Aerial Fitness


This class is taught by:

Ilsa Greatorex-Duncan

Ilsa leads Aerial Fitness, Aerial Dance Series, and trains and performs trapeze at MASC. She has been acting and dancing since the age of four. Over the years she's been trained in Classical and Contemporary Theatre, Jazz, Modern, Tango, Hip Hop, Ballet, Pole Fitness, Pilates, Stage Combat, Voice Technique, and she's performed in over twenty-five shows. She attend Circle in the Square Theatre School in New York City and afterwards began her exploration in Aerial Dance. After two years of aerial study in the city she chose to deepen her technique and moved to Boulder, CO. for Frequent Flyer’s Aerial Dance Professional Training Program. Once graduated, Ilsa joined a Denver based circus troupe, Mesmerie Entertainment LLC & Kaleidoscope Circus Arts, and began performing regularly as well as coaching aerial arts at Miraas Circus Arts and Denver Dance in Denver, CO. Ilsa now resides in Missoula, MT and has co-founded Prismatic Aerial Theatre with Caitlin Warr, founder of Big Sky Aerial Dance. Ilsa currently coaches trapeze, lyra, aerial fitness, aerial choreography, and aerial dance at MASC. 

Gracie Niswanger

Gracie leads Aerial and Pole Fitness, Aerial and Pole Choreography, Pole Tricks, assists with Kids programs, and trains and performs aerial, and acrobatics. She also teaches for MASCs accredited UM courses, Lifelong Learning Center, and Flagship. Being a Missoula native, Gracie grew up with the mountains and rivers as her playground. Her acrobatic journey began in 2010 when she discovered her love for yoga, as well as realized what the human body is capable of. It wasn’t long after that that she dove into the world of partner acrobatics. Fast forward to 2014, after obtaining numerous trainings and certifications, Gracie found her home at MASC Studio and Training agency, where she began sharing her love of AcroYoga with the community. Having an adult jungle gym at her finger tips, her focus was quickly drawn to the world of aerial acrobatics. 2015 marked the beginning of Gracie’s aerial training, and since then she has taught, trained and performed around the world, including both Nicaragua and Mexico. Gracie now teaches a wide variety of classes at MASC including pole, pole fitness, aerial choreography, aerial fitness, partner acrobatics and yoga.
Level: All
Age: 16+
Focus: Fitness/Conditioning
Prereq: Drop-in
Description: This is flow style cue class.
Intended for the beginner as well as a supplement class for students enrolled in other aerial classes. Foundation and building blocks are the most important in creating a sustainable aerial practice. Emphasizes aerial movement mechanics with conditioning and technique; build strength, coordination, balance, and alignment. Complements sequencing by giving the gift of endurance and proficiency. Modifications and variations are offered to assist students in reaching their goals. 
 

Upcoming classes:

  • Mon Jan 21 4:15 pm - 5:15 pm with Ilsa Greatorex-Duncan
  • Tue Jan 22 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm with Gracie Niswanger
  • Mon Jan 28 4:15 pm - 5:15 pm with Ilsa Greatorex-Duncan
  • Tue Jan 29 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm with Gracie Niswanger
  • Mon Feb 04 4:15 pm - 5:15 pm with Ilsa Greatorex-Duncan
  • Tue Feb 05 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm with Gracie Niswanger
  • Mon Feb 11 4:15 pm - 5:15 pm with Ilsa Greatorex-Duncan
  • Tue Feb 12 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm with Gracie Niswanger
  • Mon Feb 18 4:15 pm - 5:15 pm with Ilsa Greatorex-Duncan
  • Tue Feb 19 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm with Gracie Niswanger
  • Mon Feb 25 4:15 pm - 5:15 pm with Ilsa Greatorex-Duncan
  • Tue Feb 26 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm with Gracie Niswanger
  • Mon Mar 04 4:15 pm - 5:15 pm with Ilsa Greatorex-Duncan
  • Tue Mar 05 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm with Gracie Niswanger
  • Mon Mar 11 4:15 pm - 5:15 pm with Ilsa Greatorex-Duncan
  • Tue Mar 12 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm with Gracie Niswanger
  • Mon Mar 18 4:15 pm - 5:15 pm with Ilsa Greatorex-Duncan
  • Tue Mar 19 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm with Gracie Niswanger
  • Mon Mar 25 4:15 pm - 5:15 pm with Ilsa Greatorex-Duncan
  • Tue Mar 26 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm with Gracie Niswanger