February 5 – 6

Weekend Immersion: Straps

About this Immersion

Aerial straps are the workhorse and the apex of the aerial world. This apparatus offers a wonderful opportunity for conditioning and also becomes a breathtaking and dynamic performance piece. Join us for a weekend of conditioning and exploration, regardless of your performance goals. We’ll look at interesting and challenging ways to build strength and then explore the use of spin and dynamic movement (including pulley systems) that can build your performative vocabulary. Many exercises will be performed with the help of fellow students spotting (and encouraging!) each other, so vaccination for COVID-19 will be required for participation.



Early Bird Discount:
Get the special $325 early bird price if you register before January 14th!

Elsa Hall

18 & up (or permission of instructor)

Saturday: 12:30 – 3:30 pm & 4:30 – 6:30 pm
Sunday: 10 am – 1 pm & 1:30 – 3:30 pm

Students should have some straps experience, be able to comfortably and consistently invert three times in a row without assistance, have no active shoulder injuries, and have a regular and current aerial practice. Please bring long sleeves and/or arm bands and wrist bands for protection.


Elsa Hall found her passion for circus arts during her freshman year at Ithaca College, where she was introduced to circus in the form of partner acrobatics. After graduating from college, Elsa attended the New England Center for Circus Arts Intensive and Professional Track programs, where she specialized in aerial straps and hand balancing. Since then, Elsa has performed her acts nationwide and internationally for companies, including the 41st Festival Mondial du Cirque de Demain, Beaches Resorts, Sandals International, the Boston Circus Guild, Nimble Arts, IExperia, and Aerial Experience Productions.

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