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Aerial Dance Retreat November 16-20, 2016

Andrea Burkholder and I are once again offering a 4 day pre-Thanksgiving Aerial Dance Retreat at The Marsh Studio.  Doing what each of us does best we will pull out the performer and choreographer in you.  You know, the one who is authentic, dynamic and inspirational.  (We have also been told that bringing forth these qualities as a performer spills over into your daily life choices and relationships.)
Laban Movement Analysis, Authentic Movement, Using text as inspiration, Developing new points of transitions within known vocabulary and Playing with Phrasing. Beautiful music.
You do not need to bring any choreography.  You may bring your apparatus of choice.  We have a circus trapeze, slings, fabrics, and, of course, carbon fiber dance trapezes.
Previous classes or workshops with Andrea or me required, not necessarily at The Marsh Studio.
Where:  Marsh Studio on the beautiful coast of Georgia near the historic town of Darien.
When:  Nov.16-20 (arriving Wed. aft./evening or early Thurs. morning and leaving Sun. late afternoon/Mon. morning)
Schedule:  5 hours/day classes with unlimited studio time. ( 1 hr. private lessons available @ $50/hr.)
Cost:   $635 which includes lunch & supper (except Sun. night), lodging, hot tub, kayaks, bikes, class instruction + 1/2 hr. private lesson.
Regisration: Click Below or contact  
In 2002, Susan and her husband Don Carson, envisioned and built Canopy Studio, a community aerial arts center in Athens, GA. Susan served as Executive Director of Canopy until she moved to the coast of GA in 2009, where she and Don have built a state-of-the-art aerial dance studio by the marsh where she is now holding weekend retreats. Having been Certified as a Movement Analyst (CMA) from the Laban/Bartenieff Institute of Movement Studies in New York City, Susan has been integrating the principles of Shape and Effort analysis in her teaching and performing. She has also been teaching workshops and doing private coaching at the New England Center for Circus Arts in Brattleboro, VT for the past 8 years.

In 2003, Andrea co-founded DC’s Arachne Aerial Arts which sparked the growth of the area’s aerial arts scene.  Have created over 30 unique works, Arachne performed in museums, theaters, pavilions and backyards for over 10 years.  Andrea, a highly regarded teacher of Pilates, aerial arts and choreography, has created her own somatic based aerial technique classes, which she has taught through Elevate Studios and Movement Arts in Maryland and at University of Wisconsin Milwaukee.  She has also choreographed and consulted for numerous theater companies wishing to bring aerial work into their productions.

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