Skill Share Meetings

Current status: vaccination required

2022 meetings will be on the second Saturday of the month.  The next meetings are: 8/13, 9/10, 10/8, 11/12, and 12/10.

First off, what are skill share meetings?  They are a time to come learn, teach and practice rope in an open, inclusive, and safer space where there is no pressure to do anything.  They are more of a collaborative effort from all of the attendees rather than one set teacher teaching a pre-determined topic.  The only exception to that is a fundamentals review if there are enough people interested.  People come to try different things in a supportive environment where others are around to help, ask questions and share their knowledge.  At Rope Bite, there is no one true way and everyone is encouraged to share their ways of being tied and tying so that people can find ways of doing rope that work for them.  There is no need to come with a partner to start learning.  There are also usually others looking to partner up to learn.  We also have plenty of rope to borrow.

You must be fully vaccinated. This is a hard and fast rule. Every survey that I have done of people who want to come to Rope Bite has been overwhelmingly in favor of this so it isn’t just my decision. You will need to show either your card or a clear photo of your card on your phone. Masks are currently personal preference and encouraged (we have extras if you want one).  The Body Shop is a large space with lots of room to spread out. The HVAC systems at Body Shop Pittsburgh have been upgraded with high-performance filtration systems that can not only filter out the typical dirt and allergens, but can also filter out viruses, bacteria, and mold. They are supplementing that with ozone generators to sanitize the club during the week.

Rope Bite meetings are on the second Saturday of the month from 12-3. Feel free to come anytime between 12-1:00. These will operate on a pay what you can model with a suggested donation of $5 to help pay for the space. If you are using the hardpoints in the main room and want to use yoga mat, I suggest bringing a blanket to put under the mat.

The address is 1200 McKee St, McKees Rocks, PA 15136. When you get to the building, come around into the fenced in lot in the rear (There is some limited parking inside the fenced in lot) and come in the white door under the white awning with couches under it towards the left of the building.

Please make sure to read the rules here.

I’m looking forward to seeing you all!

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