Ages 10-12: Aerial Basics Series


This class is taught by:

Lily Summer

Lily leads Kids Aerial classes, and Aerial Dance series, and trains and performs vertical. Growing up in Portland, Lily fell in love with aerial silks at the age of 14 when she began taking classes at The Circus Project. Ever since, Lily has continued to work on silks as well as rope, trapeze, and lyra. She has trained, performed, and taught with Portland based studios AWOL dance, DoJump theatre, and Night Flight aerial, and graduated from The Circus Project's Pre-Professional training company in 2014 under Jacki Ward and Nicolo Kerwhald. Lily has extensive experience coaching both kids and adults on vertical apparatus, although her passion lies in working with children. She believes aerial dance provides a unique creative and physical outlet for young children especially, and is excited to be able to pass along everything that she has gained from her aerial training to the Missoula community.

Skylar Coutinho

Skylar leads Kids Aerial classes, and trains aerial, acrobatics, and Cyr wheel at MASC. She is a Missoula Montana native with a lifelong passion for movement arts. Being a natural daredevil she took to gymnastics as a kid. She grew up training at Bitterroot Gymnastics in Missoula. As an adult she discovered hula hooping which introduced her to the world of circus arts, partner acro jams, and aerial dance. Sky began actively finding teachers and workshops to improve her skills. Eventually she was talent scouted to attend the National Institute of Circus arts in Australia, where she was given the opportunity to work with world class coaches in the arts of hand-balancing, contortion, dance, performance and refining partner acrobatic, aerial, and hoop skills. Sky's latest passion is the Cyr Wheel which landed her in another professional circus program in Portland, OR. Ever the adventurer, she recently returned from a vigorous training regimen with a Cyr specialist in San Francisco.

Skylar has several years experience coaching gymnastics, and teaching workshops and private lessons in the many disciplines she enjoys. She has a long time goal of touring with a professional Circus company. Sky loves to share her knowledge and help people gain confidence and efficacy.

Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Age: 10-12, no exceptions
Focus: Skills/Technique and Creative Exploration
Prereq: n/a
Description: Workshop style class. An 8 week series Winter, Spring, and Fall. Fundamental concepts and technique in aerial skills are the heart of the program. Once an understanding of the essentials begin to shine in their practice, these tweens explore movement, expression, and sequencing improvisation. Option to perform a "show and share" during the last class. This series is a prerequisite for Kids Aerial Dance Series.  
 

Upcoming classes:

  • Thu Jan 24 4:15 pm - 5:15 pm with Lily Summer
  • Thu Jan 24 4:15 pm - 5:15 pm with Skylar Coutinho
  • Thu Jan 31 4:15 pm - 5:15 pm with Lily Summer
  • Thu Jan 31 4:15 pm - 5:15 pm with Skylar Coutinho
  • Thu Feb 07 4:15 pm - 5:15 pm with Lily Summer
  • Thu Feb 07 4:15 pm - 5:15 pm with Skylar Coutinho
  • Thu Feb 14 4:15 pm - 5:15 pm with Lily Summer
  • Thu Feb 14 4:15 pm - 5:15 pm with Skylar Coutinho
  • Thu Feb 21 4:15 pm - 5:15 pm with Lily Summer
  • Thu Feb 21 4:15 pm - 5:15 pm with Skylar Coutinho
  • Thu Feb 28 4:15 pm - 5:15 pm with Lily Summer
  • Thu Feb 28 4:15 pm - 5:15 pm with Skylar Coutinho
  • Thu Mar 07 4:15 pm - 5:15 pm with Lily Summer
  • Thu Mar 07 4:15 pm - 5:15 pm with Skylar Coutinho
  • Thu Apr 04 4:15 pm - 5:30 pm with Lily Summer
  • Thu Apr 04 4:15 pm - 5:30 pm with Skylar Coutinho
  • Thu Apr 11 4:15 pm - 5:30 pm with Lily Summer
  • Thu Apr 11 4:15 pm - 5:30 pm with Skylar Coutinho
  • Thu Apr 18 4:15 pm - 5:30 pm with Lily Summer
  • Thu Apr 18 4:15 pm - 5:30 pm with Skylar Coutinho