Born to Fly Traincation 2021
at AerialWorks Castle Rock
SLING WEEK: May 25-29, 2021
FABRIC WEEK: June 1-5, 2021
Stretch your mind and body with 2 weeks of creative work with the sling and fabric. Attend just one week or both!
In 2020, COVID-19 caused us to have the most interesting traincation! It inspired us to allow remote attendance. And it was a success! We appreciate that it allowed people to attend without requiring travel and inspired us to continue the new tradition. We will be doing remote attendance for summer 2021 in addition to regular in-person training.
We will explore theory concepts during the first half of each daily session. Then, we will turn our focus to the structures of play and creative exploration. We will work on setting choreography that will explore the theme of the week. At the end of five days, you will perform a work-in-progress creative act to a live audience over zoom.
This unique experience is especially great for teachers who are looking for new and fresh material to bring back to their students, or for students who are wanting the extra layer of depth in their training. You will refine your technique, learn tons of new moves, plus get more comfortable with working creatively, increasing your comfort zone on sling and fabric.
What past (and future) attendees have to say:
"I am so thrilled to have been a part of your traincation these last two years! I love the theory work and learning a deeper line of thought around the apparatus and how to move and transition in different ways. The learning environment is so supportive and welcoming. I have really become a better aerialist after these trainings. I highly recommend the traincation program and look forward to being there next year! Thank you for finding a safe way to run the program this year!" - Lisa
"Great combination of content between sling theory and character building, and how to bring those together into a show piece. Just what I needed to move my routines to the next level. I applaud Rebekah in her creativity and innovation in having this workshop online through Zoom. It was a great week! Thanks!" - Judy
"The AerialWorks Traincations have provided a much-needed safe space for me to step outside my comfort zone and grow my skills technically as well as creatively, and I leave every year a far better aerialist for the experience. Whether you're a teacher looking for new ways to reach your students, a new aerialist that just met the prerequisites, or anywhere else on the spectrum, I highly recommend this as a way to challenge yourself and to discover so many amazing possibilities for your aerial journey." - Dori
"Rebekah is a talented teacher skilled at giving direction verbally. Even though we were working virtually, Rebekah was able to easily guide me through complicated moves. The traincation challenged my mental understanding of aerial hammock moves giving me a stronger sense of the base positions and how to move in and out of them in unique ways. I loved the character development part of the workshop. The specific steps and methods for developing a character helped me get around my creative blocks and create a routine that relied more on the character instead of the tricks." - Sheila
Tentative Traincation Schedule - Subject to change
SLING WEEK: May 25 - 28, 2021 | FABRIC WEEK: June 1-5, 2021
Mon before everything starts (optional): Newbies meet 5-6pm
Tues - Fri. | 4pm - 8pm MST (30 min break around 6)
Sat. | 10am - 12pm | 3pm showtime
Times don't work for your timezone? We can send you the videos and you can still take part with us!
For the weekday evenings, the schedule will be:
- theory talk/explore/learn
- snack break
- creative explore/improvisation
- set choreography framework
On Saturday morning, we will tie up loose ends, review and practice our pieces.
At 3pm, we'll invite anyone & everyone to a free showing of our pieces over zoom.
PRICING PER WEEK
Early Bird Special $375 | Regular $425
Sign-Up during the month of January 2021 to receive the early-bird price.
*Scholarships and discounts are available. Please inquire at firstname.lastname@example.org
REGISTRATION (Please complete the registration form below as well.)
PLEASE NOTE THAT REGISTRATION DOES NOT OPEN UNTIL JANUARY.
$175 early-bird or $225 regular deposit is due at time of registration.
Remaining Balance of $200 is due by May 15th 2021.
For either week, you must be an intermediate-advanced level student who has a large vocabulary already established. You must have strong stamina to work hard for 3-4 hours a day at aerial for 5 days straight.
Sling Traincation (May 25-29, 2021) Prereq's
You must be familiar with the terms and vocabulary from Rebekah's sling curriculum (Born to Fly). A great place to reference this material is in The Aerial Sling Manual Volume 1 or the video library available at AerialDancing.com. Some of the frequently-used skills include: catcher's, hip key, seatbelt, hip corset, body wrap, knee corset, backpack, crossback straddle, and belay.
Fabric Traincation (June 1-5, 2021) Prereq's
You must be familiar with the terms and vocabulary from Rebekah's fabric curriculum (Born to Fly). A great place to reference this material is in The Aerial Fabric Manuals Vol. 1 and Vol. 2 or the video library available at AerialDancing.com. Some of the frequently-used skills include: catcher's, hip key, belay, crossback straddle, s-wrap, OS wrap (closed catcher's), thigh lock, knee lock, and hitches of all sorts