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Your Summer Aerial Festival Guide

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Summer is almost upon us and for many that means travel, beach, pool time, and generally having fun in the sun!

Extended vacations are fantastic and a wonderful way to relax, refresh and bond with family and friends, but they can be detrimental to your aerial goals and over all training progress.

Wouldn’t it be awesome if there were a way to combine your much-deserved vacation time this summer with your passion and love for aerial?

You may have your summer plans set already but in case you don’t, or if they are still flexible you may want to consider stopping by an Aerial Festival.

Held primarily in the summer months, Aerial Festivals or intensives as they are sometimes known are a fantastic way to really immerse yourself into your aerial training as well as experience a different culture (most festivals are held in Europe) and step outside of your comfort zone!

For your perusing pleasure we have compiled a list of our top 2018 summer Airial Festival recommendations as well as pricing and contact information.

This is by no means an exhaustive list and we have not attended all of the festivals listed below ourselves but many of our aerial peers, students and teachers have and reviewed them positively.

2018 Aerial Festivals

What: Aerial Dance Festival 2018
Where: Boulder, Colorado
When: July 29-August 11, 2018
Host: Nancy Smith/Frequent Flyers Productions
About: The Aerial Dance Festival (ADF) is an opportunity for people from all walks of life to experience the joy of dancing in the air, for beginners through advanced aerial dancers. This 2-week immersion provides classes, lectures/demonstrations, informal discussions, networking, and performances.
Can I Drop in?: Yes
How Much?:  2 week festival pricing begins at US $750
Registration information: https://frequentflyers.org/aerial-dance-festival/

What: Irish Aerial Dance Festival
Where: The ninth Irish Aerial Dance Fest will be held in Letterkenny, Co. Donegal
When: June 24th –July 11th
Can I Drop In?: Yes
How Much?: 2 week workshop package = 770 Euro
Registration information: https://irishaerialdancefest.com

What: ‘Tilt’ UK Aerial and Physical Theater Festival
Where: Birmingham, UK
When: July 16-22, 2018
Can I Drop In?: Yes
How Much?: 1-4 classes per day range from 135-335 Pounds for 5 days
Registration informationhttp://www.tiltfestival.com/timetable

What: Cuerpo Liquido LAB de Danza Aerea en Menorca
Where: This intensive will be on the Island of Menorca at Espai Bokashi, Spain
When: July 10th to the 14th
About: Open to intermediate/advance Aerial Dancers interested and open to explore and re-think connection vs. strength. The intention of this lab is to give time and space to the dancers so they can find and feel real authentic movement, visceral; separating themselves from imposed patterns coming from external aesthetics and forms.
Can I Drop In?: No
How Much?:  400 Euro
Registration Information: [email protected]
https://espaibokashi.wordpress.com/escuela/

What: Festival les Rencontres de Danse Aérienne
Where: Saint-Nazaire, Pays De La Loire, France
When: July 15-29th
Host:  Cie Drapés Aériens – Fred Deb and Festival les Rencontres de danse aérienne
Can I Drop In?: Yes
Price: 150-500 Euro
About: Participate in two intensive weeks and exchanges around aerial disciplines. For all lovers of verticals: young and old, amateurs and professionals.

A team of teachers from all over the world will teach you aerials: aerial fabrics / trapeze / rope / aerial acrobatic dance / hoop / straps / dance / flexibility / cocoons / yoga / aerial yoga. Festival ends with the infamous ‘Rope Battle.’
Registration Information: www.lesrencontresdedanseaerienne.com

For a complete list of European circus festivals click HERE

Bring on the festivals, travel, training, fun and beautiful long days in the sun!

Have a wonderful rest of your week!

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