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Classes, Seminars, and Workshops





 
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Monday


May 2014
 5:30-6:30 p.m. 

Aerial Silks Level 1: A2 Aviary.

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Aerial Silks, also known as Tissu or Ribbons, are a fabric apparatus hung from above that is climbed, wrapped around the body, and/or tied to create dramatic drops, poses and movements in the air. This class is designed for beginning aerialists to gain confidence and strength in the fundamentals of Aerial Silks. You will learn basic climbs and descents, how to apply foot locks, and work towards inversions. This is also an excellent conditioning class for established aerialists looking to hone their transitions and perfect their technique, without focusing on choreography.
$25 for a single class
$150 for a seven week series
A2 Aviary, 4720 S. State Rd, Ann Arbor, MI. $25 - $150. 734-726-0353. contact@a2aviary.com http://a2aviary.com/offerings/aerial-silks-1/ [map]
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 6:30-7:30 p.m. 

Aerial Silks Level 2: A2 Aviary.

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This class will be expand upon the skills learned in Aerial Silks 1, adding in more advanced poses, climbs and foundational skills to work towards a complete aerial routine. Newer students will focus on building the endurance needed to spend several minutes in the air, more advanced students will layer personal style, choreography, and refinement over the basics. This is a multi level class which should be repeated until student has mastered skills for level 3. All students enrolled in the entire series are invited to perform at LIFT OFF.
*Students must have completed at least one or more full sessions of Aerial Silks 1: Basics, have instructor approval, or have trained in another facility.
*Requirements for level 2 include: basic climb, foot knot in the air, inverting to crochet hooked feet from the ground or in the air, and x back to enroll in this series.
$25 for a single class
$150 for a seven week series
A2 Aviary, 4720 S. State Rd, Ann Arbor, MI. $25 - $150. 734-726-0353. contact@a2aviary.com http://a2aviary.com/offerings/aerial-silks-2/ [map]
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 7:45-8:45 p.m. 

Aerial Silks 3: A2 Aviary.

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This class will work for longer periods in the air and at greater heights adding new sequences, poses and transitions to skills they learned in Level 2. Emphasis on form, technique, problem solving (while upside down!), and choreography will be discussed. Conditioning exercises which build core and upper body strength and flexibility will be included in each class. All students enrolled in the entire seven week series are invited to perform at LIFT OFF.
**Students must have completed a minimum of one full session of Silks 2 (or have received similar training in another facility) and have instructor approval to register.**
**Requirements for Level 3 class include: execution of a minimum of 3 different climbs, inverting in the air, hip key in the air, and ability to comfortably perform at least two moves in a row.**
$150 for a seven week series
$25 for a single class
A2 Aviary, 4720 S. State Rd, Ann Arbor, MI. $25 - $150. 734-726-0353. contact@a2aviary.com http://a2aviary.com/offerings/aerial-silks-3/ [map]
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Tuesday


May 2014
 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. 

Belly Dance 1: A2 Aviary.

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Led by Coral Rose of Unveiled Belly Dance and the Lunatic Vagabonds, this class combines belly dance movements with traditional fitness training to build your strength, stability, and balance. Class begins with conditioning and cardio, then continues on to the fundamental muscle isolations used in belly dance. The goal of this series is to build confident body posture and presentation as a foundation for movement though deep core strengthening, joint mobility, and isometrics.
The class is an excellent warm up for Belly Dance Technique and choreography, which immediately follows.
$12 for a single class
$75 for a seven week series
A2 Aviary, 4720 S. State Rd, Ann Arbor, MI. $12 - $75. 734-726-0353. contact@a2aviary.com http://a2aviary.com/offerings/belly-dance-1/ [map]
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 5:30 p.m.  Free! 

Quit Tobacco Program-Starts May 6: MHealthy.

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Quit Tobacco Program-Starts May 6
This six-week tobacco treatment group offered by the U-M Health System's MHealthy Tobacco Consultation Service starts Tuesday, May 6, from 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. at 2025 Traverwood Drive, Suite A3, Ann Arbor. Program covers preparing to quit, how quitting affects your body, tobacco treatment medications, setting a quit date, how to live free of tobacco, and relapse prevention. FREE to U-M employees, U-M retirees, patients with U-M physician referral and community members. Pre-registration is required. Call 734-998-6222 to sign up, or for more information visit www.mhealthy.umich.edu/tobacco
Traverwood, 2025 Traverwood Drive, Suite A3, Ann Arbor. Free. 734/998-6222. quitsmoking@med.umich.edu http://hr.umich.edu/mhealthy/programs/tobacco/ [map]
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 6 p.m.  Free! 

A Matter of Balance: Holy Faith Church and Area Agency on Aging 1-B.

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Have you turned down a chance to go out with family or friends because you were concerned about falling? Have you cut down on a favorite activity because you might fall? If so, A Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns About Falls is a program for you.
Holy Faith Church is offering A Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns About Falls on Sunday afternoons and Tuesday evenings from April 27th to May 20th, 2014. A workbook is provided and refreshments are served.
Please call Kathleen Garvey, OTRL at 734-355-1595 or email at kgarvey2011@gmail.com for more information. Call Kathleen or church office at 734-429-2991 to register by April 14, 2013. Please include full name, chronological age, phone number and email on message. We will contact you to confirm your registration.
Holy Faith Church, 6299 Ann Arbor-Saline Rd, Saline, MI, Saline. Free. Free to Washtenaw residents. 734-355-1595. kgarvey2011@gmail.com [map]
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 6 p.m. 

Baby Care Basics - Ann Arbor - May 20: MHealthy.

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Baby Care Basics - Ann Arbor - May 20
This class, offered by the U-M Health System's MHealthy Health Education Resource Center, is designed to give you a complete head-to-toe look at how to care for your newborn. Topics include bathing, diapering, safety, and much more. We recommend taking this class at the beginning of your third trimester. Class meets 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, May 20 at the East Ann Arbor Health & Geriatric Center; 4260 Plymouth Rd. Cost is $15 per person. For more information call 734-647-5645 or toll free at 1-800-433-6348. Registration is required at: http://hr.umich.edu/mhealthy/tools/education/herc/events.html
East Ann Arbor Health Center, 4260 Plymouth Road. $15. 734/647-5645. herc1@umich.edu http://hr.umich.edu/mhealthy/tools/education/herc/ [map]
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 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. 

Belly Dance 2: A2 Aviary.

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Led by Coral Rose of Unveiled Belly Dance and the Lunatic Vagabonds, this class drills your dance fundamentals and teaches choreography both traditional and not so much. Class begins with structured sequences of basic moves to hone your form, then moves on to teaching choreography for a full routine. Over the seven week series, each step will be broken down and practiced until you have a finished number, and choreography for the course will change every two series. Students enrolled in the full series are invited to perform at LIFT OFF!
The Belly Dance Conditioning class immediately preceding is an excellent warm up for this class.
$15 for a single class
$90 for a seven week series
A2 Aviary, 4720 S. State Rd, Ann Arbor, MI. $15 - $75. 734-726-0353. contact@a2aviary.com http://a2aviary.com/offerings/belly-dance-2/ [map]
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 6:45 - 7:45 p.m. 

Hula Hoop: A2 Aviary.

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Hoop Dance is a cardio based workout that uses many different muscles of the body. It challenges both the mind and body while you learn moves that require skill, balance, and technique. "Hooping" is fun and challenging and will leave you wanting more. Please wear comfortable clothing and of course bring your hoop. There will be a limited number of hoops available for those who don't have one.
$12 for a single class
$75 for a 7 week session
A2 Aviary, 4720 S. State Rd, Ann Arbor, MI. $12 - $75. 734-726-0353. contact@a2aviary.com http://a2aviary.com/offerings/hula-hoop/ [map]
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 7:30-9 p.m.  Free! 

A History of Alcoholics Anonymous: Dawn Farm.

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"A History of Alcoholics Anonymous" will be presented by James Balmer, Dawn Farm President. This program will present a fascinating overview and slide show describing the history and development of the Alcoholics Anonymous (A.A.) program, including its founding and growth. The discussion will include a brief overview of the Twelve Steps of A.A. (Please note: Dawn Farm is not affiliated with A.A.. or any twelve Step organization.) This program is part of the Dawn Farm Education Series, a FREE series developed to provide accurate, helpful, hopeful, practical, current information about chemical dependency, recovery, and related issues. Anyone with a personal or professional interest is welcome.
St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Education Center Auditorium, 5305 Elliott Drive, Ypsilanti. Free. 734-485-8725. info@dawnfarm.org http://www.dawnfarm.org/programs/education-series [map]
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Wednesday


May 2014
 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. 

Pure Michigan: Changing the Conversation: LA2M - Marketing Education.

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The Pure Michigan campaign launched in 2006 and quickly won national accolades, including being named by Forbes as one of the all-time best travel campaigns ever. In this presentation, Chad will share how Pure Michigan uses social media to accomplish specific objectives; as well as tips, tricks and tools any business can use to save time, grow followers and supercharge your social media efforts.
Chad Wiebesick is the Director of Social Media and Interactive Marketing at the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC), and oversees social media for the State of Michigan's tourism office. Chad manages Pure Michigan's social media efforts across eight social networks including Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Instagram, Pinterest, Flickr, YouTube and a blog.

Chad is a recipient of Online Media & Marketing Magazine's "America's Top 20 Interactive Media Rising Stars," and a national finalist in Media Magazine's "Creative Media Awards" competition.
Conor O'Neill's, 318 S. Main Street. Donation. 734-272-4698. info@la2m.org la2m.org [map]
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 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. 

Ballet Conditioning: A2 Aviary.

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Are you an adult looking for a ballet class for beginners? Or a budding aerialist who needs little help with your form? Perhaps you have heard phrases bandied about such as, "Point your feet.", "Put energy in your arms.", or "Straighten those legs for a long line." If so then Ballet Conditioning is for you! Strengthening feet, cultivating grace, and improving balance are just some of the aspects that will be explored in this class. There will be a ballet barre followed by easy center work. All levels are welcome!
$12 for a single class
$75 for a seven week series
A2 Aviary, 4720 S. State Rd. $12 - $75. 734-726-0353. contact@a2aviary.com http://a2aviary.com/offerings/ballet/ [map]
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 7:30 - 8:30 p.m. 

Burlesque 1: A2 Aviary.

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Have you ever wanted to be a mermaid? How about a unicorn? Luna will teach you how, and so much more in this intro to burlesque technique and group choreography class! Dance for fun, dance for exercise. This class will include a jazz-based warmup to get your body ready to move and exercises to teach you the theory and technique of burlesque. We will then work on choreographed routines to build confidence and style for stage and for life! All students enrolled in the full seven week session will have the opportunity to perform their group routine at LIFT OFF< our student showcase.
$12 for a single class
$75 for a 7 week session
A2 Aviary, 4720 S. State Rd, Ann Arbor, MI. $12 - $75. 734-726-0353. contact@a2aviary.com http://a2aviary.com/offerings/burlesque-1/ [map]
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 8:30-9:30 p.m. 

Burlesque 2: A2 Aviary.

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Burlesque 2 will explore performance and stage craft, expand upon the principles explored in Burlesque 1, and begin working on individual solo and group acts at the discretion of the students. Character, costuming, and the business of burlesque will be covered as applicable. All students enrolled in the full seven week session will be eligible to perform at a2 aviary's student showcase, Lift Off, as well as in shows produced by Ann Arbor's own Tickled Fancy Burlesque Collective.
$90 for a seven week session
$15 for a single class
A2 Aviary, 4720 S. State Rd. $15 - $90. 734-726-0353. contact@a2aviary.com http://a2aviary.com/offerings/burlesque-2/ [map]
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Thursday


May 2014
 7:45-8:45 p.m. 

Lyra 1: A2 Aviary.

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The Lyra (also known as the aerial hoop, aerial ring or cerceau) is a circular steel apparatus, resembling a hula hoop. It is suspended from the ceiling and can be used static, spinning, or swinging. This class is designed for beginning aerialists to gain confidence and strength in the fundamentals of Lyra. You will learn to get on and off the apparatus unassisted, as well as seated and under the bar poses. This is also an excellent conditioning class for established aerialists looking to hone their transitions and perfect their technique, without focusing on choreography. Be ready to build strength, flexibility, and coordination - not to mention bruises in unusual places…!
$12 for a single class
$75 for a seven week series
A2 Aviary, 4720 S. State Rd, Ann Arbor, MI. $25 - $150. 734-726-0353. contact@a2aviary.com http://a2aviary.com/offerings/lyra-1/ [map]
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 8:45-9:45 p.m. 

Aerial Silks Level 0: A2 Aviary.

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Aerial Silks, also known as Tissu or Ribbons, is a fabric apparatus hung from above that is climbed, wrapped around the body, and/or tied to create dramatic drops, pose, and movements in the air. This absolute beginners class will teach you to climb, apply footlocks, introduce you to the flexibility, leverage, and balance used while on the apparatus, as well as how to engage the muscles needed to stay safe in the air. This class is only available by single reservation and does not have a seven week progressive curriculum. It is designed for beginning aerialists who wish to join the Aerial Silks Level 1 class, but missed the first week or more of that seven week series. You are welcome to repeat this class as often as you like until you feel comfortable with these fundamentals, or if you simply want to condition and hone the basics in an instructor guided environment.
A2 Aviary, 4720 S. State Rd. $25. 734-726-0353. contact@a2aviary.com http://a2aviary.com/offerings/aerial-silks-0/ [map]
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Friday


May 2014
 12:30, 2:30, 6:30, & 8:15 p.m. 

Aerial Sampler: A2 Aviary.

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Curious about aerial, but don't know where to start? Try a bit of everything at this all levels 1.5 hour aerial sampler platter! Students will get an overview of the basics of Aerial Silks, Lyra (Aerial Hoop), and Static Trapeze as well as ample time to play on each apparatus. Who wants to try it all?
*Registration is required to attend this class*
A2 Aviary, 4720 S. State Rd, Ann Arbor, MI. $35. 734-726-0353. contact@a2aviary.com a2aviary.com [map]
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Saturday


May 2014
 10 a.m.  Free! 

Water Conservation 2: Perennials for the Water Gardens: Project Grow Gardens.

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In this hands-on workshop, participants will be able to see various water conservation measures that have been installed at the Discovery Garden. Then, under the direction of Joet Reoma, Master Rain Gardener, they will be able to help transplant water garden perennials that have been grown on site into their final water-conserving location. Participants will be able to take home perennials to start off their own water garden. Dress for the weather and outdoor work. Class is free, but registration is required.
Leslie Nature Center, 1831 Traver Rd, Ann Arbor, MI 48105. Free. education@projectgrowgardens.org http://projectgrowgardens.org/classes-events/classes [map]
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 1-3 p.m. 

The Women of Greek Tragedy-OLLI Study Group (50+): Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at U-M.

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Class meets Thursdays, April 24 - May 29
This course provides a look at women in the various roles they play in Greek tragedies: sacrificial virgin, devoted wife, faithless wife, mother, daughter and slave. Our focus will be on plays dealing with the Trojan War. We may do some reading out loud and watch one or two productions of plays. Select any translation you find enjoyable of the following plays: Aeschylus' "Oresteia Trilogy"; Sophocles' "Electra"; or Euripides' "Iphigenia in Aulus", "The Trojan Women", "Hecuba", "Electra", or "Helen". Marilyn Scott has led a number of OLLI study groups and has studied many of these plays in Greek.
Genesis of Ann Arbor (Temple Beth Emeth/St. Clare's Church), 2309 Packard Street. $35. 734-998-9351. olli.info@umich.edu www.olli-umich.org [map]
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 4 p.m.  Free! 

Organic Farming :: Hoophouses & Season Extension for Vegetables: Tilian Farm Development Center.

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Greenhouse and Hightunnel Basics: A Primer for Beginning Farmers - covering seed starting, climate controls, and season extension techniques.
Washtenaw Food Hub, 4400 Pontiac Trail. Free. $5. 734.222.3817. tilianfdc@gmail.com http://www.tiliancenter.org [map]
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 5:30-6:30 p.m. 

Aerial Silks Level 1: A2 Aviary.

  community member   < less Aerial Silks

Aerial Silks, also known as Tissu or Ribbons, are a fabric apparatus hung from above that is climbed, wrapped around the body, and/or tied to create dramatic drops, poses and movements in the air. This class is designed for beginning aerialists to gain confidence and strength in the fundamentals of Aerial Silks. You will learn basic climbs and descents, how to apply foot locks, and work towards inversions. This is also an excellent conditioning class for established aerialists looking to hone their transitions and perfect their technique, without focusing on choreography.
$25 for a single class
$150 for a seven week series
A2 Aviary, 4720 S. State Rd, Ann Arbor, MI. $25 - $150. 734-726-0353. contact@a2aviary.com http://a2aviary.com/offerings/aerial-silks-1/ [map]
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Sunday


May 2014
 1-2 p.m. 

Static Trapeze 1: A2 Aviary.

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Static trapeze, or fixed trapeze, is a circus art performed on the bars and ropes of a mainly stationary trapeze. This class is designed for beginning aerialists to gain confidence and strength in the fundamentals of Static Trapeze. You will learn to get on and off the trapeze unassisted, as well as seated and under the bar poses. Strength makes it seamless! This is also an excellent conditioning class for established aerialists looking to hone their transitions and perfect their technique, without focusing on choreography. Be ready to build strength, flexibility, and coordination - not to mention bruises in unusual places…!
$12 for a single class
$75 for a seven week series
A2 Aviary, 4720 S. State Rd, Ann Arbor, MI. $25 - $150. 734-726-0353. contact@a2aviary.com http://a2aviary.com/offerings/static-trapeze-1/ [map]
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 2:15-3:15 p.m. 

Aerial Hammock 1: A2 Aviary.

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An artistic discipline in its own right, aerial hammock is similar to aerial silks, except the fabric hangs in a loop creating a hammock-like apparatus. It provides new and experienced students alike with skills transferable to silks, trapeze, and lyra. Students in this class will learn a variety of dynamic and lyrical progressions while focusing on strength, fluidity, and choreography.
$150 for a seven week series
$25 for a single class
A2 Aviary, 4720 S. State Rd, Ann Arbor, MI. $25 - $150. 734-726-0353. contact@a2aviary.com http://a2aviary.com/offerings/aerial-hammock-1/ [map]
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 3:30-4:30 p.m. 

Lyra 1: A2 Aviary.

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The Lyra (also known as the aerial hoop, aerial ring or cerceau) is a circular steel apparatus, resembling a hula hoop. It is suspended from the ceiling and can be used static, spinning, or swinging. This class is designed for beginning aerialists to gain confidence and strength in the fundamentals of Lyra. You will learn to get on and off the apparatus unassisted, as well as seated and under the bar poses. This is also an excellent conditioning class for established aerialists looking to hone their transitions and perfect their technique, without focusing on choreography. Be ready to build strength, flexibility, and coordination - not to mention bruises in unusual places…!
$12 for a single class
$75 for a seven week series
A2 Aviary, 4720 S. State Rd, Ann Arbor, MI. $25 - $150. 734-726-0353. contact@a2aviary.com http://a2aviary.com/offerings/lyra-1/ [map]
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