Aerial Fabric Crane Bar

The construction at Dardano’s was successful! We now have over 20 feet of clearance for large drops and intricate routines. Our class schedule will be expanded in 2008. We have developed a custom aerial instruction that incorporates Feldenkrais to great advantage. Our Parkour friends share the gym with us and were happy to have Ben visit to see their amazing feats.

Aerial Fabric Crane Bar Installation

November brought more height to the ceiling at our winter work out space, Dardano’s. Thanks to Larry Dardano, we were able to raise a section of the ceiling so as to install a crane bar and have over 20′ of clearance to work in. Barca Chase flew in to help in the construction, Ben lent his welding skills, and our aerialists and Parkour enthusiasts pitched in as well. It was a team effort!

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Kansas City Workshop

In October we held our first workshop Kansas City, MO. There were 16 participants who did fantastic. Rachel and John were the hosts at their warehouse. David provided massage therapy and Sean was our one brave male participant. We look forward to returning to Kansas City Dec 1 and 2 for the next workshop.

Aerial Fabric Gia

We have made friends with other performers who have ordered our fabric. Gia Bathory from Nashville ordered red fabric for her show, Devil’s Night 07 and sent us photos. Thanks Gia!

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Aerial Fabric Jenna

Jenna practicing for her first bungee show Nov 1st. Photos soon.

LJ on bungee

LJ, trapeze artist from Miami, joined us in August. Jennifer has performed a few times at the club.

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Clarion, Lynn, Tanya, Gail

Gail, violinist from Corteo, and LJ, trapeze artist from Miami, joined us in August. Also Gails’ niece, Clarion. Jennifer has performed a few times at the club. She has a different repertoire of tricks and so is a valuable asset for performing and teaching. We were happy to have LJ visit and perform on the fabric at the club while she learned bungee with us. After her last practice with us in Denver, we had an impromptu belly dancing lesson in the kitchen with Morgan.

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Julie and Matt

Julie, one of our favorite performers was married to Matt in September. They met while trying out for the National Circus School in Montreal. The wedding was in Bisbee Arizona. We wish Matt and Julie all the best as they chart a new life together.

Aerial Fabric practice

We were honored to have Florence, a performer with the Cirque Corteo show come by our practice. She was training Christine and we watched her training after one of the Corteo shows. We also had a chance to get to know Oleg who is a great hand-balancer in the Corteo show. We enjoyed becoming friends with the performers and family members of Corteo and were sad to see them leave Denver. However, we have new ideas as a result of our interaction and will be working on developing new routines for our shows.

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Here are a few photos of Bama and his group doing Parkour at Elitches Xcity show. They have been doing 3 shows a day all summer and will end their run with Elitches on August 12th. Tanya and I were amazed at their athletic prowess while scaling the towers and buildings of the set. It has been wonderful to help them gain more gymnastic skills at Dardano’s over the past winter.
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Aerial Fabric Practice

We have had a great time making friends with several of the performers and their wives and children who are in Denver with the Cirque Corteo show. Christine purchased fabric from us and has brought her friends Claire and Tasha to our practice sessions along with her daughter Mya. Christine’s husband, Fred is one of the amazing high bar performers in the Corteo show.

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It was a pleasure to have the cast members of Corteo visit the Church nightclub where we do our shows. We have enjoyed getting to know many of the cast and support crew with Corteo, and have seen Corteo several times, appreciating the show more each time.

It has been a great month with our friends from Cirque learning new skills at practices, having BBQs, flying trapeze, and water skiing! Ben, our mentor even visited the club to watch his grand daughter’s show at our fifth anniversary performance. And our latest fabric order was sent to New Zealand!

And our wonderful Brian hung up his bungee harness after his last performance.

Aerial Fabric at The Church

In May, Jennifer did her first fabric show at the Church. She is a great addition to our performing and teaching corps!


Julie was in town briefly and did a quick performance at Denver School of the Arts. She whipped herself into shape within a week and now is back in North Carolina. We worked with the DSA senior tech students and their show was great.

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Aerial Fabric visits Cirque Marshall

Photo of us with Marshall Garfield, in the Cirque dining hall with the arch by Andrew Goldsworthy in the background.
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Aerial Fabric visits Cirque Headquarters

Our visit to Montreal was truly amazing! Thanks to Marshall Garfield we were able to visit Tohu, an amazing venue, the National Circus School, Cirque Eloize, and Cirque du Soleil headquarters which is enormous and still growing! We learned a great deal and met many wonderful people. Marshall was fantastic in arranging all of our meetings. Barca Chase, featured in a few of the pictures, drove us all over Montreal.
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Aerial Fabric in the snow

Unbelievable! Julie came in from North Carolina during the massive blizzards that hit Denver. She shoveled a path through the snow drifts to our practice rig and set up the fabric! She is amazing.
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