The 5th Aerial Awards

 July 27, 2014

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“The 5th AERIAL AWARDS”

Hosted by AERIAL CIRQUE OVER DENVER

July 27, 2014

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Celebrating the 5th Aerial Awards with a Red Carpet before the Award Show!

Join us for this exiting event to promote aerial artistry, creativity, & performance skills for recreational and pre-professional aerialists while building a huge circle of friendships among aerialists!

Sign up to perform in the category(s) that interest you before July 18. We’ve added Contortion this year! A $10 late fee will be charged after that and you will be accepted if space is available.

Aerial Cirque Over Denver is a full time Aerial Dance studio offering outstanding training on a variety of aerial  apparatuses for kids, teens, and adults.  Come meet our friendly staff and excellent instructors in beautiful Denver, Colorado where you can enjoy glorious sunsets over the Rockies from our studio window! 
 

SCHEDULE:

Sunday, July 27:

1-1:20 P.M. –  Check in and Warm up

1:20 – 2:40 P.M.  Master Class:  “Aerial with SSSStyle!”  Look & Feel more beautiful in the Air!  We’re thrilled for Sally Smith teach the Aerial Awards Master class this year!  Sally, a professional actress in films and off-Broadway & throughout the US, has also directed over 200 main stage high school and college shows and has been a top rated performance coach for US figure skaters for the past 20 years.

This class will focus on developing your performance side of aerial and help you learn to showcase your personality in the air, making your performance style unique to you!  Sally will spend part of the class working with each person individually.

2:40 – 4:30 P.M. – Practice & Rehearsal:  Use this time to incorporate Sally’s specific style recommendations into your routine for tonight’s performance!  Participants may play their music while practicing their performance number.

  6:00 P.M. – Call time for Aerial Award performers to be at studio.

7:00 P.M. Doors open, Red Carpet begins!  Dress in your finery or wear your performance costume.  The audience is also invited to dress up for Red Carpet Photos!

7:30 – 9:30 P.M.  “AERIAL AWARDS SHOW’

All participants will perform their number(s) for the audience.  The audience will vote for a winner in each category on paper ballots to determine the “Aerial Award” winners.  Up to 7 awards will be awarded.  The “Aerial Awards” will be presented at the culmination of the show.

Tickets:  Show – $10 or $8 if under 8 yrs.  DVD of Red Carpet & Show – $20.  “Aerial Awards” participant’s coaches are free!

 Note:  You will need to buy show tickets in a separate transaction.

CATEGORIES OF EVENTS:

Select your category, (event) on the Application Form, (scroll down below FAQs & at the studio).  We’ve added Contortion this year!  All events will use Aerial Cirque Over Denver’s apparatuses.   Performances are in the studio which has a padded floor and a sprung dance floor covered with Harlequin black marley.   Additional mats are available. 

NOTE:  Ceiling height from the floor padding to the attachment point is 16.5 feet. Choreograph accordingly!

SIGN UP:
Sign up Online or at the studio.   You will also select your category(ies), division(s), and apparatus(es) on the Application Form (scroll down below FAQs or at the studio).

Indicate your age & aerial experience on the Application Form.  Anyone younger than 8 requires special permission.  Also indicate Male or Female.  Below is the information sheet; the Application Form is a separate form at the bottom of this page.

Age:
8-10
11-14

15-19

20-29
30-39
40-49
50-59
60+
 

    A.  Less than 6 mo. experience
    B.   6-12 mo. experience

    C.   1-2   yrs. experience
    D.   3-5 yrs. experience
    E.    More than 5 yrs. experience
    F.    Professional – anyone who has been paid 3 or more times to perform within the past year

Each apparatus below can be performed in the following categories.  If doing more than 1, number each category, division & apparatus with the corresponding number so that the 2nd event will be labeled as 2 in each of those places.   Please indicate your choice(s) on the separate Application Form:

Entertainment A performance meant to entertain.
Dramatic:  A performance meant to create a strong emotion or mood in its viewers.
Comedy A performance meant to make people laugh.
Character:  The performer portrays a known character or creates an unknown character.  May include speaking or singing and use of a prop if it doesn’t interfere with the performance.
Artistic:  The performer uses their body and apparatus to create artwork.  Someone with a lot of flexibility or unusual movements might choose this category.
Technique Someone who excels in strength or technique and is able to make difficult movements look effortless might choose this category.
Interpretive:  A piece of music will be played once through for each interpretive event, then participants will be separated while each individual, team etc performs.  Everyone will hear it only once before performing to it.  A fun event for anyone who likes to choreograph! 
Spotlight:  Lights will be dimmed and a spotlight will be on the performer!
Showmanship: This category permits the use of props.  Props must not interfere with the safe use of the apparatus.
Performance:  For anyone wishing to perform a number but not be judged or eligible for an award.  (Applies to all events)

DIVISIONS:

Each apparatus can be used in any of these divisions.  Please indicate your division and apparatus on your Application Form.

Individual:  Solo performance
Partners:  One male, one female on the same piece of apparatus
Similar partners:
  Two females, (such as sisters, friends, mother /daughter) on one apparatus or Two males, (such as brothers etc.)
Synchronized:  Two people on separate apparatuses of the same type, (ie. fabric), perform in unison doing the same or complimentary moves.
Teams:  3 or 4 people perform with each person on their own apparatus, (not necessarily all of the same type).  They may do the same or complimentary moves.
Groups:  More than 4 performers using up to 4 apparatuses.
Professional:  Anyone who has been paid  3 or more times in the past year.
Note:  If 50% of partners or a team or group have performed professionally 3 times or more this past year, both partners or the whole team may only sign up for the professional category.

APPARATUSES:

Single point dance trapeze                  
Static trapeze
Fabric, Non-stretch
Fabric, Medium stretch
Hoop/Lyra, single tab, solid, 37″
Hoop/Lyra, double tab, hollow, 35″

Hoop/Lyra either with hand/foot loop
Corde Lisse
Spanish Web with hand/foot loop
Static  (Swing) Line                               
Double  Static (Giant Swing) Line                      
Aerial Net
Hammock
Contortion  (Non-aerial – New this year!)
Note: You may bring your own harness or use our padded harnesses for Static Line events.

COSTUMES:

Costumes may be simple or elaborate as long as they are non-slippery and won’t get tangled in the apparatuses.   Extremely brief costumes are not permitted!  No sharp decorations that could snag fabrics.  Costumes should enhance your performance rather than distract the viewer’s, (or your) attention and should never interfere with your safety.

PROPS:

Props are only allowed in the Showmanship and Character categories and must not interfere with the safe use of the apparatus.

MUSIC REQUIREMENTS / PERFORMANCE LENGTH:
 
Please choose music for your performance that is 2-4.5 minutes in length, with or without lyrics.  Movement must begin no later than 5 seconds after music begins and must end when music ends.   Music must be cut and/or edited in advance; no “fade out” will be done on-site. Your music file should be labeled with your name, event, and length of music before sending (e.g. Dawn Barela Fabric Solo 2.5 mins). Preferred file types are .mp3, .wav, .m4a and .flac. Music must be e-mailed to Dance@AerialCirqueOverDenver.com by Saturday, July 19th at 5:00pm. If your music file is too large to attach to an e-mail, please use DropBox or GoogleDrive to upload and send the download link. If you are unfamiliar with these programs, please use the website http://www.dropsend.comto upload and e-mail your music (no registration or fee required).

 Music procedure for practice sessions: Your music will be available at the Sunday (7/27) practice if you have e-mailed it by the deadline stated above. Your name will be announced when it is your turn to practice. Take your pose at your apparatus and your music will be played once without stopping. If there is a technical difficulty, you will have another opportunity to practice, but music will not be started again if you make a mistake or forget your choreography – please proceed as best as you can and run it again at the end as time permits. It is recommended that you practice in your costume.  Bring an extra labeled copy of your music on a CD, iPod, or phone for practice & performance in case of technical difficulty.

      JUDGING:
This is an artistic event, therefore judging will emphasize creativity, presentation, musical expression, artistry, form, and beauty of movement rather than difficulty.

AWARDS: 

Awards will be for up to 7 of  the following for Performer, 5 for Professional Performer.

1.  Most Versatile Performer                     1.  Most Versatile Professional Performer
2.  Most Promising Performer                  2.  Most Promising Professional Performer
3.  Most Creative Performer                     3.  Most Creative Professional Performer
4.  Most Entertaining Performer         4.  Most Entertaining Professional Performer
5.  Most Inspired Performer                      5.  Most Inspired Professional Performer
6.  Most Artistic Performer                        6.  Most Artistic Professional Performer
7.  Most Musical Performer                       7.  Most Musical Professional Performer
8.  Most Exquisite Performer                     8.  Most Exquisite Professional Performer
9.  Most Spectacular Performer               9.  Most Spectacular Professional Performer
10. Most Innovative                                       10.  Most Innovative Professional Performer
11.  Most Dramatic Performer                  11.  Most Dramatic professional performer

ADDITIONAL RULES:

Coaching and spotting is allowed and recommended during practice sessions.  It’s recommended your coach is near at the performance but should not need to coach or spot. To maintain high quality performances and safety, you are required to select moves you can perform confidently without spotting.
 
You may begin and/or end off the apparatus, or be off the apparatus during your number if your choreography relates to the apparatus for up to a total of 45 seconds.  Being “off the apparatus” is defined by having any part of your body supported by the floor.

EVENT  FEE:

1st Event:  US$55 per person
Each additional event (apparatus):  US$12 per person
Includes all above scheduled activities.  Event fees are non refundable and are due by July 18, 2014 with your Application Form online or at the studio.  A US$10 late fee will be required for all later applications and will be accepted if space is available. 
Show tickets: $10, $8 under age 8.  DVDs of the Red Carpet & Aerial Awards Show: $20.

CONFIRMATION:

Confirmation of payment will be by email, so please be sure your email address  is correct!  Questions will be answered by email.

SUMMER CAMP, CLASSES, & PRIVATE INSTRUCTION:

Come early to enjoy Colorado & train at altitude or stay a week after!  You are welcome to sign up for our 8th annual Aerial Cirque Summer Camp and classesSee details at www.AerialCirqueOverDenver.com
 
Private lessons are available with our outstanding instructors.  Reserve your times upon arrival. You may also email Dance@AerialCirqueOverDenver.com  to register for camp, classes or private lessons.
  Private instruction is $75/ hr, $105 for a duo or $135 trio lesson.  Advanced payment reserves your time.  View more about our instructors at:  www.AerialCirqueOverDenver.com

Note:  You will need to buy show tickets in a separate transaction.
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LODGING / HOTEL:

Embassy Suites
7525 E Hampden
Denver, CO 80231
Ph:  303 696-6644
Fax:  303 337-6202
Email:   DENHP_DS@Hilton .com

You’ll enjoy your stay at the exceptionally lovely Embassy Suites, about ¾ mi. W. of Aerial Cirque Over Denver.  $99 inc. breakfast – Double or King.  They have a glorious, huge tropical atrium with a waterfall  and lush flowering plants and trees where you can hang out, eat, sit with a book and find peace & quiet.  Beautifully furnished rooms with very large, comfy sitting rooms, many with stunning views of the Rockies!!  Perfect for a family as there is plenty of space for an extra cot or two, (even 3).  You’ll relax to sleep to the sound of the atrium waterfall.  Extremely friendly staff!  Across from Whole Foods Market offering wonderful freshly prepared healthful foods and groceries, as well as the beautiful Tiffany Plaza Shopping Center.  Dozens of restaurants are very nearby!  Enjoy their pool and fitness room.  You won’t want to leave!

Motel 6 Denver South
9201 E. Arapahoe Rd.
Greenwood Village, CO 80112
303-790-8220, 800-466-8356
$39 Single, $44 Double
Near Park Meadows & Streets of Southglenn shopping centers

THINGS TO SEE AND DO IN DENVER AND THE  SURROUNDING MOUNTAINS!

Ocean Journey, Six Flags Elitch Gardens Amusement Park, The Denver Botanical Gardens, The Denver Art Museum, The Denver U.S. Mint, City park Zoo and outstanding Natural History Museum, the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Rocky Mt. National Park & Trail Ridge Road, Glenwood Springs with it’s 2 block long hot mineral pool in the gorgeous Glenwood Canyon, Mount Evans with the word’s highest paved road, the stunning Maroon Bells mountains in Aspen, Mesa Verde National Park with incredible Cliff Dwellings, the Sand Dunes National Park near Alamosa, ride the spectacular Durango/Silverton railroad and the Cumber & Toltec railroad, Victorian homes and The Loop vintage train ride in Georgetown.
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If this event inspires us to grow, improve, and become our best while developing camaraderie, compassion,  an appreciation of our own effort and accomplishments as well as the effort and accomplishments of others, then everyone who has participated will have been richly rewarded through Aerial Dance!

 Promote spirit within your studio by coming out as a group and supporting each other!

Make plans now for this fun-filled event!
Note:  You will need to buy show tickets in a separate transaction.

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Aerial Dance Over Denver, LLC 
Dance@AerialCirqueOverDenver.com
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(SE corner of Hampden & Yosemite in the shoppette)
Denver, CO 80231 
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 FAQs

Q – Do you have homestays? 

A – No,  but you are welcome to email us & we’ll let you know if we can find one of our families who has space for you.

Q – If I want to participate but am concerned I won’t be used to your apparatus, what is the best thing for me to do?

A – You may arrange to try that apparatus in a class or private lesson before the event so you have time to get used to it.  Also use it in the practice sessions.

Q – If I come early & really like one of your apparatuses that I didn’t sign up for in advance, may I add it to what I’m already signed up to do?

A – Yes, as long as there is space, you may add an additional apparatus for $12.

Q – When I get there, if I find that I’m not comfortable on one of the apparatuses that I signed up to do, can I change my apparatus?

A –Yes, you will be allowed 1 change at no charge if it is possible while adhering to our time schedule.

Q – Will I be refunded if I change my mind or can’t attend?

A – No, we regret that we cannot put on a successful event if we allow refunds after you have signed up.  It is important to count on the people who say they are coming so we can hire the necessary people to make this a fulfilling event for all of the participants.  Bringing people together like this is a unique and extraordinary opportunity for the participants, and each person’s participation makes this event all the more special!

The 5thAerial Awards 
 
July 27, 2014
Application Form
  Sign up to perform in the category(s) that interest you.  We’ve added Contortion this year!
See complete details at www.AerialCirqueOverDenver.com
 
Fill out this Application Form (print & scan) and email to Dance@AerialCirqueOverDenver.com after paying the Event Fee here or bring to the studio with your payment.

CATEGORIES OF EVENTS:

Name:
Email:
Phone:

Check your age and aerial experience:  (Anyone younger than 8 requires special permission.)

Age:
_8-10
_11-14
_15-19
_20-29
_30-39
_40-49
_50-59
_60+  

_A.  Less than 6 mo. experience
_B.   6-12 mo. experience
_C.   1-2   yrs. experience
_D.   3-5 yrs. experience
_E.    More than 5 yrs. experience
_F.    Professional – anyone who has been paid 3 or more times to perform within the past year

_Male      _Female

Each apparatus below can be performed in the following categories.  If doing more than 1, number each category, division & apparatus with the corresponding number so that the 2nd event will be labeled as 2 in each of those places.  Please check your choice(s):

__Entertainment:  A performance meant to entertain.
__Dramatic:  A performance meant to create a strong emotion or mood in its viewers.
__Comedy:  A performance meant to make people laugh.
__Character:  The performer portrays a known character or creates an unknown character.
__Artistic:  The performer uses their body and apparatus to create artwork.  Someone with a lot of flexibility or unusual movements might choose this category.
__Technique:  Someone who excels in strength or technique and is able to make difficult movements look effortless might choose this category.
__Interpretive:  A piece of music will be played twice through for each interpretive event, then participants will be separated while each individual, team etc performs.  Everyone will hear it only twice before performing to it.  A fun event for everyone who likes to choreograph! 
__Spotlight:  Lights will be dimmed and a spotlight will be on the performer!
__Showmanship: The only category that permits the use of props.  Props must not interfere with the safe use of the apparatus. 
__Performance:  I only wish to perform a number but not be judged or eligible for an award.  (Applies to all events)

DIVISIONS:

Each apparatus can be used in any of these divisions.  Please indicate your division and apparatus.  Also list anyone you are performing with.

__Individual:  Solo performance
__Partners:  One male, one female on the same piece of apparatus
__Similar partners:  Two females, (such as sisters, friends, mother /daughter) on one piece of _apparatus or Two males, (such as brothers etc.)
__Synchronized:  Two people on separate apparatuses of the same type, (ie. fabric), perform in unison doing the same or complimentary moves.
__Teams:  3 or 4 people, (studio or club teams, family members, friends) perform with each person on their own apparatus, (not necessarily all of the same type).  They may do the same or complimentary moves.
__Groups:  More than 4 performers using up to 4 apparatuses.
Note: If 50% of partners or a team have performed professionally this past year, both partners or the whole team may only sign up for the professional category.

APPARATUSES:

__Single point trapeze                  
__Static trapeze
__Fabric, Non-stretch
__Fabric, Medium stretch
__Hoop/Lyra, single tab, solid, 37″
__Hoop/Lyra, double tab, hollow, 35″
__Hoop/Lyra, either with hand/foot loop
__Corde Lisse
__Spanish Web with hand/foot loop
__Static  (Swing) Line                               
__Double  Static (Giant Swing) Line                      
__Aerial Net
­­__Hammock
__Contortion

EVENT FEE:

1st Event:  $55 per person
Each additional event (apparatus):  $12 per person. 
Show tickets may be reserved for $12 each, $8 under age 8
DVDs of the Red Carpet & Aerial Awards Show – $20

Fees are non-refundable and are due with your Application Form, (online or at the studio) by July 18, 2014.  A $10 late fee will be required for all later applications and will be accepted if space is available. 

Important:  Please be familiar with the schedule, rules, and procedures posted at the studio and on www.AerialDanceOverDenver.com  (Click the Aerial Awards in L column of home page or click the event page to see info.)
Email questions to Dance@AerialCirqueOverDenver.com

If this event inspires us to grow, improve, and become our best while developing camaraderie, compassion,  an appreciation of our own effort and accomplishments as well as the effort and accomplishments of others, then everyone who has participated will have been richly rewarded through Aerial Dance!

 

 

 

 



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