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  • All classes in this section are for adults (18+), please see "Youth Classes (ages 8-17)" for younger students.
  • Please see the FAQ tab above for pricing, class and cancellation policies, and other frequently asked questions.
  • Please click "Sign Up" above for class schedule, to purchase class credits, and to register for classes.

Registering multiple students?

All students must have their own separate account in our scheduling system - all accounts must be created and the included waiver signed by the participating student (or their parent or legal guardian if under 18). We can link family and friend accounts so that you only have to remember one password, can share credits, and sign everyone up for class from one account. Please contact us (once all accounts have been created) to be linked! 


Intro to Aerial Arts

Curious about circus, but don't know where to start? Take your first flight on the aerial fabrics, static trapeze, and lyra, all in this 90 minute class for absolute beginners! Each class begins with a heart pumping warm up and a brief overview of aerial safety, then we fly the friendly skies of The Ann Arbor Aviary. Come ready to sweat, smile, and be supported as you challenge both mind and body!

This class is held on the first Monday of each month and occasional Saturdays -
Click on "Sign Up" above (or check our Facebook events) to see the next date.

Use promo code "firstflight" for $5 off your first class!

PLEASE NOTE: All promo codes must be entered BEFORE selecting a payment option in CircusDB.
No refunds will be issued for credits purchased without promo code.


Intro to Aerial Silks - becoming Aerial Fabric in Sept!

Aerial fabrics may be hung so that there are two separate tails (known as aerial silks or "straight fabrics") or in a loop (know as sling or hammock), like a swing made of cloth. They can both be climbed, wrapped around the body, and/or tied to create dramatic drops, poses, and movements in the air.

If you are new to the aerial arts, this is the class for you! It is designed for absolute beginners and will introduce you to the flexibility, leverage, and balance used while on the apparatus, as well as how to engage the muscles needed to stay safe in the air. This class will repeat the same curriculum each week, focusing on basic climb, ascent and descent, foot locks, and hollow body position, and you may take it as many times as you like before moving on to beginning level classes.

Use promo code "firstflight" for $5 off your first class!

PLEASE NOTE: All promo codes must be entered BEFORE selecting a payment option in CircusDB.
No refunds will be issued for credits purchased without promo code.


Intro to Static Trapeze - becoming Trapeze & Lyra in Sept!

Static trapeze (also known as fixed trapeze) is a circus art performed on the bar and ropes of a trapeze hung from two points in the ceiling. The Lyra (also known as the aerial hoop, aerial ring, or cerceau) is a circular steel apparatus, resembling a hula hoop. It is suspended from the ceiling and can be used static, spinning, or swinging.

If you are new to the aerial arts, this is the class for you! It is designed for absolute beginners and will introduce you to the flexibility, leverage, and balance used while on the apparatus, as well as how to engage the muscles needed to stay safe in the air. This class will repeat the same curriculum each week, focusing on mount and dismount, coming to seated and standing on the bar, and hollow body position, and you may take it as many times as you like before moving on to beginning level classes.

Use promo code "firstflight" for $5 off your first class!

PLEASE NOTE: All promo codes must be entered BEFORE selecting a payment option in CircusDB.
No refunds will be issued for credits purchased without promo code.