Your aerial journey begins with the basics, working low to the ground. Some students may benefit from taking Aerial Fitness or Aerial Yoga prior to Level 1; for others Level 1 is an appropriate starting place.
We offer a kids aerial class for ages 8-12, and another for teens ages 13-17. In both classes, students will learn the basics of aerial silks, trapeze, and/or lyra with careful instructor guidance for safety and lots of time to play and explore. Kids will build strength, flexibility, confidence, and friendships! No Prerequisites
If you’ve done yoga, many of the aerial yoga poses will be familiar. If you’re not currently practicing yoga, don’t worry–the instructor demonstrates each pose, and circulates through the room to assist you. We teach a medium paced flow class appropriate for most levels, incorporating both strengthening poses and lengthening stretches. And the gently suspended Savasana is sure to leave you very relaxed.
Aerial yoga can also be arranged as a private group class, or individual lesson. It’s a great activity to try with friends or co-workers.
Prerequisites: Familiarity with yoga is helpful but not required. PREREGISTRATION ONLINE IS REQUIRED FOR AERIAL YOGA DUE TO THE LIMITED NUMBER OF HAMMOCKS.
This strength and flexibility class that prepares you for, or supplements aerial arts training. We do strength building drills using variety of aerial apparatus, alternating with flexibility drills. Some examples of what we may do are: TRX style moves using the silks, holding core and/or glute strengthener positions on the equipment (release and repeat) and various pull ups, knee hangs, and muscular balances on the lyras or trapezes.
If you are interested in aerial arts, but feeling your level of fitness isn’t quite there yet — or you are currently training but feel you’ve hit a plateau, this class is a great way to meet your goals in a fun, yet challenging environment! Moves can be modified to your level. For example, you can do a pull up type exercise with your feet still on the floor, lifting as much weight as you’re able to into your arms. No Prerequisites
Level 1 is about building a level of comfort with the aerial apparatus. On silks, we’ll work through “bunny knot” moves, introduce footlock moves, and learn the fundamentals of climbing. We use trapeze bars and lyras 3 to 6 feet from the ground. On both horizontal apparatuses (trapeze and lyra) we learn basic mounts and simple poses on and underneath the bar. Students with a strong physical background may progress from Level 1 to Level 2 fairly quickly (1-2 months). Others may work in Aerial Fitness or Level 1 classes for some time before moving on.
Prerequisites: Stand on 1 leg for 30 seconds, hold plank with good form for 30 seconds, hold boat pose for 30 seconds, 5 pushups (they don’t have to be perfect)
Prerequisites for each level are completion of the prior level’s skills with good form on both right and left.
In level 2, we work (a lot) on building our strength as we progress into more challenging inversions and poses. We start building short sequences with attention to technique and transitions. Level 2-3 students are always welcome to come to Level 1 classes to review basics, learn variations, and work on sequencing.
At this level we alternate between refining skills and finding a creative aerial flow. As you build strength, and body awareness, you’ll progress into more exciting moves, including small drops. You will explore ways of transitioning and be encouraged to create your own choreography on the apparatus. Woohoo! Level 2-3 students are always welcome to come to Level 1 classes to review basics, learn variations, and work on sequencing.
At this level, our curriculum centers on development of endurance and fluidity for choreography. We will continue to aim for high level technique in our poses and tricks, and beauty in our transitions.
At level 5 we learn drops, dynamic skills, and skills that require a high degree of strength, balance, and/or flexibility, and integrate those “tricks” into our sequences. Level 5 is offered occasionally by workshop.
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