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The Floasis is a flow and circus arts space that offers classes, shows, community events, and props for new spinners. Help us improve!
The Floasis is a flow and circus arts space that offers classes, shows, community events, and props for new spinners. Help us improve!
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Who are we and what do we do?

The Floasis is a movement space dedicated to the practice and teaching of flow, circus, and martial arts. We also open the NYC flow arts community to guest teachers, and provide a space where students can learn, practice, and perform. We give students the space and resources necessary to develop their skills or even become professionals in their chosen arts. We also foster a sense of community among NYC flow arts performers!

Want to meet us?  Come to a spin jam!  Click the picture below to see our upcoming community events.

Join us for a spin jam!
Join us for a spin jam!

Our skill share events attract a diverse group of artists and performers.  Want to learn something new or improve on what you know?

How about hula hoop?

Ali Luminescent at a Floasis Flow Market
Ali Luminescent at a Floasis Flow Market

 Staff?

Krisstina Hawks at the Floasis
Krisstina Hawks at the Floasis

Or all kinds of circus arts?

Catch Tara on the road at festivals for fire classes!
Catch Tara on the road at festivals for fire classes!
Catch Tara on the road at festivals for fire classes!
Catch Tara on the road at festivals for fire classes!

 The Floasis draws artists and teachers with all kinds of skills: hula hoop, staff, fans, double staves, dragon staff, rope dart, poi, juggling, stilt walking, side show arts, and more! We're an awesome place to meet teachers or artists interested in skill-share!

What do we give back?

We're an awesome community center for flow artists in NYC and beyond!  We offer classes, events like flow markets and variety shows, rehearsal space, and free community events like spin jams.

Our kickstarter-funded renovations will allow us to open a gift shop so we can sell merchandise from prop makers and flow artists from all over country, and the world!  We'll also be offering artist residencies at the Floasis so out-of-town artists have an affordable place to stay and teach in NYC.  Help us finish making this happen!

We also help new and experienced artists and performers by offering a community center and a place to develop new material, test it with an audience, and rehearse.  We're working to help keep our neighborhood and the city interesting and artistic! 

What are we working on?

We're working on a number of projects this year to help us expand as a center for community and education in NYC.  Our skill-share and practice events are donation-based, and our events are inexpensive.  Help us keep them that way while we improve our indoor dance studio, improve the backyard event space, and acquire the space next door!

Yardwork is super fun! :D
Yardwork is super fun! :D

What do we need and why do we need it?

Where will your money go?
Where will your money go?

Outdoor renovations: $1000

This year we've made a lot of renovations to our outdoor space including a covered audience area, new infrastructure to accommodate more people at events, and we've started replacing old and weather damaged equipment.  

We need: Safety signage, audience barriers, increased seating, and more infrastructure for weather protection.

Indoor and basement studio renovations and expansion: $4200

We've been busy in the basement!  So far we've gutted the space, reorganized and repainted, installed LED lighting and wood laminate flooring, and started raising the ceiling to allow for more spin space.  We've also opened negotiations to acquire more space next door!

We need: an improved seating and audience area, a completed raised ceiling, shatter proof mirrors, and an administrative station and supplies to help us host more events and classes inside.

Props and community supplies: $800

We keep our skill-share and practice events inclusive and supported by donations— the Floasis has always offered a selection of props for students and new or curious spinners to try out.  Over time these props are lost, broken, or simply wear out.  You can help us continue to provide supplies for our community.

We need: consumable supplies, and materials to make loaner props such as sock poi, practice fans, staves, and juggling equipment.

Rewards!

Last minute rewards!  

We have a few last minute rewards for our last 72 hours!

Charmander with dragon staff pin by Noel Yee!
Charmander with dragon staff pin by Noel Yee!

Pokemon pins!  Charmander with a dragon staff by Noel Yee. Pins are 1.5" tall.  $25 donation!

Fan evolution DVD by Vulcan
Fan evolution DVD by Vulcan

A copy of the fan evolution DVD by the Vulcan!  Level up your fan tech :) $30 donation.

Here's a peek at some of the rewards we'll give you to thank you for helping us improve our space!

Class time:  Join us at the Floasis for classes with amazing teachers such as

The Silver Man, Dustin Hubel
The Silver Man, Dustin Hubel
Tara McManus
Tara McManus
Torrie Ogilvie
Torrie Ogilvie
 

 and more!  You can grab a 1 hour private lesson for a $60 donation!

Props: Want to pick up a new prop or expand your collection? Support our space and pick up a new prop by Frank Hatsis and the Rope Dart Academy, Randy Kato, and more!

Sash Dart by Rope Dart Academy
Sash Dart by Rope Dart Academy
Hoops by Randy Kato- check out his Etsy store for reward options!
Hoops by Randy Kato- check out his Etsy store for reward options!
Folding fans!
Folding fans!

Floasis Gear: We also have some cool rewards made by Floasis artists!

Floasis stickers!  Great for water bottles and other gear:

Floasis stickers!
Floasis stickers!

Pokemon prop stickers by Noel Yee, $20 donation:

Wooden stickers featuring your choice of charmander with a dragon staff or psyduck with a contact juggling ball.

Pokemon prop stickers!
Pokemon prop stickers!

Handmade keychains, for a 15$ donation:

Keychains!
Keychains!

 Floasis logo T-shirts, each handprinted by Connie Wang of Iconartisty, $35 donation.

Hoodies, also by Iconartistry!

Badass hoodies by Connie Wang!
Badass hoodies by Connie Wang!

 Wick covers with the Floasis logo: $20 contribution for a pair!

A set of two wick covers!
A set of two wick covers!

Thanks for your help!

We've already done so much in the space this year.  Thanks for helping us do even more!

Risks and challenges

We're a small, dedicated group of artists and small business owners: we love a challenge!

That said, we understand that improvements take time. To support
ourselves while we make our improvements we've already reached out to local artists and are using our basement as a crafting studio while we work on our space!

We've also reached out to local makers and community members to help us improve as quickly and efficiently as possible while still supporting our local arts community!

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    Facebook thanks. We love you guys, and we're happy to tell you so in public! :D

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    Facebook thanks and Floasis sticker.

    We love you so much we'll say thank you and even send you a sticker! <3

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    Handmade "flow" keychain!

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    Wick covers! A pair of zippered wick covers with the Floasis logo! Great for staves or double staves. Check out the project info for pictures.

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    Tote bag with the Floasis logo! Perfect for duveys and small props like torches or poi!

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    A pair of folding fans! You'll be contacted to select your color. See the description for examples of possible color options!

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    Rope Dart instructional DVD by Frank Hatsis of Rope Dart Academy!

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    Floasis t-shirt hand printed by Connie Wang of Iconartistry!

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    Custom hand-made pendant by Laura Chew!

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    One-of-a-kind artwork by Tippy Patrinos!

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    Burner flair!

    The ladies of the Floasis will decorate one costume piece for you! Your choice of top, bottom, dress/.jumpsuit or headpiece.

    You'll get one consultation for theme/scale and one round of artistic revisions.

    This reward covers decoration of existing pieces only, not custom construction, thanks! :)

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    Hoodies custom printed by Floasis founding member Connie Wang of Iconartistry! Your choice of size.

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    1 pair of 3rd Earth Fireproof tentacle print sleeves, including shipping! Your choice of color!

    https://www.etsy.com/shop/3rdEarthFireproof

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    1 pair of 3rd Earth Fireproof flame print sleeves, including shipping! Your choice of color!

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    A pair of double staves by Shakti Shewolf! Your choice of color. $70 value, only $50 here! :)

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    Sign the Floasis donor wall!

    Immortalize yourself (or at least your signature, sticker, or logo) Floasis style! Add your name to the Floasis donor wall, to be fire-proofed and displayed near the fuel dump.

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    Sash dart by Frank Hatsis of Rope Dart Academy.

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    1 hour private lesson with Tara McManus, your choice of prop: fire or folding fans!

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    1 hour private yoga lesson by Torrie Ogilvie!

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    Custom polypro hula hoop by Randy Kato, up to a $60 value. See his etsy for options!

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    1 hour private lesson with Pheonix Feeley, your choice of prop: hula hoop, staff, fans, or fire whip!

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    1 hour private lesson with Dustin Hubel, your choice of prop: mini hoops, juggling, or contact juggling!

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    1 hr private poi lesson by Warren Seng!

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    3 hours of rehearsal time in our backyard area, plus all associated facilities. Available hours depend on current class and event bookings.

    Contact us for any scheduling questions!

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    3 hours of rehearsal time in our basement studio with wood laminate flooring. Available hours depend on current class and event bookings.

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    Your choice of 1 hour of massage or fitness coaching by John O'Mahoney.

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    Audio sweetening by Tim Boyce. Need help developing a track for a performance or video? 1 track or 10 minutes.

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    Private 1.5 hour fire eating lesson with Tara McManus in Brooklyn NY!

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    Floasis sponsor "membership."

    Love our spin jams? We love you! We'll provide you supplies to spin once at all of our jams for a year, plus special access to Floasis classes.

    Benefits vary based on teachers currently on the calendar. Contact us for details!

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    Deluxe Fire Experience!

    Experience the spirit, history, and science of fire!

    Your party of up to 8 will get a complete fire experience with a safety lesson, fire lesson, and a chance for photos on a fire throne.

    Ages 18+ only. Contact us for scheduling details!

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    Custom LED prop development from Dr.Light and Tara Mc Manus. If you have a prop you would like to add LEDs to or start from scratch, we can make it happen!

    Dr.Light has been bringing the blink to NYC and the world for the past 10 years. From the skyline to the underground - his work as a video and light artist, engineer, and collaborative creative can be found both in the mainstream( Blue Man Group, OKGO, Empire State Building) and the grassroots (Fleeting Dream, imagenode, NYCGratitude) communities.

    Please contact him directly for samples of his latest work: dr.light@doctorlight.net

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Funding period

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