Aerial And Ground Partnering Workshop with Teddy and Eleanor

August 3rd, 10am-noon
 
Fri. 8/3 - 10am-noon at Payomet Tent
Age: Adults and Teens 14+
Prerequisites: 1+ pull up, ability to invert, knee hang. 
Max. enrollment: 12
$12 per person
 
In this 2-hour introduction course, you will learn the fundamentals of circus partnering, weight sharing, and counter balance on the ground. Then we’ll take it to the air and you’ll learn to fly with a friend on the trapeze and aerial hoop, also known as the Lyra.
 
About the instructors...
 
picture of Teddy Ment
 
GABRIELLE 'TEDDY' MENT-
Gabrielle 'Teddy' Ment (aerial, clowning, acrobatics) started doing circus in 2007 as a youth troupe member in the Amazing Grace Circus in Nyack, New York, where she gained a foundation in clowning and other circus disciplines. In 2012 she started studying at the New England Center for Circus Arts and in 2014 graduated from their Intensive Professional Training Program. Ment has performed for the past 5 years nationally in New England, the Midwest and the Tristate area. Internationally she has studied circus and performed in Toulouse, France and Nairobi, Kenya. She is one half of the acrobatic performing duo Teddy & Eleanor. When not hanging upside-down from her toes, Teddy enjoys hiking, gardening, surfing and being in the great outdoors. Unsurprisingly, she is now attending Oberlin College in Ohio to study Environmental Studies and Dance!
 
picture of Eleanor Getz
 
ELEANOR GETZ-
Eleanor Getz (choreography, dance, aerial) began her movement training at Canyon Concert Ballet in Fort Collins, Colorado, where she became a company member in 2007. She trained at the Kansas City Ballet summer intensive, Snowy Range Dance Festival, the Richmond Ballet Summer Intensive, and the American Dance Festival, and earned her BFA in Modern Dance and Choreography in 2012 from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) in Richmond, Virginia. She discovered aerials in 2012 and trained with Host of Sparrows Aerial Dance in Richmond. Following college, Eleanor completed the Frequent Flyers Aerial Dance Professional Training Program in Boulder, Colorado, earning a certification in aerial dance performance. With her peers from the FFP Professional Training Program, Eleanor established Rabble Dance Collective in 2013. Later that year she began training and performing at the New England Center for Circus Arts (NECCA), in Brattleboro, Vermont, where she completed both the Intensive Year Program and the Professional Track program. Eleanor is one half of the acrobatic performing duo, Teddy & Eleanor and she currently specializes in performing and teaching the lyra, trapeze, stilting and partner acrobatics. 

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