website. Or come watch a class, schedule a private solo or group session. <amy@NOCOdance.org for more information>
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE CLASSES?
YOGA: These beginning-level classes blend the beneficial elements of traditional yoga methodology with the unique conditioning of aerial arts, a cross between a yoga class and an aerial class. ALL FITNESS LEVELS WELCOME. AGES 16 & UP. Yoga classes are held at CALarts Severance (1401 N Wishon Ave). <certified instructors: Spencer, Melissa & Amy>
HAMMOCK: These classes involve a base in the physical conditioning & skills required in aerial arts. Each class includes stretching, strengthening, climbing & choreography. Hammock classes are geared for BEGINNING-INTERMEDIATE FITNESS LEVELS and/or those with aerial climbing interests. *A variety of performance opportunities will be available to interested Hammock students. AGES 16 & UP. Hammock classes are held at Severance (1401 N Wishon Ave) <NOCO instructors: Spencer, Amy, Jackie, Hannah>
CLIMBING: These are aerial arts classes. Climbing classes are designed for INTERMEDIATE FITNESS LEVELS and/or those strong enough to hold their own weight, engage in aerial climbs, tricks, drops, and choreography. *Local dancers interested in auditioning for NOCO or any of NOCO aerial groups are strongly encouraged to take these workshops. Climbing classes are held at CALarts Blackstone (4750 N Blackstone Ave) <NOCO instructors: Spencer, Amy. NOCO assistants: Alejandra, Jackie, April, Hannah, Britney>
WHAT DO I WEAR? Here are the basic rules: no jewelry (to protect the fabric), no tanks (to protect your armpits), and no shorts (to protect your decency; you will be upside down and in the splits at times).
WHERE IS MY CLASS? All classes are held at CALarts; however, there are 2 locations. Yoga & Hammock classes are held at CALarts Severance (1401 N Wishon Ave). CLimbing classes are held at CALarts Blackstone (4750 N Blackstone Ave).
DATES: JULY 15- AUGUST 3 *no makeups during summer session