Monday, January 12 2015 • 7:15 pm - 8:30 pm • Des Moines Social Club Headquarters

Two Sessions:

Mondays 7:15 – 8:30pm, January 5 – February 9

Saturdays 12:00 – 1:15pm, February 21 – March 28

$100 for 6-week session, $20 drop-in

Pre-requisite: Graduation from All Aerial 1 AND teacher approval. If you have previous aerial training and would like to attend this class please contact education@desmoinessocialclub.org to arrange evaluation.

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Session running Mondays January 5 – February 9

Session running Saturdays February 21 – March 28

For those aerialists thatare ready to take their skills to the next level! This class will learn more advanced moves, drops, and how to sequence tricks together. Emphasis will be on correct body alignment and form along with building more strength.

About the Instructors:

Laura Ernst (Wednesday and Saturday sessions): It started innocently enough- learning to juggle for a middle school play in her small Iowa hometown. Laura’s first performances were at street festivals in that hometown, wowing audiences with fire manipulation. After years of gymnastics and joyfully juggling her way through college, Laura discovered that a “regular” job would never satisfy her creative spirit so she set off on journey to train and hone her skills.

Several years later, Laura has made a career out of her passion for entertaining. In 2008 Laura won 1st place at the World Juggling Federation, ranking her as one of the best jugglers in the world. Then, on the fifth season of America’s Got Talent, Laura performed inside her human-sized hamster ball, a prop so impressive it caused Howie Mandel to exclaim, “I love you! You are my soul mate.” In 2012 Laura became the only woman in the world to juggle flaming chainsaws, bringing new meaning to the words “hot ticket.” She has performed all over the world as a full time professional circus performer, and is excited to bring the circus arts to Des Moines!

Felicia Coe (Sunday session): Felicia Coe (Iowa Fly Girl) was born and raised in Des Moines, Iowa. She moved to Salt Lake City in her early twenties with her husband and trained in aerial arts, but like many young Iowa professionals found her way back home, to Des Moines. While the art scene in Des Moines was flourishing, there still wasn’t anything quite as thrilling as aerial being offered in the state. So Felicia developed her own program and began teaching classes becoming Iowa’s first aerial instructor.
Since then hundreds of Iowans had been introduced to the wonderful world of aerial through Felicia’s programs.Her aerial program was featured as one of the top workouts of 2013 by local WHO Channel 13 News as well as the top 10 workouts of 2014 by Juice Magazine. Felicia is the founder of the Aerial Arts and Fitness Association, the creator and producer of the AAFA’s Aerial Expo and Competition, and her determination and unique performance style earned the title of ‘Des Moines Best Local Artist’ by Cityview magazine in 2014.

Ages 14+ (Students under 18 will need a parent release). Space is limited. Those who pre-register will be given preference.

Questions? Email education@desmoinessocialclub.org