Youngsters

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Dance for kids 1

Instructor: Tatjana Vdovič

Age: 3 - 4 y/o

Time: Wednesday, 16:30 - 17:15, Studio 5

This workshop is intended for the youngest dancers. At the workshop, we develop motor skills, straighten skills of left and right sides of the body and improve balance. In addition to warm up exercises, we learn the basic elements, which form the base for the dance techniques and are necessary for later dance education. We also play games for auditory rhythmic exercises and then use them in dance choreographies, which are based on cute children's songs.

 
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Dance for kids 2

Instructor: Tatjana Vdovič

Age: 4 - 5 y/o

Time: Wednesday, 17:30 - 18:15, Studio 5

This workshop is intended for the youngest dancers. At the workshop, we develop motor skills, straighten skills of left and right sides of the body and improve balance. In addition to warm up exercises, we learn the basic elements, which form the base for the dance techniques and are necessary for later dance education. We also play games for auditory rhythmic exercises and then use them in dance choreographies, which are based on cute children's songs.

 
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Yoga for Kids

instructor: Patricija Roj

Age: kids

Time: Tuesday, 16:40 - 17:40, Studio 5

 
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CONTEMPORARY DANCE FOR KIDS 1

Instructor: Rebeka Hanžel

Age: 5 - 6 y/o

Time: Thursday, 16:40 - 17:40, Studio 4

This workshop is intended for dancers who have some dancing experience. Throughout the year, the workshop gains a structure of a dance training, which is still playful and interesting for children. The exercises enable us to learn basic dance elements, we explore the space (diagonal, floor, jumps), but above all we encourage children to be independent in their movement and execution of choreographies. Stage orientation regarding space and dance partners is the foundation of a good performance; therefore, the youngest dancers are being encouraged to develop these concepts.

 
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CONTEMPORARY DANCE FOR KIDS 2

Instructor: Rebeka Hanžel

Age: 5 - 7 y/o

Time: Tuesday, 16:40 - 17:40, Studio 4

This workshop is intended for dancers who have some dancing experience. Throughout the year, the workshop gains a structure of a dance training, which is still playful and interesting for children. The exercises enable us to learn basic dance elements, we explore the space (diagonal, floor, jumps), but above all we encourage children to be independent in their movement and execution of choreographies. Stage orientation regarding space and dance partners is the foundation of a good performance; therefore, the youngest dancers are being encouraged to develop these concepts.

 
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URBAN KIDS 1

Instructor: Nadja Krajnc

Age: 6 - 9 y/o

Time: Friday, 16:40 - 17:40, Studio 5

The workshop is intended for children who want to get to know Hip-Hop as a dance category and as a culture. The emphasis is on learning the basic movements, developing an ear for rhythm and melody, as well as developing a sense of space. Children learn different tricks and how to perform on stage. The learning process also includes a game through which children test their motor skills and learn to use their body.

 
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URBAN KIDS 2

Instructor: Nadja Krajnc

Age: 6 - 9 y/o

Time: Friday, 17:50 - 18:50, Studio 5

The workshop is intended for children who want to get to know Hip-Hop as a dance category and as a culture. The emphasis is on learning the basic movements, developing an ear for rhythm and melody, as well as developing a sense of space. Children learn different tricks and how to perform on stage. The learning process also includes a game through which children test their motor skills and learn to use their body.

Contemporary/Modern

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Contemporary/Modern Kids 1

Instructor: Tjaša Šramel

Age: 5 - 6 y/o

Time: Thursday, 16:40 - 17:40, Studio 4

This workshop is intended for dancers who have some dancing experience. Throughout the year, the workshop gains a structure of a dance training, which is still playful and interesting for children. The exercises enable us to learn basic dance elements, we explore the space (diagonal, floor, jumps), but above all we encourage children to be independent in their movement and execution of choreographies. Stage orientation regarding space and dance partners is the foundation of a good performance; therefore, the youngest dancers are being encouraged to develop these concepts.

 
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Contemporary/Modern Kids 2

Instructor: Rebeka Hanžel

Age: 7 - 8 y/o

Time: Tuesday, 16:10 - 17:40, Studio 4

This workshop is intended for dancers who have some dancing experience. Throughout the year, the workshop gains a structure of a dance training, which is still playful and interesting for children. The exercises enable us to learn basic dance elements, we explore the space (diagonal, floor, jumps), but above all we encourage children to be independent in their movement and execution of choreographies. Stage orientation regarding space and dance partners is the foundation of a good performance; therefore, the youngest dancers are being encouraged to develop these concepts.

 
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Contemporary/Modern Beginners

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Instructor: Maja Lamovšek

Age: children, teenagers

Time: Monday, 15:00 - 16:30, Studio 2 and Thursday, 16:10 - 17:40, Studio 5

Contemporary Beginners is a workshop through which children learn basic dance steps, coordination and working in a group. By repeating a dance combination through a game, they also improve their memory and develop motor skills. The aim of this workshop is to encourage the children's desire to express themselves through movement.

 
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Contemporary/Modern Intermediate

intermediate

Instructor: Marko Urbanek

Age: teenagers

Time: Monday, 17:50 - 19:20 and Thursday, 17:50 - 19:20, Studio 4

The workshop is suitable for dancers who already know some basic principles of contemporary and modern dance. The aims of this workshop are to evoke interest for dance expression, acknowledging one's body as a means of dance expression, and introducing dance elements such as space, time, energy and gravity. With the help of the instructor and through group work, dancers develop motoric, musical and visual memory, along with developing coordination through movement and preparing for a stage performance.

 
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Contemporary/Modern Advanced

advanced

Instructor: Marko Urbanek

Age: teenagers, adults

Time: Monday, 19:30 - 21:00 and Friday, 17:50 - 19:20, Studio 4

At the Contemporary Advanced workshop, participants will learn the functionality of their body, its individualities, and its performance in detail. The workshop consists of two parts. In part one, participants will learn their adaptability and precision through learning already set materials. In part two, they will learn basic dancing tools and with their help develop their own dance sequences. This workshop is aimed at dancers with some prior knowledge.

 
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Contemporary/Modern Adults

beginner / intermediate

Instructor: Ana Germ

Age: adults

Time: Wednesday, 19:30 - 21.00, Studio 4

Power Modern for Adults workshop is appropriate for every age and is a combination of varied dance techniques (contemporary, modern, yoga, and Pilates), which are learned through different exercises and choreographies. The emphasis is on stretching, training physical fitness, and encouraging individual creativity.

 
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Tovarishia Dance Company

professional

Instructor: Marko Urbanek

Age: teenagers, adults

Time: Monday, 10:00 - 11.30 and Thursday, 19:30 - 21:00, Studio 4

Dancers for this workshop are chosen at an audition. The workshop is aimed at those who excel at principles of contemporary dance. It is a synthesis of varied dancing techniques, to which Marko adds his own motoric characteristics - interlacement of muscle work with the use of one's own gravity and leaps between different dynamics.

The aims of this workshop are to evoke interest for dance expression, acknowledging one's body as a means of dance expression, and introducing basic dance elements (space, time, energy, gravity), developing motoric, musical and visual memory, along with developing coordination through movement.

 
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Contemporary Ballet Beginners

beginners / intermediate

Instructor: Marko Urbanek

Age: teenagers, adults

Time: Friday, 16:10 - 17.40, Studio 4

The contemporary ballet workshop is based on the basics of ballet, freely mixed with elements of contemporary and modern dance. It is intended primarily for high school and college students with basic knowledge of ballet, who wish to use, develop and spread their knowledge to other areas of contemporary creative art of dance.

Training consists of heating up on the ground (a combination of Pilates, yoga, floor barre techniques and stretching), exercises in the center (the basics of ballet, modern and contemporary dance techniques) and finishing with a choreography, which connects and complements what the learned material in a creative dance terminology, whose style approaches the emotive style of Kjara Starič Wurst, as well as the minimalism of Edward Clug.

 
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Contemporary Ballet Intermediate

beginners / intermediate

Instructor: Ana Germ

Age: teenagers, adults

Time: Saturday, 10.00 - 11.30, Studio 4

The contemporary ballet workshop is based on the basics of ballet, freely mixed with elements of contemporary and modern dance. It is intended primarily for high school and college students with basic knowledge of ballet, who wish to use, develop and spread their knowledge to other areas of contemporary creative art of dance.

Training consists of heating up on the ground (a combination of Pilates, yoga, floor barre techniques and stretching), exercises in the center (the basics of ballet, modern and contemporary dance techniques) and finishing with a choreography, which connects and complements what the learned material in a creative dance terminology, whose style approaches the emotive style of Kjara Starič Wurst, as well as the minimalism of Edward Clug.

Urban

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Urban kids 1

Instructor: Nadja Krajnc

Age: 7 - 8 y/o

Time: Friday, 16:40 - 17:40, Studio 5

The workshop is intended for children who want to get to know Hip-Hop as a dance category and as a culture. The emphasis is on learning the basic movements, developing an ear for rhythm and melody, as well as developing a sense of space. Children learn different tricks and how to perform on stage. The learning process also includes a game through which children test their motor skills and learn to use their body.

 
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Urban Kids 2

Instructor: Nadja Krajnc

Age: 9 - 10 y/o

Time: Friday, 17:50 - 18:50, Studio 5

The workshop is intended for children who want to get to know Hip-Hop as a dance category and as a culture. The emphasis is on learning the basic movements, developing an ear for rhythm and melody, as well as developing a sense of space. Children learn different tricks and how to perform on stage. The learning process also includes a game through which children test their motor skills and learn to use their body.

 
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Urban Beginners

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Instructors: Monja Lorenčič

Age: primary school, teenagers

Time: Monday and Wednesday, 15:00 - 16:30, Studio 4

Trainings under the leadership of duo Moment combine different dance techniques, namely jazz, modern and hip-hop. Great emphasis is paid to emotions and feelings, with the duo promising to offer something new and fresh with plenty of good and modern music.

 
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Urban Intermediate / Advanced

Intermediate / Advanced

Instructors: Monja Lorenčič

Age: primary school, teenagers, adults

Time: Wednesday 16:30 - 18:00 and Friday, 20:00 - 21:30, Studio 4

Trainings under the leadership of duo Moment combine different dance techniques, namely jazz, modern and hip-hop. Great emphasis is paid to emotions and feelings, with the duo promising to offer something new and fresh with plenty of good and modern music.

 
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URBAN GROWNUPS

Instructors: Monja Lorenčič

Age: adults

Time: Tuesday, 19:30 - 21:00, Studio 2

Acroyoga, Yoga, Pilates, Feldenkrais

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WAKE UP PILATES

beginners, advanced

Instructor: Nataša Nežič

Age: teenagers, adults

Time: Saturday, 09:00 - 10:00, Studio 5

 
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PILATES FOR SPINE

beginners, advanced

Instructor: Nataša Nežič and Špela Paskolo

Age: teenagers, adults

Time: Tuesday, 19:45 - 20:45, Studio 4 (Nataša Nežič) or Thursday, 19:15 - 20:15, Studio 5 (Špela Paskolo)

Pilates for the spine is a training session for those who are already experiencing back pain, as well as for those who want to prevent such problems from occurring. At the session you will learn proper posture and exercises that strengthen torso stabilizers, improve spinal flexibility, balance and stability. In addition to reducing spinal pains, with regular and consistent exercise the strength of deep torso stabilizers increases, body posture improves, muscle tightness is reduced and mobility is increased.

More than four-fifths of back problems are due to muscles which, in the absence of activity or incorrect load, become clogged, shortened and become inflexible, which is one of the causes of pain. The body naturally adapts to the pain by adjusting the posture, movement and further limiting the natural function of the muscles. Cells do not have biological clocks, they are constantly being renewed, therefore muscle mass can be increased by regular, continuous exercise. It is also possible to increase the flexibility of the spine; only strong will, a clear goal, and action is needed. As old Taoist masters say: you are as old as your old spine is.

 
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YOGA PILATES

beginners, advanced

Instructor: Nataša Nežič

Age: teenagers, adults

Time: Thursday, 18:00 - 19:00, Studio 5

Yoga Pilates is an excellent choice for those who want to feel the effects of both Pilates and yoga. Throughout the session, the elements of the two training genres intertwine with each other and provide you with an exceptional experience of both Pilates and yoga. The main difference between the two is that Pilates focuses primarily on intramuscular coordination and increasing torso strength, with the movements carried out in smooth, controlled and dynamic way, while yoga includes static movement and stretching, thus allowing additional upgrading of exercises for flexibility and physical strength. Both forms of exercise belong to the "body & mind" training programs, which are aimed at reconnecting the body and spirit.

 
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Acroyoga

beginners, advanced

Instructor: Živa Stojanovič

Age: teenagers, adults

Time: Monday, 17:30 - 19:00, Studio 5 in Wednesday, 18:00 - 19:30, Studio 4

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Power Yoga

beginners/ advanced

Instructor: Marko Urbanek

Age: teenagers, adults

Time: Tuesday, 19:30 - 20.30, Studio 5

Power yoga is a training during which one has to breathe correctly and perform various exercises for strength and flexibility of the body and a relaxed mind. It is a session of continuous physical movement of hatha yoga. The workshop begins with a couple of minutes reserved for breathing exercises done in a sitting position, followed by various asanas, which awaken and relax the whole body (forward bends, rotations, leapfrogs, body tilts, sun salutation ...). The order of asanas changes through the season and is upgraded by other versions of asanas. Each session is concluded with a pleasant relaxation in different lying positions.

 
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FELDENKRAIS - AWARENESS THROUGH MOVEMENT

Instructor: Petra Jeretina and Darja

Age: teenagers, adults

Time: Monday, 19:00 - 20:00 and Tuesday, 18:00 - 19:00, Studio 5

Content in preperation.

Aerial Yoga

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Aerial Yoga comes from the United States and is an innovative form of exercise, which prolongs and relieves the spine, activates the muscles of the entire body and provides good blood circulation, balance and coordination. With the use of special Aerial Yoga silk or yoga hammock, you can effortlessly perform a variety of yoga and Pilates positions, as well fun routines from the field of aerial dance. The practice is relaxing, restorative and extremely fun.

The development of Aerial Yoga was heavily influenced by the popularity of acrobatic groups such as the Cirque de Soleil. Dancer and choreographer Christopher Harrison, founder of the Anti-Gravity dance movement, was among those giving the incentive to develop this new type of yoga. Harrison’s special form of exercise achieved great success across the US and in Europe. At the same time other areas Aerial Yoga were developing, some focused more on traditional yoga, other more on aerial dance and acrobatics. People around the world are trying this new, fun and relaxing form of exercise, which has many positive effects, and does not require any special yoga knowledge.

Practicing Aerial Yoga

The special silk hammock is suspended from the ceiling with climbing equipment, consisting of webbing straps, ropes and carabiners. Such installation allows the height adjustment of the hammock, depending on the height of Aerial Yoga practitioner. Most of the exercises are carried out with the silk at hip level, where it acts as a kind of swing, although no swinging takes place while performing the exercises. Most of the exercises start in the plumb position (string with a weight, used to determine the vertical position), which allows us to leave the ground and rise in the hammock in a calm manner.

Exercises can be classified in groups, according to the position in which they are performed. Warm-up exercises begin in a sitting, lying or kneeling position, with hands wrapped around the silk hammock. We slowly build your way up, standing in front of or behind the silk and perform exercises in which we lay one or both legs in the hammock, as well as exercises, where we the silk supports us from under the shoulder blades. This is followed by exercises, where for the first time, we leave the floor and extend the spine in a forward bend over the hammock and finally exercises, where the three-meter wide silk is spread out and we sit in it. This position is ideal for inversions, which Aerial Yoga is most famous for. During these exercises, we wrap the pelvis and thighs in the silk and put the upper part of the body in a backwards bend. Then we finally move into a very pleasant suspended position, in which the spine is completely relaxed and extended. Following are many exercises carried out in the air – where the toughest inversions leave only the shoulders in the hammock; and exercises where we start by standing up in the silk and climb even higher.

For easier transition between positions, we perform some light flips, where the silk helps us maintain control over the body. These flips also allow us to connect different elements in a longer sequence, enabling a flowing transition between them and thus to dance. Attendees especially love the playful part of the exercise, because they can try out various tricks and positions that require a little more courage.

The session is concluded with relaxation that gives an unforgettable feeling. We lie down in the spread-out silk, rock gently and relax every part of our body, while the hammock supports us.

Positive Effects of Aerial Yoga

The special Aerial Yoga silk or yoga hammock can bear the weight of 450 kilograms, and gives support during the practice and makes positions, which would otherwise be quite difficult, easy. Headstands, rolls or the warrior pose become a piece of cake. While doing Aerial Yoga, you are developing strength of the whole body, using your core, and developing spatial intelligence.

Stretching exercises are easy and effective, because the silk distributes the weight. Regular exercise improves posture, as well as strengthens the muscles that stabilize the body, which is also reflected in the daily activities and the implementation of other physical exercises.

Anyone who regularly attends Aerial Yoga, will soon notice positive changes in their body, becoming more capable, agile, stronger and more flexible.

Aerial Yoga in Maribor


In November 2014, Aerial Yoga has finally arrived at Maribor’s Dance Centre. Our offices are located at Tkalski prehod 7.

Marko Urbanek, academic dancer and choreographer, a graduate of the Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance (modern dance, ballet and yoga), designed the Aerial Yoga program. As a teacher of modern dance, ballet and yoga, he has worked in Maribor and Ljubljana since 2006.

 

Schedule

Basic - beginners; learning the basics

Flow - intermediate, exercises are connected in a continuous flow; learning sequences

Power - intermediate, exercises are connected in a continuous flow; learning advanced tricks, flips and sequences

Before committing to Aerial Yoga, you can try it out first. To apply, please send an e-mail to aerialyoga.mb@gmail.com.

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PLEASE NOTE

Wear soft, form-fitting clothes without metal or sharp parts (zippers, snaps, buttons) and for safety reasons, remove all jewelry (earrings, rings, necklaces, piercings). Wear a shirt with short or long sleeves (shirts without sleeves are not suitable).

If you wish to combine Aerial Yoga with other workshops conducted by the Dance Centre, you are eligible for discount for each additional workshop.

Learn about other workshops and prices.

Risk Factors

While Aerial Yoga and Aerial Silks have many positive effects, it is important to exercise caution while doing inversions (upside down positions), especially for people with certain health problems.

Inversions are not recommended for people with glaucoma, heart conditions, low or high blood pressure, history of heart attacks, epilepsy, eye problems or problems with the middle ear. If you suffer from any medical conditions, please, consult the instructor before begging the session and, if necessary, ask your doctor about the suitability of such exercise.

Inversions are also not advisable for persons aged over 55 years.

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Pricelist and application

1x week - 37 € / month (4 lessons, 90 minutes each)

2x week - month (8 lessons, 90 minutes each)

Single session - 15 € (90 minutes)

Introduction session - 15 € (60 minutes)

Enrolment fee - 5 € / year


Before committing to Aerial Yoga, you can try it out first. To apply, please send an e-mail to aerialyoga.mb@gmail.com.


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