Aerial Classes


All classes in this section are for adults (18+), please see "Youth Classes" for everyone under 18.


Beginning Silks

Aerial Silks (also known as tissue, fabric, or ribbons) are a fabric apparatus hung from above that is climbed, wrapped around the body, and/or tied to create dramatic drops, poses and movements in the air. This course is designed for beginning aerialists to gain confidence and strength in the fundamentals of Aerial Silks. You will learn basic climbs and descents, how to apply foot locks, and work towards inversions, as well as dynamic warm up methods and cool down stretching. Be ready to build strength, flexibility, and coordination – and gain a few bruises in unusual places…!

This is a beginner level course which should be repeated until the student has mastered the skills necessary to be approved for continuing level courses, and is also an excellent conditioning class for established aerialists looking to hone their transitions and perfect their technique.

  • $25 for a single class

  • $150 for a seven class package


Beginning Hammock

Aerial Hammock (also known as aerial sling), is a single loop of fabric hung from above that is climbed, wrapped around the body, and/or tied to create dramatic drops, poses and movements in the air. This course is designed for beginning aerialists to gain confidence and strength in the fundamentals of the Aerial Hammock. You will learn basic climbs and descents, how to apply foot locks, and work towards inversions, as well as dynamic warm up methods and cool down stretching. Be ready to build strength, flexibility, and coordination – and gain a few bruises in unusual places…!

This is a beginner level course which should be repeated until the student has mastered the skills necessary to be approved for continuing level courses, and is also an excellent conditioning class for established aerialists looking to hone their transitions and perfect their technique. 

  • $25 for a single class

  • $150 for a seven class package


Beginning Aerial Fabrics

This class designed for beginners to explore and create beautiful shapes while learning the foundation skills of the aerial silks and aerial hammock in a supportive environment. This gently paced class will cover standing and sitting poses, as well as safe ways to get upside down.

This is a beginner level course which should be repeated until the student has mastered the skills necessary to be approved for continuing level courses, and is also an excellent conditioning class for established aerialists looking to hone their transitions and perfect their technique.

  • $25 for a single class

  • $150 for a seven class package


Beginning Static Trapeze

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. This course is designed for beginning aerialists to gain confidence and strength in the fundamentals of Static Trapeze. Students will build the strength to mount and dismount the trapeze unassisted, and gain mastery of fundamental trapeze vocabulary, technique, and sequences.  Each class also includes dynamic warm ups, stretching, and conditioning exercises designed to target specific strength and mobility for aerial arts. 

This is a beginner level course which should be repeated until the student has mastered the skills necessary to be approved for continuing level courses, and is also an excellent conditioning class for established aerialists looking to hone their transitions and perfect their technique.

  • $25 for a single class

  • $150 for a seven class package


Beginning Lyra

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.  It is strongly encouraged that students take at least one session of Beginning Trapeze, Aerial Boot Camp, or Beginning Aerial Silks before registering for Beginning Lyra (concurrent enrollment is ok).

This is a beginner level course which should be repeated until the student has mastered the skills necessary to be approved for continuing level courses, and is also an excellent conditioning class for established aerialists looking to hone their transitions and perfect their technique.

  • $25 for a single class

  • $150 for a seven class package 


Continuing Silks

This course will expand upon the skills learned in Beginning Silks.  Students will focus on integrating new vocabulary into longer aerial sequences while also working to improve strength, technique and quality of movement with progressive conditioning exercises.   This class also provides students with the spotting techniques, discipline, and critical capacity to practice safely outside of class and begin working towards personal goals.  

This is a mentally and physically challenging, multi-level class with curriculum designed to develop strength, artistry, and understanding of the discipline.  Students will need multiple sessions of Continuing Silks to master the breadth of vocabulary required for registration in Higher Silks.

PREREQS:

  • French climb
  • Russian climb
  • Hand under hand descent
  • Straddle inversion in the air (bent or straight knees)
  • Leg crochet
  • Hip key
  • Single & double foot lock on & off in air
  • At least one X back sequence
  • At least one single foot lock sequence
  • Demonstrated ability/willingness to listen to and follow instructor directions
  • $25 for a single class

  • $150 for a seven class package


Continuing Hammock

This course will expand upon the skills learned in Continuing Hammock.  Students will focus on integrating new vocabulary into longer aerial sequences while also working to improve strength, technique and quality of movement with progressive conditioning exercises. This class also provides students with the spotting techniques, discipline, and critical capacity to practice safely outside of class and begin working towards personal goals.  This is a mentally and physically challenging, multi-level class with curriculum designed to develop strength, artistry, and understanding of the discipline.

PREREQS:

  • Straddle inversion in the air (bent or straight knees)
  • Leg crochet
  • Knee beats
  • Front and back body balance
  • Hip key
  • Single & double foot lock on & off in air
  • Demonstrated ability/willingness to listen to and follow instructor directions
  • $25 for a single class

  • $150 for a seven class package


Continuing Static Trapeze

This course will expand upon the skills learned in Beginning Static Trapeze, adding in adding in more advanced poses, climbs and foundational skills to work towards a complete aerial routine. Newer students will focus on building the endurance needed to spend several minutes in the air, more advanced students will layer personal style, choreography, and refinement over the basics. This is a multi-level course which should be repeated until student has mastered the skills necessary to be approved for higher level courses. 

PREREQS: 

  • Swing beats
  • Swing beats to pike up
  • Tuck & straddle inversions
  • Knee beats
  • Clean & controlled mount, come to sit, come to stand, and dismount
  • Come to a ball on the ropes
  • Front body balance
  • Demonstrated ability/willingness to listen to and follow instructor direction
  • $25 for a single class

  • $150 for a seven class package 


Continuing Lyra

This course will expand upon the skills learned in Beginning Lyra, introducing more advanced conditioning and vocabulary.  Students will work towards increasing strength and flexibility through a variety of focused conditioning and stretching exercises. Continuing lyra students will begin to execute more complex sequences incorporating dynamic movements, swings, spins, drops, and holds.  

This is a multi-level course, and will accommodate continuing level students and up.

PREREQS:

  • Straddle up
  • Pull-over
  • Beats
  • Front & back balance
  • 5 skin-the-cats
  • Hock hangs (single knee)
  • At least 3 pull-ups/sit-ups
  • Splits (or regular progress towards flexibility goals)
  • Demonstrated ability/willingness to listen to and follow instructor direction
  • $25 for a single class

  • $150 for a seven class package 


Vertical Two

This class will be explore a mix of silks and rope vocabulary mixed with daily conditioning exercises and is geared towards the intermediate silks student, beginner rope student. Shapes and basic concepts of momentum will be explored. Bring extra layers to protect your body, such as a long sleeve shirt, extra leggings, and socks with the toes cut out.

PREREQS:

  • French climb
  • Russian climb
  • Hand under hand descent
  • Controlled inversion from the floor (bent or straight knees)
  • Leg crochet
  • Hip key (does not have to be consistent)
  • Single & double foot lock on & off in air
  • Sequence 3-5 beginning silks poses
  • Demonstrated ability/willingness to listen to and follow instructor direction
  • $25 for a single class

  • $150 for a seven class package


Higher Silks

This is a faster-paced class with emphasis on technique, skill-building, and conditioning. Choreography will focus on movement efficiency and refinement, endurance, and artistry. Newer students will work toward building the strength, flexibility, and vocabulary needed to execute complex sequences. More experienced students can expect to develop a personal vocabulary of movement with mental and physical exercises designed to develop aerial problem-solving skills, (safe) experimentation and discovery, and development of critical capacities.

PREREQS:

  • Mastery of at least 3 climbs, in addition to french & russian (with at least one inverted climb) 
  • S-Wrap
  • Back and front balances 
  • Consistent straight-legged straddle inversions in the air 
  • Hip key sequence 
  • Mastery of at least 3 drops 
  • Master of at least two ways into X back 
  • Dancer wrap foot locks 
  • At least 3 minutes endurance in the air 
  • Demonstrated ability/willingness to listen to and follow instructor directions
  • $35 for a single class

  • $210 for a seven class package