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Register today to secure your spot in class! Registration Deadline is August 11th so HURRY!

This looks fun, BUT...

“Am I strong enough?”

“What if I’m
scared of heights?”

“Is it expensive?”

“How do I get started?”

All your questions
answered in the
Beginner’s Guide!

At Bumbershoot Aerial Arts, we put the "play" back into life. With quality instruction and a nurturing environment, we empower you to get creative and have fun! When you come to class, we give you a trapeze and teach you that your options are limitless. Through climbing and swinging and dancing in the air, we expand perspectives and inspire new confidence.

We love altering people’s self image by showing them what they are capable of. As you climb to the top of a 30 foot rope, your every day challenges are put back in perspective. Bumbershoot Aerial Arts enriches peoples' lives by helping them find their inner monkey.

Register for Upcoming Workshops!
101 ways to Climb the Fabric (and some ways to come down!) with Becky Simmons
Tue 8/19 6:00 pm-7:30 pm
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Prereq of Level 3 Silks

There may not be 101 ways to climb the fabric, but there ARE at least 20 (that WE know!) If you're interested in learning more creative ways to get your feet off the ground and in the air, or if you already know these climbs & just need a review, this workshop will be great for you! We will also explore different descents to get your head out of the clouds and your feet back on level ground.

Hoop with Meg with Meg Wilson
Tue 8/19 7:30 pm-9:00 pm
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An ancient universal symbol of unity, wholeness, and infinity, the circle is a natural choice for creative aerial exploration.  Whether you're new at hoop or looking for something extra outside class, join this workshop for a break from the predictable.  Balance, hang, float, swing, and spin yourself into a frenzy.  Some basic aerial vocabulary is helpful but not mandatory.

Improv with Joelle with Joelle Pendergrass
Wed 8/20 6:00 pm-8:00 pm
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Come explore improv in a carefully guided and intentionally structured sort of way. Joelle will guide you through some fun, inviting, and growth inspiring games and exercises that she learned from the incredible Rain Wilson and Sarah BB Holmes. Prerequisites: Ability to climb rope or fabric comfortably, invert from the air, and comfort standing, sitting, and generally maneuvering on Trapeze and Hoop.

Stilt walking with Meg with Meg Wilson
Wed 8/20 8:00 pm-9:30 pm
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Ever wish you were a little bit taller?  Try on some peg stilts and enjoy the weather up there, the view, the powerful feeling of being a giant.  This workshop is open to those with a flair for the dramatic, scary, or weird.  Join the movement! We'll start with falling, rolling, standing, and walking. Some will get into dancing and balancing with a pole or a partner.  This is just the beginning.  
Bring knee pads (skate or bmx), closed toed shoes that you won't mind duct taping, and wear long pants or long socks/legwarmers.
Bumber Zumba with Colleen with Colleen McAteer
Thu 8/21 12:30 pm-1:30 pm
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Ditch the workout, join the party!  Looking for a cardio workout that will make you sweat while having fun dancing?  Then this is the workshop for you!  Zumba is the original dance-fitness party that features exotic rhythms set to high-energy Latin and international beats.  Before you know it, you'll be getting fit and your energy levels will be soaring!  It's easy to do, effective and totally exhilarating!

Exploring the Belay with Becky Simmons
Thu 8/21 6:00 pm-7:30 pm
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Pre-req that you have to know belay from the cross back straddle entry

Becky is a self-professed Belay nerd who knows at least four ways of getting into this fun wrap and thinks you should know them too! We will explore the wrap, different entries, the creative shapes you can make while in it, and other ways to exit.

Aerial Chains Intro with Meg Wilson
Thu 8/21 7:30 pm-9:00 pm
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Open to students beyond level 2 in Rope or fabric or by instructor permission.
Intrigued by the danger, mystery or novelty of aerial chains but unsure about signing up for 6 weeks?  Give Meg a chance to impart her love of of this crazy unique apparatus to you.  You will learn basic climbs, wraps, and spins on strands and loops of metal chain.  Layer up! Wear dance tights plus yoga pants or running tights plus fitted sweats and/or stretch jeans, leather (not suede) boots you wouldn't mind scuffing, ski (thick) socks, and gloves of the cycling, batting, or weightlifting variety if you have them.  There will be a pair to borrow.
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Today at Bumbershoot
9:30 am - 11:00 am
Silks 1
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Regular Open Aerial
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Hoop 1
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Silks 6
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Silks Intro and Strength Building
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Rope 2/3
Summer 2014 Session

Fall 2014 Session A

Upcoming Workshops