Introduction to Teaching Aerials, Jan 6th – 10th & Fabric Foundation course Jan 11th/12th, 2018.

Led by and in association with Serenity Forchion of Nimble Arts, Gravity & Levity are taking bookings for the 5 day Introduction to Teaching Aerials and the follow on 2-day Fabric Foundation course.

Introduction to teaching aerials:

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. This workshop is required for application to the Nimble Arts™ Certification Course, a multi level program guiding participants to become safe and capable circus arts teachers for both the hearts and bodies of their students.

Age: Adult 16+ or permission of instructor

Pre requisite: All students are expected to prepare by successfully completing the elements in the required Nimble Arts™ DVD: Aerial fabric: Beginning Level 1 prior to the start of the workshop. Trapeze experience is not necessary but it will make your journey easier.

Required materials: You must purchase the Aerial Fabric: Beginning Level 1 in advance of the course. It can be purchased from Nimble Arts or Firetoys

All participants will be required to read the terms and conditions available on booking from Gravity & Levity in advance and sign on the day of registration.

Cost: £600

Fabric foundation course: 

This course will guide you though the curriculum created by Nimble Arts™ to provide clear and effective progressions and spotting techniques for beginner and continuing 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.

Pre requisite: Introduction to Teaching Aerials: Must have completed the introductory level workshop led by Nimble Arts within the past 5 years. No exceptions. Must be comfortable executing, without prompting, skills from Nimble Arts™ DVD: Aerial Fabric Beginning Level 2 including cross back straddle, and be comfortable inverting off the ground. Exceptions to this skill level requirement can be made for teachers with physical limitations that do not hinder their ability to be competent teachers AND spotters at the Foundation level. (For example: someone in a foot cast with previous experience who can still spot and execute some skills, or someone with a shoulder injury who academically knows the skills required and are comfortable spotting.) Please contact Serenity for more information at

Required materials: You must purchase the DVD Aerial Fabric: Beginning Level 2 in advance of the course. It can be purchased from Nimble Arts or Firetoys.

Cost: £225


Booking: To book please email Lindsey on here

If both courses are booked together then a reduction of £100 will be applied = £725 for the 2 courses.

On booking a non-refundable deposit of £300 for the Introductory 5 day course and £125 for the fabric foundation weekend long course is required or £400 for the 2 course offer. The remainder of the cost is payable before Dec 4th. Your place will not be confirmed on the course until your deposit has been received.

Payment: Can be made either by cheque or BACS to Gravity & Levity, Nat West bank, Sort code: 60 30 09 Acc no. 28132904

For payments from overseas: You’ll need IBAN code GB71 NWBK 6030 0928 132904 & BIC code NWBK GB 2L

Schedule: 9.30 am to 5.30pm (though these may vary slightly)

Getting to the dance studio: The Sports Centre, Falmer, BN1 9RB is a 10 min train ride from Brighton or Lewes.

There are also regular busses from the city centre (bus no’s 5B, 25, 28, 29, 29B) most of which stop directly outside the Sport Centre or very close by and take approx. 20 mins.