Workshop Schedule

Friday

A: Courtyard Marriott

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    3:00 pm | Registration

    3:00pm - 7:30 pm
    Must register and checkin at the Courtyard Marriott before heading to any of your classes. Let us know if you need to make any special arrangements.

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    4:20 pm | Getting into Flow with Levi-wand

    Carmela Senior-Euhl

    4:20 pm - 5:20 pm
    A levi-wand class for beginners. Carmela will help you master the basics and achieve your own state of flow. Come to experience a moment out of time while you flow with your body and your dance partner, the levi-wand.

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    5:35 pm | Be a Contact Juggling Ninja

    Eca

    5:35 pm - 6:35 pm
    This beginner level Contact Juggling workshop is designed to give you the knowledge base needed to develop your skills to "Ninja" level.

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    6:50 pm | Intro to Double Staff Flow

    Jonah DiGirolamo

    6:50 pm - 7:50 pm
    In this course we will play some games to try to help develop the flow state. We will discuss the idea of a flow arts practice and, we will cover the basic movements, timing and directions for double staff.

B: Courtyard Marriott

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    3:00 pm | Registration

    3:00pm - 7:30 pm
    Must register and checkin at the Courtyard Marriott before heading to any of your classes. Let us know if you need to make any special arrangements.

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    4:20 pm | Gaining Control to Move witcha Minis

    Poppe Tsunami

    This class is designed for mixed levels with two mini hoops, both beginners and intermediate practitioners will benefit. We will cover many different grips and grip changes, how to maintain planes and switch between, and finally how to incorporate these concepts into turns. By the end of the class, you will have several different drills to practice these techniques. Some mini hoops will be available, but bring yours if you can.

    *Note this style of mini hoop flow is best if your mini hoops clear the armpit on an inside rotation.


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    6:50 pm | Performance Techniques

    Paula Chambers

    6:50 pm - 7:50 pm
    Learn how to play to your strengths, develop your character and theme while engaging your audience to craft your best performance yet.

C: Wild Orchid Aerial Fitness

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    3:00 pm | Registration

    3:00pm - 7:30 pm
    Must register and checkin at the Courtyard Marriott before heading to any of your classes. Let us know if you need to make any special arrangements.

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    4:20 pm | Silk Fans

    4:20 pm - 5:20 pm
    Practice your bird like dance and choreography with these massive silks designed to help you seemingly float in mid air.


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    5:35 pm | Aerial Rings & Inversions

    5:35 pm - 6:35 pm
    Rings are a great way to spin around, strengthen your core, and have a great time.


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    6:50 pm | Pole Flow #1

    6:50 pm - 7:50 pm
    Learn some basic moves on the pole and a routine to music.



Saturday

A: Courtyard Marriott

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    10:00 am | Laughter Yoga

    Jonah DiGirolamo

    10:00 am - 11:00 am
    Laughter yoga is an exercise wherein the number one thing we are practicing is laughter. Developed by Dr. Madam Kataria in Mumbai India, in the nearly 20 years since it's inception laughter yoga has grown to be a world wide art. Come laugh, giggle or guffaw with us and find out for yourself why it has grown to be what it is today.

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    11:15 am | Contact Juggling: Next Steps

    Frank Fortney

    11:15 pm - 12:15 pm
    Next Steps will refine contact juggling techniques for beginners & intermediates. We'll focus on connecting together what you already know, smoothing out transitions, and ways to play with speed in body rolling and isolations.Participants should have basic contact juggling experience, or have taken Eca's contact juggling workshop earlier in the Symposium.

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    12:15 pm | Lunch TBA

    12:15 pm - 1:30 pm
    Catch a ride on the shuttle and join our Cruise Director at a specified location in Bloomington, or head out on the town on your own.

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    1:30 pm | Diabolo 101 (Chinese Yo-Yo)

    Frank Fortney

    1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
    In Diabolo 101 we will be getting started at the beginning as if you've never touched a diabolo before, because many of you haven't. We will get the diabolo going on the string and learn how to keep it going and how to keep it balanced. Moving on, we will touch on other basic techniques before we move on to throwing our diabolo.

    Depending on the attendees of the course we can take this all the way in to an almost intermediate level. I do have extra diabolos for you to use when you come to my workshop so please don't let that dissuade you from coming.

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    2:45 pm | Body Tracers with Fans

    Doodle

    2:45 pm - 3:45 pm
    Body tracers, even or maybe especially with fans, can be one of the most fun illusions to play with and a good way to incorporate movement into your spinning for both tech spinners and dancers alike. We will go over some simple ideas and basic fundamentals and explain how body tracing works. After we have gotten the feel for what we are doing, we will work on a few simple drills and variations that will have you well on your way to mastering body tracers and incorporating them into your own style and flow..

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    4:00 pm | Multi Mini Hoop Manipulation

    Kassandra Morrison

    4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    In this intermediate course We will discuss a variety of concepts of manipulation and tech vs illusion. Among giving fundamentals of 3 and 4 mini hoop manipulation, to begin fooling the eye on your own!

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    5:15 pm | Hitting the Chair

    PJ Smith

    5:15 pm - 6:15 pm
    Embrace the chair as your dance partner and learn a full routine on, off, under, around, and over the chair. Let's hit it!

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    6:30 pm | Dancing with Your Fans 360 Style

    Katrina Gay

    6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
    In this class we will go over different moves that allow you to turn a complete 360 degrees that allows more dance into your flow. We will start with the more basic turning with folds and wick isolations, move on to .5s, then work up to more complex moves with hip and shoulder reels and pendulum work. This is a super fun way to explore movement and technique combined!

B: Girl's Inc Gymnasium

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    10:00 am | Hoop Yoga

    Allie Starfox

    Does your daily yoga practice get a little dull sometimes? Does your hoop flow need a little bit of flare? Then this workshop is perfect for you! We will start the workshop off with some basic sun salutations and how to include your hoop into them! From there, we will go over a series of yoga variations I’ve come up with and several different ways to incorporate your hoop into each one! Each pose has a beginner, intermediate and advanced option so all levels welcome!

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    11:15 am | Twin Hoops: weaves and transitions

    Jennifer SpiderMuse

    11:15 am - 12:15 pm
    This class will feature Thread the Needle forward and reverse with variations and transitions in and out. We will workshop the double lasso and windmill (identical tricks on different planes), and transitioning between the two. Additionally, we will work on skills needed to master the forward 3 beat weave.

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    12:15 pm | Lunch TBA

    12:15 pm - 1:30 pm
    Catch a ride on the shuttle and join our Cruise Director at a specified location in Bloomington, or head out on the town on your own.

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    1:30 pm | Lyrical Hoopdance

    Paula Chambers

    1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
    This class is developed for hoopers who really want to put the dance in their hoopdance. Specific visual and meditation techniques will be combined with dance combinations to bring out your inner grace and poise along with teaching you how to really open up your flow and be present in your body with your hoop. ** Lyrical Hoop dance is dance for hoopers. Paula combines her experience of Dance theory techniques with exercises designed for movement artists with little or no experience with dance, lyrical hooping combines ballet, jazz and modern techniques guaranteed to improve your flow in your hoop.

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    2:45 pm | All About the Duck-Outs

    Kaydi McMahan

    2:45 pm - 3:45 pm
    Love shoulder duck outs? Want to take them to the next level? During this workshop we will touch on the basic shoulder duck out and then level up by turning into any angle. We will also be exploring different variations to help you be comfortable into putting them into your own flow.

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    4:00 pm | Chaotic Toss

    Lynn Spencer-Nelson

    4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Chaotic Toss is a single hoop workshop focusing on Unconventional Tosses that can emerge from plain-less, 3D hoop techniques. We’ll start the workshop by connecting to the three dimensional frame work for the tosses: coin flip, helicopter, folding and well as warrior grip. Focusing on the different points of rotation each technique creates, we will follow through the different release positions, energy direction and speed needed to create a toss that gives enough order to the hoops flight. In this process we are all the while training the eye to see the differences in the release and the possibilities of contact for the catching hand.
    After running through the techniques with a static core position, we will explore how movement of the body changes the effect on the hoop. Movement gives way to expansion within the ability to stall or seemingly float the hoop or meet the hoop more quickly if we choose. Workshop will finish up questions, answers or ideas on how to incorporate Chaotic Toss into your current Flowbilities.

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    5:15 pm | Triple Hoop

    Emily Perkulator

    5:15 pm - 6:15 pm
    Explore the basic vocabulary for creating a flow with 3 hoops. We'll break down the simple components, then learn how to find creative transitions from there. There will be only a couple extra hoops on hand so please bring 3 hoops of a similar size (they can be any size, just as long as they are similar!)

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    6:30 pm | Plane Bending ~ Three~D Doubles

    Lynn Spencer-Nelson

    6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
    Plane Bending is a workshop for two hoops focusing on techniques that take the hoops out of planes and walls, into a three dimensional existence and back in a different plane orientation. The workshop begins with connecting to the planes available, focusing on breaking the momentum, the approach within arm movement, spin on the hand and ways to transition to grip. We will then explore three dimensional techniques that encompass a sphere rather than a plane and finish with play that interconnects the two concepts. The workshop ends with deliberate combinations and the addition of movement in the arms and body for dynamics and challenge.


C: Girl's Inc Gymnasium

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    10:00 am |8 Step CAPs (multi prop)

    TBA

    10:00 am - 11:00 am
    In this workshop we go over hand paths for multiple variations of 8 step CAPs. You will get a better understanding of what makes up an 8 step CAP and how to break them down. Using these hand paths you will be able to translate these patterns to poi, double staffs, fans, buugeng, clubs, and double hoops.

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    11:15 am | Fishtails

    Hobbes

    11:15 am - 12:15 pm
    Fishtails are deceptive because what seems so simple has caused difficulty for many people trying to learn, but they really are simple once you know how they work. Here we will take several different approaches to learning how to fishtail a staff to insure that you will be able to fishtail. Later we will add variation to lead you into a world of endless transitions between contact moves without having to grip the staff.

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    12:15 pm | Lunch TBA

    12:15 pm - 1:30 pm
    Catch a ride on the shuttle and join our Cruise Director at a specified location in Bloomington, or head out on the town on your own.

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    1:30 pm | Advanced Tosses - Poi

    Juan Guardiola

    1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
    In this class we will be going over a series of tosses that would be able to be plugged into different toss combination sequences. We will be focusing on isolated tosses, anti spin tosses, side ways tosses, double spin tosses,behind the head tosses, behind the back toss, one handed tosses, ect. At the end of the class more advanced sequences will be shared with everyone.

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    2:45 pm | Rope Dart with Your Lower Half

    Jake Wetzel

    2:45 pm - 3:45 pm
    Learn how to treat your legs like your arms! Learn how to walk with your dart like a ninja, slipping off different c-c-c-combo breaking knots and shots. From beginning to intermediate level.

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    4:00 pm | Intro to Contact Poi

    Matt O'Daniel

    4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    This class focuses on the concept of manipulating the poi on & around the body while keeping in contact of the poi head, tether and/or handle. Best part: Contact poi NOT required.

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    5:15 pm | Contact Staff - Angels and Steves

    Hobbes

    5:15 pm - 6:15 pm
    Angel Rolls and Steves are so similar; they are practically variants of each other. Here we will cover the Angel Roll and Steve as well as the finer points of both along with many of their variations. Each one will be broken down into their individual components of hand spins, wrist wraps, arm rolls, neck wraps, and halos, such that even a beginner to contact staff will have the opportunity to walk out with hundreds of hours of practice material. Learn not only the moves themselves, but how to link them together for a unique set of rolling, wrapping, and spinning moves that will give you the ability to transfer a contact staff from any point to any point on your upper body while keeping continuous contact.

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    6:30 pm | 3-D Frameworks

    Jimi Black

    6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
    A more intricate look at 3-D spinning and the frameworks we can use to better explore the patterns that are possible. Notebooks are highly recommended.

D: Girl's Inc Gymnasium

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    10:00 am | AcroYoga for Everyone

    Adam Ploshay & Mallory Rose

    10:00 am - 11:00 am
    Experience the calming wisdom of yoga, the dynamic power of acrobatics, and the healing energy of touching each other's butts. We'll explore weight-bearing partner poses and transitions to develop strength, flexibility, coordination, and communication. Come wearing an outfit you can be upside-down in, and with a willingness to learn new things and have fun!

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    11:15 am | Beginner Cyr Wheel

    Olive Marie

    11:15 am - 12:15 pm
    In this class we will go over the basics of posture and technique for spinning inside a Cyr Wheel and how to maintain momentum.

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    12:15 pm | Lunch TBA

    12:15 pm - 1:30 pm
    Catch a ride on the shuttle and join our Cruise Director at a specified location in Bloomington, or head out on the town on your own.

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    1:30 pm | Aerial Hoop (Lyra)

    Aimee Polk

    1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
    Explore aerial hoop and learn basic mounts, inversions, foundational moves and poses. All skill levels welcome.

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    1:30 pm | Chinese Pole

    Kimberly Lynn Bucki

    Chinese pole is a class that anyone can do because you actually are required to keep clothes ON! This class is there to help build tricks and strength without that inevitable slipping you get trying to hold yourself on a pole long enough to learn it :)

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    2:45 pm | Beginner Aerial Silks

    Laura Pence

    2:45 pm - 3:45 pm
    This workshop focuses on inversions and foot locks. Students will work through two to three sequences, building micro-move upon micro-move to learn complete tricks. For all experience levels.

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    4:00 pm | Mixed Level Aerial Silks

    Aimee Polk

    4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    This class is for beginner as well as seasoned flyers. Students will discover or refine footlocks, inversions, methods of climbing, and basic drops, depending on skill level.

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    4:00 pm | Chinese Pole

    Kimberly Lynn Bucki

    Chinese pole is a class that anyone can do because you actually are required to keep clothes ON! This class is there to help build tricks and strength without that inevitable slipping you get trying to hold yourself on a pole long enough to learn it :)

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    5:15 pm | Beginner Cyr Wheel

    Olive Marie

    5:15 pm - 6:15 pm
    In this class we will go over the basics of posture and technique for spinning inside a Cyr Wheel and how to maintain momentum.

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    6:30 pm | Acro Washing Machine

    Brandon Joe Rutten

    6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
    Acro combines yoga, acrobatics, and Thai massage. Students will practice grounding, balance, strength, and surrender to help elevate each other….off of the ground. We’ll work as a group and in teams covering basing, flying, and spotting. This fun practice is open and available to people of all ages and abilities. No experience necessary.

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    7:30 pm | Dinner & Pre-show Activities

    7:30 pm - 9:00pm
    Join Our Cruise Director for an organized dinner outing, or venture out into Bloomington to find something tasty. The flow space in the Marriott will be open for collective hangs as well.

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    9:00 pm | Gala Showcase

    Serendipity Martini Bar
    201 S. College Ave, Bloomington, IN

    9:00 pm - 11:00 am
    Doors open for the show at 9pm and the show starts at 9:30. Be there early to get a seat! This event is 18+, if you have children under the age of 18 that want to attend, please contact us directly.

    With over 18 acts, this show will present some of the finest acts in the country. Full performer list TBA.

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    11:00 pm | After Party w/ K-box & Glitch Gatsby

    11:00 pm - 1:30 am
    We will be taking Serendipity by storm with Glitch Gatsby bringing in the funk with his electro swing followed by smooth electronic funky soul jazz from the outers of space with Kaleidoscope Jukebox.


Sunday

A: Girl's Inc


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