For the FIRST TIME vertical dance will be offered in Ottawa!
Vertical Dance and Harness Dance – Look-Up* technique
Vertical dance is a fun and exhilarating circus art form that uses a harness to perform acrobatics moves on a wall or in the center of the room. In this class you’ll be lead to learn the various Look-Up* techniques.
* Look-Up is a company founded by Vincent Polinquin-Sims which specializing in the type of aerial arts in which the participant will perform acrobatic movements and dance wearing a harness on the aerial lines which are attached to the ceiling. These types include traditional vertical dance where the participant has their feet on the wall, hanger harness, bungee dance and harness-dance work on the ground. The course is designed for people with some experience or skills in either dance, theater, acrobatics,aerial arts, other circus arts or other similar fitness activities.
Instructor: Vincent Poliquin-Simms and the Look-Up team
Class is Thursdays 7:15-8:15 pm followed by a jam at no extra costs.
Summer 2017 -Vertical dance schedule and registration links
Fall 2017 -Vertical dance schedule and registration links
Classes are led by an qualified instructor, jams are open practices with no instruction.
*Some previous acrobatic or aerial training is suggested
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During the training, the participant will be able to
– develop their strength to be practice these arts aesthetically
– develop a sense of spatial orientation
– learn basic safety of dancing in a harness- develop his or her own personality as an aerial dancer and participate in the creation of new choreographies
Dress code : Wear athletic clothing that is stretchy but fitted so you can move freely and go upside down. Pants, tights or shorts with minimum mid-thigh length (were the harness arrives on the leg). Absolutely no zippers, buttons, eyelets, plastic or metal of any kind on clothing. Barefoot is ideal. Shoe are allowed but MUST be indoor shoes, very clean with white soles only.
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