Class Descriptions

Beginning Aerial Fabric 1.0

These classes are a great introduction to aerial arts and to starting your own aerial practice. In class you will build upper body and core strength as well as leg and shoulder flexibility. These classes focus on learning fundamental moves and the aerial vocabulary that is necessary to progress into wider aerial skill sets. Skills include basic wrap climb, single and double footlock, cross-back straddle, and flying dutchman to name a few.

Students will start their practice on Aerial Sling before moving onto Aerial Silks

Intermediate Aerial Fabric Skills 2.0 & 2.5 (Instructor approval)

In this class, students will focus on vertical training and their understanding of wraps and technique on Fabric as well as build their endurance in the air. As we work with more height and layer skills, students will work on precise positioning and pathways in order to understand more complex skills and sequences.

Advanced Aerial Skills or Dynamic Aerial (Instructor approval)

Includes skills that require more strength, coordination, and/or body awareness than intermediate. Most dynamic skills are at this level.

Skills include but are not limited to: Bicycle Climb, Straddle Climb, Fancy catcher’s, Simple Planche, Flag, Scissor hip lock, Windmill, Double star, Cartwheel.

Lyra Level 1 & 2 (Aerial Hoop)

This class is for Beginning students and for those who have some prior experience on the Lyra. Learn a flow of mounts, balances, poses, and terminology associated with Aerial hoop to create beautiful sequences! Ages 7 & Up

Open Gym

A great place to practice your skills and sequences at your own pace under the watchful eyes of a coach.

Act Creation (3 Week Session) Not Offered this Session

Fridays from 5:00 - 6:00 + Open gym time 4 students only A class to help you create your next routine on Silks, Sling, or Lyra. Kendell will help you develop your act, create character and purpose, and stylize your routine. Then practice your routine through open gym at no extra cost. A great way to prepare for the Recital!! Ages 7 & Up

Circus Sampler (4 Week Session)

6 spots open All ages (7+) Learn Basics and a fun combo on Aerial Sling, Lyra, Trapeze, and Silks in this 4 week session. Each class will be taught on a different apparatus. Get to know them all and then focus on your favorite!!

Sling Level 1 & 2

Aerial sling is kind of the gate-way apparatus to aerial dance. It is a low hanging hammock type set-up that is comfortable, safe and doesn't require the same amount of strength or coordination that aerial fabric does. In this class we will explore connections to the floor traveling upwards and building up that core and arm strength needed for the other apparatuses. The sling is a great combination of the trapeze and fabric- so two times the fun!

Beginning Aerial Fabric 1.5

These classes are a continuation to 1.0. We'll focus expanding on fundamental moves, and building strength for inverts in the air. Skills include Eggbeater, Dancer's Lock, Variety of Russian climbs, Half Monty, and many others

Students will be working soley on Aerial Silks

Intro to Dance Trapeze

Explore the world of the horizontal apparatus with us in this fun new class! Don't think of the flying trapeze where you release the bar to be caught mid-air. Dance trapeze stays close to the ground and is rigged from a single point for spinning. With the metal bar for support it is a great beginner apparatus. The ropes offer a variety of transitions and beautiful poses. The trapeze becomes a dance partner as you learn to flip and fly.

$5 Flexibility Class

In this short but sweet class we'll focus on active flexibility training for a specific goal. Each week the goal will change, options include: Splits, Straddle, Back and Shoulders, Pike, and Hip Extension. Active Flexibility allows you to build strength at your end range movement, increase control, and safely learn how to use your muscles to go deeper into a stretch.

Aerial Technique, Strength Training, & Injury Recovery

Technique is an important aspect of aerial training, and the longer you pursue the aerial arts the more important proper technique becomes. It is best to develop good technique habits from the start rather than undo bad habits. Good technique and strength training go hand and hand; as you develop better technique you can train harder and more efficiently, and as your strength improves you can focus more on proper technique in the air. In this class we will cover proper muscle engagement and alignment on your apparatus and we will go through strength training exercises and how to get the most out of your conditioning. Good technique and proper training is the best way to prevent injury, but sometimes, despite your best effort, you may find yourself injured. We will also cover what to do when you get injured. This includes how to recognize when an injury is serious, what you should do immediately after the injury, and how to optimize your long term recovery so you can get back to training. 4 Week Session

Intro to Lyra

The Lyrical Hoop is a great place to start your circus journey. Learn basic mounts, create shapes, learn aerial terminology and technique without the constriction of fabric.

The Circus Arts are a beautiful, creative, and challenging art form that builds unparalleled upper body and core strength, kinesthetic awareness, coordination, and confidence.

Clothing Requirements

What Should I Wear to Class?

When practicing, students must wear appropriate clothing. Tights and leotards are recommended. Fabric should cover the waist, back of knees, armpits and elbows.

  • Clothing must be flexible and connot inhibit range of motion.
  • Clothing cannot have zippers, buttons or anything that might catch or snag
  • Clothing must not be loose enough to get caught or snagged on the apparatus being used (silk, sling, ect.)
  • No jewelry
  • No shoes on mats or equipment
  • No long fingernails or toenails
  • Long hair must be pulled back
  • Nothing may be worn around the neck

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