June 6, 2024

Intro to Spanish Web

With Chelsea Barrett

Explore this classic circus act! We’ll add the hanging loop that transforms a standard rope into the ‘Spanish web’, allowing you to hang by your wrist, knee, and ankle while spinning. No one seems to agree on where the name “Spanish web” came from, but everyone agrees that the spinning and transforming poses are very exciting to execute. Spinning is necessary for Spanish web sequencing, though the speed can be varied if you aren’t as excited about that motion.


June 6 | 2:00 – 3:30 pm

The Trapezium


Register By: 
June 1, 2024

Participants should be comfortable climbing a rope or fabric

16 & up or by permission of instructor

About The Coach

Chelsea graduated from NECCA’s Intensive Professional Training Program in 2017. Currently located in Brattleboro, VT, Chelsea calls NECCA home. She began her circus career in 2008, leading from a multidisciplinary background in ballet, modern dance, theater, sewing and music theory. Aerial fabric is her first love and highly skilled specialty, though she is a well rounded aerialist, performing on rope, trapeze, cloud swing, sling and spanish web. As a singer- songwriter, pianist and multi-instrumentalist, Chelsea loves to collaborate with musicians to combine music and circus arts.

Her teaching experience includes NECCA, Thrive Movement Studio (Harwinton, CT), Upriver Yoga (Rockport WA), The Aviary/ Airbound Underground (Olympia WA), Arcadia Seattle, multiple locations in Bellingham, WA, plus volunteer work at The Island and St. Mary Redcliffe Secondary School in Bristol, UK. Chelsea has completed Intro through Intermediate level teacher training, injury prevention and aerial rigging courses with New England Center for Circus Arts & Nimble Arts (VT), Versatile Arts (Seattle) and My Aerial Home (London UK).”

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