Taught by Angolan born Bruno Augusto, this practice stems from the roots of Capoeira, which started as a game in a form of dance. After a rigorous warmup, elements of acrobatics and physical spectacle will be interwoven with traditional steps from Capoeira while building up the cardiovascular activity. This class is intended for the beginner enthusiast, as well as for the advanced practitioner wanting to work on specific details. Bruno will keep everyone connected regardless. *Ginga will keep everyone connected regardless.

*Ginga is a basic yet fundamental step in Capoeira, from where everything begins and everything ends.

Our classically trained dance instructors developed this this upbeat class for adults in a street dance style that incorporates flow. Your body is an instrument through which art is created. The quality of this art depends on the physical qualities and skills you’ll gain in class! Flow is a term to describe a moving meditation of manipulating props such as your hands, hats, hoops, or even nunchuks and other items! Revel in creativity as you learn about and practice prop techniques that improve dexterity and proprioception. Share the joy of movement and self-expression, and tap into your unlimited potential. The state of flow creates new pathways in the brains, and offers an alternative perspective on movement, inside the body as well as outside the body as you move through space. It is also an exciting way to gain fitness by increasing heart rate, agility, and flexibility. Based on several dance style genres including contemporary, jazz, funk, modern, breakdance and hip hop.

At MASC we honor pole as an aerial apparatus. We prioritize its foundation of gymnastics, athleticism, and creative art.

Intro to Pole

This is the first step! Learn basic turns, spins and strengthening techniques to mount and climb the pole. This class is all about gaining confidence and knowledge of how your unique body interacts with the pole. Explore a new medium of strength and movement!

Level 1

Pole Level 1 builds off of the basic skills learned in Intro to Pole, creating dance combinations and new tricks and poses, each will be broken down into comprehensive step-by-step instructions. You will be amazed by what you are capable of! 

Level 2

Pole Level 2 is offered as pre-registered series. Students must feel confident in Level 1 skills and techniques. Level 2 delves deeper into inversions and aerial combinations, as well as expand on tricks learned in Level 1. 

Our Mission:

To provide access to learning and experiencing the movement arts. We specialize in aerial; acrobatics on suspended apparatus, and flow; movement meditation with props. Our programs provide opportunities for students to engage in activities that boost fitness and well-being. At MASC, sense of community is strong. We cultivate supportive relationships with students, and organizations, and thrive on collaborative efforts. Our team is driven by the concepts of the Professionalism, and Community Inclusivity and Responsibility.

Whether you are looking to relax and restore, maintain your current practice, or build strength, stamina, balance and concentration for a sport, our schedule has something for you, and with some of Missoula’s most revered instructors!

We’ll have you feeling strong and open, light and grounded. 

Restorative:

Restorative Yoga is a guided meditation, breathwork and movement (āsana), to soothing music, by candle light, before bed = a blissful midweek treat.

Buti:

Buti Yoga workouts transform your BODY + SOUL with cardio-intensive bursts of tribal dance, primal movement + conditioning woven into a dynamic yoga practice.

Acro Yoga:

Bring a friend or we can provide you a partner! Consisting of a base, a flyer, and a spotter, the base lifts the flyer and perform both static shapes and dynamic movements. 

Morning Flow:

Start your day with moderately paced class of linking breath to movement. This well-rounded class focuses awareness to alignment principles to generate chi and awaken prana in the boy and the mind.

Hatha Flow:

Cultivating an open heart, receptive body and inspired mind using yoga, mindfulness and embodiment practices.

Gentle Flow:

Exactly as the name suggests, this class is a gentle approach to a classic vinyasa flow practice. Expect to leave rejuvenated and relaxed. 

Vinyasa Yoga:

This energetically paced class focuses on proper alignment in your practice and build strength, flexibility, balance, and concentration.

Prerequisite for Aerial Series. Recommended for additional conditioning and technique while learning aerial curriculum. Emphasis on alignment, breathing, strength, coordination and balance on multi apparatus. Gain skills and technique in climbs, foot knots, and sequencing fundamentals. Intensity is increased over time as the body adapts to the exercises. Appropriate for all levels. Ages 12 and up.

Aerial Yoga uses a looped fabric (hammock) that swivels freely on a single point. Suspended at seat height, the hammock is a prop, intended to assist alignment, and provide accessibility. This class has a therapeutic approach to deepen awareness and relaxation, and gain immediate benefits such as spinal decompression, pain relief, and ease in inversions and other challenging poses/asana. Appropriate for all levels. Ages 12 and up.

New! Now offering donation based Juggle Jam!

Train with Alex Payne, hands down Montana’s most entertaining juggler and one man circus show:)

Students of all levels enjoy learning new skills and having fun.
Acro is a term used in the world of cirque to describe partner/group work to generate static shapes and dynamic movements.

Flow is a term to describe a moving meditation of manipulating props such as staffs, hoops, poi, juggling, and other tools. Revel in creativity as you share the joy of movement and self-expression with others.

Enjoy our lounges, guest wifi, walls of mirrors, high ceilings, and featured deejays!

Open gym is for all students. Individual training time for yoga, acro, flow, dance, aerial. Skill assessment required. Open Gym times vary, but in general, access is available during open hours 9am-8pm, unless there is a yoga class (for quietude), or other scheduled event that has requested no training time.

MASC Kids Programs focus on mindfulness, body awareness, movement and expression. We offer a non-competitive format of instruction that allows kids to discover and express their unique talents and passions.

Our experienced and qualified instructors are trained to teach with a positive and child-centered understanding to ensure every child has an experience that improves their self-esteem. Each class includes age appropriate games and conditioning designed to increase strength, dexterity, and agility. So the kids can dazzle you with their fresh steez and skillz, on the last day of the series, parents and guardians are invited to a free performance!

Kids ages 7-10

Aerial: (8 week continuing series), Level 1 & Level 2, ages 7-10

Instructors weaves basics of tumbling/acrobatics, dance, improvisation, and sequencing into flight skills on hammock/sling, silks, static trapeze, and lyra. Kids find their wings as the equipment transforms into a magical world! At the end of the series or camp, there is a short, informal, studio performance for friends and family.

Kid Circus, ages 7-10: (Drop-in)

Rotating Instructors Derek, Alex, and Mark teach the fundamentals of sequencing the arts of aerial, flow and equilibristics. Kids spirits soar as they spin skills on aerial hammock/sling, rope, static trapeze and movement props like staffs, hoops, poi, juggling, and slack line.  

Tween/Teens ages 11-18:

Aerial:

Students learn the fundamentals of aerial arts as they decide which apparatus they will focus on in the future as they explore their natural creativity. Emphasis on alignment, breathe, conditioning, coordination and balance on multi apparatus. Gain skills and technique in climbs, foot knots, and sequencing fundamentals. Intensity is increased over time as the body adapts to the exercises.

Cirque:

The focus in on mindfulness, body awareness, movement and expression. We offer an alternative format of instruction that allows your teens and tweens to discover and express their unique talents and passions. With rotating instructors, each week features a different skill/modality: 

*hand balancing

*partner/group acrobatics

*slack lining

*unicycle/stilting

*juggling and other flow arts (nunchuks, staffs, hoops, poi)

*freestyle and hip hop 

Instructors for this class include: Alex Payne, Gracie Niswanger, Griffen Gilbert, Samuel Samson, and guest instructors

NOTE: Flow is a term to describe a moving meditation of manipulating props such as staffs, hoops, poi, juggling, and other tools. Revel in creativity as you learn about and practice prop techniques that improve dexterity and proprioception. Share the joy of movement and self-expression, and tap into your unlimited potential. The state of flow creates new pathways in the brains, and offers an alternative perspective on movement, inside the body as well as outside the body as you move through space. It is also an exciting way to gain fitness by increasing heart rate, agility, and flexibility. Stay tuned for opportunities for student showcases and other performances. Enjoy our lounges, guest wifi, walls of mirrors, high ceilings, and featured deejays!

Our Mission:

To provide access to learning and experiencing the movement arts. We specialize in aerial; acrobatics on suspended apparatus, and flow; movement meditation with props. Our programs provide opportunities for students to engage in activities that boost fitness and well-being. At MASC, sense of community is strong. We cultivate supportive relationships with students, and organizations, and thrive on collaborative efforts. Our team is driven by the concepts of the Professionalism, and Community Inclusivity and Responsibility.

Enjoy a complimentary class of either yoga, barre, or dance. We have several dynamite instructors that volunteer their time on a rotating schedule to provide you a weekly free class! Come pour yourself a cup of tea, grab a snack, and enjoy!

Barre combines elements of yoga, Pilates and ballet to create a sculpted, lean “dancer” body without the high impact of dancing. Barre uses isometric movements at a ballet barre that ultimately alter muscle groups while incorporating stretching to lengthen the muscle. The entire class it set to powerful and motivating music to bring you a fun, total body workout!