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.

Workshop: Aerial Cube

Friday September 28, 6 - 7:30pm   $30

Students will be introduced to working in the cube and gaining awareness of its structure by doing solo moves, then will partner up and learn duo or trio sequences. Modifications will be made if requested. Pairs and trios are encouraged to communicate and to put their own unique flair on each sequence!

Hoop Dance Workshop: Flow...

Friday October 5: 6-7:30pm $45

In this final part of the series we will start at the beginning, looking at our basic skills and quickly look at how we can connect them. Here we will focus a lot of time on finding our personal flow with a hoop, which is how we uniquely move with our hoop. This class will stand alone as a great opportunity to learn how to sequence basic to advanced skills. Together with the other classes in the series it will work together to combine all the basic to advance skill work in making connections and trying new ways to move with them all tied together with how our personal flow brings it to life. Hoops for use at studio if needed Dear students and potential students, please take note of our refund/exchange policies. There are NO refunds or exchanges.

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Floor to Air

Friday October 12,  6 - 7:30pm   $30

Come ready to work on your student circus routine!
We will focus on body positions, movement patterns, and dance phrases to incorporate into your perfomance. Learn different ways to approach your apparatus and start your routine from the second you walk out.
Anyone is welcome to attend, but please come with a song and short aerial phrase to work with if you are not working on a routine.

Open Fly!

Friday October 19 5:30 - 7:30pm $20

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

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Halloween Circus Make Up Workshop with Iris!

Friday October 19 7:30 - 9pm $20

Learn to do your makeup like the pro's. 

Makeup plays a vital part in film, theatre, stage, circus and HALLOWEEN. In this fun and informative workshop you will learn three basic looks that you can then make your own. Whether you’re a performing artist looking to improve your makeup skills or just want a quick makeup job for the kids this will be a fun evening for everyone .

Please bring any brushes, eyeshadow pallets, liner pencils, face paints etc that you may have. Iris will be providing some materials for use as well.

No experience needed.

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Open Fly!

Saturday October 20 3:15 - 5:15pm $20

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

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Kids Halloween Playshop - Ages 7-12

Friday October 26   6 - 7:30pm    $35

Spooktacular Halloween themed aerial arts! 

Includes Face Painting! 

Feel free to dress for Halloween while following the Flyhouse dress code! 

Waiver signed by Parent or Guardian required!

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Kids Halloween Playshop - Ages 7-12

Saturday October 27   3:30 - 5pm    $35

Spooktacular Halloween themed aerial arts! 

Includes Face Painting! 

Feel free to dress for Halloween while following the Flyhouse dress code! 

Waiver signed by Parent or Guardian required!

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Jenn Bruyer Workshop: Hammock Obscureography 2 Different Material

Friday November 9 4:45 - 6:15pm        $50

This is a one time opportunity to learn a unique and complete piece of Choreography made especially for your studio. Designed by my brain, for your bodies. 

Join me to discover my particular brand of aerial panache! This workshop will expose you to my personal perspective on creating a dance like effect in the air via intentional structure and a careful skill curation that lends itself to various successful movement qualities. We will explore fresh ideas in ascension, shape making, transitions, drops and dynamics

 Jenn has been immersed in aerial arts since 2008. She is driven by her focus on fabric (silks) and sling (hammock) but also enjoys exploring cord lisse, cloud swing, trapeze, lyra, net, rope & harness and anything else someone puts in front of her. She has coached, choreographed and performed around the world including over 30 US states, Italy, Germany, Austria, Canada and Mexico. 

 As an Aerial Coach, she seeks to provide the highest quality progressive instruction to aerialists of all abilities from novice to professional performer. Her mission as a human is to cultivate a warm, non-judgmental learning environment that fosters community, to build physical and emotional strength within the individuals who participate in this environment and methodically construct a vehicle by which to create art.

Jenn Bruyer Workshop: Vertical Dance

Friday November 9 6:30 - 8pm        $50

Open to most aerialists with fabric and/or rope experience. Suggested: ability to invert from the floor, ability to double crochet, ability to hold your own weight in the air. 

It's not all triple stars and slack drops my friends… If you aren’t using the floor as your apparatus connects to it you are MISSING AN OPPORTUNITY! In this workshop we will explore transitions, skills and ideas as they relate to and transition to and from the floor. You can expect supported floor work, spins, mounts, descents, loops, knots, locks, poses and more. Intended for those who want to enliven their floor transitions for existing fabric/rope work or reimagine how to use a small space. 

 Jenn has been immersed in aerial arts since 2008. She is driven by her focus on fabric (silks) and sling (hammock) but also enjoys exploring cord lisse, cloud swing, trapeze, lyra, net, rope & harness and anything else someone puts in front of her. She has coached, choreographed and performed around the world including over 30 US states, Italy, Germany, Austria, Canada and Mexico. 

 As an Aerial Coach, she seeks to provide the highest quality progressive instruction to aerialists of all abilities from novice to professional performer. Her mission as a human is to cultivate a warm, non-judgmental learning environment that fosters community, to build physical and emotional strength within the individuals who participate in this environment and methodically construct a vehicle by which to create art.

Jenn Bruyer Workshop: Hammock Obscureography

Saturday November 10 3:15 - 4:45pm        $50

This is a one time opportunity to learn a unique and complete piece of Choreography made especially for your studio. Designed by my brain, for your bodies. 

Join me to discover my particular brand of aerial panache! This workshop will expose you to my personal perspective on creating a dance like effect in the air via intentional structure and a careful skill curation that lends itself to various successful movement qualities. We will explore fresh ideas in ascension, shape making, transitions, drops and dynamics

 Jenn has been immersed in aerial arts since 2008. She is driven by her focus on fabric (silks) and sling (hammock) but also enjoys exploring cord lisse, cloud swing, trapeze, lyra, net, rope & harness and anything else someone puts in front of her. She has coached, choreographed and performed around the world including over 30 US states, Italy, Germany, Austria, Canada and Mexico. 

 As an Aerial Coach, she seeks to provide the highest quality progressive instruction to aerialists of all abilities from novice to professional performer. Her mission as a human is to cultivate a warm, non-judgmental learning environment that fosters community, to build physical and emotional strength within the individuals who participate in this environment and methodically construct a vehicle by which to create art.

Jenn Bruyer Workshop: Fresh Fabric Ideas

Saturday November 10 5 - 6:30pm        $50

Bored with fabric? Need something new? How do other people source new ideas? How can you learn to create your own work? Learn how to ask the right questions of your practice to develop a truly unique style that CONTINUES to inspire both you and the people around you. 

One of the best byproducts of as much travel as I do is I get to interact with people creating new work everywhere! Join me to explore some recent revelations of mine as I explore this #aerialnation. In this fabric theory heavy workshop, students can expect to explore new skills, ideas and transitions via exercises in this inevitably evolving art form.

 Jenn has been immersed in aerial arts since 2008. She is driven by her focus on fabric (silks) and sling (hammock) but also enjoys exploring cord lisse, cloud swing, trapeze, lyra, net, rope & harness and anything else someone puts in front of her. She has coached, choreographed and performed around the world including over 30 US states, Italy, Germany, Austria, Canada and Mexico. 

 As an Aerial Coach, she seeks to provide the highest quality progressive instruction to aerialists of all abilities from novice to professional performer. Her mission as a human is to cultivate a warm, non-judgmental learning environment that fosters community, to build physical and emotional strength within the individuals who participate in this environment and methodically construct a vehicle by which to create art.

Restore and renew aerial yoga workshop

Friday November 16 6:30 - 7:30pm        $25

AIReal Yoga-real yoga in the air! Come feel the restorative healing effects that adding the hammock can provide as you practice your asanas in the air. 

Whether you’re a brand new yogi, an experienced practitioner, an aerialist, or just curious, AIReal Yoga can provide you with exactly what you need. 

The hammock supports us throughout our practice by helping us find our center, challenging our balance, providing space in a previously unavailable pose, or facilitating a deeper stretch. We can enjoy the many benefits of inversions without putting pressure on the head, neck, or back. And most importantly-it’s fun! Absolutely no experience (with yoga nor aerial) necessary. Come float with us!  

Taught by Rebecca

Rebecca Pickens is an instructor at the Detroit flyhouse and high school math teacher. After experiencing aerial yoga a few years ago, she fell in love, and knew she wanted to share the playful and restorative form of yoga with others. Her training took place here in Michigan with the founder of AIReal yoga (credentialed through the Yoga Alliance), Carmen Curtis. Rebecca creates a warm and flexible class atmosphere to ensure each yogi gets exactly what they need from their hammock.

Restore and renew aerial yoga workshop

Friday January 4, 2019 6:30 - 7:30pm        $25

AIReal Yoga-real yoga in the air! Come feel the restorative healing effects that adding the hammock can provide as you practice your asanas in the air. 

Whether you’re a brand new yogi, an experienced practitioner, an aerialist, or just curious, AIReal Yoga can provide you with exactly what you need. 

The hammock supports us throughout our practice by helping us find our center, challenging our balance, providing space in a previously unavailable pose, or facilitating a deeper stretch. We can enjoy the many benefits of inversions without putting pressure on the head, neck, or back. And most importantly-it’s fun! Absolutely no experience (with yoga nor aerial) necessary. Come float with us!  

Taught by Rebecca

Rebecca Pickens is an instructor at the Detroit flyhouse and high school math teacher. After experiencing aerial yoga a few years ago, she fell in love, and knew she wanted to share the playful and restorative form of yoga with others. Her training took place here in Michigan with the founder of AIReal yoga (credentialed through the Yoga Alliance), Carmen Curtis. Rebecca creates a warm and flexible class atmosphere to ensure each yogi gets exactly what they need from their hammock.

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