Teacher Training

Intro to Teaching Aerials

This Nimble Arts developed workshop is open to anyone who is interested in learning to teach the basic elements of trapeze and aerial fabric to children and adults at summer camps, schools, gymnastics programs, or circus schools following the Nimble Arts philosophy and methodology. Materials that will be covered include safety & spotting techniques; teaching methods; rigging & equipment maintenance; preventing chronic injuries; and skill progressions for beginning tricks.

All students are expected to prepare by successfully completing the elements in the required Nimble Arts™ DVD: Aerial Fabric: Beginning Level 1 prior to the start of the workshop. Trapeze experience is not necessary but it will make your journey easier.

 Contact Elsie at nimblearts@gmail.com with any questions.

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Sling / Hammock 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 aerial sling (loop) students. We'll focus on body mechanics, conditioning & stretching while creating a foundation of body awareness and safety. Working with skills that can be executed close to the ground focus is on body awareness, fabric placement, spotting techniques and meeting the conditioning needs of novice and beginner students including skills with the sling closed and open and drops.

Gain a broader knowledge of sling/loop 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.


  • Completion of Introduction to Teaching Aerials workshop
  • Be comfortable executing Foundation level skills: this includes, but is not limited basic aerial skills such as pull over, knee hang, and inverting off the ground. Experience on trapeze, fabric or sling/hammock is required. 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.

For more information please visit www.nimblearts.org.

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