Ever wanted to run away with the Circus? Or maybe wow them at the next Pagan Festival with your spectacular feats? Then step right up to the best place in town to get your Circus skills together for the next festival, Detroit Flyhouse Circus School in Detroit.
The Tradition of the entertainer, Bard, Fool, Jester, is uncontested as being an integral part of the Pagan Spirituality. By learning and opening up to ways to channel this Form, it is a chance to Serve those around us. Often, laughter bypasses bias and it is a teaching tool.
Located at 3434 Russell #302, this unassuming workspace is a work and dream factory. Affording the fledgeling and the veteran alike with the space, equipment, and time to work is a Blessing, and many a Pagan acquaintance has spent time in those walls.
The instructors are top notch. This author has seen the proof in the pudding.
"All Flyhouse teachers, also accomplished circus artists, have completed rigorous teacher training programs specifically geared to teaching circus arts with safety, technique and creativity in mind"
And here is a scoop. Laura Stokes, co-founder of Ricochet, will be teaching this January. A nationwide theatrical circus duo, this act has sold consistently across the United States.
What kind of classes can you take there?
- HOOP DANCE -for those who are daring, yet want to keep their feet on the ground at the local faire.
- AERIAL FABRIC - consisting of straight fabric work.
- LYRA - also known as the Hoop. You many have seen local aerialists and burlesque performers with this one.
- AERIAL SAMPLER - a little of everything to try and sample.
- PARTNER YOGA/ACRO - they describe it best:
"Partner yoga is an exhilarating practice that combines elements of yoga and acrobatics to create something unique and beautiful. Practicing these poses demands and builds trust, communication, and a sense of adventure. This series is open to anyone looking to connect, grow, and have a lot of fun."
- OPEN FLY - for the experienced performer and students.
- OPEN FLY PRO - This is where you can practice to really perfect your routines.
Aerial Yoga has been on the scene in Michigan for a long time now, but this is one of the places that you can experience it in the Motor City.
But maybe this is more than you really are looking to do. Perhaps in your role as the local Sacred Fool, headstands and handstands are more than enough to master. They can help you there as well. As we know, the Fool often gets into many positions that defy explanation in life and in the physical world. As presented at http://gaiacommunity.org/fool shows beautifully,
"The Fool teaches us the healing power of laughter.
The Fool inspires us to share our joy and sadness so that others may laugh and learn and grow.
The Fool is never what you expect, reminding us to see the world with new eyes.
The Fool provides relief from pain and stress with an indulgence in the silly, the frivolous, and the funny."
And that is one of the reasons that the festivals are so important. That is why our entertainers are so important. Whether Juggler or Artist, all are part of the Mystery.
And don't forget the children, there are classes for them as well. Whether for an afternoon, or part of an overall extracurricular track for them, this is something that you can share with them that will wow them at the next Pagan Pride Day.
Interested in learning from this group so you can start your own Fool's Journey? Contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (313) 674-6424.