I'm looking for someone trained in ballet who I can coach to a world-class level in acroyogadance a practice where your existing skills transfer and blossom in an amazing way.
The world has changed in a way nobody expected. This project is viable even if group performances/ classes are not possible. With warnings that social distancing may continue indefinitely after lockdown I this plan to be certain it works even in the worst case scenario.
AcroYogaDance is a very visual artform and most of our success so far came from online video. Even unedited clips filmed spontaneously on a phone regularly had 100k-400k views, one over 1.5 million. I’m launching an online teaching platform next month. So even if lockdown returns partners living together can still learn.
Art forms like this might have more of a contribution to make than ever before, where people can learn and develop something inspiring even if they can’t leave home.
My previous dance partner had a background in ballet which brought wonderful qualities to our work. Elegant movement became a signature part of acroyogadance. Now I'm looking for someone with a similar background to coach as a performance and teaching partner.
I’ve posted a few listings like this since my last partnership ended, but not as a paid role. I’m not sure why because I’ve been looking for a long term partner in a paid role all along. So I hope explaining my long term plan gives you a bigger picture and this can be the last listing I post.
Initial coaching will take 2-4 weeks. My previous dance partner did her first live performance and video after 3 weeks. We started with a 1 month trial and carried on practicing, performing for 3 years. In that time we built a good following, our photos were used on the front page of the world's biggest yoga mags. We featured in the Evening Standard, Guardian, Metro and Daily Telegraph who described our work as "mesmerising".
We taught together for 6 years and opened the UK's first AcroYoga studio in 2018. She now has a new aroyogadance partner and we work individually and have separate studios
Coaching would need a few hours per day, I can be flexible with timings to work around other commitments you have. My 1-to-1 sessions are usually £100 per hour, free to you. So even if we don't continue working together you walk away with a sought after skill at a high level.
Learning acroyogadance with an experienced partner accelerates your progress massively because I’m able to lead you and you feel safer on a stable base. Most people I’ve coached 1-to-1 are surprised what they accomplish in 1 hour. You can read feedback on my profile.
2 weeks 1-to-1 coaching will include 2 photoshoots and video of a unique choreography filmed by a pro at the end. The purpose of both is so you see what’s possible in 2 weeks and gain the confidence this practice is worth your time and attention.
I'm in a fortunate position, living in a warehouse in Hackney with a big dance studio space, where I was previously teaching classes. With access to several empty photography studios in the same building with huge windows and beautiful natural light, ideal for photo and video shoots. Good photographers and filmmakers are keen to come down and shoot. For acroyogadance it’s a dream setup.
All I am missing is the right person to work with.
I'm the senior teacher in the acroyogadance teaching training so certifying you is straight forward if we’re practicing and performing together. (Usually costs £2500) The good thing about the yoga/ wellbeing industry is it continues to grow even in tough times.
I’m hoping to find someone who can help me take things to another level. I'm grateful for the work I've done during the last 7 years but feel there is so much more to explore and I’m just getting started.
Can you help?
Audition / Rehearsal / Production datesFlexible for the right person
Payment TBC - This is a very unusual and unique opportunity artistic and financial oppotunity. The exact nature of that to be discussed individually
Expenses paid - To begin with I need to coach you to a good level in AcroYogaDance. My private lessons are usually £100 per hour, free for you. I'll also certify you as teacher, usually £2500 for you also free.
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Update: Still looking, I've been chatting with people online during lockdown but only now arranging to meet a few people
Edited 27 April 2020
UPDATE: I've extended the closing date because lockdown is still making meeting and practicing difficult, hoping to resolve it and get started soon
Edited 04 May 2020
Female ballet dancer
Female, aged 22 to 35
- Dance styles: Ballet, Contemporary
- Height: 157 cm / 5ft 2in - 168 cm / 5ft 6in
- Dancing ability: Expert
- Weight: 46 kg / 101 lbs - 68 kg / 149 lbs
Applications closed 15 June 2020.