Workshop Static Trapeze: Technique, Fundamentals & Imperatives
Static trapeze has been described as the ballet of the aerial arts world, a fundamental art form at the root of all aerial disciplines and a crucial starting point for anyone looking to delve into the world of aerial arts. Learn the technique and conditioning required to put real power in a pull-over, to do big and beautiful knee beats, fast and smooth hip circles, etc!
Date and Time: 4/16, 3-5pm
Ages: 16 and up.
Prerequisites: Student must already have taken one session of trapeze.
Instructor Bio: Camille Swift won the Audience Choice Award at the 2015 Aerial Acrobatic Arts Festival, and she performed at the Moisture Festival in 2015, 2016 and 2017 as well as the Aerial Expo in 2014 and 2015. She has performed in numerous shows and cabarets: El Circo Cheapo, Misfit Cabaret, Circus in Progress and Acrobatica Infiniti, as well multiple corporate performances with the Vagabonds of the Runaway Circus. Camille Swift is currently based in Chicago and offers private lessons at multiple locations. She also enjoys teaching workshops outside of the Chicago area and has taught at SANCA, the Aerial Expo, the Iowa Circus Academy, Aloft Circus Arts, the Actors Gymnasium and Detroit Flyhouse. Her classes focus on proper technique, building strength, flexibility and aerial awareness. In 2012, while temporarily stranded in central Illinois, Swift opened a small trapeze school, Top Star Trapeze. Since then it has been her pleasure to teach aerial enthusiasts of all ages and abilities.