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B.A.D. in Auxiliary Magazine

One of the most gratifying things about aerial arts is their versatility.  We get to collaborate with almost everyone: ballerinas, yogis, athletes, rocks climbers, circus folk, musicians, visual artists, and fashion pros.   We are truly lucky to be able to team up with talented people from so many different backgrounds, and last month we had the pleasure of doing a photo shoot with some exceptionally talented ladies from Auxiliary Magazine.   It was so much fun to be styled for this shoot, and it’s even more fun seeing the result of everyone’s hard work.  You can get the full issue at auxiliarymagazine.com                       Styling: Shannon Krampus Hair: Lauren Ashley Makeup: Mallory Stoos Photography: Jennifer Link Models: Erica, Anastasia,

A Glimpse into the Life of an Aerial Instructor

Let’s assume that those of you reading this have been, or at considering becoming one of our students.  We love hearing your experiences at our studio, and thought you’d want to know a little bit about ours. First of all there are four of us: Anastasia, Erica, Larry, and Nina, and one more in training, the lovely Jolene. We’ve all had various careers and life experience outside of the studio, which makes each of our styles unique.  We all first came to aerial out of curiosity, which developed into a serious passion for dancing on apparatus, and teaching was an opportunity that happened to arise from that. I (Erica) first fell in love with aerial arts in Seattle, where I lived throughout the first decade of the 2000s.  When I moved back to Buffalo in 2011, I was quite distressed to find this city lacking in things to dangle from and dance on. After searching high and …not really low… I came to rent some space in the Alt Theatre in 2012. Finally, I could at least practice, although I constantly missed being able to take class with other aerialists.

Aerial Forums July 20-21 at The Alt Theatre *Location Change*

WHAT: Word on the street is that uninformed masses of all sorts are causing world chaos! Don’t be uninformed!!! Join us for these delightful and highly educational aerial open forums. Our instructors will lead a discussion and short slide show, and then we’ll open the floor for you to pick our brains with all of your questions about the mysteries of aerial work. Each day is devoted to one topic, but we’ll try to do a short recap of the other day too. WHERE: Now at The Alt Theatre, 255 Great Arrow Ave (3rd Floor), Buffalo, NY 14207 WHO: Aerialists of all levels, friends of aerialists, and other performance artists are welcome. Kids are also welcome. COST: There is no charge, but donations are greatly appreciated. ($10 suggested donation) PRIZES: If you RSVP, you’ll be entered to win one 60-minute private lesson, and one snazzy pair of leggings, both being raffled each day.  RSVP HERE (scroll to July 20-21 on the calendar).  You must be present to win. AERIAL STYLE FORUM – Wednesday July 20 6pm-7:30pm This amazing woman brought silks to the public

No classes 7/19-7/26**

We’ll be taking a little break from holding classes to enjoy the summer.  Please join us at Dig Buffalo for the aerial forums on 7/20 and 7/21. **Dance trapeze will happen on 7/19, and will have a break on 8/2.  Open gym for dance trapeze will be held 7/26 for $5, but no new instruction will be

Schedule changes 3/30-4/3

Due to rehearsals and performances for our awesome show Silk, Silver & Steel, our schedule will have to be a little bit different this week. And don’t forget our new schedule including Tuesday evening aerial yoga, and dance trapeze, and Friday evening college night, begins on April 5th! This week: Wednesday – no open gym Thursday – regular schedule Friday – no classes, show at 8:00! (doors at 7:30) Saturday – no aerial yoga, beginner class at 11:00.  Show at 8:00! (doors at 7:30) Sunday – aerial yoga at 10:30, open gym as

Closed today due to Weather

We are sorry to have to cancel aerial classes today, but these roads and weather conditions are looking pretty nasty! We plan to be open tomorrow as scheduled.  As for tonight, we recommend staying home and having a glass of wine – and joining us for a great class tomorrow or next

The new schedule is here, the new schedule is here!

It’s not much different from the old schedule, but Friday morning aerial yoga class is now Friday afternoon, and we’ve added a Sunday morning aerial yoga class, both starting NEXT WEEK (1/15/17).  All of the other classes are staying exactly the same. Also, we are busily inputting all of the necessary info into an online registration, scheduling, and payment system, that should be up and running any day now.  Reserving your class spot online will be optional, but if you want to check how many spots are still open, and save one for yourself just to be sure, you’ll be able to do that. We will recommend signing up online for aerial yoga because there are more limited spots in that class. CLASS SCHEDULE  starting 1/4/16 until 4/30/16 Wednesday 6:00-7:30 ADVANCED AERIAL, by instructor’s permission Thursday 4:30-5:30 – TEEN AERIAL, teens 13-17 with parental signature, $15 or class card Thursday 5:30-6:30 – BEGINNER SILKS & TRAPEZE, open to anyone, drop-in $15 or class card Thursday 5:30-6:30 – ADVANCED BEGINNER SILKS & TRAPEZE ,

Holiday Schedule

Tis the season!  Here’s the schedule for the holidays. We wish you rest, peace and good times with family and friends! And if you happen to find yourself in town and free at these times, come get your aerial fix, especially if that peacefulness is being a bit elusive – we promise to de-stress you. December 24 – All levels class 4:30-6:00 December 25 – Closed December 26 – Beginner Aerial 11:00  (No Aerial Yoga) Regular schedule Dec 27 – Dec 30 Dec 31 – All levels class 4:30-6:00 Jan 1 – Intermed Lyra & Open Level Silks/Rope 6:15 (No Aerial Yoga)  

Gift Certificates are now Available

If you’re looking for something interesting to give to that active and adventurous friend or relative for Christmas, here you go! We have gift certificates in any denomination available in our studio.  Simply stop by during our open hours (see schedule) and one of our staff can arrange for your gift.  If you’re not available to come to our studio during our business hours, please email us to make alternate arrangements buffaloaerialdance716@gmail.com.  If you prefer, we can accept PayPal online and mail you a certificate. Happy

Sourcing Movement workshop with Shannon Gray 12/20/14

We feel so lucky to have a local connection with this amazing woman!  She taught us her signature workshop over two days – one day using vertical apparatus and the next using silks and lyra.  But we were in for so many explorations beyond what we were used to.  The workshop taught us how to begin connecting movements intrinsically, how to find musicality, and how to reflect on our own aerial dance experiences. SO many
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