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 (WA): June 24-28, 2019 Introduction to Teaching Aerials

USA (WA): June 24-28, 2019 Introduction to Teaching Aerials
Hosted by Coil Studio, Spokane, WA.

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 now at Coil at www.coilspokane.com

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USA (Colorado): July 29 - August 10: Aerial Dance Festival

USA (Colorado): July 29 - August 10: Aerial Dance Festival
Catch Elsie teaching and performing at the 21st annual Aerial Dance Festival in Boulder, Colorado.

See classes and register at Aerial Dance Festival

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CANADA (Toronto) Aug 10-14, 2019: Introduction to Teaching Aerials

CANADA (Toronto) Aug 10-14, 2019: Introduction to Teaching Aerials
Hosted by The Circus Fix

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 now at The Circus Fix at www.thecircusfix.ca

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CANADA (Toronto) Aug 16-18, 2019: Foundation Level Teacher Training: Fabric

CANADA (Toronto) Aug 16-18, 2019: Foundation Level Teacher Training: Fabric
Hosted by The Circus Fix.

This three day workshop will guide you though the curriculum created by Nimble Arts™ to provide clear and effective progressions and spotting techniques for beginner aerial fabric students. Working with skills that can be executed close to the ground focus is on body awareness, fabric placement, spotting techniques and meeting the conditioning needs of novice and beginner students.

Prerequisite: Intro to Teaching Aerials

Register now at The Circus Fix at thecircusfix.ca

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CANADA (Toronto) Aug 16-18, 2019: Intermediate Level Aerial Fabric I

CANADA (Toronto) Aug 16-18, 2019: Intermediate Level Aerial Fabric I
Hosted by The Circus Fix.

In this three day course you will learn how to safely spot drops and teach complex sequences using elements of Fabric Theory with a curriculum created by Nimble ArtsTM. We’ll also spend time on creative choreography to help keep you and your students inspired while moving a pace that allows their bodies to develop to the level of physicality necessary for safe fabric training.

Prerequisite: Foundation level Aerial Fabric

Register now at The Circus Fix at thecircusfix.ca

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USA (VA): Oct 24-25,2019: Foundation Level Trapeze

USA (VA): Oct 24-25,2019: Foundation Level Trapeze
Hosted by Monarca in Flight.

This two day workshop will guide you though the curriculum created by Nimble Arts™ to provide clear and effective progressions and spotting techniques for beginner trapeze students. Working with skills that can be executed on low trapezes focus is on body awareness, spotting techniques and meeting the conditioning needs of novice and beginner students.

Prerequisite: Intro to Teaching Aerials

Register now at Monarca in Flight at www.monarcainflight.com

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USA (VA): Oct 26-27,2019: Intermediate Level Fabric I

USA (VA): Oct 26-27,2019: Intermediate Level Fabric I
Hosted by Monarca in Flight.

In this two day course you will learn how to safely spot drops and teach complex sequences using elements of Fabric Theory with a curriculum created by Nimble ArtsTM. We’ll also spend time on creative choreography to help keep you and your students inspired while moving a pace that allows their bodies to develop to the level of physicality necessary for safe fabric training.

Prerequisite: Foundation level Aerial Fabric

Register now at Monarca in Flight at www.monarcainflight.com

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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 will open soon at The Bird's Nest at www.thebirdsnestbuffalo.com

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