March 10, 2013

Workshops

Workshop schedule is subject to change. Last update: February 22, 2019.

Saturday February 23rd, 2019

10:00am

DOORS  OPEN

FLOW  JAM

High ceilings and open space to practice, play, pass, or just prepare for a day full of Madskillz.

Location: Main Floor

Note: while there will be jam space on the main floor throughout the day, the workshop scheduled for the main floor will have priority use – popular workshops may mean less space for jugglers to pass.

10:30-11:30am

DANCE FOR FLOW ARTISTS

Instructor: Sierra Tasi Baker @sierratasibaker AcroFireEntertainment

Level: All Levels Welcome

Location: Lower Floor

Description: If you want to improve your stage presence and dance technique this is the class for you! We will be learning principles of performance based in ballet and contemporary dance such as warming up properly, stage presence, lines, form, technique, spotting, being more dynamic, musicality, using your levels and using the whole stage.  Managing to cover all of that in an hour we will spend the last minutes combining what we’ve learned about dance to our favorite flow props.

MULTI-PROP: EXTENSIONS, TUNNELING, AND WHIRLING

Instructor: Katlan Irving

Level: Beginner with some experience with a double prop

Equipment: Bring your own double prop, instructor may have limited props to share

Location: Main Floor

Description: Use any double prop (poi, double staff, double mini hoops, fans, etc) and explore vertical space as both you and your props spin.

11:30am – 12:30pm

FANS: SILK AND TECH SPINNING

Instructor: Nic Flows @soulstonegatherings

Level: See below for details

Equipment: Instructor will have a limited number to share, please bring your own if possible

Location: Lower Floor

Part 1: All Levels Silk Fans (approx 30 min)

You will learn the fundamentals of proper holding techniques, opening and closing your fans. Next we will go over a few of Nicole’s favorite moves in detail, adding a tech flare with tosses and geometric grids.

Part 2: Intermediate Tech Fans (approx 30 min)

We will go over anti-spins and extensions in both wheel and wall plane. It is suggested that you have a understanding of switching between regular grip and reverse grip for this class.

After we have gone over anti-spins and extensions we will take our new skills and put them together for two different tricks; an anti spin same time opposite direction flower pattern, and a anti-spin w/ extension flower.

Getting comfortable with these movements will allow you to have endless patterns to build upon, and switch up. You will need to have a set of fans for this class as I will only bring two sets of extra practice fans.

BALL JUGGLING: BODY THROWS

Instructor: Lucas Adverse @lucasadverse

Location: Main Floor

Level: Intermediate

Equipment: Instructor will have a limited number to share, please bring your own if possible

Description: this workshop will be about how to use your body when juggling 3 balls, and how to do tricks involving body throws.

12:00-12:30pm

KENDAMA: INTRODUCTION

Instructor: Alex Smith @terrakendama

Level: Beginner

Equipment: Instructor will have a limited number to share, please bring your own if possible

Location: Main Floor Stage

Description: Learn the basics of this skill toy that consists of two differently-shaped wood pieces connected with a string, then join the super-beginner section of the kendama contest happening on stage in the afternoon!.

12:30-1:00pm – LUNCH BREAK

1:00-2:00pm

HOOPS: SHOULDER WORK WITH SINGLE AND DOUBLE DUCK-OUTS

Instructor: Leslie Stark @serenityhoops

Equipment: Instructor will have a limited number to share, please bring your own if possible

Location: Lower Floor

Description: this workshop will start with the basics of shoulder hooping, transition into duck-outs and ultimately have you learning the double shoulder duck-out.  

METEOR: BASIC PATHWAYS AND MOVEMENTS

Instructor: Lilith Vine @lilithvine

Level: All Levels Welcome

Equipment: Instructor will have enough to share with up to 20 students

Location: Main Floor

Description:  learn the basic movements and pathways needed to flow with a meteor.

KENDAMA: CONTEST (until 5:00pm)

Level: All Levels Welcome

Location: Main Floor Stage

Description: hosted by Terra Kendama in partnership with Madskillz Vancouver, this contest will include some prizes and a seeded spot for Van Jam 6, taking place at the main Madskillz in August!

2:00-3:00pm

HOOPS: EXPLORING BARREL ROLLS AND THE VERTICAL PLANE

Instructor: Lola Loops @lolaloops3 website

Level: Intermediate

Location: Main Floor

Equipment: Instructor will have a limited number to share, please bring your own if possible

Description: Explore on and off body hooping in the vertical plane, and learn new fun combos that included barrel rolls, barrel breaks, & vertical hula hooping with 1 -& 2 hoops!

CONTACT JUGGLING: PRACTICING ISOLATIONS, BALANCE, & ROLLING

Instructor: Lukas Knab @lukasknab AcroFireEntertainment

Level: All Levels Welcome

Equipment: Instructor will have a limited number to share, please bring your own if possible

Location: Lower Floor

Description: In this workshop you will learn effective practicing techniques, breakdowns of classic contact juggling drills and movements, as well as methods to improve efficiency while practicing this highly skilled and beautiful art form. Although we will primarily focus on single ball contact juggling, some techniques will be useful when practicing with multiple balls as well.

3:00-4:00pm

HOOPS: INTRODUCTION TO DOUBLES

Instructor: Orbit Princess AKA Marina @orbitprincess

Level: Beginner

Equipment: Instructor will have a limited number to share, please bring your own if possible

Location: Main Floor

Description: In this workshop we will cover the classic two-beat weave with a fancy transition, a linear iso trick, and opposite direction anti-spin flowers. Single hoop weaves, isolations, and anti-spin flowers are prerequisites for these tricks but they will be broken down in this workshop as well!

BALL JUGGLING: FOOT JUGGLING

Instructor: Fancy Andy

Level: All Levels Welcome

Equipment: Please bring your own if possible, Russian balls or bean bag style balls preferred

Location: Lower Floor

Description: Learn the basics – catching a ball on your foot and tossing it up again. Develop ideas for how to incorporate that into your juggling.  

4:00-5:00pm

HOOPS: AIR & FLOOR TIME

Instructor: Christa Giles christahoops.com

Level: All Levels Welcome

Equipment: Instructor will have some to share, or bring your own

Location: Lower Floor

Description: From foot hooping while lying on the floor (including basic starts, foot changes, and direction changes), to a variety of tosses, flips and more using hands, arms, knees and feet, this workshop will challenge your body and your brain!

JUGGLING PROPS: FUNKY YUKILATION

Instructor: Yuki Ueda

Level: All Levels Welcome

Location: Main Floor

Description: Learn something cool from Yuki

PLAYING CARDS: FLOURISHING AND MANIPULATION

Instructor: Damien Poirier

Level: All Levels Welcome

Equipment: Instructor will have a limited number to share, please bring your own if possible

Location: Main Floor Lobby Nook

Description: Back by popular demand (Christa has been begging for a re-run of this workshop for YEARS!), this workshop will include some showmanship basics for handling the deck, as well as more challenging cuts and other cardistry.

5:00-5:30pm

CHAIR YOGA STRETCH

Instructor: Joji website

Level: All Levels Welcome

Location: Lower Floor

Description: The perfect ending to a day of movement workshops! Learn: to stretch the major muscle groups, and enjoy a brief discussion of the latest science facts about stretching.