In this creative aerial hoop immersion, you’ll work on how to create your own movement choreography by immersing yourself in hoop theory, movement quality, and artistic development. Gena will help you with ways to explore skills and variations as well as unique transitions that are authentic to you as an artist. Each day we will delve into how to do your own creative research and develop your own unique movement pathways. This immersion allows you to research and explore movement on the ground as well as in, on, and above the bar.
16 & up or by permission of instructor
Saturday: 12:30 – 3:30 pm & 4:00 – 6:30 pm
Sunday: 11:30 am – 2:30 pm & 3:30 – 6:00 pm
Clean, unassisted inversions, comfort with spinning, and an understanding of body awareness are required. Must have a basic comprehension of intermediate lyra skills that can be executed without jumping, and a regular lyra practice. Note-taking is encouraged—please bring a pen. A workbook for the immersion will be provided. A phone or personal video recording device are also encouraged. Socks and clothing that cover the midriff are recommended.
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 ACE, 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 “Lyra Sequencing,” and 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 choreographing or coaching, you can find Gena sewing and creating unique back warmers for movement artists.