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Class Descriptions

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Class Descriptions 2019-05-23T09:14:27-05:00
These are the classes we usually offer each session; check the enrollment page for current offerings. Our sessions are 7-8 weeks long; if you click the signup button and don’t see any classes to enroll in, it means we’re in the middle of a session. Check our calendar to see when the next session begins, and sign up for our mailing list to be notified when you can sign up. Our drop-in fitness classes are always available.
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You can sort our class descriptions by apparatus or level using the categories below.

2019-05-21T21:01:18-05:00

Beginner Trial Class

This one-hour class will introduce you to a variety of basic, low-to-the-ground moves on aerial silks, trapeze, and other aerial apparatuses, depending on which instructor is teaching! Check out the studio, meet an instructor, and find out if aerial arts are for you! All are welcome, there are no prerequisites.

2019-05-21T21:03:46-05:00

Intro to Horizontal

This class for beginners will sample trapeze, hoop, and slings, also known as aerial hammock. Learn the basic physical vocabulary of aerial arts through fun, challenging and attainable progressions. Apparatus-specific conditioning and flexibility are also introduced to help build your sustainable aerial foundation. This class is a prerequisite for level [...]

2019-05-21T21:03:51-05:00

Intro to Vertical

Open to beginning aerialists or anyone new to vertical apparatus. Learn foundation skills on silks and rope, with a focus on building form and body awareness on the apparatus. We will break down the elements of climbing and inverting with progressions designed to build strength and endurance. No prerequisites.

2019-05-21T21:04:10-05:00

Dance Trapeze Intro

In this course you will be introduced to the basics of dance trapeze. We will explore balance, shapes and tricks on the apparatus. We will also explore the interaction and use of the floor. No prerequisites – come try it out!

2019-05-21T21:04:52-05:00

Beginning Vertical

In this class, you will build your vertical vocabulary and work on short sequences, as we continue to condition and build strength, comfort, and endurance on vertical apparatus. Prerequisites: Able to invert with no assistance and hold a straddle inversion for 3 seconds, and perform two different climbs on each [...]

2019-05-21T21:05:27-05:00

Exploring on Dance Trapeze

This class is for you if you are comfortable in the air and are interested in playing with tricks you know and finding different paths in and out of the familiar. We will explore movement from balance, shapes and tricks on the apparatus with a focus on building your own [...]

2019-05-21T21:05:30-05:00

Hoop: Transition and Flow

This class will focus on new ways to move with ease below, inside and on top of hoop. Emphasis will be placed on finding fluid transitions within and between these zones to help you create a movement language of your own. Concepts of Time, Space, and Energy will be introduced [...]

2019-05-21T21:05:35-05:00

Intermediate Slings

Students will be guided through aerial sling skills such as mounts, dismounts, wraps and drops. Students will also use the sling for strengthening and flexibility exercises. The skills learned will be built upon in higher level slings classes. Prerequisites: able to straddle and pull over onto the apparatus with no [...]

2019-05-21T21:05:44-05:00

Intermediate Silks

This class is for students who have mastered classic and Russian climbs, double footlocks, and can comfortably invert from a climb. Material in this class will focus on learning and refining single rotation drops, intricate wraps, climbs, and transitions with focus on strength building and gaining stamina for longer sequences. [...]

2019-05-21T21:05:49-05:00

Intermediate/ Advanced Trapeze

We will work on improving strength, balance, and refining beginner tricks. These foundations will be combined with intermediate skills to create polished sequences unique to the class. We will focus on cleaning up tricks for economy of movement and strong, fluid transitions. Prerequisites: clean pullover at various heights w/o assistance, [...]

2019-05-21T21:05:53-05:00

Rope for Dopes

Rope can be intimidating. April did trapeze for years and thought she would never be able to do rope. A kind circus artist took her under their wing, and showed her that if you can hang on and invert, you can rope. In this class, April will teach fun and [...]

2019-05-21T21:06:59-05:00

Advanced Slings

In this class we will perform longer sequences and explore transitions. We will also challenge your slings theory knowledge and expand your creativity. Prerequisites: You must have a solid understanding of the sling and body awareness. Please be able to perform a clean straddle inversion and pull over from a [...]

2019-05-21T21:07:02-05:00

Advanced Vertical (silks/rope)

This class will focus on the artistry of our aerial practice. Students will work with simple phrases in the air and apply concepts of Time, Space and Energy to lengthen and vary the aesthetic structure of the phrase. Beats we will analyze include: bell beats, front/back beats, scissor beats, turning [...]

2019-05-21T21:07:06-05:00

Slings: Choreography and Transition

This class will focus on breaking down and reconnecting sequences and shapes learned over the past few sessions. The emphasis will be on finding new shapes and transitions. There will be the option to build a class piece for Show and Tell. Prerequisites: solid understanding of the sling and body [...]

2019-05-21T21:22:22-05:00

Aerial Pilates

Aerial Pilates is a flying version of yoga and pilates with a focus on form, stretching, strength, and mindful movement of Pilates exercises and yoga poses using the fabric as a guide. Ends in a relaxing, cocoon-like savasana. No prerequisites.

2019-05-21T21:24:23-05:00

Circus Circuit™

Are you ready to get circus fit? This “kick your butt” workout will feature circuit training with a circus flair. We will use horizontal and vertical apparatus as well as plenty of ground conditioning, focusing on injury prevention, alignment, and working out the whole body. Modifications always available! No prerequisites. [...]

2019-05-23T09:13:49-05:00

Straps Conditioning

In this class, intermediate and advanced students can begin to build strength and stability on straps. Straps fundamentals will be introduced, as well as advanced conditioning skills that can be used for specific straps skills, and/or translated to other apparatus to unlock your advanced aerial potential. Class size is [...]

2019-05-21T21:23:54-05:00

Strength and Flexibility

In this class we will focus on the benefits of active stretching. We will talk about the correct ways to stretch and when we should do certain types of stretches. The class will also emphasize the importance of a balance between strength and flexibility in order to promote longevity in [...]

2019-05-21T21:24:01-05:00

Trapeze Reboot

Have you been away from trapeze for too long? This class is focused on reviewing and refreshing both basic and intermediate skills as well as adding to your repertoire. Trapeze Reboot is a multi-skill level class that will help fill in gaps in your knowledge and prepare you for your [...]

2019-05-23T09:28:19-05:00

Kids’ Aerial

In this class kids 5-10 learn basic skills on fabric and slings, both right side up and upside down! Instructor Merrily uses games, exploration and creative time to create a fun, non-competitive environment for kids to learn and play. A trained youth aerial instructor, Merrily consults with an early childhood [...]

2019-05-21T21:07:52-05:00

Youth Intro to Vertical

In this youth class, flyers ages 8-13 build confidence and strength as they get moving and get upside down! Foundational circus skills and conditioning will be taught in a fun, game-based setting. Silks is the featured apparatus. Prerequisites: ages 8-13 or instructor permission.

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