Intensive Programs

SANCA’s Intensive Program is a series of immersive training sessions geared towards physically fit individuals who are interested in expanding their knowledge of acrobatic and/or aerial circus arts.

Class will be held Weekdays from 10am-4pm, with an hour break for lunch. All classes will take place at the School of Acrobatics and New Circus Arts at 674 S. Orcas St. in the Georgetown neighborhood of Seattle.

Students are responsible for their own housing, meals, and transportation.

 

All-levels Aerial Intensive

Tuesday, January 25th – Friday, February 4th  |  10:00am – 4:00pm each weekday   |  $960*
The All-levels Aerial Intensive will focus on static trapeze, lyra, rope, and fabric. Daily programming will include conditioning and flexibility. Students will also have the opportunity to work on other circus disciplines such as handstands and trampoline. Students can expect to learn proper technique, basic to intermediate vocabulary, and gain strength, flexibility, and aerial stamina. Prior circus or gymnastics experience is not required but movement experience will be an advantage.

 

Intermediate Aerial Intensive

Monday, February 7th – Friday, February 16th  |  10:00am – 4:00pm each weekday   |  $960*
The Intermediate Aerial Intensive will intensify your training and add to your current aerial experience. The intermediate to advanced aerial section is for applicants who have already studied some form of aerial arts. Students will be focusing on aerial sequencing, choreography, and act-creation in their choice of apparatus in the morning and will improve their ground and movement skills in the afternoon.

 

Acrobatics Intensive

Monday, February 7th – Friday, February 16th  |  10:00am – 4:00pm each weekday   |  $960*
The Acrobatics Intensive will focus on a variety of ground disciplines, including tumbling, handstands, trampoline, and acrobatics. Daily programming will include conditioning and flexibility. Students will also have the opportunity to work on other circus disciplines such as tightwire, rolling globe, and juggling. Students can expect to learn proper technique, basic vocabulary, and gain strength and flexibility. Prior circus or gymnastics experience is not required but movement experience will be an advantage.

 

*Discount if enrolling for the full month! Take All-levels Aerial and Acrobatics OR Intermediate Aerial for a total price of $1760.

 

How to Apply

General Requirements:

  • Participants must be in good health and physically fit.
  • Participants must be at least 16 years of age by the start of the program.

Application Process

  • Click here to fill out the Questionnaire Form
    • Use the skill evaluation to self-assess your readiness for the program.
  • If you do not have the enrollment link already, it will be sent to you when we receive your questionnaire responses.
  • The deadline for questionnaire completion is Wednesday, December 1st 2021

Questions? Email tomh@sancaseattle.org

Requirements

General Aerial Intensive Requirements

  • Participants must be available from January 25-February 4, 2022
  • Participants must be in good health and physically fit.
  • Participants must be at least 16 years of age by the start of the program.
  • Participants must be able to demonstrate:
    • Straight hang from a bar for 30 seconds
    • Tuck hang (knees to chest) from a bar for 10 seconds
    • Ten or more push-ups from feet or knees
    • Pike stretch, straddle stretch, and a bridge

General Acrobatics Intensive Requirements

  • Participants must be available from February 7-16, 2022
  • Participants must be in good health and physically fit.
  • Participants must be at least 16 years of age by the start of the program.
  • Participants must be able to demonstrate:
    • Ten or more push-ups from feet or knees
    • Ten V-ups
    • Ten frog jumps
    • Pike stretch, straddle stretch, and a bridge

Intermediate Aerial Intensive Requirements

  • Participants must be available from  February 7-16, 2022
  • Participants must be in good health and physically fit.
  • Participants must be at least 16 years of age by the start of the program.
  • Participants must be able to demonstrate:
    • Tuck hang (knees to chest) from a bar for 30 seconds
    • Long hang (on vertical) for 30 seconds
    • Ten or more push-ups from feet
    • Splits, Pike stretch, straddle stretch, pancake stretch, bridge, straight leg bridge
    • 1-3 pull-ups
    • Confident skill and technique on aerial apparatus of choice and other specialized skills as listed:
      • VERTICAL APPLICANTS: Solid & controlled climb, straddle ups on both sides, footlock, double footlock, hip keys on both sides
      • LYRA/TRAPEZE APPLICANTS: Pullovers, single knee hang (both sides), Straddle ups under bar, basic vocabulary under, on, and above the bar