Aerial Workshops

  • Please check the prerequisites for all workshops.

  • All Aviary workshops are adult (18+) only unless otherwise noted.

  • Please see the FAQ tab above for class and cancellation policies, as well as other frequently asked questions.

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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! 

Lyra with Sara DuHaime

Fridays — 3/15 and 3/29
7:00pm - 8:30pm
$80 per student for both workshops
$45 per single workshop

We will expand on material addressing inversions/mounts, use of momentum and spins, grip switches to open new pathways, and (my favorite) how to use your LEGS and give those arms a break to move through the air! We’ll also play some improv games to stylize sequences we cover.

PREREQ: All levels welcome if student can perform these skills without a spot

  • Straddle invert

  • Pullover (dolphin up)

  • Double knee hang.

Meet your instructor!
Sara began aerial arts training in 2011 and became an instructor at Detroit Flyhouse Circus School in 2014. She teaches choreography classes on lyra, silks, and hammock and loves working with students to develop routines. Her favorite teaching method is guided improvisation which allows each student to utilize their unique strengths and specialties to develop a vocabulary and style all their own.

Flying Pole with Laura Nardelli

Sunday — 3/24
$45 per student

The flying pole is truly a unique aerial apparatus that combines both fabric and bar skills with swing and spin! This is a multi-level workshop and perfect for students of all levels. The workshop will focus on climbing, pole sits, pole poses, and inverted poses. Then adding some spin and swing! Students will combine these moves into a personal and creative sequence.

PREREQ: No pole experience is necessary, but students who are able to climb a pole or fabric and invert in the air (bent knees or straight legs) will get the most out of this workshop. A sense of play is also helpful! =)

Meet your instructor!
Laura is an instructor of aerial arts at The Detroit Flyhouse. Her years of experience teaching pole, chair acro and pole silks to all levels make this workshop accessible to everyone. Laura’s personal style combines strength and power with grace and sensuality. She believes deeply in and encourages students to find their own creativity and expression through aerial arts.