Tell visitors that accidently see the “silks” over your bed that it is mosquito netting. No one wants to catch typhoid fever from a mosquito right? Or that it’s for your newly acquired skills as an aerial dance yoga enthusiast.
The “silks” are long streamers of polyester that hang from the ceiling and are used to perform aerial dancing. Cirque du Soleil shows are the perfect example of the use of aerial dancing in a show.
According to Wikipedia aerial modern dance is a sub-genre of modern dance first recognized in the United States in the 1970’s. The rest of us will recognize it as an opportunity for personal expression at home and the dance studio.
Aerial dance instructor, Dusti Morales, who teaches at the Center Stage School of Dance in El Cajon, California, showed off her grace, strength and beauty while demonstrating the climbs, poses, and drops to her students on Saturday, March 02, 2013.
Aerial dance is making its way into the dance studios like Center Stage School of Dance and other studios around the country.
Center’s dance director, Jenna Jones, is an alumnus of New Mexico’s Project in Motion. Project In Motion has scheduled a show they state is a mesmerizing adaption of the Shakespearian classic, A Midsummer Night’s Dream. The show will run from March 8-17 in Las Cruces, New Mexico.
Locally, in San Diego County, Jones’ dance studio is the first to offer the aerial dance classes to kids aged 7-16. Beginning, Intermediate, and advanced classes culminate into a recital, or production as Jones calls it, scheduled for the first week of July 2013.
What could also be of great fun is to take Jones’ studio up on their offer to host a birthday party at the studio taking aerial dancing (or another dance class) as part of the celebration. Picture the over 50 women’s group Red Hat Society, the local sorority group, or your “homegirls” doing aerial dancing as part of their feliz cumpleanos’ festivities. Dia Festivo! Post it on YouTube.
What can dazzle the audience are the drops. Truly dramatic. And with dance moves like the “pencil,” “double star drop,” and “skin the cat” who could resist the pleasure of watching these coil and release moves.
Accompanying music can be right off of Pandora with the soundtrack from a Cirque du Soleil show or any music you choose. Or play LeAnn Rimes’ “Help me make it thru the night” or Santana’s “Put your lights on” to set other moods or tones for your dancing. Put your lights on indeed.
Aerial dancing – now playing in your local dance studios….. and elsewhere. Dance tiny dancer dance.