Multi level Stilting workshop- Intro to stilting, plus AcroStilt and StiltDance!
Sunday June 5th, 2:00- 4:00, Swy-A-Lana Lagoon. $50.00
Join Missy and Karina to explore or expand your stilting skills. Karina will assist you getting up and comfortable on stilts. Those of you who are already able to walk without a spotter or wall, Missy will guide you through beginning acrobatic and stilt dance. Explore your space, levels, and learn different techniques for getting up and down, alone and with partners. You’ll also learn the basics of stilt costuming and props.
For this workshop, Beginners will share stilts and spotting, and intermediates will have their own set of stilts.
Bring your own stilts. There are a *limited* number of practice stilts available- register early to reserve a set. Both New and a limited number of refurbished used Stilts will be available for PRE-ORDER purchase.
You also must bring your own set of hard shelled knee pads, and comfortable lace up shoes. Dress for movement, and bring a water bottle!
If under 19, you must bring a helmet as well.
COME PLAY WITH US!
To register, click here: http://stiltwithvestafire.eventbrite.com/
Sat, May 14th, Aerial Excursion!
This ALL DAY excursion starts at 9 am. We’ll load up the van and head over to Saltspring Island to experience the world famous Saturday Market. We’ll enjoy an amazing catered vegetarian lunch, and then join Flying Dreams for a full 3 hour SEMI PRIVATE workshop. Silks, hoop, trapeze, and other amazing aerial apparatus will be your playground. Challenge yourself to do something completely different! Perfect for people who practice Yoga, Pole Dancing, or Gymnastics- a fun way to build on the strength and skills you already have. We’ll have an amazing time- Come Play With Us! We’ll be home before dinner.
Register now to reserve your seat!
I’m profiled on the school district’s literacy website:
Karina Strong is the creative mind behind VestaFire Entertainment, a circus performance troupe out of Nanaimo BC. Not only does she run Vestafire, but she performs too! She has a degree in Social Work and is trained in workshop facilitation and community development. She teaches Circus in the Nanaimo and surrounding area and she loves working with people of all ages, abilities, health challenges – really anyone who dreams of running away to the circus. Karina is a mother of two, she plays with poi, staff, and flow wand. She began VestaFire Entertainment as a way to share her knowledge with others in order to create joyful community.
Karina Strong of Vesta Entertainment entertains the crowds at the Victoria Busking Festival, 2013
CIRCUS SKILLS MORE THAN JUST FUN!
Studies show that learning circus flow arts (such as poi, staff, juggling, and hoopdance) builds brain matter. It also has numerous psychological benefits such as stress management and alleviating depression.