Aerial Arts Class Descriptions

Aerial Hammock Classes 

Aerial Hammock 101 (Hello Hammock!)

Offered as a pop-up class or workshop, this is the place for first-timers to aerial hammock.  Students will enjoy a safe, non-competitive atmosphere with other beginners trying hammock for the very first time! Check our online schedule for the next session. Ages 12 to adult. Pre-requisites: None.

Aerial Hammock Basics:

Get your aerial practice off the ground with this introductory level class for students new to aerial arts. Aerial hammocks suspend the body to lengthen and strengthen the muscles, improve posture and align the joints. This class familiarizes students with the basic grips, poses, and transitions of aerial hammock. Students will become comfortable inverting and build the strength to take their aerial practice to the next level. Each class ends with a floating meditation in your hammock cocoon. Ages 12 to adult. Pre-requisites: None.

Aerial Hammock Intermediate:

An intermediate level class, recommended for students who are ready to advance their hammock practice. With the addition of fun transitions and inversions students will continue to build strength, agility, and confidence in their hammock. Ages 12 to adult. Pre-requisites: 2 Aerial Hammock Basics classes or clearance from teacher. 

Restorative Aerial Hammock:

This class is a series of restorative postures using the hammock low to the ground as support. This allows students to soften and move more deeply into their poses. No experience necessary, just relax and enjoy! Ages 12 to adult. Pre-requisites: None

AERIAL SILKS CLASSES 

Aerial  Silks 101 (Getting off the Ground):

Offered as a pop-up class or workshop, this is the place for first-timers to try aerial silks. Students will learn about silks as an apparatus for gaining strength and confidence while they experience the exhilaration of trying something totally new. Come get off the ground and enjoy a safe, non-competitive atmosphere with other beginners trying silks for the very first time! Ages 14 to adult. Pre-requisites: None. 

Aerial Silks Basics:

This class, offered on our regular weekly schedule, focuses on silk fundamentals, whether you are new to silks or need to brush up on the basics. Students will build the core and upper body strength that prepares them to take their practice off the ground. Areas of focus will include climbing, basic inversions, foot lock skills and hip keys. Gain the confidence to fly! Ages 14 to adult. Pre-requisites: 1-2 Aerial Silks 101 classes, 4 or more Aerial Hammock Basics classes or clearance from a teacher.

Aerial Silks Intermediate/Advanced:

This class will take your silks practice to new heights, Students will learn new wraps, transitions and sequences as well as work on the skills necessary to stay in the air. Ages 14 to adult Pre-requisites: Comfort with hip keys and putting on a foot lock, ability to straddle-invert from the ground and hold for 3-seconds. 

Aerial Hoop (Lyra) Classes

Circus Hoop 

Fly a little higher on this beautiful classic circus apparatus! Students will learn a variety of moves focusing on correct form, safety and technique. Beginners start off learning the basics of spinning and many of the ways to lift the body onto the hoop. As students progress, they'll learn to climb, invert, roll and turn with grace and ease. Ages 14 to adult. Pre-requisites: 3 Aerial Hammock  or Silks Basics classes or clearance from teacher. 

CONDITIONING CLASSES 

Fit to Fly!

A rigorous circuit conditioning class, open to all levels. Fit to Fly! builds the strength, flexibility and endurance to soar in our aerial arts classes. Students will use our aerial silks, hammocks, hoops and trapeze, as well as their own body weight to tone and lengthen muscles in new and unique ways, Get "circus strong" while doing something that feels completely different than going to the gym.  Students will also get some great tips on conditioning work they can do at home.