Announcements
Bumbershoot is now offering Pre-K Bumberplay!

Wednesdays 1:30-3 pm, starting March 25th.  $8/child, adults free.

Small kids play in a fun, supervised environment.

"Spring Fling" Student Showcase: May 8-9-10, 2015!

IT'S NOT TOO LATE!

There are still a few spots open in a few Spring A classes but not for long!

Sign up today!

This looks fun, BUT...

“Am I strong enough?”

“What if I’m
scared of heights?”

“Is it expensive?”

“How do I get started?”

All your questions
answered in the
Bumbershoot
Beginner’s Guide!

At Bumbershoot Aerial Arts, we put the "play" back into life. With quality instruction and a nurturing environment, we empower you to get creative and have fun! When you come to class, we give you a trapeze and teach you that your options are limitless. Through climbing and swinging and dancing in the air, we expand perspectives and inspire new confidence.

We love altering people’s self image by showing them what they are capable of. As you climb to the top of a 30 foot rope, your every day challenges are put back in perspective. Bumbershoot Aerial Arts enriches peoples' lives by helping them find their inner monkey.

Register for Upcoming Workshops!
The Unconventional Side of Hoop with Lisa Natoli
Thu 4/2 4:30 pm-6:00 pm
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Due to popular demand, Bumbershoot is pleased to offer an additional workshop on hoop by Lisa Natoli.

Have you been acquiring skills and need some help using them in context and sequencing? Or need help cleaning the skills up to feel comfortable using them? Then this class is for you. We will look at ways technique can lend itself to research and problem solving, looking at the vocabulary you have acquired and the vocabulary you are working towards.

Prerequisite:  Must have completed Hoop 1.

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$45.00
3-Day "Wraps" Workshop: Silks with Lisa Natoli
Fri 4/3 6:00 pm-7:30 pm
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This 3 day class is geared for aerialists with some experience under their belts. Working with momentum, hanging, balancing, and falling we will let our bodies ask the questions so we can get out of our heads and access our physicality. We will examine the landmarks of wraps and where the wraps will lead us to break habits and organize and build sequences more seamlessly.

Prerequisites:  Must be able to invert in the air repeatedly, and execute a clean hip key.

Three day workshops as follows:

Friday April 3   
Silks Section A  6-7:30 p.m.

Saturday April 4   
Silks Section A  5-6:30 p.m.

Sunday April 5    (yes, it is Easter Sunday)
Silks Section A   12-1:30 p.m.

Price for all 3 days:  $135.  You may register online.

Price for single drop-in class:  $50 per class.  To register for a single class, please contact us at jerome@oldstlouis.com.  Let us know the name and email address of the student, and which class they want to drop in for.  We will generate an invoice and email it to you for payment.

Registration deadline: March 20, 2015.  After this date, there is a $10 registration fee for 3-day workshop, or $5 per single class.

Bumbershoot Special Event:  Ask the Artist - Taco Time with Lisa Natoli.

Immediately following her April 4 Workshop, Lisa Natoli invites students and coaches enrolled in the workshop to join her for food, drink, and conversation at Spare No Rib.  What does your creative process look like?  What practical performance tips can you give?  How do you make it as an artist?  What are your thoughts on injury prevention?  Here is your chance to get to know a professional performance artist, in a relaxed setting among friends and tacos.

Location: Spare No Rib, in the Bumbershoot building

Cost:  Just bring your taco money.

 

“Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist.” -Picasso

Lisa Natoli is a NYC-based teaching and performing aerial artist. She has a degree in dance  from the University of Iowa and attended the Alvin Ailey Dance Center certificate program. She is currently on staff at Circus Warehouse and Aerial Arts NYC teaching rope and silks. Lisa recently performed and taught at Above Borders Aerial Festival in Las Cruces, NM. She has guest taught at Frequent Flyers (Boulder), Aircat (Boulder), Miraas Aerial (Denver), Aerial Fabrics Acrobatics (Denver), Bumbershoot Aerial Arts (St. Louis), Detroit Flyhouse (Detroit), Voler: Thieves of Flight (Kansas City), Tucson Circus Arts (Tucson), and Altitude Aerials (Phoenix). Lisa has performed at the Slipper Room NYC, Galapagos Art Space in the Floating Kabarette, and with Jenny Rocha Dance in The Dinner Party. Lisa curates and choreographs Bright Ideas Aerial Salon that has been running for 4 years presenting work at Cantina Royale and Big Sky Works in Brooklyn.

Almost Full!
$135.00
3-Day "Wraps" Workshop: Rope with Lisa Natoli
Fri 4/3 7:45 pm-9:15 pm
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This 3 day class is geared for aerialists with some experience under their belts. Working with momentum, hanging, balancing, and falling we will let our bodies ask the questions so we can get out of our heads and access our physicality. We will examine the landmarks of wraps and where the wraps will lead us to break habits and organize and build sequences more seamlessly.

Prerequisites:  Must be able to invert in the air repeatedly, and execute a clean hip key.

Three day workshops as follows:

Friday April 3  
Rope Section B  7:45-9:15 p.m.

Saturday April 4  
Rope Section B  6:45-8:15 p.m.

Sunday April 5    (yes, it is Easter Sunday)
Rope Section B  1:45-3:15 p.m.

Price for all 3 days:  $135.  You may register online.

Price for single drop-in class:  $50 per class.  To register for a single class, please contact us at jerome@oldstlouis.com.  Let us know the name and email address of the student, and which class they want to drop in for.  We will generate an invoice and email it to you for payment.

Registration deadline: March 20, 2015.  After this date, there is a $10 registration fee for 3-day workshop, or $5 per single class.

Bumbershoot Special Event:  Ask the Artist - Taco Time with Lisa Natoli.

Immediately following her April 4 Workshop, Lisa Natoli invites students and coaches enrolled in the workshop to join her for food, drink, and conversation at Spare No Rib.  What does your creative process look like?  What practical performance tips can you give?  How do you make it as an artist?  What are your thoughts on injury prevention?  Here is your chance to get to know a professional performance artist, in a relaxed setting among friends and tacos.

Location: Spare No Rib, in the Bumbershoot building

Cost:  Just bring your taco money.

 

“Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist.” -Picasso

Lisa Natoli is a NYC-based teaching and performing aerial artist. She has a degree in dance  from the University of Iowa and attended the Alvin Ailey Dance Center certificate program. She is currently on staff at Circus Warehouse and Aerial Arts NYC teaching rope and silks. Lisa recently performed and taught at Above Borders Aerial Festival in Las Cruces, NM. She has guest taught at Frequent Flyers (Boulder), Aircat (Boulder), Miraas Aerial (Denver), Aerial Fabrics Acrobatics (Denver), Bumbershoot Aerial Arts (St. Louis), Detroit Flyhouse (Detroit), Voler: Thieves of Flight (Kansas City), Tucson Circus Arts (Tucson), and Altitude Aerials (Phoenix). Lisa has performed at the Slipper Room NYC, Galapagos Art Space in the Floating Kabarette, and with Jenny Rocha Dance in The Dinner Party. Lisa curates and choreographs Bright Ideas Aerial Salon that has been running for 4 years presenting work at Cantina Royale and Big Sky Works in Brooklyn.

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$135.00
Try IT OUT Aerial Silks! with Joelle Pendergrass
Sat 4/4 10:15 am-11:15 am
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Come try out Aerial Silks for FREE in this special 1 time workshop for beginners. Learn some basics such as climbing, inverting, and basic wraps in this fun, helpful, and informative class. Beginner friendly! No prerequisites. Wear fitted work out type clothing such as leggings or Yoga pants and a top that can be tucked in to your pants. Come play on Aerial Fabrics with us!

No Prerequisite!

Please register online.

Ages 13 and up (anyone under 18 will need a parent or guardian's signature on a waiver in order to participate)

Please note that each new student to Bumbershoot Aerial Arts is only allowed to take this class once.

Out of curtesy to other participants, and because we have limited capacity in this free class, we ask that people not bring more than 3 friends (No parties larger than 4) to this free lesson. Thank you for your understanding!

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$0.00
Kids' Open Aerial with Kris Shellabarger
Fri 4/10 3:45 pm-4:45 pm
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Any youth 5-13 that has been enrolled in a Kids' Circus class is welcome to come practice/play!
A qualified instructor will be present, but no instruction will be given. Students will be asked to share equipment. 
 
Parents will need to stay in case there are discipline issues or the child needs to use the restroom. 
Please register in advance online. $12 per child.
$12.00
Costume and Makeup with Rosie Eastman
Fri 4/10 7:30 pm-9:00 pm
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This workshop is all about having fun and adding the finishing touch to your act.  While skills and choreography make up the core of any performance, the way you present yourself adds the final coat of polish to your finely tuned creation.  In this workshop we will learn how to apply makeup that is right for your face shape and skin tone, and establish a “look” that is cohesive with the theme and feel of your act.  You will receive valuable information on costuming ideas and resources, as well as what fabrics, clothing, and accessories to avoid on your particular apparatus.  Please bring a notepad and pen, along with any makeup you would like to use.  Rosie will be bringing her own circus makeup to share with those who are unsure of where to start.

$25.00
Creative Movement: Choreographic Process with Claire Hilleren
Fri 4/17 7:00 pm-8:30 pm
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Language is the ability to acquire and use complex systems of communication. In this class we will focus on creating language with our bodies. How do I show the audience what I am feeling? How do I do this without pantomiming the feeling? How do I abstract everyday gestures to make them more interesting or less recognizable? These are just a few of the questions we will address as I guide you on your journey of discovery.  Once we each find our unique language, I will facilitate the creation of a sentence. From there, we will discuss and explore how one sentence can turn into an entire short story--in other words, a new aerial performance piece!  (Showcase participation not required.)

 

No Prerequisites!

 

Bumbershoot Special Event:  Ask the Artist - Taco Time with Claire Hilleren.

Immediately following her April 20th Workshop, Claire invites students and coaches enrolled in the workshop to join her for food, drink, and conversation at Spare No Rib.  What does your creative process look like?  What practical performance tips can you give?  How do you make it as an artist?  What are your thoughts on injury prevention?  Here is your chance to get to know a professional performance artist, in a relaxed setting among friends and tacos.

Location: Spare No Rib, in the Bumbershoot building

 

Cost:  Just bring your taco money.

$25.00
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Today at Bumbershoot
9:30 am - 11:00 am
Intro to Silks & Rope
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Silks 3
4:45 pm - 5:45 pm
Kids Circus
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Aerial Fitness 1
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Silks 1
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Silks 4
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Trapeze 2
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Silks 4
9:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Showcase Open Aerial
Spring 2015 Session A
Schedule

Spring 2015 Session B
Schedule

Upcoming Workshops