Rolling Up the Rope Level 2


There are so many different rolls. Let’s take a poll and work on the ones you want! Learn how to incorporate roll technique into dynamic side-planche and back balance entries. Rolls eligible for explorations are: single coil, double coil, toe rolls, one-armed straps rolls, s-wrap rolls, s-lock rolls, foot lock rolls, hip key roll up to back balance, and ninja rolls.

Prerequisites: Participants must be able to hold form in a wheel down (aka helicopter, windmill, or snowflake), be comfortable with a hip key roll up, and either a single- or double-coil roll.

About the Instructor: PJ has been a multidisciplinary aerialist since 2008, specializing in corde lisse since 2013. PJ loves the simplicity of this apparatus and thrives on chasing momentum. Her performance work is defined by her love of the narrative, with a strong sense of intuitive pathways stemming from training and creating in isolation. She holds a masters degree in kinesiology and has 20 years of teaching experience. She firmly believes that coaching should be comprised of encouraging self-discovery of pathways, learning multiple techniques, and pushing physical limits, in equal parts. Her progressions involve seemingly unrelated skills that utilize similar motor pathways with graduated physical demand. This particular approach has enabled her to assist many students and performing artists to access one of the more complicated skills—rolling while ascending. PJ currently lives in Bellingham, Washington, and coaches rope and handstands in Seattle. She has performed with many companies and her current project is a collaboration with Eve Diamond called Girls Gone Rope.


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