Grounded Aerial® exists to spread the joy of aerial dance through education and performance. Over the last 18 years, our passion, experience and dedication to safety have enabled us to bounce and fly around the World. Grounded Aerial® is perspective-shifting, heart-pumping, soul-cleansing fun. Allow your mind, body and spirit to be free. Let’s fly. 

Whether you’re looking for bungee training, workshops or classes, we have a complete range of programs for all levels and abilities. Outlined below is our educational curriculum complete with pricing information. For more information about Grounded Aerial® performance pricing and program offerings please contact groundedaerial@gmail.com

SEPTEMBER CLASSES IN PHILADELPHIA

Sign up now for September classes at Performance Garage in Philadelphia. Every Monday in September (excluding Monday 9/03) Grounded Aerial® will be holding Bungee classes from 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm and 6:30pm – 7:30 pm. (1515 Brandywine St.)

We are also excited about Bungee Fitness and Bungee Dance classes in Canada (Montreal area) on Aug. 23rd. 

 
 
Grounded Aerial® bungee classes teach dynamic and graceful movements aided by a bungee and safety harness.
 

Grounded Aerial® bungee class Feb. 24, 2018

 

More Class Info

Grounded Aerial® Bungee Classes allow anyone to experience a fun and physically challenging hour of flight. Movements augmented by the bungee are incredibly empowering, rewarding, and addictive. Although flying might appear easy in videos, it is harder than it looks. Modifications and challenges can be applied to any term to decrease or increase the difficulty. Class participants work at their own pace with needed modifications/challenges.
 
To achieve confidence in motion, class participants must listen to and respond with the bungee. Fighting the will of the bungee is an exercise in futility; you’ll tire before it does. Accepting the strength of the bungee and beginning to move within it’s suggestions are one of the many physical/spiritual metaphors reinforced during Grounded Aerial® bungee classes. $35/hr
 
Traditional dance instruction is also available from Grounded Aerial® Owner, Karen A. Fuhrman, in a variety of forms. In addition to typically structured classes, Karen also facilitates in-depth musical theater and character-based workshops.
 

Straight technique classes for ALL adult levels in: Modern, Ballet, Musical Theater, Jazz, Tap, Tumbling, Ninja obstacle courses, Juggling…and more.

 

Choreography Development and Creation  (for 6 year olds to senior citizens,–Everyone can make dances. For non-dancers!!)  Ms. Fuhrman has toured the world holding workshops such as these via the modern dance company, Pilobolus.  Utilizing team-building strategies, we develop our self-esteem, stimulate creativity, get a great work out, and laugh a lot. From womens’ night-out, to executives that need to work on their communication skills…this is a fun and liberating experience for all.

 

Line and Strengthening This class can be for novices to pre-professionals to work on their ballet, stretch, and strength.  Exercises and combinations that will enhance performance, aerobic and anaerobic conditioning.

 

Character Development Classes- Ms. Fuhrman assists and facilitates what the artist is already working on.  She takes her 20 years in the industry and enhances the piece with technical precision and detailed artistry. With an already created piece, or an idea that desires to be fleshed out– this class helps develop work to the next level via journaling, lecturing, and application. (for the air or on the ground). Participants often praise Karen’s ability to allow creative exploration into a character’s movements. We feely investigate shapes/actions/motivations/inspirations/limitations and their influence on body language, posture, gate, gaze, speech and more. 

 

Stretch for All- The advantages of stretch have been proven scientifically as a giant aid to health and happiness. A combination of yoga, ballet, and Pilates accessible to all levels enables enhanced movement to all types.  With her Masters in Dance Education, Ms. Fuhrman gently and diligently assists each person to relax, strengthen, let go, and stretch via breath, imagery, and anatomical aides.

 

Contact Improv class/ Weight sharing classes- learn to move with a partner and develop muscles and communication skills that enhance your physique and ability to interact and problem-solve with others. For ALL ages and movers.  Improves stability and balance.  A ton of exploration that helps illuminate the importance of staying in present moment and that application to life.  Very therapeutic.

 

Wall Dancing Classes– Dancing and flipping on the wall. A ridiculous work out, perspective shifter, a really fun time– and another reality of the horizontal aerial world!  

 
Ninja and Gymnastics based classes are delivered by Jason Heartsfield. His multi-sport background, includes Gymnastics from both a competitor’s and coach’s point of view. The highly technical nature of the sport has greatly influenced his thoughts and attitude in life.
 
Ninjas are aware, fair, and they care.

Ninja obstacle course @ D18 in Milford Haven. Day 2. Ninjas smile.

 
 
Grounded Aerial® workshops allow a deeper exploration into terms, and group movement principles. Grounded Aerial® hosts dynamic workshops focusing on skill development and execution. We take great pride in our community-focused atmosphere which allows judgment-free expression and growth. 
 
 
 

More Workshop Info

Previous Grounded Aerial® class experience is recommended but not required for registration into a workshop. Workshops are intensely physically and mentally demanding (and fun)! If your movement background is novice level we highly recommend registering for a Grounded Aerial® class from a certified instructor. $95/2hr    
 

Workshops can serve as a stepping stone towards certification and licensing. These fun, low-cost, skill-focused, 2-4 hour sessions provide an intermediate step between a one-hour bungee class and a sixteen-hour certification/licensing agreement. We can also custom design a workshop for the needs of your students.
 
GA®BT Certification/Licensing
 
 
Grounded Aerial® Bungee Training is a 16-hour course and licensing agreement which teaches the professional instruction of aerial bungee. We guide trainers through safety instruction, terminology, pedagogy, spiritual mindsets and application, business practices, maintenance and more. 
 

Grounded Aerial® Certified Studios

 

Adventurium – Lyon, France

Lyon, France

 

Aeriform Arts – Van Ness, CA

Van Ness, CA

 

Saltaer – Jacksonville, FL

Jacksonville, FL

 
 

Studio 17 – Whitland, Wales

Whitland, Wales

 
 

Kinesis Movement Studio

Clearwater, FL

 

 

More Certification/Licensing Info

Our unique program concentrates on mind, body, spirit via bungee.  This dynamic, fun, empowering, and enlightening workout is more than just skills and reps.  Ground Aerial’s® expertise in teaching pedagogy coupled with almost 2 decades of professional aerial experience make this course one of the most highly sought-after certification programs in the world.
 
Requirements and terms
Certificate applicants must first attend a workshop, to satisfaction, prior to enrolling in Grounded Aerial® Trainings. An extensive movement and/or teaching background may be submitted to waive this requirement. Final licensing eligibility is established after a three part exam testing trainers’ written knowledge, movement capability and teaching prowess.
 
Licensing fee $25/month provides licensed trainers access to GA®BT LIVE. This members only section of www.groundedaerial.com is an abundance of educational support, info on class structures, streaming music, and user generated content.
 
Grounded Aerial® licensed trainers demonstrate excellence in all domains. Grounded Aerial® aspires to maintain our spotless safety record as well as artistic excellence. Depending on exam results, Grounded Aerial® will either mail the certificate immediately, or potentially require a 6 week probationary period for those who have not completed the requirements of the exams on a satisfactory level. If needed, we ask for additional study, exam corrections and video evidence illustrating mastery of deficient areas.
 
$850/Grounded Aerial® Bungee Training 
$25/mo License fee

What is included in Grounded Aerial® Bungee Training?

Grounded Aerial® certification program will empower those who complete it to deliver professionally-founded artistic instruction from the innovative cutting edge of aerial fitness and art, backed by world renowned Grounded Aerial®.

In our certification and licensing program trainers will receive:

-Digital manual. Revised and re-uploaded every 90 days or less. (hardcopy available for $50. Revised at time of print)

-GA®BT LIVE username/password

GA®BT LIVE is our commitment to education, collaboration, new creative ideas, and safety. Also included under licensing agreement, is access to GA® apparel. Only licensed trainers will have access to apparel and the ability to re-sell GA® merchandise. GA® licensed trainers will also have the ability to audit any GA® class, workshop, or same level certification at no cost.  Finally, GA® licensed trainers will also have their name and location on our website.  We can help you grow with 18 years of targeted SEO in the aerial world.

-harness safety

-history of aerial dance

-the connection of flight with the mind, body, and spirit

-specific class themes, choreography and repertoire

-bungee maintenance, safety, and rigging

-how to customize to your studios’ dimensions and needs and work with the manufacturer’s formula-

-how to teach empowerment and individualized growth

-posture benefits, safety modifications and challenges

-how to correct with hands-on adjustments

-class structure, lesson plans and formatting

-Business tips and calculation worksheet

-Pedagogy of fitness and artistic focus that has been honed over the last 20 years

Additional Information:

Detailed rigging, installation and bungee sales/information is also included. Our provider is Paul, from Adrenalin Dreams. Guidance on gear is also available at https://www.adrenalindreams.com

Additional choreographic assistance, structure, guidance and consultation can be found at GA®BT LIVE

Typically the entire rig per person amounts to $360.00

For more information to enroll please call 917-447-6285, skype karenfuhrman, or email groundedaerial@gmail.com

Angharad James we love you and Scott, and Tom and everyone from Wales. Cheers! Diolch

Karen basking in beautiful and rare Welsh sunshine. Angharad James we love you and Scott, and Tom and everyone from Wales. Cheers! Diolch

 
 

Featured Instructor

 

Check out our featured GA® Bungee Trainer  Elin Waterston from South Salem, NY. email

 

Nov 4th & 5th GABT™ certification in Philadelphia
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