Experience the artistry of dance, the discipline of yoga, and the excitement of flying
Achieve harmony of body, floor, and air with this delightful introduction to key concepts using the aerial hammock
This syllabus is designed for teachers and students who are interested in learning and understanding the connection between aerial and floor movements. It teaches not only aerial skills and tricks, but also how these elements can be seamlessly merged with dance movements on the ground.
Aerial Dance for Dancers provides teachers and dancers with the tools they need to understand the organic connection between aerial and floor movements. Our detailed “Step by step” floor & aerial exercises contain all the information required to effectively link movements into sequences: music, counts, starting position, space, tips, and outcomes.
This book also provides a variety of support materials, including: descriptions of aerial rigging equipment, important instructions for safety and spotting, lesson examples with time management, and illustrations of essential aerial dance positions. It also contains a glossary of dance terminology.
In its unique synthesis of yoga, ballet, contemporary dance, and circus, Aerial Dance for Dancers offers teachers and dancers inclusive access to the resources of this innovative, expressive movement style.
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Created by Dancers for Dancers – “The sheer pleasure of flying is something we seek to share with all!"
The second in a projected four-book series, Aerial Dance for Dancers – Single Point Dance Trapeze introduces practitioners to key concepts using the single point dance trapeze.
At the core of the syllabus are its innovative “step by step” exercises: detailed explanations of fundamental floor and aerial movements, along with all the necessary information to effectively link these movements into sequences. Also provided are descriptions of aerial rigging equipment, important instructions for safety and spotting, and sections on time management and class structure. Finally, the book includes hundreds of illustrations of essential aerial dance positions, and a glossary of terminology.
Monica and Graciela Newsam
Graciela and Monica are sisters, lifelong collaborators, and passionate advocates of the power of movement. Both discovered dance at an early age, studying ballet and contemporary dance in their native Panama. Their joint study of Indian classical dance and yoga was a turning point in their growth as artists and individuals. They have danced in a variety of styles all over the world, giving performances in France, Italy, India, Ecuador, El Salvador, Cuba, the Bahamas and the United States.