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Sun, Jan 29


Upline Studio

Partials for Play and Practice

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Partials for Play and Practice
Partials for Play and Practice

Time & Location

Jan 29, 2023, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM EST

Upline Studio, 1 Hartford Square Suite 215, New Britain, CT 06052, USA

About the Event

About the Class

Suspension is about so much more than knowing how to tie solid harnesses and safe uplines. For riggers, transitioning the body from the floor to the air brings with it new challenges of balancing load and understanding how the body works in suspension. For bottoms, suspension is an entirely new way to experience your body, and developing an understanding of your body in suspension (as well as the communication tools to talk to your rigger about your experience) takes time. In this class we'll discuss and explore these concepts, all while keeping some weight on the ground and the stakes low.  Pre-requisites: riggers should know at least one suspendable upper and lower body harness.

About the Presenter

fuoco began her rope journey as a bottom in Phoenix ten years ago and shortly thereafter moved to London, where much of her early rope learning happened. Upon moving back to the US, she began presenting at cons and intensives around the country sharing her love of rope. As an educator, she's decidedly non-dogmatic in her approach to teaching. Her classes aim to help bottoms to better understand their bodies in movement, and to offer riggers the knowledge to adapt their tying to the unique needs of their partners.

When she’s not doing rope, fuoco is a professional acrobat. Her dedicated study of the mechanics of the body make her especially interested in developing more comprehensive education for bottoms informed by these practices. She's also a leftist who believes that kink is inherently political. She strives to bring her politics, her values, and an accountability for those values into her teaching spaces.


The following precautions will be in place for this event:

  • For this event, masks will be mandatory inside the building at all times except when eating or drinking.
  • Our capacity (guests, staff, and presenters included) will be capped at 24 people.
  • Upon entry you must present your CDC vaccination card, electronic vaccine passport, or state issued vaccination certificate that shows that you have received your original COVID-19 vaccinations as well as a booster along with your government issued ID to check for a name match on the card/certificate/passport. You will not be admitted into the event if you do not present these documents. If your medical professional has advised you that you cannot get a booster at this time or you are ineligible for one because it has been less than 5 months since your last vaccination dose an exception will be granted.


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