WORKSHOPS

Lena Alani is available for traveling workshops in the US and abroad.

She has a wide range of specialty workshops, that offer unique material on hammock, silks and rope.

She has taught in many well-known studios in the US, including:

  • Levity Academy, San Luis Obispo, CA (2019) - Interm/Adv Silks and Hammock

  • Sky Dance, Reno, NV (2019) - Adv Silk and Sling

  • Tahoe Flow Arts, Tahoe, CA (2019) - Interm Rope, Adv Silks and Interm Hammock

  • Truckee Dance Factory, Truckee, CA (2019) - Kids Camp Silks Showcase

  • The Aerial Lab, Grass Valley, CA (2019) - Interm Fabric and Sling

  • Love/Aerial, Sacramento, CA (2019) - Int/Adv Silks and Hammock

  • Edge Aerial Studio, Cape Girardeau, MO (2019) - Int/Advanced Fabric and Hammock Workshops

  • Versatile Arts, Seattle WA (2018) - Int/Advanced Fabric and Hammock Workshops

  • Circus Concepts, Denver CO (2018) - Intermediate Rope and Silks Workshops

  • Sky Gym School for Circus and Aerial Arts, Atlanta, GA (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018) - Intermediate/Advanced Tissue, Rope and Hammock

  • Canopy Studio Athens, GA (2017) - Intermediate/Advanced Aerial Hammock Intensive C0urse and Split Tissue Workshops

  • D’AIR Project Atlanta, GA (2017) - Intermediate/Advanced Aerial Hammock Flow and Aerial Silks Workshops

  • Frequent Flyers Aerial Dance Festival, Boulder, CO (2016)

       Assisting Rain Anya of PDM (Intermediate/Advanced Fabric, Rope, Physical Theater Method)

  • Air Dance Art Space, Albuquerque, NM (2015, 2016) - Intermediate/Advanced Aerial Fabric, Fabric Duo, Physical Theater Workshops

  • Circus School of Arizona, Phoenix, AZ (2015, 2016) - Intermediate/Advanced Aerial Fabric Workshops

  • Wise Fool, Santa Fe, NM (2015,2016) - Assisting Paper Doll Militia Aerial Fabric/Fabric Duo/Stretch Workshops

  • Moxie Mischief, Dallas, TX (2015) - Assisting Paper Doll Militia Aerial Fabric/Stretch Workshops

 

 

 

WORKSHOP MENU

Sling Skills and Thrills Aerial Hammock Workshop

In this workshop we will explore dynamic hammock moves and pathways, implementing momentum, twirly mounts, innovative rollups, unexpected twists and fun transitions. Get ready to fall in love with the hammock!

*Prerequisites:  This workshop is designed for Intermediate/advanced students. Hammock experience is suggested but not required, ability to invert on the ground and in the air multiple times.

 

Hammock Dancetravaganza Aerial Hammock Workshop

Hammock is such a wonderful apparatus that teaches us how to really dance in the air.  The fluidity is what makes your routine look effortless, and that is what we are going to be focusing on in this workshop. We will be working on combining technique, creativity, execution, and learning fun innovative moves and combos on a sling, as well as weaving them together with fluid transitions. You will be guided through every new move step by step. *Prerequisites:  This workshop is designed for Intermediate/advanced students. Hammock experience is suggested but not required, ability to invert on the ground and in the air multiple times.

Beg/Intermediate Hammock Choreography Aerial Hammock Workshop

This is a perfect workshop to explore, if you have never done hammock or still building up your strength and vocabulary on the sling. We will learn a lovely choreography, full of pretty poses and dynamic transitions. In the end we shall spice things up by connecting the moves to musicality and dancing on the sling like there is no tomorrow! *Prerequisites:  This workshop is designed for beginner/intermediate students. Hammock experience is not required.

 

Hipkey Craze Aerial Silks Workshop

In this workshop we will be focusing not only on improving Hipkey techniques but also discovering new and intricate ways into Hipkey and the infinite possibilities and sequences from Hipkey that include balances, transitions and even drops. Whether you are an intermediate student and would like to improve your technique, or an advanced student who is hungry for the new material, you will be obsessed with Hipkeys.

*Prerequisites: Ability to invert multiple times in the air, understanding of basic wraps (hipkey, thigh hitch), intermediate/advanced level.

Fabric Handstands and Balances Aerial Silks Workshop

In this intermediate/advanced workshop we will be focusing on tricky arm balances, handstands and back/front balance variations on the fabric, that lead us to fun transitions and moves. We will be utilizing a lot of arm, shoulder and wrist strength. Get your handstand ready!

*Prerequisites: Ability to invert on the ground and in the air multiple times, understanding of basic wraps (hipkey, thigh hitch etc.), ability to hold elbow stands and handstands against the wall.

 

Split Tissue Lab Aerial Silks Workshop

Fabric can offer so many dynamic and spinning combos and poses. It opens a whole world of exciting possibilities! We will be exploring infinite and creative world of split tissue, including brainy sequences, innovative transitions and even drops. We will be wrapping, twisting, unraveling, spinning, turning and flipping.

*Prerequisites: Intermediate/advanced level, ability to invert in the air multiple times, understanding of basic wraps.

Wheel-Downs for Days Aerial Silks Workshop

This is a perfect workshop for students, who not only would like to perfect their wheel downs by learning proper drills and engagement, but also learning different types of wheel downs, like split tissue ones, reversed ones, innovative and creative entrances and exits.

*Prerequisites: Intermediate/advanced level, ability to invert in the air multiple times, understanding of basic wraps (hipkey, thigh hitch, s-wrap etc.)

 

Dynamic Fabric Choreography Aerial Silks Choreography

Ready to learn dynamic power moves on fabric? We will be studying a fun and dynamic signature choreography, that includes split tissue moves, small drops, exciting transitions and fun combinations. You will leave with a piece ready to be used to the music of your choice, or create your own dance with the sweet moves you will be learning in this workshop!

*Prerequisites: Intermediate/advanced level, ability to invert in the air multiple times, understanding of basic wraps (hipkey, thigh hitch, s-wrap etc.)

 

Sideways Pathways Aerial Rope Workshop

Get ready to befriend break beats, meat hooks, c-shapes and other fun techniques that will help us understand sideways pathways on rope.

*Prerequisites: Intermediate/adv level, ability to invest in the air multiple times, understanding of basic wraps (hipkey, thigh hitch etc.)

Loop-tie-Doo Aerial Rope Workshop

In this creative rope workshop we will be exploring different ways to create slack and loops on the rope, that will lead us to unexpected or expected things. Climbs, transitions, slack theory, all the fun stuff to play with on the rope!

*Prerequisites: Intermediate/adv level, ability to invert in the air multiple times, understanding of basic wraps (hipkey, thigh hitch etc.)

Stay tuned for upcoming workshops...