CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

Class Descriptions

Aerial Silks Level 1 Skills


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. Usually one 8 week session is sufficient.

Graduation Requirements:

Basic and Russian Climb

Basic Footlock in the air

X Back Position

Invert from Ground




Aerial Silks Level 3A Skills


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. Graduation Requirements: Familiarity with Straddle Climb, Windmill, Catchers, Scissor Hip Key, Bell/Basic 45/ and Pike Beats, Understanding the Belay wrap and safely exiting




Lyra Skills Level 2


Learn a flow of mounts, balances, poses, and terminology associated with Aerial hoop to create beautiful sequences!




Open Gym


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

Open Gym is for Aerial View students only.




Act Creation


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!!




Circus Sampler


Learn Basics and a fun combo on Aerial Sling, Lyra, Trapeze, and Silks. Each class will be taught on a different apparatus. Get to know them all and then focus on your favorite!!




Sling Skills Level 1


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 silks 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!




Aerial Silks Level 2A Skills


These classes will build onto the aerial vocabulary we learned in Level 1. We'll focus expanding on fundamental moves, and building strength for inverts in the air. We'll also learn our first flips in the silks.

This stage can take as long as a student needs to meet graduation requirements.

Graduation Requirements:

Double Crochet

Hip Key

Thigh Hitch

Figure 8 Ankle Hang




Dance Trapeze Skills Level 1


Explore the world of the horizontal apparatus with us in this fun 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.




Mobility & Flexibility Class


In this much needed class we'll focus on creating more mobility in our joints while also working 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.




Lyra Skills Level 1


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.




Circus Circuit


For Lunchtime we'll have a traditional circuit training with a circus flair! This class combines a circuit style workout with circus strength and endurance exercises. Appropriate for all fitness levels and all fitness participants!




Aerial Silks Level 2B Sequences


This class builds on the Skills learned in Level 2A. Students solidify understanding of the skills, build endurance, and learn transitions between skills. This stage will likely last 1-2 sessions. Graduation Requirements: Strength/Technique: invert off the ground (i.e., from a climb); hold a finished straddle-up, 3-5 second lock-off, tuck knees above navel from a long-hang, 10 second hollow body hang, and 1 pullup. 3 min in the air. 360 flip w/ legs crocheted and controlled exit. Ability to perform all Level 2 Sequences.




Aerial Silks Level 3B Sequences


At this stage, students focus on building proficiency with the important level 3 skills that were introduced in 3A while learning new sequences that build on those skills. Graduation Requirements: Demonstrate Proficiency in Level 2 and 3 Skills Must demonstrate an understanding of what is keeping them in the air in a given skill/position and an ability to make adjustments as needed to keep themselves safe. Bent arm/Straight Leg Straddle Up and a controlled straight arm, pike lower \. 2 Pull Ups Competent at Star, Windmill, Understanding the 4 main wraps, Turning Pike Beats




Aerial Silks Level 4


This stage covers the broadest range of development, in which students expand their repertoire of skills into level 4 while also learning choreography, improvisation, and artistic expression. Conditioning and technique work focus on preparing the student to move on to advanced work, Including but not limited to Meathook, Open Catch Drops, Slack Drags, Flares, Rollups and Hip Hop Beats.




Aerial Silks Level 2C Belays


In this class we'll cover the setup, and the understanding of belays, and the differences between the S-wrap and the Z-wrap Belay We'll then cover many different ways to get into some of my favorite belays. From chest belays to knee belays to ankle or wrist belays.

Registration Requirements- must be taking or have graduated from Silks Level 2B or higher.





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

WHERE SHOULD YOU START?

If you have never tried aerial before, we highly recommend starting in a Circus Sampler class.  If a Circus Sampler class is not being offered during the session you'd like to sign  up for, the next classes we suggest would be either Sling or Lyra classes.

Aerial Silk Fabric Kids
Silks 
Lyra
Sling
Cordelisse
Dance Trapeze