The Chicago Rope Dojo is a series of ongoing training sessions for intermediate to advanced students. It meets on the second and fourth Thursday of each month from 7pm to 10pm. On second Thursdays, the theme is form and movement. On fourth Thursdays, the theme is expression and communication. Students can attend alone or with a partner.
Classes in this group focus on intentional communication through and about rope. Drawing from a range of somatic and movement arts, instructors lead students through exercises designed to improve communication skills and physical imagination. Through deconstructing culture and experience and by exploring the affordances of different patterns, students will learn how to collaboratively create, analyze, and improve rope scenes.
Classes in this group focus on efficient tying and body movement. Students work to improve their footwork, body manipulation, and rope handling. As students progress, they add more building blocks to their tool kit and tie more complicated structures. Eventually, improvements in speed and efficiency allow students to focus more on other components of tying.
Cash, Venmo, and other payment options are accepted. As with all Chicago Rope events, we have reduced price options available for those who need them. To request an alternative payment method or reduced cost pricing, please contact us.
Our events are held at Outerspace Studios in Wicker Park, directly above Volumes bookstore. The Damen blue line stop is very close to the studio.
When you arrive, press the button for “Sun Studio” and you will be buzzed in. The studio is up the stairs and to the right. The venue requires that shoes be removed at the top of the stairs prior to entering the studio.
Parking can be difficult in this neighborhood but often can be found on Milwaukee or on the streets surrounding the park. We recommend that those who are driving allow at least 15 minutes extra time to find parking.
Please note that Outerspace Studio is not wheelchair accessible. Entering the studio requires ascending a long flight of stairs.