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Speciality Events & Workshops

Get your freak on with our variety of speciality events and workshops. Stay tuned and check back as our workshop and event schedule updates frequently!

November 8th 7:00-8:30pm Aerial Chains Level Two Workshop

In this workshop you will further your knowledge of flying in chains with 16 year professional aerialist, Cade Holmseth! Learn beautiful poses for pictures as well as some things to weave together for a flow with this sexy, bad ass apparatus! Only $30 for 90 minutes.

November 15th 7:15-8:30pm Intermediate Sling Workshop

Learn new aerial sequences and maybe a couple new tricks and transitions in this 90 minute burner. We will break down and master tricks such as: Georgia Twist, Kickstand variations, Hayleys Comet, Corset variations, amongst others. These are tricks that lead into more advanced movements so this workshop will be helpful to intermediate students as well as advanced students looking to polish further!

Ideally, students will have taken at least 7 classes prior to signing up for this!

$30, Hayley is leading this one. Holla!

December 6th 9:00-10:00pm The Twilight Zone – an Aerial Sling Variety Show

It’s going up! Fly Freaks monthly all-aerial sling show! This month will feature a blend of the unexpected from Area 51/The Twilight Zone/we’re all aliens really, aren’t we? Prepare to be delighted, wowed, and maybe a little creeped out by our daring and freaky aerialists!

Every 1st Friday of the Month
9:00pm – 10:00pm
21+
$5 Wonderfund — All Wonderfund proceeds go directly back to the artists & programming we support! Thank you for your contribution

December 7th 3-4:30pm Hammock Sequence Workshop 

Learn a couple brand new sequences! Particularly excellent workshop for those looking to build their toolkit for ambient aerial performances. Please have taken at least 7 aerial sling classes prior to signing up. Led by the infamous Nora Dahlberg.

Get your freak on:)

December 8th 6-8pm The Twilight Zone – Aerial Sling Variety Show at Can Can Wonderland

It’s going up! Fly Freaks monthly all-aerial sling show! This month will feature a blend of the unexpected from Area 51/The Twilight Zone/we’re all aliens really, aren’t we? Prepare to be delighted, wowed, and maybe a little creeped out by our daring and freaky aerialists!

Every 1st Friday of the Month
9:00pm – 10:00pm
21+
$5 Wonderfund — All Wonderfund proceeds go directly back to the artists & programming we support! Thank you for your contribution

December 15th 3:25-4:55pm Aerial Doubles Workshop

DOUBLE OR NOTHING

Learn how to work the sling, TOGETHER! Two people per sling! Let’s learn and work some sweet tricks. No need to bring a partner or buddy, we can pair people up! But could be a fun friend outing or date.

Josie and Hayley will be leading this one! Level 1 workshop!

January 4th 3-4:30pm Spin Sequences
Want to improve your spins? In this workshop we will focus on the basics of spin technique, as well as learning some short sequences that you can piece together, with as much spin as you want to add!

Matthew Casey, international circus performer and hometown aerial sling hero will be leading this one!

January 5th Week Performance Session

The performance is on February 23rd, 5-7 pm. And is not required.

Presenting our seven week session to learn and/or create a short sling performance piece with an option to perform as a solo or duet. OR join in on our first time ever group contortion performance session!

For our aerial sling artists, Cade Holmseth will be leading this session every Tuesday 6:45-7:35 pm and Hayley Saccomano will be leading every Sunday 3-3:50 pm. Choose either session as your main time, but feel free to drop in to either or Cade or Hayley’s class session to make up time if you need to miss a week or two!

This session Dani Winks will ALSO be offering a group contortion piece to join in on. This session will meet Wednesday 6:30-7:20 pm. Description: Come learn a fun, flexibility-based group performance choreography using the skills we’ve been working on building in our all-levels flexibility and contortion classes. The choreography will be tailored to accommodate a variety of levels, but it will aim to showcase partner poses, flexibility tricks and balances, so comfort holding positions like a bridge is helpful. You do not need to have full splits to be able to do the choreo, we’ll have some sneaky alternatives if/when needed!

The session begins the week of January 5th.

The price this time around includes a 1 hour private lesson with the instructor of your choice as well as professional photos of performance should you choose to perform 🙂 but, of course, performance is optional.

If anyone wants to join more than one session – talk to Hayley for a $60 discount on your second session. Current monthly members are also eligible for a $30 discount per session.

Thank you so very much for your support of this small business.

January 11th 3:00-5:00pm Saint Paul Composting 101

In efforts to promote mindfulness in a multitude of ways, Fly Freak presents:
Saint Paul Composting 101

Have questions about composting in Saint Paul? Get your questions answered!

Learn how to compost, and why it’s important.

How to currently compost in Saint Paul with the county and in your back yard.

Learn all about the upcoming Saint Paul curbside organics collection program rolling out for Saint Paul in the near future.

This is a class you’ll not want to miss!

Zero waste Saint Paul will also be giving away 2 free backyard compost bins generously donated by Eureka Recycling.

Educator:
Kristina Mattson is passionate about waste reduction. She is a co-founder of Zero Waste Saint Paul whose mission is to bridge waste reduction awareness with action through advocacy, connection, and education.

She truly believes working together we can ACE Zero Waste.

Kristina is also a MRC (Master Recycler Composter) with Dakota County, and a former Hematology Oncology RN. As a mother of three, Kristina understands being a busy parent and brings a real-life practical strategies for waste reduction and has a “no-shame” philosophy to her classes. Kristina looks forward to meet you and working together to create waste reduction strategies that you can sustain and love for your home and family.

Tickets go on sale November 7th, $12 per person. Thank you for your support 🙂

Click here to register!

January 12th 3-4:15pm Advanced Sling Workshop

Hayley will be leading this one. Expect the freshest, toughest stuff, as usual. 75-minute burner, only $30.

January 17th-18th, 24th-25th Barre Teacher Training

Learn the essentials to masterfully create and lead a barre fitness class. This will be a 40 hour training that is not accredited, you will receive a certificate that states you completed the requirements of this training!

Hayley Saccomano will be leading this training. She has led 4 aerial sling teacher trainings at this point with 100% of all trainees who completed requirements found work teaching after Fly Freak training. This will be her first barre teacher training. Hayley has been a barre fanatic for around 5 years now. She has found the therapeutic nature of the work-out to be an exquisite compliment to her yoga and aerial routine. Hayleys training began in 2012 with a 200-hour Vinyasa Teacher training in Berkeley/San Francisco with Yoga to the People. She then journeyed to Mysore, India to deepen her scope. There she received a 300-hour Hatha Yoga Teacher Training certificate with Yoga Darshanam. While in India, she stayed and studied Ashtanga briefly with Saraswathi Jois and MasterJi. She later journeyed to Mexico to study Power Yoga (40 Hour TT) with The Bad Boy of Yoga, Bryan Kest. In 2015, she trained for 40 hours to be an Aerial Yoga Teacher with Galaxy Lifestyle in San Diego. In 2017, Jackie Gladney of the former Dhama Cycle Yoga invited her to train to become a barre instructor. Hayley is also registered to train with the Booty Barre program in December and will be completing two levels of their training. She has instructed barre at DharmaCycle Yoga, Barre Bliss, and now Fly Freak since 2017 and it has been a sweaty, shaky good time since. #barresohardthatshakecray

This training will meet:
Friday, January 17th 7:15 – 10:15 pm
Saturday, January 18th 3 – 9:30 pm
Friday, January 24th 7:15 – 10:15 pm
Saturday, January 25th 3 – 9:30 pm

February 1st 3:30-4:45pm Advanced Sling Workshop

For all my sling veterans out there who have taken more classes than they can count; let’s jam.
This one’s going to be led by Josie! So get ready for that infamous foot hang as well as other MUST KNOW sequences/moves.
Tip: go to Josie’s core class to prep for this fire.
Only $30 for 75 minutes!

February 22nd 3-4:30pm Hammock Sequence Workshop

Learn a couple brand new sequences! Particularly excellent workshop for those looking to build their toolkit for ambient aerial performances with fabulous, style-able sequences. Lots of this will be on the more advanced side of things. Led by Hayley Saccomano.

Get your freak on:)

February 23rd 5-7pm Student Showcase at Can Can Wonderland

Our next student showcase is scheduled! Theme TBA ASAP….

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