Workshops
  • Award Winning Aerialists Elsie & Serenity

    Award Winning Aerialists Elsie & Serenity

    Special Award from the Wuqiao Circus Festival, Bronze Medal at Albacete International Circus Festival, Vermont Governor's Excellence in the Arts Award, American Circus Educators' Excellence in Education Award - Check out our Acts

  • Aerial & Ground Acts

    Aerial & Ground Acts

    We have an ensemble company of world class performers who can offer an array of aerial and ground acts as well as strolling and themed entertainment. - For More Info

  • Special Events

    Special Events

    Let us help you make your event the most talked about experience! Combine our award winning performers with our Freestanding Aerial Rig plus lighting package and have stunning entertainment -- weddings, award ceremonies, holiday parties, etc! - Photo Gallery

  • Aerial Teacher Trainings

    Aerial Teacher Trainings

    Hands on workshops offered around the world for new and experienced teachers on many apparatus - Progressive Teacher Trainings

  • Aerial Equipment for Sale

    Aerial Equipment for Sale

    By Aerialists, For Aerialists! Including regular & custom dyed aerial fabrics, trapezes and the rigging gear needed to use them. - Items Here

Workshops

Workshops
Nimble Arts offers technique, creativity and teacher training workshops at colleges, circus schools, dance companies and circuses around the world. Founders Elsie Smith & Serenity Smith Forchion aim to improve the opportunities for creative movers and the teachers who elevate them. Elsie and Serenity are recipients of international awards for their work, including most recently the Vermont Governor’s hand picked Walter Cerf Excellence in the Arts Award and the American Circus Educators Excellence in Education Award.

If you don't see what you are hoping to find or are interested in hosting a workshop at your studio, please email us at nimblearts@gmail.com

Click here for a more detailed description of the Aerial Teacher Trainings or scroll down for a list of upcoming workshops by date.

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TESTIMONIALS

Your knowledge and understanding of the body is very inspiring. . .my journey in this chosen field will flourish as a result of the techniques you taught. S. Mcdonagh, Ireland

Serenity and her Elsie are pioneers in the teaching of aerial arts, and are consummate artists and coaches. L. Witwer, New York City

The course exceeded my expectations – fantastic. I feel inspired and have gained a lot of knowledge for continued development beyond the course. S. Baltusyte, Great Britain

The tutors experience is vast and I’ve learnt so much that I now want to do the next level of the teacher training. K. Middler, England

Brilliant course - I learned so much and am still thriving on everything I got to take away from it. Richly educational, fabulous teaching, greatly relevant material, and incredibly welcoming and encouraging. Anja Meinhardt, Justice in Motion, England

You have opened my eyes to the many considerations that running (or even just supporting) aerial classes involves . . .it is abundantly clear that the quality and content of your courses is second to none. Natasha Mille, Scotland

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USA (New York): Nov 7-11, 2019 Introduction to Teaching Aerials

USA (New York): Nov 7-11, 2019  Introduction to Teaching Aerials
Hosted by The Bird's Nest

This is a 5 day overview to the art of teaching trapeze and aerial fabric, with a focus on spotting techniques, injury prevention, psychology of teaching, basic rigging concepts and class management. This in depth and holistic approach to teaching is appropriate for new teachers and those with experience, and for those who work with youth or adults in a variety of educational environments including circus schools, gymnastics programs, summer camps, fitness studios and more.

Register at The Bird's Nest at www.thebirdsnestbuffalo.com


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ENGLAND (Brighton): January 4-8, 2020 Introduction to Teaching Aerials

ENGLAND (Brighton): January 4-8, 2020 Introduction to Teaching Aerials
Hosted by Gravity & Levity

This is a 5 day overview to the art of teaching trapeze and aerial fabric, with a focus on spotting techniques, injury prevention, psychology of teaching, basic rigging concepts and class management. This in depth and holistic approach to teaching is appropriate for new teachers and those with experience, and for those who work with youth or adults in a variety of educational environments including circus schools, gymnastics programs, summer camps, fitness studios and more.

Fee Info & Registration by emailing Lindsey Butcher at
info@gravity-levity.net

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ENGLAND (Brighton) January 9-10, 2020: Foundation Level Teacher Training: Aerial Sling (hammock)

ENGLAND (Brighton) January 9-10, 2020: Foundation Level Teacher Training: Aerial Sling (hammock)
Hosted by Gravity & Levity

This 2-day workshop will guide you through the curriculum created by Nimble Arts™ to provide clear and effective progressions and spotting techniques for beginner & intermediate level aerial sling students. Working from beginner progressions and skills that can be executed close to the ground, we will move towards understanding how to teach and correct more complex drops and rotations. Focus is on body awareness, fabric placement, spotting techniques and meeting the conditioning needs of novice and beginner students as they seek to move ahead in their practice.

Prerequisite: Intro to Teaching Aerials

Fee Info & Registration by emailing Lindsey Butcher at
info@gravity-levity.net

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Coming soon:

Check back soon for workshops in February, hosted by NECCA in Vermont