Lyra Sequencing – Intermediate – Week A or B
Week A: Mon, Aug. 1-Fri, Aug. 5. 1:00-2:30 PM. Location: Dairy Gordon. $150.
Week B: Mon, Aug. 8-Fri, Aug. 12. 3:00-4:30 PM. Location: CU 150. $150
Pre-requisites: Ages 14+. Students should have a clean, unassisted inversion, comfort with spinning, familiarity with getting to the top of the lyra, and the ability to move continuously on the hoop for at least one minute.
In this workshop, Gena will cover spin theory and guide you through unique transitions on and around single-point lyra. Using a unique concept that Gena calls “lyra threading,” you’ll focus on maintaining a strong connection with the hoop while flowing from move to move with engagement and technique throughout. Gena’s creative sequences offer the opportunity to move below, inside, and above the hoop and transition seamlessly from one point to the next. You’ll come away with a full movement sequence that you can use as a starting point for further work of your own.
Lyra: Authentic Movement – Intermediate – Week A or B
Week A: Mon, Aug. 1-Fri, Aug. 5. 3:00-4:30 PM. Location: Dairy Gordon. $150.
Week B: Mon, Aug. 8-Fri, Aug 12. 1:00-2:30 PM. Location: CU 150. $150.
Pre-requisites: Ages 14+. Although tailored to lyra, all bar apparatus artists are welcome. Clean, unassisted inversions, comfort with spinning, and an understanding of fundamental poses on the bar (mermaid, hip hang, dragonfly, straddle back, etc.) are required.
In this class, you’ll discover and refine ways to move that are a custom fit for your body and your style. We’ll focus on a variety of on- and off-lyra creative pathways as well as lyra manipulation: how to push, pull, swing, dance, and connect with the lyra as an extension of yourself rather than just as a prop. You’ll give your full attention to how your body feels in motion with the apparatus, how to maximize the look and feel of every skill you perform, and how to make adjustments for your own needs and anatomy. You’ll come away with ownership and autonomy of your personal movement style and techniques for continuing to develop it as you train.
Note-taking is encouraged; bring a notebook, iPad, or your phone.
Gena DuBose is a movement artist, aerial hoop coach and the founder of SOAR Aerial Dance.
Aerial arts, specifically Lyra, has been her passion since 2009. Though Gena was never a trained dancer, she has a natural athleticism that she uses to bring her own style of movement and grace to her artistry. She has spent over 10+ years navigating her path of creativity with a focus on physical awareness, movement capabilities, and how they pertain to the human body. Through trainings in STOTT Pilates, Power yoga, Ashtanga yoga, and personal training, she began to apply everything she had learned to her aerial practice, gaining certifications in each one along the way.
Her work with SOAR focuses on collaborating with professional, and local artists to bridge the gap between recreational and traditional aerial arts. She teaches students how to thrive using creativity and technique, also helping other instructors expand on their own abilities through teacher trainings and mentorships.
She specializes in helping artists find their own authentic movement with the aerial hoop. She is the creator of the Aerial Instructor Enhancement Program, a 6-week online course for instructors to learn how to enhance their teaching using creativity and technique.
When she isn’t coaching, creating, or staring blissfully at her aerial hoop, you can find her trying to corral her busy kiddo.