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Advocate staff photo by HEATHER MCCLELLAND -- Instructor Elise Duran demonstrates an aerial silk trick to her students, from left, Katie LaPlace, Lori Talbot, Alaina Dugas, Annie Talbot, and Maggie Talbot in LSU's Music and Dramatic Arts building.
Advocate staff photo by HEATHER MCCLELLAND -- Instructor Elise Duran demonstrates an aerial silk trick to her students, from left, Katie LaPlace, Lori Talbot, Alaina Dugas, Annie Talbot, and Maggie Talbot in LSU's Music and Dramatic Arts building.

A former circus performer teaches aerial dance to students in LSU's Leisure Learning program. Participants strike poses or hang serenely upside down supported by fabric.