Join us this week for a contact staff class taught by Corey Webb! This is an All Levels contact staff workshop that is totally appropriate for total beginners but will also feature opportunities to learn more advanced tricks.
** Corey’s Single Staff Soiree **
This class will start with the basic concept of conserving momentum—a key mindset for contact staff that will make your staff spinning more flowy and smooth. We’ll then be covering 4 basic moves (Reels, Antispins, Neck wraps, and Halos) and many variations on them, as well as ways to protect your face and body while spinning. Depending on how quickly we move through the material, we’ll also talk through how to break down The Steve and Angel Roll into bitesize parts and, for more advanced flowmies, the frontside Angel, Vertical Steve, and possibly the Devil Roll. No experience with a staff is required to join—only a desire to learn.
Corey has been a member of the flow community for most of a decade, and focuses mostly on static props—contact staff, double contact staff, double & triple staff, dragon staff, swords, cutlasses, trident, and even a custom made Fire Gaundao. They taught their first contact staff workshop with us at Flowshop in 2019 and are back to share some of their single staff skills with the community.
***Please be sure to wear a well fitting mask when you come to FlowShop! ***
**Workshop cost is on a sliding scale/pay-what-you-can basis. Suggested donation is $10-35.
There will be some extra staffs available (srsly, you should definitely still come even if you don’t have a staff) – please bring extra to share if you can!
Class starts just after 6:30 and will start with a brief warmup and stretch. It will last until about 7:45. Once the workshop ends, we will transition to an open jam until 9:00pm!
*If you don’t plan to attend the workshop, please wait until ~7:45pm until arriving so as not to distract from the workshop.
FlowShop hosts both workshops and “open jam” style events every Tuesday for movement artists of all sorts to come together for communal practice and play.
Thanks for helping us keep our community safe and accessible to all. We will have extra masks for folks if you forget.
What should I expect at FlowShop?
Friendly faces and welcoming spaces. Open jams are an unstructured time to come together and practice flow arts while building connections and community. Many love teaching. All props, skill levels and movement modalities are encouraged and welcome!
Don’t have a prop of your own? Post to the event and we can bring some props from our community prop library!
How To Find Us at the Phinney Ridge Community Center: Navigate to the Lower Parking Lot and enter the brick building at the doorway at the bottom of the stairs. Once inside, go down the stairs and to the left.
Accessibility: There is a street entrance to the studio space that does not require stairs on Daytona Ave. Enter the double doors of the brick building and turn immediately to your right.
Donations keep us spinning! We believe in creating spaces that are financially accessible and also believe that artists deserve to be paid. Your donation to FlowShop helps support fair wages for working artists and covers the cost of renting the space.
Suggested cost for workshops is $10-35.
Donate to SFAC:
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– Masks are required and will be available at the entry way for anyone who needs one.
– Maintain a distance of about 6 feet from people who aren’t part of your household.
– Please stay home if you have any symptoms of COVID or have been recently exposed to someone who is sick.
– Use hand sanitizer and sanitize props between use if sharing (we’ll provide sanitizer).
– Be mindful of people’s various comfort zones by asking about people’s boundaries – especially before hugging or touching others.
– We keep windows at the venue open to help increase air ventilation inside of the space.