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About Our Circus Arts


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About Our Circus Arts


Welcome to The Bird's Nest Circus Arts

The Bird’s Nest is a community space dedicated to creative play, movement, and connection. Located in the heart of the growing Larkinville District of Buffalo, this facility is the first in our region to offer classes in Circus Arts that are accessible for everyone regardless of body type, age, income, or ability. From acrobatics, aerial arts, hooping, tumbling, strength training, and dance, The Bird’s Nest aims to create a safe space that promotes health through non-conventional ways of moving and collaboration.

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Acrobatics

AcroYoga, Standing Acrobatics, Acro Dance

Aerial Arts

Silks, Trapeze, Lyra, Aerial Fitness and Dance

Handstand Conditioning

Strength, Balance, and Alignment

Pole Dance

Fitness, Choreography, and Artistry

Flow Arts

Hooping, Juggling, Poi, Object Manipulation

Yoga & Meditation

Hatha Yoga, Aerial Yoga, Mindfulness

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Class Schedule


Our Class Schedule

Class Schedule


Our Class Schedule

Class Types

Six Week Series:

These classes run in 6 week sessions. Here students can learn skills progressively and build from week to week.

Weekly Drop Ins:   

Most of our classes are open to anyone to join at any time! Level 2 classes have pre-requisites.

 

Special Workshops: 

These one-time classes are longer in length and focus on specialized skills.

Specialty Workshops


Workshop in Active Flexibility!  Don't Miss Out!

Friday July 6th, 7:00-8:30pm

Friday July 27th, 7:00-8:30pm

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Are you looking to improve your flexibility? Then this immersive experience is for you!

In this workshop we will explore flexibility through various mechanisms. First, we will isolate and strengthen the muscles in our hips and back following a strong warm-up. We will then work on our front and middle splits as well as backbends through a range of active stretching and mobility exercises. The class will end with a focus on inverting and core stability.

There are no prerequisites to attend this class. This class will take place on the floor.

$20 at the Door

Or Purchase online through the "Register Now" button below. 


 

Aerial Ensemble Creation Lab

Saturday July 28th, 9:00-11:00am

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In this workshop we’ll delve into creating ensemble compositions both on the floor and on aerial apparati. Existing skill sets will be incorporated and experimented with in a lab-like setting. Students will be challenged to express their skills and themselves in provocative paradigms, playing off one another's compositions and exhibiting vulnerability. Expect to have fun and to hone your improvisation skills and collective and individual artistry. Elements of contemporary dance, movement improvisation, research, active listening & dialogue, and dissonance from cultural-normative theatrical tropes are facets of this lab.

Pre-reqs for Aerial Work: 6 months of aerial experience or equivalent. Ability to invert. Please let Nina know your apparatus preference. Silks, trapeze, rope, and lyra can be made available with notice

Pre-reqs for Ground Work: An interest in dance or theatrical expression.

$25 at the Door, or

Purchase online through the "Save Your Spot Today" button below. 


AstroKat Revolution Workshop

Sunday July 29th, 2:00-5:00pm

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This is an Acro Washing Machine Workshop!

Once upon a time, a chimp and a cat were tumbling through the universe and dreamed up a washing machine. The transmission was received in Western New York by our very own Rob & Meghan. Come join them as they present the fun twists, turns, rotations and translations known as the Astrokat Revolution.

This intermediate level workshop will combine powerful and precise static balances with quirky translational movements that allow for a fun new dynamic flow. This is the last community teaching part of Rob's teacher training through LIFT School of Acrobatics so come jump on board as we all sail to the stars.

PREREQUISITES FOR WORKSHOP: Ninja Star and 4 Step

$20 at the Door, or

Purchase online through the "Sign Up For Class Here" button below. 


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Coming Soon: Handbalancing Workshop!