Michael Caden Pike
Circus Performer, Fire and Contact Staff Artist, Teacher, Boss.
teaching

For almost as long as I've been spinning, I've been teaching, it's the nature of the spinning community to share your knowledge with others. To teach in a structured fashion, to many people is also something I've learnt, at conventions and festivals.

Get in touch if you want me to teach workshops at your event, below is a list of places I have taught at, and the general areas I teach workshops in. If you need something else or something specific, let me know!

I've taught workshops all over the world, to people that don't speak english, at circus school, to kids of all types, including those with learning disabilities and to every type of person that is interested in learning and some that are not.


References:

Hey Mike, I liked your workshop a lot. Your pacing was great, you were very clear, and your demeanor was fantastic. You didn't move too fast, but you didn't get boring either. The way you broke moves down is a model that I'm going to be emulating in my workshops at Wildfire.

You blew us all away, and left Boston in a state of double-staff fever.

-- Baz (Boston)


Photos by: http://kolya-y.livejournal.com - Kolya - RUSSIA


I've taught at these events:

2013 - BRISTOL LINDY HOP CONVENTION, Bristol, UK

2012 - BRISTOL LINDY HOP CONVENTION, Bristol, UK
2012 - PLAY FESTIVAL 2012, Wales, UK

2011 - FIREPOISE MASTERCLASSES, Belfast, UK
2011 - EUROPEAN JUGGLING CONVENTION, Munich, Germany
2011 - PLAY FESTIVAL, Wales, UK
2011 - SUMMERFLAME, Novi Sad, Serbia
2011 - KIEV FIRE FESTIVAL, Kiev, Ukraine
2011 - FIREDRUMS 2011, California, America
2011 - TURBOFEST, Quebec City, Canada

2010 - MADSKILLZ JUGGLING CONVENTION, Vancouver, Canada
2010 - SPRING WILDFIRE 2010, Boston, America
2010 - BRITISH JUGGLING CONVENTION, Huddersfield, UK
2010 - BELFAST JUGGLING CONVENTION, Belfast, UK
2010 - MCP SCHOOL IN MOSCOW, Russia
2010 - SYDNEY JUGGLING CONVENTION, Australia
2010 - WA CIRCUS FESTIVAL, Australia
2010 - SPIN FESTIVAL, Australia

2009/10 - WOODFORD 2009/10, Australia
2009 - WILDFIRE FALL 2009, Boston, America
2009 - BRITISH JUGGLING CONVENTION, Norfolk, UK
2009 - FIREDRUMS VII, California, America
2009 - MINISTRY OF MANIPULATION WORKSHOPS, Berlin, Germany
2009 - SYDNEY JUGGLING CONVENTION, Sydney, Australia

2008 - WOODFORD FOLK FESTIVAL, Woodford, Australia
2008 - MELBOURNE JUGGLING CONVENTION, Melbourne, Australia
2008 - JAPAN FIRE FESTIVAL, Tokyo, Japan
2008 - UBEROZ, Brisbane, Australia
2008 - BORNFIRE FESTIVAL, Singapore
2008 - EUROPEAN JUGGLING CONVENTION, Karlsruhe, Germany
2008 - BRITISH JUGGLING CONVENTION, Doncaster, UK
2008 - CIRCUS FESTIVAL IRELAND, Cork, Ireland
2008 - FIREDRUMS VI, California, USA
2008 - RIT JUGGLE IN, New York State, USA

2007 - PLAY FESTIVAL, Shropshire, UK
2007 - ÜBERPARIS, Paris, France
2007 - BRITISH JUGGLING CONVENTION, Nottingham, UK
2007 - SCOTTISH JUGGLING CONVENTION, Glasgow, UK
2007 - BIRMINGHAM JUGGLING CONVENTION, Birmingham, UK

2006 - ÜBEREUROPE, Wien, Austria
2006 - PLAY FESTIVAL, Shropshire, UK
2006 - SCOTTISH JUGGLING CONVENTION, Glasgow, UK
2006 - BIRMINGHAM JUGGLING CONVENTION, Birmingham, UK
2006 - TRIBE OF FUNDANGO, Nottingham, UK

2005 - SCOTTISH JUGGLING CONVENTION, Glasgow UK
2005 - PLAY FESTIVAL, Shropshire, UK
2005 - GLASTONBURY FESTIVAL, Glastonbury, UK

2004 - EUROPEAN JUGGLING CONVENTION, Carvin, France
2004 - FEUERFEST, Graz, Austria



I've done privately organised workshops in these cities:

Honolulu, Los Angeles, Portland, Sacramento, San Francisco, Boston, Edinburgh, Sydney, Belfast, Moscow, Bristol, Budapest


Skills I teach workshops on:

Spinning single, double staff, triple or quadruple
Throwing 1 and 2 staffs
Basic, intermediate or advanced contact staff
Contact double staff
Basic, intermediate or advanced poi
Basic circus/manipulation skills - Juggling, Diabolo, Plate Spinning, Stilt Walking etc
Learning efficiently
Club Contact
Contact Juggling
Choreography & presentation
Building spinning equipment
Fire Spinning - Safety issues
Trapeze - Beginners and Intermediate
Acrobalance / Hand to Hand - Beginners and Intermediate
Duo Trapeze - Beginners to Advanced

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