We are thrilled to be hosting Shannon McKenna on Oct 18th, 2022 for two workshops. These workshops have limited space – don’t miss out on your chance to register!
Shannon is an innovative coach who takes an unconventional approach to breaking downs skills so that everyone can benefit from her training. She was never a dance or gymnast (but, apparently a hell of a tree climber), so when she discovered aerial arts, she had quite a bit of catching up to do to get to performing. For the past decade, she has been a freelance artist: giving workshops and classes across 7 countries and worked on both traditional and contemporary circus shows in the US, Portugal, Germany, and Australia including Shrine Circus and SOAP. She holds a BFA from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts with a concentration on post-modern physical theater. 

Check out her podcast The Artist Athlete where she interviews guests from acrobats in Cirque du Soleil to circus therapists and everyone in between.

Platinum members receive an automatic discount on these workshops.

Leg Flexibility Training (1 hour)

Oct 18th @ 5:15pm ($49 +GST)

Come for a hip opening, hamstring lengthening, toe cramping good time. This workshop is great for people looking to improve their leg lines in the air or on the ground.

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Prerequisites: the ability to breathe in, then out again multiple times. Also, must have legs.

Silks Inversion Clinic (2 hours)

Oct 18th @ 6:25pm ($70 +GST)

The “straddle up” is one of the most fundamental movements on aerial silks. It is the first step for many exciting wraps and drops, and when done correctly is a thing of beauty in and of itself. Yet, for many aerialists, it is an elusive devil that can bring the most determined to tears. This workshop is dedicated to the “straddle up” and other aerial inversions (the action of going upside down in the air). There are a million different ways straddle up, and, as a result, a million different approaches, and a million mistakes to be made. This workshop will be packed with drills on and off the silks that will enable you to master the inversion. 

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Prerequisites: A desire to work on your inversion, or a desire to do one for the first time. Please be able to climb the silks to the top and tie a foot lock in the air.