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ROC your Summer with Acro:spire: Train & Play at the Park!

August 15th, 22nd and 29th


Cobbs Hill Park

80 Culver Road

Rochester, NY 14610

Want to learn how to FLY this summer? Or how to LIFT friends not weights?

Drop those dumb bells this summer and connect with your smart friends to stay in shape, while you train, play, laugh and enjoy outdoors!

All summer long, we will be hosting an Acro Jam in the Park. Rain locations will be posted on event page if that happens. Best of, the event is FREE!!
6-6:40pm – FREE foundational flights class – we will condition and learn basic poses AND teach foundational transitions so you can flow with ease

6:45-8pm – Play and train with your community – no formal instruction. Meet new friends! Practice what you know!

No signups necessary. No equipment necessary but comfortable clothes to move in and a yoga mat or blanket. Be sure to bring snacks and water too in case you need to refresh your energy!
Want to learn more about Acroyoga and acro related events in the community this summer? Check out the upcoming Acro Fest!

Summerfly: 3rd Annual Upstate NY Acro Fest in Rochester!

August 18 – August 19, 2018

Aerial Arts of Rochester

565 Blossom Road

Rochester, NY 14610

Three years ago there was a dream to help grow the Upstate NY acro community around my region and bring some amazing regional and national talents to join hands to guide the way. This event will be our 3rd edition of this growing festival to celebrate our thriving acrobats and their evolving practice! This is a fest that is good for a beginner all the way to advanced. 16 hours of acrobatic fun with day only passes available. There is even time for private lessons with our starred faculty if you book in advance!
Past and present teachers: (Please check FB event page for bios of this year’s fest, I will be posting a few each week to keep you pumping )

– Jes and Glen (NYC)

– Max and Liz (TX)

– Micah and Monica (TN)

– Anya and Berkeley (Toronto)

– Eric (Toronto)

– Rob and Chloe (St. Thomas)

– Patrick Fuller (Syracuse)

– Patrick Dibello (Syracuse)

– Sarah and Jay (Buffalo)

– Doriel and Rebecca (Rochester)

– Gina Newlin (Ithaca)

– Scott and Cathy (Albany)

and many more….

The roots of this festival are grounded on collaboration and respect. The goal of this festival is to make it inclusive and affordable. Some of the classes will be outside if the level of skill shared is appropriate and weather is outside. We will celebrate will a wonderful LIVE DJ Acro Dance Jam on Saturday night and a PIC Around Town hour to explore our lovely city and take acro pictures. Otherwise, the gym is equipped with safety mats that are wonderful to train on. I hope to see you there!


COST: (FREE housing for out of towners available if you email me at upstateacrofest@gmail.com, first come first serve)

2day passes –
$75 – if booked by 7/1/2018
$100 – if booked by 8/1/2018
$120 – if booked by 8/17/2018
$130 – day of / at door

1day pass –
$40 if booked by 7/1/2018
$50 if booked by 8/1/2018
$60 if booked by 8/17/2018
$75 – day of / at door

Fest Discounts on 2day tickets (DISCOUNTCODE) – honor system, I will check weekly to confirm
– Discount code is only valid on the appropriate link

25% off at door pricing for Aerial Arts of Rochester STUDENT – (AASTUDENT)
25% off at door pricing for Convergence Festival ATTENDEE – (CONVERGE)
25% off at door pricing for Northeast Acrocamp ATTENDEE – (NORTHEAST)
50% off at door pricing Aerial Arts of Rochester FACULTY – (AAFACULTY)
50% off if Toronto Acrocamp ATTENDEE, must sign up at same time as Toronto Acrocamp https://www.acrotoronto.com/ – (ACROTO)

– If you have a discount code from a teacher, it is applicable to any ticket link! However, there are limited uses, so sorry, first come first serve!

Tentative Schedule (each session will have 3 classes so to target ALL levels of participants)

Sat 8/18 –

9:30-10:15am – checkin
10:15-10:30am- opening ceremony
10:30-12pm – Session 1
12:15- 1:45pm Session 2
1:45-3pm LUNCH (you can bring your own)
3-4:30pm Session 3
4:30-6pm Session 4
6-8pm DINNER
8-9:30 pm DJ ACRO JAM

Sun 8/19 –

8:30-9am – checkin
9-10:30am- Session 1
10:30-12pm – LUNCH and PIC around TOWN
12-1:30pm – Session 2
1:30pm -3:00pm Session 3
3-4:30pm Session 4


Still have questions? No worries! Please email me, Joanne, the Director of Festival, at upstateacrofest@gmail.com.

Free Summer Fever Level Up Workshop: Dance & Standing Acro Flow!

Sunday June 24, 2018

2:00pm to 6:00pm

Nova Fitness

53 Russell St, Rochester, NY 14607

We are back with some more level up fun! My good friends Sarah and Jay from Buffalo are joining me on another open level dance acro and standing acro flow workshop with JAM after!

Workshop: 2-5pm
Optional Open Practice/Jam: 5-6pm
$10 for all participants living within Rochester area
FREE for all traveling acrobats from > 1hr drive
FREE for all Upstate Acro Troupe members
FREE for all Acro:spire teachers
Upstate Acro is making such wonderful waves around our nation. Let’s keep it going strong. Come learn, play, practice, explore and yeah, have a blast!

6mo of prior acro experience recommended to maximize your growth. However, we do teach to open level. If you have any questions, come see Sarah, Jay or me!