1321 Watson St. Detroit   ★   Metro Detroit's Original Circus School   ★   313 674 6424

Circus Workshops at the Detroit Flyhouse



At the Detroit Flyhouse, we regularly host circus workshops and intensives on a variety of topics. From Aerial to Acro, Hooping to Fire, workshops offer a great way to augment and expand your knowledge! The workshop schedule changes regularly, so be sure to check back here or follow us on facebook to keep informed!

Please note that there are no refunds or exchanges.

Youth (6-12 years of age) Circus Class - Developing Your Character

Saturday October 19, 2019 10-11:30am $25

In this aerial workshop we'll play with what it is like to "be something" using warm ups, games and aerial apparatus kids will be encouraged to explore the different qualities of a feeling, animal or thing and bring that into their aerial work. Perfect for kids 6-12, no experience needed.

Spooktacular Halloween Themed Aerial Class

Saturday October 19, 2019 3:15 - 4:45pm $35

Spooktacular Halloween Themed Aerial Class

All levels

Facepainting, balloons, aerial tricks and treats!

5-13years old with waiver signed by parent

Feel free to dress up while being mindful of the dress code on the website

Youth (6-12 years of age) Circus Class - Music Leads the Way

Saturday October 26, 2019 10-11:30am $25

In this aerial workshop we will play with how music can inspire us to make shapes, move our bodies faster, slower or in a certain way. Warm ups and games train us how to let the music inspire our aerial work.

Perfect for kids 6-12, no experience needed.

Youth (6-12 years of age) Circus Class - Show and Tell: Aerial Storytelling

Saturday November 2, 2019 10-11:30am $25

In the aerial workshop we explore telling stories through movement, play and expression on the ground first then we take to the air. Perfect for kids 6-12, no experience needed.

Hammock Twists and Turns

Saturday November 2, 2019 3:15 - 4:45pm $40

The possibilities and pathways are endless on this apparatus! In this workshop, I’ll show you some of my favorite sequences and we’ll break them down to give you a better understanding of the theory behind connecting wraps. We’ll also go over spinning and how you can use this tool to make even the simplest transitions look magical! Some aerial experience in required, students should have a strong bent arm hang and be able to invert in the air.

Sara Duhaime became an aerial instructor at the Detroit Flyhouse Circus School in 2014. Since then, she has dedicated her time to developing herself as a performer and a coach. Forever a student, she has traveled near (and sometimes far) to train with talented coaches whenever possible. During her time at the Flyhouse, she has developed choreography classes on lyra, silks, and hammock. In addition to her classes in Detroit, she has been a guest teacher at other studios in Michigan, Ohio, New York, and Wyoming. Her multi-apparatus training has lent itself to creative ways of adapting movement from one apparatus to another when creating content for classes and choreographing routines. Her favorite thing about the aerial arts is its built-in community.

The Expression and Movement Workshop with Danielle Gamelin

Saturday November 2, 2019 5 - 6:30pm $30

There is something elusive and memorable about all good performances. Universal to all of them is the quality of the performers' connection with the audience. Performers, from all disciplines, have the unique opportunity to create these memorable performances by elevating their learning how to express emotion and tell a story through movement.

The Expression and Movement Workshop focuses participants on connecting with their bodies to accomplish this. Participants will begin to learn where movement originates in the body and how to give deeper meaning to every facial expression, arm or leg extension, and head turn. This workshop is open to all performers of all levels.

Danielle has been a Competitive Ice Dancer for 13 years (on Team USA for 2 years), Awarded the Haley Rose Gans Trophy for artistry in performance in 2011 and 2013, and a Physical performer for Detroit Circus and Opus Mime for close to 5 years.

Open Fly

Saturday November 9 1:30pm - 3:30pm $20

Open Fly is open gym time for current students and those with aerial experience to practice aerial and acrobatic material that they are proficient in. A teacher is present however there is no formal instruction.

Open Fly

Friday November 15 6pm - 8pm $20

Open Fly is open gym time for current students and those with aerial experience to practice aerial and acrobatic material that they are proficient in. A teacher is present however there is no formal instruction.

Tightwire Walking for Beginners w Erin Garber-Pearson

Sunday November 17 2-3:30pm $50

Tight Wire Walking is a traditional circus art performed on a narrow metal cable under tension. It is a challenging mental and physical activity of balance and focus. This workshop will teach various steps, poses and techniques for fluid movement on a safe 2' wire above the ground, while being spotted by an instructor. This is a class for students interested in dance, posture, balance, and aligning brain with body. Wire dancing is as much about mental calm as it is physical stability. No prerequisites, all levels are welcome. Soft soled shoes such as ballet flats are highly recommended (available at payless or online for cheaper)

Erin Garber-Pearson is an aerialist, tightwire dancer, and visual artist. Erin started training aerial in her hometown, Tucson, Arizona in 2008 and has since trained in studios across the US. In 2015 she completed the Aloft Full Time Training program in Chicago where she focused on tightwire and rope. Erin is the owner of the Birds Eye View Circus studio in Toledo, Ohio and also teaches silks and rope at the Ann Arbor Aviary.

Intro to Aerial

Saturday November 30 3:30-5pm $30

Always wanted to try that aerial stuff but not sure how to get started? Well this workshop is for you! We'll start from scratch and go from there. This is a safe and friendly workshop designed to make the basics of aerial arts accessible to total beginners, no matter your background. What are you waiting for?

Double Loops Duo Style

Saturday December 14 5-6:30pm $35

In this workshop we will explore skills and connections a partner duo can perform on duo silk hammock loops. This is an all levels class that will be accessible to anyone wanting to explore aerial acrobatics with a partner. It is a unique exploration into Duo practice on a soft vertical apparatus with so many skills to explore that are solely unique to it, and many taking from skills that some students may find similar to solo double loops, or Hammock. No partner necessary. Sign up today!

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