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Toughen up, Butter Cup: 5 week Aerial Dance Bootcamp w/ Jem Alvarado

Unlike the usual boring workout, we will condition muscles while in the air. Aerial Boot Camp is designed to whip you into aerial shape fast! Be ready to, hang, pull, twist, balance and hold your body in a variety of ways, keeping your brain so engaged you’ll forget you’re even working out!

This series will focus on building the unique muscles and technique required in aerial arts to perform dynamic moves safely and skillfully. We will target specific muscles to increase strength, maintain mobility, and create flexibility.

Some skills we will be working on including Meathooks, skin the cats, Straight arm straddles or bend arm straddles, side beats and straddle beats, hip key rolls, endurance climbs, etc.

Pre-requires will be same as level 1:
- french climb (to the top and down)
- Russian climb
- single and double footlock from air
- hollow body engagement
- shoulder control, engagement, and awareness
- able to invert/straddle up cleanly in a knot
- ability to hang with bent arms for 10-15 secs.

7:45 am-9:00 am Wednesdays

06/19, 06/26, 07/03, 07/10, 07/17

$175 for the series

$40 drop in 

Jem's bio:

Jennifer Alvarado known as Jem is a magic maker and movement creator with an emphasis on aerial silk. Her aim is to share aerial artistry worldwide. Jem is a passionate teacher that loves to share the joy and creative expression of aerial dance. Her classes are infused with playful energy and an empowering spirit to guide you to explore your movement possibilities. She is a certified yoga teacher and has been teaching Vinyasa yoga for over 8 years.

Her home is in San Francisco and she currently leads workshops and ongoing yoga and aerial classes at several locations in the bay area. As a professional aerialist, Jem performs and teaches at events and festivals across the country. Jem is an aerial dancer with Upswing dance company in Berkeley and works artistically with rope & harness, bungee, hammock, net and silk.

*All payments are non-refundable but may be converted into Aerial Artique account credit (minus a $15 processing fee) if cancellation is received more than 72 hours before the workshop.

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