“In September of 2020 just as schools were starting with all their various hybrid/cohort/virtual protocols over 2000 homes burned in our closest neighboring towns. Knowing that the Halloween parade, a centerpiece of fall fun in Ashland, was canceled, I connected with a neighboring dance studio and a gymnastics studio to give everyone something to look forward to by dreaming up a way for the kids to perform safely. We rehearsed dances (in masks and distanced from each other) to the same songs, collected our zombie and monster costumes and were ready to go. We used our three neighboring studios, all with bay doors opening into the same parking lot; synchronized our music-playing, made seating charts for family pods to maintain distance sitting or standing outside. The kids danced, the tiny audiences rotated from studio to studio, and a bit of Halloween magic was shared.”
Director & Teaching Artist at Le Cirque Centre
Summer Institute Alum 2018
Taught in-person, inside, distanced & masked
We are back in the studio at nearly full capacity and preparing to unveil our new brand as Ashland Aerial Arts, a place for creativity, strength and acceptance!