One-off workshops with Sarah Holmes of Paper Doll Militia, 2nd & 3rd November. Limited places available. Click here to book now!

Workshops with Sarah Holmes (Paper Doll Militia)

Trapeze For People Who Love Silks - £30

Christ Church, Saturday November 2nd, 4pm - 6pm

A weavy, turny, choreographic approach to trapeze, emphasizing work in the ropes. An excellent workshop for those versed in trapeze or people who are intermediate level on silks and have steered clear of the bar, but are now curious! For intermediate to advanced trapeze and silks students.

Flex These Legs! - £10

Christ Church, Saturday November 2nd, 6pm - 7pm

Whether you’re an aerialist, an acro-yogi, dancer, or just a movement enthusiast, this class will provide a different way of strengthening and stretching. The exercises are targeting functional strength as it relates to circus arts. This hour-long workshop will bring you through a series of stretches on your own, with props and with partners to experience and also take away into your practice. This hour works only on LEGS, splits and straddles, opening those hipflexers and hamstrings. We will focus on stretching safely, using muscular resistance to train your muscles to gain strength with length. All are welcome.


Never-ending String (Silks) - £30

Mill Lane, Sunday November 3rd, 11am - 1pm

An exciting look at longer sequences where we explore limitless choreographic options that all stem from one origin wrap. Through this discovery process you will learn advanced fabric theory techniques and find unique body shapes as you follow the never-ending string.

Vertical Theatre Method - £30

Mill Lane, Sunday November 3rd, 1:30pm - 3:30pm

The Vertical Theatre Method is an investigation of aerial arts with the focal point of theatricality and authenticity of both movement and content. The Method has been in development since 2007 by artists Rain Anya and Sarah Bebe Holmes. This workshop is a performative based workshop exploring the expressive nature of aerial using improvisation, physical theatre, musicality, character, and exercises in stage presence. Layering your aerial work with creativity and content, we will work with with techniques for expressing human emotion and storytelling within the movement. Looking at creative approaches to building an act or performance piece, this workshop is for students who feel comfortable on an apparatus enough that they can explore beyond the tricks.

Flex These Shoulders! - £10

Mill Lane, Sunday November 3rd, 3:45pm - 4:45pm

Whether you’re an aerialist, an acro-yogi, dancer, or just a movement enthusiast, this class will provide a different way of strengthening and stretching. The exercise target functional strength as it relates to circus arts. We will bring you through a series of stretches on your own, with props and with partners. We will work with care, isolating muscle range needed for healthy movement and extension, using muscular resistance to train your muscles to gain strength with length.




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Aerial singles

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Never-ending String - £30.00 - (0 places remaining)

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Vertical Theatre Method - £30.00 - (0 places remaining)

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Aerial Bundles

Trapeze For People... and Never-ending String - £55.00 - (0 places remaining)

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Never-ending String and Vertical Theatre Method - £55.00 - (0 places remaining)

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Trapeze for People... and Vertical Theatre Method - £55.00 - (0 places remaining)

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All 3 Aerial classes - £70.00 - (0 places remaining)

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Flexibility classes

Flex These Legs! - £10.00 - (7 places remaining)


Flex These Shoulders! - £10.00 - (10 places remaining)


Stretch These Legs! and Stretch These Shoulders! - £16.00 - (7 places remaining)


All Classes

ALL 5 SARAH HOLMES CLASSES - £80.00 - (0 places remaining)

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