Teacher Training



Lyra Teacher Training: Foundation Level

This workshop will guide you though the curriculum created by Nimble Arts™ to provide clear and effective progressions and spotting techniques for beginner through intermediate lyra students. We'll focus on body mechanics, conditioning & stretching while creating a foundation of body awareness and safety. 

Goals

  • Gain a broader knowledge of lyra skills with a focus on those that prepare the body for deeper physical learning.
  • Learn how to execute skills to give visual instruction.
  • Learn variations and progressions to increase student success.
  • Learn how to effectively spot more complex skills and sequences.
  • Learn how to identify basic physical weaknesses & imbalances and techniques for helping students achieve success by working around or improving these weaknesses.
  • Learn how to give clear verbal instruction.
  • Discuss class management skills including working with students with varied physical abilities & learning styles.
  • Learn how to introduce basic creative and performance skills into the class structure.

Prerequisites

  • Completion of Introduction to Teaching Aerials workshop
  • Be comfortable executing Foundation level skills. This includes, but is not limited to skills under the bar (double ankle hang/running man, one knee hang), on the bar (front balance, straddle back balance, gazelle, amazon), and beginner "velocity" skills such as half mill circles.
  • If you are not sure if you are at the necessary skill level contact nimblearts@gmail.com. Note that participants who do not meet the required experience level will be asked to sit out of the workshop and will not be refunded.
  • Exceptions to this skill level requirement can be made for teachers with physical limitations that do not hinder their ability to be competent teachers AND spotters at the Foundation level. (For example: someone in a foot cast with previous experience who can still spot and execute some skills, or someone with a shoulder injury who academically knows the skills required and are comfortable spotting.)
Age 16 & up; 14 - 15 by permission


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Trapezium
Loft West
16 - &up Arts 8/23 - 8/24 Th Fr Varied $395.00 View 5

Lyra Teacher Training: Intro/Foundation Fast Track

This 34-hour / 5 day fast track aerial teachers’ course is intended for coaches with a deep familiarity with the apparatus who wish to advance their teaching skills in a consolidated program of learning.  This workshop will guide you though the curriculum created by Nimble Arts™ to provide clear and effective progressions and spotting techniques for beginner through foundation level lyra students including seminar segments on learning styles, spotting techniques, injury prevention, basic rigging concepts, equipment maintenance, and class management skills.

We'll focus on body mechanics, conditioning & stretching while creating a foundation of body awareness and safety and a framework for exploring creativity. 

Goals

  • Gain a broad knowledge of lyra/hoop skills with a focus on those that prepare the body for deeper physical learning.
  • Learn how to execute skills to give visual instruction.
  • Learn variations and progressions to increase student success.
  • Identify and use the body’s natural movements to increase spotting efficiency.
  • Learn how to keep students safe without injury to the spotter.
  • Experience a variety of warm ups and learn injury prevention basics to reduce chronic/overuse injuries.
  • Learn how to give clear verbal instruction.
  • Identify your learning style and how to identify those of your students for more effective teaching.
  • Learn basic rigging and equipment maintenance.
  • Discuss class management skills to create a culture of learning in line with your mission statement.
  • Teach a sample class for real time experience
  • Learn how to teach and spot velocity skills, power skills and spinning work.
  • Learn how to identify elements of biomechanics that affect a student’s efficiency, and prevent chronic injuries.
  • Discuss techniques for developing creative choreography and skill sequencing for students interested in deepening their creative aerial work.
  • Develop skill progression so that students and coaches know when it is safe to attempt new, more advanced skills. 

Prerequisites:

  • At least two years of personal aerial practice
  • At least one year of teaching experience
  • Have deep familiarity with a broad range of mid-level skills including ankle hangs (regular and side), mill circles, back roll to splits (aka skin the cat to splits), meat hooks, one knee hangs, front balance, full hang beats and be capable of spinning. Because there is a lot of time spent on the apparatus, students should come with deep strength and fitness foundations in order to successfully complete the work expected in the course.
  • If you are not sure if you are at the necessary skill level contact us at nimblearts@gmail.com. Note that participants who do not meet the required experience level will be asked to sit out of the workshop and will not be refunded.
  • Exceptions to this skill level requirement can be made for teachers with physical limitations that do not hinder their ability to be competent teachers AND spotters at the Intermediate level. (For example: someone in a foot cast with previous experience who can still spot and execute some skills, or someone with a shoulder injury who academically knows the skills required and are comfortable spotting.) 

Age 16 and up; 14 - 15 by permission



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Trapezium
Loft East
16 - &up Arts 8/20 - 8/24 Mo Tu We Th Fr Varied $950.00 View 11

Trapeze Teacher Training: Foundation Level

This workshop will guide you though the curriculum created by Nimble Arts™ to provide clear and effective progressions and spotting techniques for beginner trapeze students. We'll discuss how to work with students in special demographics such as kids and older students, techniques for introducing choreography into classes and identifying body mechanics to trouble shoot skills and progress students to the next level.


Prerequisites

  •  Introduction to Teaching Aerials 
  •  Be comfortable executing Foundation level skills: this includes, but is not limited to skills under the bar (ankle hang, candlestick), on the bar (front balance, back balance, gazelle, amazon), in the ropes (bird's nest in the ropes), and beginner "velocity" skills such as half mill circles. If you are not sure if you are at the necessary skill level please contact Elsie at nimblearts@gmail.com. Note that participants who do not meet the required experience level will be asked to sit out of the workshop and will not be refunded.
  •  Exceptions to this skill level requirement can be made for teachers with physical limitations that do not hinder their ability to be competent teachers AND spotters at the Foundation level. (For example: someone in a foot cast with previous experience who can still spot and execute some skills, or someone with a shoulder injury who academically knows the skills required and are comfortable spotting.) Please contact Elsie at nimblearts@gmail.com for more information.


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Trapezium
Southeast
16 - &up Arts 7/7 - 7/8 Sa Su Varied $395.00 View 7