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Aircat Aerial Arts Teacher Training - Foundations Course

Posted by: leah grandstaff
Posted on: Dec. 29, 2021
Category: Intensive/Workshop/Class
Type: In Person
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February 11-13, & 25-27, 2022 in Boulder CO (10am - 5pm each day)

Cathy Gauch, director of Aircat Aerial Arts, has been teaching a Nationally Recognized Aerial Teacher Training course for 8 years. This program upholds industry safety standards, providing new instructors with the tools needed to coach with confidence, emphasizing student safety & success. It is designed to equip coaches with a framework with which to teach in addition to providing resources & guidance for continual professional development.

Our focus is on the bigger picture of how to teach versus teaching a specific curriculum. Building from individuals’ libraries of known skills, we will apply critical thought to the teaching process and provide a strong foundation for coaching recreational aerial arts.

We will comprehensively explore fundamental aspects of aerial coaching such as understanding how your students spatially relate & recognizing their patterns as well as those listed below:


1. Anatomy & injury prevention
2. Risk management
3. Rigging fundamentals
4. Spotting & cueing techniques
5. Mat fall training
6. Classroom management, lesson planning, curriculum
7. Progressions & how to assess
8. Foundations & theory of drops & falls

While we have over 30 hours of in person training, there will also be homework between our sessions.

We will be primarily focused on aerial silks & vertical apparatus, but will also spend time on horizontal apparatus, including lyra & trapeze.

Requirements for a Certificate of Completion include, attending the in person training, passing the final written and practical exams, outside rigging training, First Aid & CPR, Youth Protection Training, Practice teaching hours. Further details will be provided at the training.

Who is this training for?

This training is for those who have at least 1 year previous aerial fabric experience and have a strong desire to teach Aerial Fabric and other aerial arts safely and effectively. This is a “how to teach” training, not a “how to do” training. You must be able to competently demonstrate aerial skills in your application video to be accepted into the training. See Link for application requirements

Participation in this course is by acceptance of your application and full payment.

Required materials:

Please purchase from Lulu.com (sign up for their mailing list for coupons & discounts!) & bring to the in-person training.
The Aerial Fabric Manual Volume 1 by Rebekah Leach
The Aerial Teacher’s Handbook by Julianna Hane

Course Fee:
$1095 early bird by January 11 2022
$1195 if registering after January 11, 2022

$400 deposit and accepted application is required to hold your spot in the course. Remaining balance is due 14 days prior. (Jan 28, 2022)

REGISTER EARLY! We expect this course to fill quickly!

Apprenticeships with Aircat Aerial Arts are available on a case by case basis.

For more information and registration please contact Cathy Gauch at [email protected] or (303) 442-1288
Date: Feb. 11, 2022 -
Feb. 27, 2022

Timezone: (UTC-7) Mountain Time (US & Canada)
Languages: English Online event URL:
Location: Boulder Circus Center
4747 26th St, Boulder, CO 80301
Boulder
United States

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