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  • Low-flying Trapeze
    Dance in Brooklyn
  • Trapeze
    in Manhattan
  • Skinner Releasing
    Technique
  • Modern Dance
    Technique
  • Improvisation &
    Composition Classes

low-flying trapeze dance with julie ludwick
in Brooklyn


Scholarship for Dancers of Color
Each year Fly-by-Night offers scholarships to adult dancers of color who wish to study Aerial Dance with the company.
Our 2017 audition date was held on Martin Luther King Day weekend - Sunday, January 15, 2017.

Ongoing Workshop
A 10-class workshop with our somatic approach to aerial dance. Improvisation and exploration are blended with Skinner Releasing Technique and short sections of dance will be woven together over time to create a final dance.

Dates: February 12-April 30 (no class April 9 or April 16)
Time: Sundays, 4:30-6:30 PM
Workshop fees:
10-classes:
     $200 in advance / $245 in person
      3-classes: $75 in advance / $85 in person
     Single class: $30 in advance / $40 in person

Ongoing Workshop
Don't use Paypal? Send checks made out to “Fly-by-Night Dance Theater, Inc.” to: 
Julie Ludwick, 3001 Henry Hudson Parkway 3C, Bronx, NY 10463

Class Location: Soundance Studio in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, 281 N. 7th St., 2nd Floor. Ring Buzzer #7

Subway Directions:
L Train to Bedford,(1 stop in from Manhattan), walk east down 7th St. towards the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway
G Train to Metropolitan, walk under Brooklyn-Queens Expressway towards N. 7th St., studio on first block

Video of a class

QUOTES FROM STUDENTS:
Taking trapeze class with Julie has allowed me to see the world of my dancing, artistry, and life in ways I could not see before. Yes, there are technical properties a trapeze artist must follow in order to execute each technique properly and safely, however, through Julie's methods one can experience and live through every technique. Class becomes a lived experience. - Randall Anthony Smith

Trapeze class is using everything I thought I knew and reevaluating it. Now i am in the air and the easy technical aspects of dance are more difficult. The difficult things have become easier. The classes give me a home to escape the hectic life of living in NYC. - Adam Sonnenberg

I keep coming back to trapeze for teh endless possibilities. you never stop learning or being surprised by your body's capabilities. - Kirstin Dahmer

Julie has a wonderfully warm accessible teaching style. While I love playing on a trapeze, what she really teaches is centering and body awareness, which is as important outside the class as it is in the class. - Jeessica A.

I spend a lot of time working, being different roles to different people. Trapeze brings me to an authentic genuine place that allows me to share in a safe, and giving space. - Andrew Quinn

Studying Skinner Releasing Technique with Julie has been such a joy, and expanded my physical awareness and strength both on the ground an din the air. - Jennifer Myers

Aerial Dance with Julie has been the most challenging and relaxing all at the same time.  The usage of the Skinner Release Technique has helped me to move more efficiently (as advancer and aerialist) and build strength in almost completely unconscious ways.  I have surprised myself with the skills that I am now capable of executing with ease. - Ashley B
Ongoing Aerial Dance Improvisation
A 10-class session that integrates Skinner Releasing Technique with solo and group improvisations.
Dates: Feb. 12-April 9
Time: Sundays, 4:30-6:30 PM
Workshop fees:
$160 if paid by registration day, January 15
$200 if paid by February 5
$250 if paid February 6 or later
Fee options

Don't Use Paypal?
Send checks made out to “Fly-by-Night Dance Theater, Inc.” to: 
Julie Ludwick, 3001 Henry Hudson Parkway 3C, Bronx, NY 10463
 
Class Location:
Soundance Studio in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, 281 N. 7th St., 2nd Floor. Ring Buzzer #7
Subway Directions:
L Train to Bedford,(1 stop in from Manhattan), walk east down 7th St. towards the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway
G Train to Metropolitan, walk under Brooklyn-Queens Expressway towards N. 7th St., studio on first block

Julie discusses Trapeze-Dance Workshops With host Bob Lee on BronxNet "OPEN"
Video of a class
Dance Magazine Article on Aerial Dance

QUOTES FROM STUDENTS:

Taking trapeze class with Julie has allowed me to see the world of my dancing, artistry, and life in ways I could not see before. Yes, there are technical properties a trapeze artist must follow in order to execute each technique properly and safely, however, through Julie's methods one can experience and live through every technique. Class becomes a lived experience.
Randall Anthony Smith

Trapeze class is using everything I thought I knew and reevaluating it. Now i am in the air and the easy technical aspects of dance are more difficult. The difficult things have become easier. The classes give me a home to escape the hectic life of living in NYC.
Adam Sonnenberg

I keep coming back to trapeze for teh endless possibilities. you never stop learning or being surprised by your body's capabilities.
Kirstin Dahmer

Julie has a wonderfully warm accessible teaching style. While I love playing on a trapeze, what she really teaches is centering and body awareness, which is as important outside the class as it is in the class.
Jeessica A.

I spend a lot of time working, being different roles to different people. Trapeze brings me to an authentic genuine place that allows me to share in a safe, and giving space.
Andrew Quinn

Studying Skinner Releasing Technique with Julie has been such a joy, and expanded my physical awareness and strength both ont he ground an din the air.
Jennifer Myers

Aerial Dance with Julie has been the most challenging and relaxing all at the same time.  The usage of the Skinner Release Technique has helped me to move more efficiently (as advancer and aerialist) and build strength in almost completely unconscious ways.  I have surprised myself with the skills that I am now capable of executing with ease.
Ashley B

Private low-flying trapeze class with julie ludwick
in Brooklyn

Private Lessons can be scheduled for the Brooklyn Studio with Julie Ludwick as your Personal Trainer. These lessons can be geared for the type of workout you want including: A Meditative Workout, Core Strengthening, Increasing your Upper Body Strength, Adding Creativity to your weekly workout, etc. Times are available upon request.

Private Lesson Fees:
$100 for one hour with one person
$110 for semi-private hour with 2-4 people
$150 for semi-private 1 1/2 hours with 1-4 people
$175 for 2 hours

Prices

Pay via Paypal by directing payments to: flybynightdance@gmail.com

Location: All of the above classes are at Soundance Studio in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, 281 N. 7th St., 2nd Floor. Ring Buzzer #7 Subway

Directions: L Train to Bedford,(1 stop in from Manhattan) walk east down 7th St. towards the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway

Private low-flying trapeze class with julie ludwick
in Manhattan


Private Lessons can be scheduled with Julie Ludwick as your Personal Trainer.
These lessons can be geared for the type of workout you want including:
A Meditative Workout, Core Strengthening, Increasing your Upper Body Strength, Adding Creativity to your weekly workout.

Times are available every weekday between 7 and 9 AM.

Fees:
$100 for one hour with one person
$110 for semi-private hour with 2-4 people
$150 for semi-private 1 1/2 hours with 1-4 people
$175 for 2 hours

Pay via Paypal by directing payments to: flybynightdance@gmail.com

Location: These sessions are at The Bridge for Dance on Manhattan's Upper West Side, 2726 Broadway, 3rd Floor, between 104-105 St.

Directions: #1 Train to 103rd Street Station

All classes are aimed to increase students' trapeze-dance vocabularies through discovery of the dance in between tricks. Basic hangs and skills are introduced with an emphasis on proper body mechanics. These moves are then explored in improvisational structures. All classes incorporate Skinner Releasing Technique, a meditative dance technique that uses images from nature. These images can aid in letting go of tension and help free the body for creative impulses.

skinner releasing technique (SRT) 

This meditative movement technique is inspired by Eastern philosophy and lessons are designed to help students discover and let go of hidden tensions and feel physically at ease. Activities include guided visualizations, hands-on tactile studies, reflection, and image-based movement exercises. As tension drifts away, our creative selves emerge, allowing us to tap into a more improvisational and flexible mindset. Classes are designed for movers of all kinds; students move as little or as much as they like and no experience is necessary.
 

modern dance classes 

Ludwick teaches traditional modern dance with an emphasis on dropping the center of weight and movement that takes students off their vertical center to explore multiple spatial planes and levels. She incorporates her knowledge of Skinner Releasing Technique to enhance their understanding of proper alignment and performance presence.

improvisation classes 

Ludwick has designed and taught college courses in Improvisation for both 2 and 4-year colleges as well as preprofessionals at private studios and summer dance programs. Students learn how to use improvisation to get in touch with their own movement impulses and to foster new movement vocabulary. Simple improvisation scores are introduced and explored through performance, viewing, and discussion as they gain in complexity. Discussions emphasize stating what the students see and how that connects with the movement score.

composition classes 

Ludwick applies her training with Bessie Schoenberg, Nita Little, and Martha Meyers to her approach to composition. Students explore basic tools (theme and variation, time and music, space and effort) and apply them to short movement studies. They observe one another and learn how to discuss what they see. These classes often involve some aspects of improvisation in the beginning depending on the students' experience.