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Charm City Movement Arts Brings Big Top Circus Fun to Baltimore

Charm City Movement Arts (CCMA) brings the big top fun to Baltimore this summer with adult circus and dance classes at their Highlandtown studio. Registration is open for regular adult session that includes Tightwire, Juggling and Chinese Acrobatics.

 
 
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PRLog - July 7, 2012 - BALTIMORE -- Charm City Movement Arts (CCMA) brings the big top fun to Baltimore this summer with adult circus and dance classes at their Highlandtown studio. Registration is now open for regular adult session that includes Tightwire, Juggling, Chinese Acrobatics, Tumbling and more.  Step out of the sun and into the spotlight with new Burlesque to the Core taught by instructor Paco Fish.  Beginners can work up a sweat in a one-time intro workshop in Ballet, Tap, Juggling and Tightwire.  Summer classes start the week of July 22nd. CCMA is located at 600 S Clinton Street, Baltimore, MD 21224.   Registration is available by visiting http://www.charmcitymovement.com or calling (410) 449-2262.

* HIGHLIGHTED SESSION CLASSES*

"CHINESE ACROBATICS"
Wednesdays, July 25 to September 5, 2012
5:30pm – 7:00pm, 7:00pm – 8:30pm
Full Session (7 weeks) $140.00
Chinese Acrobatics improves flexibility, alignment, strength and control with intensive work on handstands, tumbling, and partner balancing.  Students should come to class prepared to experience a unique and challenging workout.  Students will gain strength, endurance and skill.  Registration is now open at http://www.charmcitymovement.com or by calling (410) 449-2262.  

Instructor Lin Junming brings extensive experience from years with the Fujian Acrobatics Group of China.  He has performed in circuses all over the world and specializes in handstands, tumbling, ring juggling, straw-hat juggling, ultimate wheel, rope-twirling and Chinese pole.

“BURLESQUE TO THE CORE”
Mondays, July 30 to September 3, 2012
7:00pm – 8:30pm
Full Session (6 weeks) $150.00
Burlesque is an art form that combines dance, props, performance, character work, mime, storytelling, comedy and, yes, stripping.  Students will learn burlesque skills and choreography, while also developing strength, improving flexibility and gaining endurance.  Students will learn to take it off and show it off.  CCMA’s studio is a safe space for all genders, ages 18+.   Burlesque to the Core is appropriate for both first-timers and experienced performers.  Registration is now open at http://www.charmcitymovement.com or by calling (410) 449-2262.  

Instructor Paco Fish holds the titles "King of Southern Exposure 2011," "King of Carolina Sweet Tease 2012" and "Most Humorous" from both 2012 Great Burlesque Expo and 2012 Carolina Burlesque Festival.  Fish has studied under world-class burlesque, clown and mime instructors. For more information on Fish, visit www.pacofish.net/home.html.

*  FULL SESSION CLASS ROSTER *

ACROBATIC CONDITIONING
Sundays, July 22 to September 2, 2012
3:00pm – 4:00pm
Full Session (7 weeks) $125.00
Acrobatic Conditioning is a 60-minute intensive conditioning class that uses all muscle groups necessary for acrobatics.

BURLESQUE WITH PACO FISH (See above)
Mondays, July 30 to September 3, 2012
7:00pm – 8:30pm
Full Session (6 weeks) $150.00

CHINESE ACROBATICS (See above)
Wednesdays, July 25 to September 5, 2012
5:30pm – 7:00pm, 7:00pm – 8:30pm
Full Session (7 weeks) $140.00

HAND BALANCING/HANDSTANDS
Tuesdays, July 24 to September 4, 2012
5:15pm-6:30pm
Wednesdays, July 25 to September 5, 2012
3:00pm – 4:15pm
Full Session (7 weeks) $125.00
Hand Balancing/Handstands is an all ages class that helps students gain upper body strength, perfect technique and learn new skills.

MIXED LEVEL JUGGLING
Tuesdays July 24 to September 4, 2012
8:30pm – 9:30pm
Full Session (7 weeks) $125.00
Mixed Level Juggling is designed for participants of all levels who want to improve their juggling skills through individually tailored lessons.

PARTNER BALANCING
Tuesday, July 24, 2012 to September 4, 2012
7:30pm – 8:30pm
Full Session (7 weeks) $125.00
Partner Balancing teaches students how to perform conditioning exercises that they will use in fun pyramid-building poses.  Students build strength, balance and body awareness.

TIGHTWIRE A FOR ADULTS
Sundays, July 22 to September 2, 2012
7:00pm – 8:00pm
Full Session (7 weeks) $140.00
Alternate Session (Thursday, 8/2, 8/16, 8/30, 7:00pm – 8:00pm) $54.00
Get in shape while learning a rare and challenging circus tradition.  Tightwire A for Adults teaches beginner students several types of walks, turns and basic tricks.  Exercises are designed to improve posture, core strength and confidence.  

TIGHTWIRE B FOR ADULTS
Sundays, July 22 to September 2, 2012
5:30pm – 7:00pm
Full Session (7 weeks) $140.00
Alternate Session (Mondays, 7/30, 8/13, 8/27, 6:00pm – 7:30pm) $60.00
Tightwire B for Adults is for students who have some experience on tightwire.  Students are challenged by advance workout techniques and new skills.  This is a perfect class for those who want good posture and great abs, without spending hours at the gym.

TUMBLING
Tuesdays, July 24 to September 4, 2012
Full Session (7 weeks) $125.00
6:30pm – 7:30pm
Tumbling will have you jumping through hoops – literally!  Students develop strength and improve their flexibility through conditioning and fun exercises like cartwheels and somersaults.

** ONE-TIME INTRO WORKSHOPS **

INTRO TO TIGHTWIRE & JUGGLING
Fridays, July 20, August 3, August 31, 2012
8:00pm – 9:00pm
Single Class (1 week) $25.00
Students new to circus arts will learn the basics of three ball juggling and walking across the practice wire (two feet off the ground).  Intro workshops are a unique experience that can be shared with friends, family and groups.  Open to anyone ages 16 and up.

INTRO TO BALLET FOR ADULTS
Sundays, July 22 to September 2, 2012
4:00pm – 5:00pm
Single Class (1 week) $16.00
Intro to Ballet helps students use the art form of ballet to build strength and flexibility, while improving their posture and sense of well-being. This class is perfect for new students who seek an alternative workout or for experienced dancers who wanted to reintroduce themselves.  Ballet slippers are encouraged but not required.

** ABOUT CHARM CITY MOVEMENT ARTS **

Charm City Movement Arts is an independent circus school that provides professional instruction for students of all ages from Baltimore and beyond.  Classes and performances work to strengthen and increase interest in the circus as an art form.  Seasoned faculty lead a curriculum that includes ballet, burlesque, creative movement, Chinese acrobatics, juggling, physical conditioning, tap, tightwire, tumbling, yoga and youth circus.  CCMA is one of the few schools in the United States, and the only facility in Maryland, that offers year-round ongoing instruction in tightwire.   In addition to session classes, CCMA also offers performances, private lessons, intro workshops, corporate team building exercises and party space.  High-profile performances by CCMA faculty have included the Nik Wallenda Highwire Walk across Niagara Falls and Inner Harbor, Highlandtown Farmers’ Market, Baltimore Art & Music Project (AMP) and Winter Festival of Wonders.

CCMA was founded by circus instructor and performer Erica Saben in October 2011.  Saben’s goal was to provide a quality training facility for those who wanted to learn more about circus.  “Charm City Movement Arts is a space where everyone can run off to join the circus without quitting their day jobs, “ said Saben.  CCMA is located in the Highlandtown Arts District at 600 S Clinton Street, Baltimore, MD 21224.   For information, visit http://www.charmcitymovement.com or call (410) 449-2262.

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