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Draper – Aerobatics Circus Festival – August 30th and 31st, 2019

   

If you are looking for something new and exciting for the kids to do, we reckon we’ve found the ideal event for you! The Aerobatics Circus Festival, held at Draper on the 30th and 31st of August, 2019, is a two day festival of friendly competitions and workshops, and a chance for young people to learn new skills, meet new people and have fun at the same time. What’s it all about? Let’s have a look in more detail.

Novice Category

The Aerobatics Circus Centre – you’ll find it at 14015 S Minuteman Drive, Draper – is a dedicated facility that caters for novices and experienced aerialists – that’s the term given to the circus act they train – and is unique in the region. Here, you can start by taking part in the workshops for novices, and learn from experienced aerialists the basics.

For newcomers, this is an exciting and very original skill to be learning, and the chance to take part in informative instruction workshops, across the two days, is something that you cannot miss.

The competition aspect of the festival takes place on Saturday, and the newcomers categories are especially designed for complete novices, and are intended to be fun rather than taken too seriously, so don’t be afraid to join in – remember, you’re competing with other novices!

The criteria are as follows:

  • For beginners aged 6 to 18 years
  • No catch and release tricks, no more than one rotation for silks drops – in other words, just the very basics!
  • No more than 150 seconds per routine
  • Judged on Character and Artistry, and Form, Execution and Technique – not on difficulty.

Novices can take part in two classes – silks solo, and aerial hoop solo, and rest assured proper training and supervision will be given!

Intermediate and Advanced

For experienced and advanced aerialists the criteria are somewhat different, including an extension of the routine time to 180 seconds, and a requirement to be using the apparatus for 80% of the routine. Also, classes will be split into age groups 6 to 11, and 12 to 18 years. The routine will also be judged on difficulty, as would be expected with the advanced aerialists.

Workshops

If you are interested in the Aerobatics Circus Festival, and we think it’s an ideal way to introduce young people to fresh new skills, the first workshops take place on the Friday evening, between 6pm and 8pm. Workshops on Saturday are at 9 am to 11 am, with a break and then the competitions from 2 pm in the afternoon.

Being able to perform circus act-style aerial movements may not have appealed to you before, but we recommend you give it a try as it really is something very different! No matter if you have never done it before, or indeed anything of this kind, get in touch with the Aerobatics Circus Center now and book your place. It could be the most refreshing thing you’ve ever done, and it will certainly be a lot of fun!

Running in the Porters Half Marathon in Draper City Park This Year? Don’t Forget to Sugar First!

Running a half-marathon takes a lot of preparation, but it is also an achievement that will give you great pride and satisfaction when completed. The clock may be timing you but for most competitors in these fun events, the thrill is in completing the course. There are many half-marathons run in various cities across the USA – and indeed the world – but one of the most popular in our area is the Porter’s Half Marathon. porters half marathon at the historic draper city park Taking place annually in Draper Park, the Porter’s Half Marathon attracts a healthy entry across all levels of experience each year, and is also well-attended  by spectators. The 2019 event takes place on August 17th, and you still have time to get an entry in if you’re quick.

What’s Sugaring Got to Do With a Half-Marathon?

It’s a good question, but bear with us and you might get the idea! First, what is sugaring? Sugaring – or sugar waxing – is fast becoming the most popular method for removing body hair. It’s not new though. Sugar waxing has been around since 1900BC, so it’s a proven method! What makes it special? Sugaring uses a paste that is applied to the area where the unwanted hair is. The paste, when ready, is removed and the hair comes with it. Unlike waxing, none of your living skin cells will come off – just the hair and dead skin cells – so you will hopefully feel less pain while benefiting from exfoliation. That’s sugaring in a nutshell, but again, what has that got to do with the Porter’s Half Marathon? Many runners – both men and women – shave their legs and perhaps arms before they set out on a run. We looked into whether this gave them a competitive advantage. It would appear that it may do so, but perhaps only psychologically! Many men, when asked why the shave their legs before a race, said that it was more comfortable. Others said gravel wounds heal quicker without hair – this is actually true – and bandages and compression  garments are easier to get on and off. Others were honest enough to admit they simply wanted to show off their legs, and attract a potential partner! Whatever your reasons, we are suggesting sugaring as the best, quickest and least painful method of removing that hair that you don’t want on display for the half marathon. So, check out local sugaring salons and they’ll be happy to help.

The Fun of the Run

Apart from all the above, do remember that a half-marathon – while not a simple event – is meant to be fun. You don’t have to be an expert or even experienced runner to attempt the distance if you train correctly. Just find someone who can help you put a good training regime into place and stick with it. Of course, if you’re just thinking about this now you’re too late for the Porter’s Half Marathon in Draper Park, but for those who are running, good luck, and have fun! This post was brought to you by the L.A. Bikini Sugaring Studio in Draper, Utah. Click the image below to find out why L.A. Bikini is The New Smooth.