Introduction to Teaching Aerials

June 11-15, 2017

Introduction to Teaching Aerials
Required First Step in the Teacher Training Series
June 11-15, 2017
Instructors: Serenity Smith Forchion and Jamie Hodgson
Age 16+ or by permission of instructor

This workshop is open to anyone who is interested in learning to teach the basic elements of trapeze and aerial fabric to children and adults at summer camps, schools, gymnastics programs, or circus schools following the Nimble Arts philosophy and methodology. Materials that will be covered include safety & spotting techniques; teaching methods; rigging & equipment maintenance; preventing chronic injuries; and skill progressions for beginning tricks.

Purchase and view Nimble Arts™ DVD: "Aerial Fabric: Beginning Level 1 PRIOR to the workshop.

You must be able to execute the elements demonstrated in the DVD upon arrival at the training.

Trapeze experience is not necessary but it will make your journey easier! Questions? Contact Elsie at

Sunday, June 11: 8:30am check in - 5:00pm
Monday, June 12: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Tuesday, June 13: 12:00pm - 8:00pm
Wednesday, June 14: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Thursday, June 15: 9:00am - 4:00pm
*Location: Cotton Mill Main Studio, 74 Cotton Mill Hill #300, Brattleboro VT*

Jamie Hodgson is NECCA’s Intensive Training Program Director and is known as a leader in the intricacies of vertical theory and the nuances of complex aerial fabric elements. She travels extensively to coach aerialists and to train aerial teachers.

In addition to being one of the co-founders of NECCA, Serenity Smith Forchion has performed, taught, and choreographed worldwide for Cirque du Soleil and many others. She and her twin sister, NECCA co-founder Elsie Smith, have developed a unique curriculum and teaching methodology for aerial circus arts. They continue to teach and perform through their company Nimble Arts™.


74 Cotton Mill Hill #300
Brattleboro VT 05301


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