Luna Finn Workshop Intensive

Our good friend, Luna Finn, is back with her Movement Quest, happening 9/23 & 9/24! She’s offering $50 for early bird pricing with coupon code MQEARLYBIRD before 7/4. If you’d like to talk about pricing plans, please reach out to us. This one filled up very quickly last time, so don’t wait!

Each workshop is carefully designed to help students on specific aspects of choreography and will lead up to incorporating each piece into an act. We will end the series with a process that I call “Creative Repetition,” which is my own personal process of how I create each and every one of my acts.

While this is technically a “sling intensive” geared towards intermediate and up students, the process can be applied to any apparatus at any level. Students will have the opportunity to explore that during our final session.

Because of the nature of the intensive, there will be a limited amount of spots available so that I am able to dedicate as much personal attention to each student as possible.

By signing up for the Sling Intensive, you are signing up for 4 workshops:

9/23 @ 12pm – Fundamental Linking

9/23 @ 2:30pm – Spin Theory

9/24 @ 12pm – Low Flow

9/24 @ 2pm – Creative Repetition

** Prerequisites: Ability to pullover into the loop, doesn’t take self too seriously ;)**

Black Trapeze Workshops

Workshops on September 2 – 3

9/2 @ 10:30am – Catch Me If You Can

 In this workshop we will cover all the ways in and out of catchers on dance trapeze. Everything from dynamics to sneaky entries and how to use that move as a building block to create authentic sequences.

Learning outcome:
You will learn unique pathways that will allow you to better understand the type of movements that can lead to this position. By the end of this workshop, you will feel empowered to create your own connections with ease. Come and have fun exploring all the possibilities!

Must be comfortable exploring movements in the ropes, around the bar that will lead to and stem from catchers. Bring a pair of flexible jeans, knee sleeves, thick pants, or whatever else you need  to protect your skin and legs 😉  

9/2 @ 12:30pm – Flow-Ability

In this workshop we transform the way you approach your creative practice. We’ll work with a
variety of movement styles and learn specific techniques to increase flow. Providing you with a
multitude of tools that will empower you to keep exploring well after the workshop is over.

Overview of what we’ll dive into:
✓ Rhythm and how it affects the flow of a sequence
✓ Articulation and body awareness
✓ Remove the pressure of being perfect focus on clear directions

Must have a good vocabulary of movements, comfortable with creative explorations and a desire to explore different avenues of their creativity. This workshop is for students who have the strength to be in the air for 5 minutes at a time and feel comfortable enough on their apparatus that they can explore beyond the tricks.  

9/3 @ 11am –  From The Ground Up

  In this workshop we will dive deep into: Tuck – straddle – pike – split – nutcracker – meathook
– pop up to back balance – pull over (**With both on the floor and in the air exercises)

Learning outcome:
Proper alignment in an inversion, what to perform where and when, modifications to apply to make the inversion easier or more challenging. If you’re looking to building a good foundation for your aerial practice, clean up your inversions, or simply learn more about how the body moves in the air this workshop is for you.

Prerequisite: All participants should be comfortable with inversions multiple times in the air (no need for perfection but no cheating!)
***This class is fast paced  

9/3 @ 12:30pm – Authenti-City

Finding your style should not be daunting or even seem like a chore. You should most certainly not feel pressured to make it “unique”. Forget everything everyone ever told you about how you should move in the air. Come and discover what type of movement your body craves!

Learning outcome:
In this workshop we’ll identify movements that feel good to you so you can discover your own pathways and create innovative choreography. Expect a lot of games, guided explorations and simple exercises to change the way you see things.
This workshop will leave you feeling empowered, inspired, and ready to create authentic sequences and transitions that will make your work stand out from the crowd.  

Must have a good vocabulary of movements, be comfortable with creative explorations and a desire to push outside of your creative comfort zone. This workshop is for students who feel comfortable enough on their apparatus that they can explore beyond the tricks.  

Critters & Tea – March 25; 6:30 to 9:30 pm

Join us for a night of fun, light-hearted performances. In 2021, we decided we needed a lighter show, and so, Critters & Tea was born!

What does the name mean? Absolutely nothing 🙂 It was silly and frivolous and that’s what our hope is for this show. Frivolity and happiness!
Remember to Leave your serious pants at home.

This event is family-friendly and will be in-person & virtual. More information will be announced soon, including lineup.

Just remember when purchasing tickets that all of our studio events are very intimate and we sell a minimal number of tickets so that everyone has a great seat. Our tickets traditionally sell out relatively quickly, please purchase your tickets as soon as possible. You won’t want to miss this fun and light hearted event.

Ticket Prices
GA Adult: $20
GA Child: $15
VIP: $70
Livestream: $10

Ice & Embers Show Information

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2023 AT 5:30 PM – 8 PM

Doors @ 7:00pm
Show @ 7:30pm

Welcome to the one-stop shop for information on Ice & Embers.

To learn more about on going details, show information and beautiful performers please review our Facebook Event.

If you would love to watch Ice & Embers show, please purchase your tickets today.

It’s the darkest, quietest, coldest time of the year. There are no birds singing in the mornings, nor the sounds of joy from the children in the yard. The trees appear dead, as not a single leaf remains. The lack of color can darken the soul.
It is winter. Deep Winter.

Join us as we break the silence of the season with the loudest, heaviest music we can find. Call forth the spring with performances on the ground and in the air.

Our first ever Ice & Embers show is a nod to We Will Raq You (RIP), a metal belly dance show that we took part in for many years. We are so happy to bring this theme back for those wanting to break the winter silence with their incredible metal performances.

This will be an 18+ show due to adult music and themes.

In-person GA Tickets: $20
In-person VIP Tickets: $60
Livestream Tickets: $10

Creative Hoop Immersion with Gena

Dates: 11/19-11/20 – 9 total hours

Time: 11am-4pm – break from 1:30-2pm

Cost: $300 – payment plan available

In this creative aerial hoop immersion, you’ll work on how to create your own movement choreography by immersing yourself in hoop theory, movement quality, and artistic development. Gena will help you with ways to explore skills and variations as well as unique transitions that are authentic to you as an artist. Each day we will delve into how to do your own creative research and develop your own unique movement pathways. This immersion allows you to research and explore your own movement in, on, and above the bar.

Note-taking is encouraged; bring a notebook, iPad, or your phone. Socks and clothing that cover the midriff are recommended.

PREREQUISITES: Clean, unassisted inversions, comfort with spinning, and an understanding of body awareness are required. Must have a basic comprehension of intermediate lyra skills that can be executed without jumping.

Bloom IX: Efflorescence (July 23, 2022)

Let’s come together!

We’re hosting our ninth year of Bloom, and we’d love to see you there. Join us for Bloom IX: Efflorescence, July 23, 2022 at 1:00 PM.

This year’s event is only one day, with two very exciting shows and over 80 performance acts including dance, aerial, flow, fire (in the evening) and so much more!

The Family Friendly show will go from 1:30 pm to 6:30 pm and the Adults Only show will run from 7:30 pm to 12:30 am. There are general admission and VIP seats available for each show.

We hope you’re able to join us!


Let’s Bloom Together !!

Instructor Spotlight: Anna

How long have you been doing aerial?

7 years

What apparatus is your main squeeze? 


What other apparatus do you like to train on?

Trapeze, Sling, Pole, Silks, and Rope

What foundational move was/is the hardest for you to train your body to do? Did it ever click for you? If so, what helped that to happen?

Hip keys on silks. It finally clicked for me after it was broken down for me in a technical way so I could understand what I was doing wrong and correct it. 

What is the most important thing for students to take away from your class?

There is a lot of room for creativity and growth, even when learning foundational skills. 

Why did you become a teacher?

I have always enjoyed working with children, which led me to my first job as a gymnastics coach when I was a teenager. I continued to coach gymnastics for years until I found something I loved even more, aerial! 

What’s your favorite move on your main apparatus?

I tend to gravitate towards “splitty” moves. Gazelle splits are my go-to because they are so versatile.

What’s your least favorite move?


What is your advice for those that are wanting to take a class but are feeling a bit nervous to jump in?

You don’t need any prior acrobatic experience, strength, or flexibility at all to try an aerial class because you will build those things through taking classes! In class you will be challenged in a way that keeps you excited about what you’re learning while also practicing at your comfort level. I focus greatly on making sure that all of my lessons are adaptable to each student on an individual level so everyone leaves class feeling accomplished. 

Teacher Spotlight: Tanya

How long have you been belly dancing?
I have been belly dancing since 2016. My son turned 16 and I wanted to do something for myself for a change. It was the best decision I’ve ever made!

What style do you love the most?
I am a cabaret dancer thru and thru. But coming in a close second is saidi. I love the sharpness…and the hopping.

What foundational move was/is the hardest for you to train your body to do? Did it ever click for you? If so, what helped that to happen?
Vertical figure 8’s reduced me to tears and had me ready to swear off belly dance for good. One day, I was standing in the kitchen talking to my son and not really thinking about what I was doing when I realized I WAS DOING THE THING! I cried over that move (happy tears) for the last time.

What is the most important thing for students to take away from your class?
Do not get discouraged! In 2010 I took a belly dance class-ONE-after being inspired by the lovelies at Ren Faire. I left that class cussing my uncooperative body and didn’t think anything else of it for years. Foundations is a class where we start telling our body how it’s going to behave and that’s a big battle. Belly dance is a skill that requires honing after learning, and I promise I’m working on my technique as I’m instructing you!

Why did you become a teacher?
I believe that everyone deserves to feel comfy in their own skin. Belly dance is strong, beautiful, and empowering and can be played out on any canvas. I want to share this amazing art form with all you.

What’s your favorite belly dance move?
I can’t pick just one favorite move! My favorites change with the wind, from omis and mayas and big mamas and on and on. But right now I’ve been working on different variations of 3/4 shimmies. 

What’s your least favorite move?
Really, I have a hard time thinking of a least favorite move. It would probably be choo choos. I have a hard time making them smooth. 

What is your advice for those that are wanting to take a class but are feeling a bit nervous to jump in?
Do it! You’re new to bellydance. Guess what…I’m new to teaching. Everyone there is learning, including me. Come on in, be your beautiful self, try it out, ask questions, but most of all have fun. You’ll never know if you don’t try.