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.


Gracie Niswanger instructs the following:
  • Pole Choreography
  • Level: All
    Age: 16+
    Focus: Integrated class (skills/technique & fitness/conditioning)
    Prereq: Drop-in
    Description: This is flow style cue class.
    This class is designed to build confidence, strength, body awareness and vocabulary necessary to safely progress. spin and static.

    At MASC we honor pole as an aerial apparatus. We prioritize its foundation of gymnastics, athleticism, and creative art.


  • Aerial Choreography (prereqs apply)
  • Level: Beginner/Intermediate
    Age: 12+
    Focus: Skills/Technique and Fitness/Conditioning
    Prereq: Traditional climbs on both sides, and an unaided inversion.
    Description: This is a workshop style class.
    Take skills learned in class and apply them by focusing on transitions and the art of creating engaging combos (2 or more moves combined).



  • Aerial Fitness
  • 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. 
     

  • Pole Tricks (prereqs apply)
  • Level: All
    Age: 16+
    Focus: Integrated class (skills/technique & creative exploration)
    Prereq: Proficient basic climb on both sides, can hold a strong hold crunch for 5+ seconds, comfortable with inverting.
    Description: This is flow style cue class.This class is designed for the more advanced students who have mastered the basic level 1 skills and are ready to progress to level 2 skills. Everything taught in this class can be performed from the ground AND in the air. spin and static pole mechanisms are used.
     


  • Pole Fitness
  • Level: All
    Age: 16+
    Focus: Fitness/Conditioning
    Prereq: Drop-in
    Description: This is flow style cue class.
    Foundation and building blocks are the most important in creating a sustainable pole practice. Emphasizes pole movement mechanics with conditioning and technique; build strength, coordination, balance, and alignment for climbs, tricks, and inversions. Complements sequencing by giving the gift of endurance and proficiency. Modifications and variations are offered to assist students in reaching their goals. static.