Christmas Aerial Hammock Dance
With guest teacher, Andrea Torres
Tuesdays, December 21 & 28
7:15 – 8:15pm Hawaii Time
In this class, you will learn dance skills in the Hammock, as well as in floor exercises and stretching. The techniques and strength-building exercises are relevant to all aerial mediums. Enjoy a fabulous, unique workout with restful, rejuvenating closure.
Aerial apparatus cross-training improves core control, grip strength, and upper body strength. The more classes you take, the more these benefits increase!
All levels are welcome (mature teens by permission).
Kindly let your instructor know of any injuries. Contra-indications for aerial classes: glaucoma, heart-conditions, fused spine, pregnancy beyond doctor recommendation.
Please pre-register for all aerial classes at least an hour in advance and arrive 15 minutes early to ensure you can safely enjoy the class. Since space is limited and setup time is necessary, we are not able to accommodate late arrivals to Aerial classes. If you sign up and do not show up to this limited space class, you will still be charged for the class.
Clothing requirements: tight-fitting; no zippers or metal; under-arms covered. Jewelry off. T-shirt on! No perfume. Please, bring your own yoga mat, Mats available for rental.
PLEASE NOTE: In order to continue to offer in-person classes, Still & Moving Center will require all in-person students to show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test taken within 48-hours of the date of visit to the studio. Please bring your vaccine card (photocopy or photo are also acceptable) or negative test result with you to verify with the front desk prior to your next in-person class. Verification of vaccine status will be noted so that you will only need to show your vaccine card once. We will not store a visual record of your personal information.
The vaccination or testing requirement is only one part of helping keep our community safe and healthy. All other protocols still stand: You will be temperature checked and expected to maintain masks, social distancing and hand sanitizing at all times. Please bring your own yoga mat and props if possible (rentals available). If you have symptoms of COVID 19, please refrain from attending.
Enjoy the calm confidence you receive from working with Andrea, a teacher with decades of experience cultivating students from newbie beginner level to professional performance status in the aerial arts. Andrea Torres has pioneered aerial dance in Hawai’i and has been described as being one of the islands’ most breathtaking performers. She’s also an outstanding teacher. The sign of a master teacher is her ability to unpack otherwise complex movements so that even a new student can grasp it – Andrea makes magic possible for her students.
Her journey started at age 10 in her native Brazil, where she took her first ballet class and went to to earn a full scholarship in Ballet, Jazz, Modern, and Contemporary Dance. She performed around Brazil in Waikiki and in Reno, Los Angeles and on cruise ships throughout the Hawaiian Islands. After landing a role in the Maui production of “Ulalena,” Andrea was sent to Montreal to learn basic aerial skills, then became a featured original cast member.
In 2004, she co-founded Samadhi Hawai’i as the islands’ only aerial acrobatic performance troupe. After relocating to Oahu, Andrea has grown Samadhi’s students into the top Cirque-style performers in Hawaii.
Andrea’s aerial work has appeared with Iona Contemporary Dance Theatre, Tau Dance Theatre, Sonny Ching’s Halau Na Mamo o Pu’uanahulu in Hawai’i and Japan, I ka Wa Kahiko-Haleakala Productions, Honua’ula Luau at Maui Marriott Wailea, and at many other local events. A highlight in her career was performing aerial dance for the first time at NaHoku Hanohano Awards (the Hawaiian Grammy’s) with Nohelani Cypriano.
Andrea is most proud of sharing the art of Aerial Dance, with live music in the most amazing outdoor locations in the Hawaiian Islands.
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