Wai Company of Hawaii and AirAligned aerial dance group of California presents: Hawaii Aerial Arts Retreat 2012

Tresa Honaker, Joe Simms, and Wailana Simcock

April 5, 2012 - April 11, 2012

Participants ages 16 and up from "absolute" beginners to advanced level aerialists will experience 5 days of aerial training including Aerial Tissue, Static Trapeze and Lyra. The retreat will include Tricks and Moves, Doubles Work, Choreography and Low Flying aerial dance. Participants will end their week in a final day of Performance. Hosted by Kalani Oceanside Retreat on the Big Island of Hawaii. Accommodations include Pools, Spas and luscious surroundings as well as 3 amazing meals a day.


Local resident rates and advanced aerialist semi-privates classes available.

Yoga, Cultural Workshops, Dance, Bodywork and Massage available for an additional cost.

Limited to 20 participants.

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About the Facilitator(s)

Tresa Honaker:  Tresa Honaker’s aerial studies include Hollywood Aerial Arts, Cirque LA, Aloft, San Francisco Circus School and Trapeze Arts. Tresa is one of the founding members of The Movement Alliance and Founder and Artistic Director of AirAligned aerial dance group and AirAligned Academy. Tresa directs and performs throughout the United States for Corporate, Private and Commercial events.

Joe Simms:  In 2002 Joe Simms joined The Movement Alliance. Joe is now a principal performer and soloist with AirAligned. Joe has a background in Martial Arts with a black belt in Tae Kwon Do and Jujitsu. Master classes include; Velocity in Seattle Washington, Conduit Dance Company in Portland Oregon, The Edge in Los Angeles, aerial intensives with Ingrid Hoffman L.A. and Isadora Duncan Dance Company. Currently Joe is owner of Pilates Body in Nevada City. Working as a body worker, aerial and Pilates Instructor.

Wailana Simcock: Since 2001, he has taught aerial dance, modern dance, yoga, Hawaiian studies and language classes at Kalani Honua in Kalapana where he currently lives. He has choreographed for the Puna Men’s Chorus, Stargate Theater, Samadhi Hawai‘i and has created solo and group works. In January 2011, Wailana founded his own performing arts group Wai Company with mission to inspire and educate dance theater me nā mea Hawaiʽi through classes and performances. He is also the Artistic and Project Director of the annual Kalani Performing Arts Festival.


Workshop Fees

Special triple occupancy private bath room rate is $1350.

Fees include workshop, meals, accommodations, airport transfers, and use of Kalani's facilities including pool, hot tub and sauna.

Commuter rate is $600 for the full workshop and spa use. Meals can be purchased separately.

Prices subject to change without notice.