Questions & Answers
1. How many booking are you accepting?
We like to keep the camp size intimate, a maximum of between 20 – 30 people.
2. When should I arrive?
You will arrive on Sunday Feb 1st, allowing you time to settle in and become familiar with your environment. There is no training on this first day. In the evening at 8.30pm we will have an induction and information session to get you ready for the week ahead. Then we get into full swing on Monday morning. Friday is a free day for rehearsal for our performance and a reserve day for postponed lessons or photoshoots. Saturday Feb. 7th we say good bye.
3. Where is Ballina Beach Village located?
On the NSW North Coast, Australia. 30 minutes drive from Byron Bay.
See location in Google Maps
4. What facilities are at Ballina Beach Village?
- Fully stocked kiosk.
- Mermaid’s Cafe. (meal packages available on request)
- Takeaway food, groceries.
- Soft drinks and confectionery.
- Showers, toilets and laundry facilities with washing machines and dryers.
- Resort style BBQs.
- Two in ground swimming pools.
5. What activities are available?
Many activities are available in Ballina or Byron Bay such as: African drumming. Fire dancing. Yoga. Other local activities that can be booked at the tour desk include: Trike and Bike Tours. Richmond River Cruises. Game and
deep sea fishing. Hang gliding. Skirmish and paintball and Horse riding.
6. Do you have fitness or requirements for attendees?
Reasonably good health. No special experience is required. We will work within your abilities. Even if you are afraid of heights, we can lower the apparatus. What we do require is enthusiasm, passion, an eagerness to explore new forms
of movement, and a willingness to collaborate and share.
7. Do I need to be an aerialist to attend?
No. The programs are tailored for beginner, intermediate or advanced aerial artists, dancers, burlesque performers, pole dancers or performance enthusiasts seeking something new, fun and challenging.
8. What do I need to bring with me?
All linen is supplied but you are welcome to bring your own. It is advised you bring some of your own groceries as Mermaids Cafe is only open for dinner on Friday and Saturday evenings.
9. What will learn I during the 3 hours each day?
Each workshop session is limited to 3 hours each day to allow you time for a personal journey of exploration, reflection and being able to absorb what you have learnt in each session, as our approach at Dancing in the Air is unique,
creative and stimulating. The sessions will be provided on 3 of the 6 days.
More information on the workshop can be found at http://dancingintheair.com/dita/classes/workshops/
10. Will there be skills training provided?
The workshop does not specifically focus on skills, however the range of extras provided will allow you to enhance your skills on a range of apparatus. Extras are not included in the package and must be paid for separately.
11. What apparatus will be used?
There will be a single point structure for tissu, static trapeze, bungee, dance trapeze and an outdoor flying trapeze rig (pictured in the back ground image). In the event of rain or poor weather, we will move the single-point structure
indoors to the “Shala” at Ballina Beach Village. This will also depend on the availability of this space, so our planned schedule may change.
12. Can I take photos and video?
Photography and video recording is not permitted during DITA training sessions. Photo shoots will be held on the 3rd day.