Working through improvisation, breathing, and choreographic techniques, we'll take dance into the vertical space. A mindful warm up starts us off as we experiment with movement and skills on the apparatus, moving on to improvising on the apparatus when the moment is right. Open to all levels. $25 drop in/$22.50 per class for 10 class card ($225)
Private Lessons in Dance Trapeze, Hoop, and Aerial PropYoga
Private sessions are available with a limited schedule.
Private lessons are $60 hourly. There is a %50 charge ($30) for cancellations without 24 hours notice.
Janette Hough-Fertig directs Apparatus Dance Theater, co-directs Anomalous Theatre Company and currently teaches at Dixie State University and throughout the U.S. as an independent aerial dance choreographer and aerial yoga instructor. She developed the aerial dance program at the Breakwater School in Portland, ME. Janette has performed with Pig Iron Theatre, Lucidity Suitcase Intercontinental, Sebastienne Mundheim, Dr. Meghan Brodie, and Theatre Cirque, among many others. Her choreographic works The Weightless Moment (for Tedx Dirigo), Pale, and Suitor have been performed in various local and national venues. She started as a company member of Louise Gillette's Trapezius! Aerial Dance in 1993 and went on to study with Terry Sendgraff, Nancy Smith, Serenity Smith-Forchion and Elsie Smith.
Adults Open Practice
This is free time to come in and practice with our aerial community. Work on a routine, watch others and hone skills, get feedback. Cost--$10 drop-in rate, or ask us about our open gym punch cards! 10 punches for $80!
Saturdays 10-noon, Tuesdays 6-7:30
All classes take place in the gymnasium, called, "The Dan" at the Breakwater School, 856 Brighton Ave. Portland, ME 04102
For Kids Afterschool Classes Please go to the Breakwater School's website