A fun event and activity is coming to Des Moines! The 2015 Aerial Expo!
This is a multi-day event that has something for adults and children and will be held at the Science Center of Iowa. The event will feature workshops with recognized performers, a competition for amateur aerialists, a circus camp, and much more!
The Aerial Expo was originally created in July 2014, by local artist Iowa Fly Girl, Felicia Coe. This year, the expo will bring even more nationally renowned instructors!
The expo is for anyone and everyone! Attendees can perform and compete on silks and lyra, or take classes and workshops to learn even more. You can shop with a variety of different vendors and also socialize with other fellow aerialists.
You may purchase tickets as someone who may want to just observe the fantastic shows, or purchase tickets for the workshops to learn more and try it yourself!
The Aerial Expo is a great way to get an up-close look outside of a cirque-style show and spotlights the handwork and dedication of the aerial performers. It is the only competition nationwide that focuses on only amateur analysts. There will be aerialists performing from all over including; Las Vegas, New York, and Montreal. The competitors can also win awards in three different categories including; aerial silks, lyra (aerial hoop) and a mixed level/mixed apparatus division. All competition will take place on Saturday, August 22nd.
A Kids Camp is also being offered this year on Sunday, August 23rd! The Circus Academy is available for children ages 8 to 14 years old. While attending the Circus Academy, children have the chance to learn juggling, hula hooping, acrobatics, and other circus skills.
Friday, August 21st
Workshops 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Red Carpet Spectacular: An Evening with the Stars at 7:30pm
Saturday, August 22nd
Workshops 9:00 am – 8:00 pm
Lyra Competitions 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Silk Competitions 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Mixed Apparatus Competition at 4:00 pm
After Dark: An Aerial Expo Showcase at 7:30 pm
Sunday, August 23rd
Workshops 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Illuminate: An Aerial Expo Showcase at 1:30 pm
Kids Circus Camp: Sunday Afternoon/Evening
$15 – $20 per event for spectators
$100 weekend pass (includes all competitions, showcases, and seminars)
$20 – $60 for workshops
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